3 Dividends paid and proposed
Final dividend paid of 1.32 pence per ordinary share in respect of 2008
Interim dividend paid of 0.97 pence (2008: 0.88 pence) per ordinary share
60,321,361 shares were held as treasury stock by ARM Holdings plc at 31 December 2009. Any shares held in treasury at the record date for a dividend will be waived by the Company.
The directors have recommended the payment of a final dividend of 1.45 pence per share in respect of 2009 (estimated total cost of £19.0 million), bringing the total dividend payable in respect of 2009 (including the interim of 0.97 pence per share) to 2.42 pence per share. This will be paid to shareholders after approval by the shareholders at the 2010 AGM.