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Wednesday 05 November, 2003

PIMS Wire

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*********TEST MESSAGE IGNORE*********                                                                                                       
                                                                                               Full Year
£m (other than percentages and per share amounts in pence)                  2002        2001        2001
TURNOVER                                                                   706.4       674.8     1,321.8
EBITDA *                                                                   119.4       118.5       220.6
EBITDA per cent                                                            16.9%       17.6%       16.7%
OPERATING PROFIT*                                                           81.2        86.5       153.8
OPERATING MARGIN*                                                          11.5%       12.8%       11.6%
NET INTEREST                                                              (12.2)      (15.2)      (30.0)
PROFIT BEFORE TAX *                                                         69.0        71.3       123.8
EARNINGS PER SHARE*                                                        10.2p       10.7p       19.0p
DIVIDENDS PER ORDINARY SHARE                                                3.1p        3.1p       10.1p
CASH INFLOW FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES                                       94.6        72.8       169.0
FREE CASH INFLOW **                                                         48.4         8.2        32.4
NET BORROWINGS                                                             498.4       466.1       548.0
INTEREST COVER                                                               6.7         5.7         5.0

						                                                            

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