UPDATE 1-UK's GKN 2005 profit up 7 pct, aerospace strong

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(Adds pensions contribution, other details, background) LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - British engineering firm GKN Plc posted a 7 percent rise in 2005 trading profit on Tuesday helped by a strong performance in aerospace components. Earnings before restructuring and impairment charges rose to 228 million pounds ($397 million) from 214 million, the company said in a statement to the stock exchange. Sales of 3.65 billion pounds were up almost 5 percent. GKN announced a dividend of 12.2 ...

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