Annual Review and summary financial statement

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Dividends for the year ended 31 March 2005

  • Interim dividend of 3.9 pence per share paid on 7 February 2005.

  • Final dividend proposed of 6.5 pence per share payable on 5 September 2005.

Calendar of key dates



Financial year end

31 March 2005



Annual General Meeting

13 July 2005



Results announcements for the year ended 31 March 2006




First quarter

28 July 2005



Second quarter and half year

10 November 2005


Third quarter and nine months

February 2006


Fourth quarter and full year

May 2006


2006 report and accounts published

June 2006





Dividends for the financial year ended 31 March 2005








3.9 pence per share paid

7 February 2005







Record date

5 August 2005



6.5 pence per share (proposed payable)

5 September 2005



* Dates are based on present expectations



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