C5. Share capital, ESOT and other reserves

Details of the Company's share capital and share buybacks are given in Note 23. ESOT transactions are detailed in Note 26. Other reserves in the Company balance sheet of £985.2m (2013: £985.2m) represent the difference between the market price and the nominal value of shares issued as part of the capital reconstruction on acquisition of NEXT Group plc which has been subject to Section 131 Companies Act 1985 merger relief.