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Unaudited condensed consolidated interim income statement: Reportable US dollar illustration1

For the six months ended 30 June 2008 Six months
ended
30 June
2008
$m
Six months
ended
30 June
2007
$m
+/(-)% Year ended
31 December
2007
$m
Billings 33,321.2 29,747.8 12.0 63,536.8
         
Revenue 6,594.7 5,764.3 14.4 12,395.4
Direct costs (355.6) (299.1) (18.9) (672.7)
Gross profit 6,239.1 5,465.2 14.2 11,722.7
Operating costs (5,492.2) (4,833.2) (13.6) (10,104.2)
Operating profit 746.9 632.0 18.2 1,618.5
Share of results of associates 40.8 38.3 6.5 82.9
Profit before interest and taxation 787.7 670.3 17.5 1,701.4
Finance income 138.7 112.4 23.4 280.3
Finance costs (257.3) (201.0) (28.0) (535.0)
Profit before taxation 669.1 581.7 15.0 1,446.7
Taxation (200.0) (179.8) (11.2) (409.5)
Profit for the period 469.1 401.9 16.7 1,037.2
         
Attributable to:        
Equity holders of the parent 411.7 359.9 14.4 938.2
Minority interests 57.4 42.0 (36.7) 99.0
469.1 401.9 16.7 1,037.2
         
Headline PBIT 895.8 757.6 18.2 1,865.0
Headline PBIT margin 13.6% 13.1%   15.0%
Headline PBT 768.8 668.6 15.0 1,642.7
         
Reported earnings per share2        
Basic earnings per ordinary share 36.0¢ 30.3¢ 18.8 79.7¢
Diluted earnings per ordinary share 35.1¢ 29.0¢ 21.0 76.6¢
         
Headline earnings per share2        
Basic earnings per ordinary share 44.7¢ 37.6¢ 18.9 96.4¢
Diluted earnings per ordinary share 43.6¢ 36.0¢ 21.1 92.6¢

1 The unaudited consolidated income statement above is presented in reportable US dollars for information purposes only and has been prepared assuming the US dollar is the reporting currency of the Group, whereby local currency results are translated into US dollars at actual monthly average exchange rates in the periods presented. Among other currencies, this includes an average exchange rate of US$1.9743 to the pound sterling for the period ended 30 June 2008 (period ended 30 June 2007: US$1.9703; year ended 31 December 2007: US$2.0019).
2 The basis of the calculations of the Group's earnings per share and Headline earnings per share are set out in note 9.