Notes to the financial statements

for the year ended 31 March 2012

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11 Dividends

2012
£’000
2011
£’000
Amounts recognised as distributions to equity holders in the period:
– final dividend for the year ended 31 March 2010 of 1.25 pence per share 6,457
– interim dividend for the year ended 31 March 2011 of 1.1 pence per share 5,683
– final dividend for the year ended 31 March 2011 of 2.5 pence per share 12,915
– interim dividend for the year ended 31 March 2012 of 1.33 pence per share 6,871
Total 19,786 12,140

The proposed final dividend for the year ended 31 March 2012 is 2.67 pence per share, amounting to a total dividend of £13,795,000. In accordance with IAS 10 ‘Events after the balance sheet date’, dividends declared after the balance sheet date are not recognised as a liability in these financial statements.