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UPDATE 1-Swiss group Sika Q1 sales scrape past estimates amid Saint-Gobain battle

Contributed by NAMPA / Reuters.

(Adds guidance, background on takeover battle)
April 16 (Reuters) - Swiss construction chemicals group Sika
reported first-quarter sales slightly above expectations
on Tuesday as it awaits a court verdict in its bitter takeover
battle with France's Saint-Gobain.
Sika, whose products were used to help waterproof the
Gotthard railway tunnel under the Alps, said sales rose 11
percent to 1.55 billion Swiss francs ($1.61 billion) in the
three months ended March 31. ...