Adjusted operating profit1 (£m)
Adjusted diluted earnings per share3 (pence)
Dividend per share (pence)
Net debt (£m)
|Profit before tax||£290m||£301m|
|Profit for the year (on total operations)||£273m||£273m|
|Diluted earnings per share (on total operations)||58.0p||57.4p|
Adjusted operating profit, adjusted profit before tax and adjusted earnings per share
Unless stated otherwise, adjusted operating profit in this Annual Report excludes discontinued operations and is before exceptional items (see Note 7 of the Notes to the Financial Statements) and amortisation of acquired intangible assets. In addition, adjusted profit before tax and adjusted earnings per share also exclude net retirement benefit interest. Adjusted earnings per share also excludes the tax effect of the adjusted items.
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