Annual Report and Accounts 2010

7Dividends

 

2010
£000

2009
£000

Final 2008 paid at 1.32 pence per share

16,634

Interim 2009 paid at 0.97 pence per share

12,327

Final 2009 paid at 1.45 pence per share

19,022

Interim 2010 paid at 1.16 pence per share

15,301

 

34,323

28,961

In addition, the directors are proposing a final dividend in respect of the financial year ended 31 December 2010 of 1.74 pence per share which will absorb an estimated £23.4 million of shareholders’ funds. It will be paid on 18 May 2011 to shareholders who are on the register of members on 3 May 2011.