Highlights

Basic Underlying* Earnings Per Share

pence

38.7p
+14.5%

2015: 33.8p

Total Dividends Declared and Proposed in respect of 2016

pence

30.55p
+14.4%

2015: 26.7p

Net Cash Position

£million

£52.6m
+19.8%

2015: £43.9m

* Before non-recurring items

A special dividend of 6.0 pence and 8.0 pence was declared in respect of the financial years 2015 and 2016 respectively in addition to the total ordinary dividend