Legal & General has been forced to publish part of its third-quarter results more than two weeks early after mistakenly sending the figures to analysts.
The company was due to include the release as part of its full Q3 business figures on 9 November.
However, the data was mistakenly sent to analysts yesterday after trading on the London Stock Exchange had come to an end.
A spokesperson said: "A subset of working draft Q3 2010 numbers were inadvertently emailed to several analysts yesterday after 4pm. Therefore we have decided to release the actual numbers to the market."
The figures reveal worldwide new business sales on an annual premium equivalent basis increased 27% for the nine months to 30 September.
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