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Highlights from the past year

The statutory results for the year are for the 53 weeks ended 3 April 2010. In order to be able to compare these with last year’s 52 week period, where appropriate, the 52 week results have been stated. The Finance Review explains the calculation of the 52 week results.

In September 2009 Kantar Worldpanel adjusted its market share data for the period to March 2009. The market share data in the 2010 annual report is based on these more accurate figures.

Group revenue
£9.5bn +5.2%
(53 weeks)
£9.3bn +3.2%

(52 weeks)

Adjusted Group operating profit
£843.9m +9.8%
(53 weeks)
£779.4m +1.4%

(52 weeks)

Group profit before tax
£702.7m -0.5%
(53 weeks)
£640.6bn -9.3%

(52 weeks)

Adjusted Group profit before tax
£694.6m +14.9%
(53 weeks)
£632.5m +4.6%

(52 weeks)

Interim + final dividend
5.5p+9.5p
Total dividend 2009/10
=15.0p
Adjusted earnings per share
33.0p +17.9%
(53 weeks)
£30.0p +7.1%

(52 weeks)

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