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TORONTO, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Canadian soft drink maker Cott Corp (BCB.TO) COT.N posted a quarterly profit that topped market estimates on Wednesday, driven by growth in North America and the United Kingdom.
Its second-quarter net income rose to $27 million, or 28 cents a share, from $22 million, or 28 cents a share, on fewer shares a year before. Excluding special items, its profit was 32 cents a share. Revenue rose to $640 million.
Analysts on average were looking for earnings of 27 cents a share on revenue of $612.1 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. (Reporting by S. John Tilak, editing by Gerald E. McCormick)