Notes 6-10

8. Ordinary dividends

Amounts recognised as distributions to equity holders in the year:

  2008 2007 2006 2008 2007 2006
Per share Pence per share £m £m £m
2007 Final dividend paid 9.13p 7.61p 6.34p 103.1 89.1 76.1
2008 First interim dividend paid 5.19p 4.32p 3.60p 58.7 49.8 42.8
  14.32p 11.93p 9.94p 161.8 138.9 118.9
  2008 2007 2006 2008 2007 2006
Per ADR1 Cents per ADR $m $m $m
2007 Final dividend paid 91.4¢ 70.1¢ 57.7¢ 206.4 164.2 138.4
2008 First interim dividend paid 48.1¢ 43.2¢ 33.2¢ 108.7 99.7 78.9
  139.5¢ 113.3¢ 90.9¢ 315.1 263.9 217.3

Second interim dividend for the year ended 31 December 2008:

  2008 2007 2006
Per share Pence per share
2008 Second interim dividend 10.28p 9.13p 7.61p
  2008 2007 2006
Per ADR1 Cents per ADR
2008 Second interim dividend 95.24¢ 91.4¢ 70.1¢

Note

1
These figures have been translated for convenience purposes only, using the approximate average rate for the year shown 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.

The payment of this dividend will not have any tax consequences for the Group.

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