Another year of good growth. Sales up 7% to £4.0bn and underlying growth in profit of 12.5% to £782m and in EPS of 15% to 420p.
Strong net cash generation of £574m before dividends and share buybacks.
Final ordinary dividend of 100p, making 150p for the year, up 16%. Remains covered 2.8 times.
£572m returned to shareholders through a combination of ordinary dividends £211m, special dividends £223m and share buybacks £138m.
Strategy remains focused on products, profitability and returning cash to shareholders through dividends and share buybacks.