Notes on the Accounts

for the year ended 31st March 2013

11 Earnings per ordinary share

  2013
pence
2012
pence
 Basic 134.6 148.7
 Diluted 133.5 146.9

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.

  2013
£ million
2012
£ million
Earnings    
Profit for the year attributable to equity holders of the parent company 276.5 315.9
  2013 2012
Weighted average number of shares in issue    
Basic 205,507,239 212,431,522
Dilution for share options and long term incentive plans 1,683,218 2,567,460
Diluted 207,190,457 214,998,982

Underlying earnings per ordinary share are calculated as follows:

  2013
£ million
2012
£ million
Profit for the year attributable to equity holders of the parent company 276.5 315.9
Major impairment and restructuring charges (note 3) 17.4
Amortisation of acquired intangibles (note 4) 16.9 16.7
Tax thereon (2.6) (6.1)
Underlying profit for the year 308.2 326.5
  2013
pence
2012
pence
Underlying earnings per share    
Basic 150.0 153.7
Diluted 148.8 151.9
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