FLEMING ADJUSTED EARNINGS RISE 23% IN THIRD QUARTER

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Fleming Cos. here said adjusted earnings for the 12-week third quarter ended Oct. 4 increased 23% to $8.7 million, or 23 cents per share, compared with adjusted earnings of $7.1 million, or 19 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter. The third-quarter adjustment was a change in the effective tax rate from 58% for reported earnings to 51% for adjusted earnings. s and control expenses

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Fleming Cos. here said adjusted earnings for the 12-week third quarter ended Oct. 4 increased 23% to $8.7 million, or 23 cents per share, compared with adjusted earnings of $7.1 million, or 19 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter. The third-quarter adjustment was a change in the effective tax rate from 58% for reported earnings to 51% for adjusted earnings.

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