Dividend information

  2011
£m
2010
£m
Amounts recognised as distributions to equity holders in the year:    
  Final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2010 of 5.75p (2009: 5.35p) per share 10.7 9.9
  Interim dividend for the year ended 31 December 2011 of 3.6p (2010: 2.95p) per share 6.7 5.5
  17.4 15.4
Proposed final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2011 of 7.3p (2010: 5.75p) per share 14.0 10.9

The proposed final dividend is subject to approval by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting and has not been included as a liability in these financial statements.

The dividend is waived on shares held by the Bodycote Employee Benefit Trust.