Financial Statements

Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statementsfor the year to 31 December 2008

9. Dividends

2008
£m
2007
£m
Amounts recognised as distributions to equity holders in the year:    
Final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2007 of 10.25p (2006: 9.75p) per share 107.9 56.6
Interim dividend for the year ended 31 December 2008 of nil (2007: 5.5p) per share 60.7
107.9 117.3

The Group does not propose to pay a final dividend in respect of the 2008 financial year (2007: £107.9m).