- 6. Finance income and finance costs
- 7. Taxation
- 8. Ordinary dividends
- 9. Earnings per share
- 10. Sources of finance
8. Ordinary dividends
Amounts recognised as distributions to equity holders in the year:
|Per share||Pence per share||£m||£m||£m|
|2006 Final dividend paid||7.61p||6.34p||5.28p||89.1||76.1||64.1|
|2007 Interim dividend paid||4.32p||3.60p||3.00p||49.8||42.8||36.2|
|Per ADR1||Cents per ADR||$m||$m||$m|
|2006 Final dividend paid||70.1¢||57.7¢||48.4¢||164.2||138.4||117.5|
|2007 Interim dividend paid||43.2¢||33.2¢||27.3¢||99.7||78.9||65.8|
Proposed final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2007:
|Per share||Pence per share|
|2007 Final dividend proposed2||9.13p||7.61p||6.34p|
|Per ADR1||Cents per ADR|
|2007 Final dividend proposed2||91.4¢||70.1¢||57.7¢|
1 These figures have been translated for convenience purposes only, using the approximate average rate for the year shown on in the Consolidated income statement. This conversion should not be construed as a representation that the pound sterling amounts actually represent, or could be converted into, US dollars at the rates indicated.
2 The Annual General Meeting to approve the final dividend will be held on 24 June 2008 and therefore the final dividend has not been included as a liability in these financial statements.
The payment of this dividend will not have any tax consequences for the Group.