Prudential first quarter business results are up 29 per cent to £642m from £498m equivalent premium income. In the UK sales were up on the first quarter of 2000 to £226m from £205m EPI. Sales through intermediaries also rose, up 14 per cent to £109m from £95.6m EPI. While annuity sales through intermediaries jumped 108 per cent to £25m EPI from £12m on the first quarter of 2000. Sales of individual pension products were also up 67 per cent to £20m from £11.9m.