Notes on the Accounts

for the year ended 31st March 2012

10 Dividends

  2012
£ million
2011
£ million
2009/10 final ordinary dividend paid – 27.9 pence per share 59.4
2010/11 interim ordinary dividend paid – 12.5 pence per share 26.7
2010/11 final ordinary dividend paid – 33.5 pence per share 71.2
2011/12 interim ordinary dividend paid – 15.0 pence per share 31.9
Total dividends 103.1 86.1

A final dividend of 40.0 pence per ordinary share has been proposed by the board which will be paid on 17th August 2012 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 3rd August 2012. The estimated amount to be paid is £84.8 million and has not been recognised in these accounts. The board is also recommending a special dividend to shareholders of 100.0 pence per ordinary share which will be paid on 17th August 2012 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 3rd August 2012. This represents a total payment of approximately £212 million and has not been recognised in these accounts.

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