BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Heineken
Europe's largest beer maker said net profit before one-offs rose 1.6 percent on a like-for-like basis to 1.70 billion euros ($2.29 billion), above the average expectation in a Reuters poll of 1.65 billion euros.
Heineken had previous forecast flat net profit for 2012.
($1 = 0.7427 euros)
(Reporting By Philip Blenkinsop)