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Notes 16-21

17. Issued share capital – movement in the period

Number of equity ordinary shares
Six months
ended
30 June
2011
£m
Six months
ended
30 June
2010
£m
Year ended
31 December
2010
£m

     
       
At the beginning of the period 1,264.4 1,256.5 1,256.5
Exercise of share options 4.2 1.7 7.9
Share cancellations (2.1) -
-
At the end of the period 1,266.5 1,258.2 1,264.4