Annual Report and Accounts 2010

Notes to the consolidated financial statements

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9. Dividends

All figures in £ millions 2010 2009
Final paid in respect of prior year 23.3p (2009: 22.0p) 187 176
Interim paid in respect of current year 13.0p (2009: 12.2p) 105 97
292 273

The directors are proposing a final dividend in respect of the financial year ended 31 December 2010 of 25.7p per share which will absorb an estimated £206m of shareholders’ funds. It will be paid on 6 May 2011 to shareholders who are on the register of members on 8 April 2011. These financial statements do not reflect this dividend.