BRIEF-Gree Electric Appliances' 2016 net profit up 23.05 pct y/y

April 26 (Reuters) - Gree Electric Appliances Inc of Zhuhai

* Says 2016 net profit up 23.05 percent y/y at 15.42 billion

yuan ($2.24 billion)

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($1 = 6.8905 Chinese yuan renminbi)

(Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)