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Notes 6-10

For the half year ended 30 June 2008

8. Ordinary dividends

The Board has recommended an interim dividend of 5.19p (2007: 4.32p) per ordinary share. This is expected to be paid on 10 November 2008 to share owners on the register at 10 October 2008.

The Board recommended a final dividend of 9.13p per ordinary share in respect of 2007. This was approved by the company's shareholders at the Annual General Meeting on 24 June 2008 and paid on 7 July 2008.