Notes on the Accounts

for the year ended 31st March 2012

11 Earnings per ordinary share

  2012

pence
2011
restated
pence
Total    
Basic 148.7 85.2
Diluted 146.9 84.7
Continuing    
Basic 148.7 86.1
Diluted 146.9 85.6
Discontinued    
Basic (0.9)
Diluted (0.9)

Earnings per ordinary share have been calculated by dividing the profit attributable to equity holders of the parent company by the weighted average number of shares in issue during the period.

  2012

£ million
2011
restated
£ million
Earnings    
Profit for the year from continuing operations attributable to equity holders of the parent company 315.9 183.4
Loss for the year from discontinued operations attributable to equity holders of the parent company (1.9)
Profit for the year attributable to equity holders of the parent company 315.9 181.5
  2012 2011
Weighted average number of shares in issue    
Basic 212,431,522 212,907,178
Dilution for share options and long term incentive plans 2,567,460 1,344,782
Diluted 214,998,982 214,251,960

Underlying earnings per ordinary share are calculated as follows:

  2012

£ million
2011
restated
£ million
Profit for the year attributable to equity holders of the parent company 315.9 181.5
Major impairment and restructuring charges (note 3) 71.8
Amortisation of acquired intangibles (note 4) 16.7 14.5
Dissolution of associate (0.1)
Loss on disposal of discontinued operations 1.9
Tax thereon (6.1) (16.2)
Underlying profit for the year 326.5 253.4
  2012
pence
2011
pence
Underlying earnings per share    
Basic 153.7 119.0
Diluted 151.9 118.3
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