4 Dividends.

4 Dividends.

A dividend distribution to the Company’s shareholders is recognised as a liability in the period in which the dividends are authorised and are no longer at the discretion of the Company. Final dividends are accrued when approved by the Company’s shareholders at a general meeting and interim dividends are recognised when paid.

(XLS:) Dividends

 

Dividend
2013
£m

Per share1
2013
p

Dividend
2012
£m

Per share1
2012
p

1.

The dividend per share calculation is based on the number of equity shares registered on the ex-dividend date.

2.

The dividend proposed is not included as a liability in the balance sheet.

Ordinary share dividends paid in the year

 

 

 

 

– Prior year final dividend

337

5.69

278

4.74

– Current year interim dividend

142

2.40

116

1.96

 

479

8.09

394

6.70

Ordinary share dividend proposed2

408

6.90

337

5.69

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