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BRIEF-Ping An Bank Says Preliminary 2018 Net Profit Up 7.0 Percent Y/Y

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Jan 3 (Reuters) - Ping An Bank Co Ltd:

* SAYS PRELIM 2018 NET PROFIT UP 7.0 PERCENT Y/Y

* SAYS PRELIM 2018 NET PROFIT AT 24.8 BLN YUAN VS 23.2 BLN YUAN YEAR EARLIER Source text in Chinese: https://bit.ly/2TpJB81 Further company coverage: (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)