Annual Report and Accounts January 2014

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Sales up 5.4% to over £3.7bn and underlying profit growth of 11.8% to £695m

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Strong net cash generation of £271m before share buybacks of £296m

EPS and ordinary dividend both up 23%; dividend remains covered 2.8 times

Special dividends announced for 2014, 50p paid in February and 50p payable in May

Strategy remains focused on products, profitability and returning cash to shareholders

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Revenue

Underlying continuing business

+5.4%

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Profit before tax

Underlying continuing business

+11.8%

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Earnings per share

Underlying

+23.0%

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Dividends per share

Excluding special dividends

+22.9%

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