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Notes 6-10

8. Ordinary dividends

Amounts recognised as distributions to equity holders in the year:

  2007 2006 2005   2007 2006 2005
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
  11.93p 9.94p 8.28p   138.9 118.9 100.3
  2007 2006 2005   2007 2006 2005
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
  113.3¢ 90.9¢ 75.7¢   263.9 217.3 183.3

Proposed final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2007:

  2007 2006 2005        
Per share Pence per share        
2007 Final dividend proposed2 9.13p 7.61p 6.34p        
 
  2006 2005 2004        
Per ADR1 Cents per ADR  
2007 Final dividend proposed2 91.4¢ 70.1¢ 57.7¢        
 

Notes

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.