BRIEF-China Resources Beer says FY profit after tax rose 6.8 pct

March 21 (Reuters) - China Resources Beer Holdings Co Ltd

* consolidated profit attributable to company's shareholders

in 2016 was rmb629 million

* fy profit after tax recorded an increase of 6.8%

year-on-year to rmb1,419 million

* board recommended a final dividend of rmb0.08 per share

* "group is determined to expand proportion of its mid- to

high-end beer products and canned beer products"

* Fy turnover of the group’s continuing operations reached

rmb28,694 million, representing an increase of 2.6%

* "benefit of CRSB acquisition has not been fully reflected

in 2016 but is expected to be fully reflected in 2017"

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