Financial highlights for the year ended 31 May 2023.
Total dividend per share
Diluted headline earnings per share
Headline profit before tax¹
Headline operating profit1
1 Headline operating profit excludes exceptional items and amortisation of acquired intangibles. Headline profit before taxation excludes exceptional items, amortisation of acquired intangibles and the net finance cost in respect of the Group’s defined benefit pension scheme. Diluted headline earnings per share also takes into account the taxation effect thereon.
2 Net cash/(debt) excludes IFRS 16 lease liabilities.