Consolidated statement of changes in shareholders’ equity

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Share capital and share premium (Note 24)
£m

Capital redemption reserve
£m

Other reserves (Note 25)
£m

Retained earnings
£m

Attributable to the equity holders of the Company
£m

Minority interests
£m

Total equity
£m

Balance at 31 March 2008

518

8

91

317

934

16

950

Other comprehensive income/(expense) for the year

132

(40)

92

6

98

Profit for the year

65

65

5

70

Share-based payments charge, including tax

1

1

1

Proceeds from shares issued

1

2

3

3

Items transferred to income on disposal

(4)

(4)

(4)

Dividends paid

(104)

(104)

(1)

(105)

Balance at 31 March 2009

519

8

219

241

987

26

1 013

Other comprehensive income/(expense) for the year

1

(75)

(74)

(1)

(75)

Profit for the year

15

15

4

19

Share-based payments charge, including tax

6

6

6

Share purchase

(6)

(6)

(6)

Proceeds from shares issued

1

1

2

2

Dividends paid

(105)

(105)

(2)

(107)

Issue of shares for scrip dividend

2

2

2

Balance at 31 March 2010

520

8

220

79

827

27

854

Retained earnings at 31 March 2010 include a deduction for own shares held by the ESOP trust of £12 million (2009 – £7 million). All but 0.01 pence per share of the dividends arising on these shares have been waived by the trust.

The notes form part of these Group financial statements.