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Notes 16-20

For the half year ended 30 June 2008

17. Reconciliation of movements in consolidated equity share owners' funds

Six months
ended
30 June
2008
£m
Six months
ended
30 June
2007
£m
Year ended
31 December
2007
£m
Profit for the period attributable
to equity share owners
208.2 181.9 465.9
Ordinary dividends (103.8) (89.6) (138.9)
104.4 92.3 327.0
Ordinary shares issued in respect
of acquisitions
2.3 8.0
Other ordinary shares issued 6.5 20.3 28.2
Share cancellations (112.2) (209.2) (402.7)
Share issue/cancellation costs (0.8) (2.8)
Shares purchased into treasury (12.7)
Non-cash share-based incentive
plans (including share options)
30.2 33.3 62.4
Tax benefit of share-based payments (6.9) 7.0 0.9
Actuarial gain on defined benefit
pension schemes
27.0
Deferred tax charge on defined
benefit pension schemes
(9.9)
Exchange adjustments on foreign
currency net investments
282.2 (33.1) 71.7
Gain/(loss) on revaluation of
available for sale investments
17.7 (2.6) 108.1
Share repurchases – close period
commitments
59.8 (61.0) (64.8)
Recognition of financial
instruments during the period
(30.5) 10.5 7.3
Other movements (0.2)
Net additions/(deductions) to
equity share owners' funds
350.4 (140.2) 147.5
Opening equity share owners' funds 3,974.4 3,826.9 3,826.9
Closing equity share
owners' funds
4,324.8 3,686.7 3,974.4

Issued share capital – movement in the period

Number of equity ordinary shares Six months
ended
30 June
2008
m
Six months
ended
30 June
2007
m
Year ended
31 December
2007
m
At the beginning of the period 1,191.5 1,240.6 1,240.6
Exercise of share options 1.6 5.0 7.8
Acquisitions 0.3 0.3
Share cancellations (18.8) (27.9) (57.2)
At the end of the period 1,174.3 1,218.0 1,191.5