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3. Currency conversion

The reporting currency of the Group is the pound sterling and the unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements have been prepared on this basis.

The 2010 unaudited condensed consolidated interim income statement is prepared using, among other currencies, average exchange rates of US$1.5257 to the pound (period ended 30 June 2009: US$1.4933; year ended 31 December 2009: US$1.5667) and €1.1505 to the pound (period ended 30 June 2009: €1.1195; year ended 31 December 2009: €1.1233). The unaudited condensed consolidated interim balance sheet as at 30 June 2010 has been prepared using the exchange rates on that day of US$1.4963 to the pound (30 June 2009: US$1.6463; 31 December 2009: US$1.6148) and €1.2206 to the pound (30 June 2009: €1.1720; 31 December 2009: €1.1269).

The basis for calculating the constant currency percentage changes, shown on the face of the unaudited condensed consolidated interim income statement, is described in the glossary attached to this appendix.

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