Year ended
31 Dec 2014
NoteHalf year to
30 June 2015
Half year to
30 June 2014
131.6Net cash from operating activities751.064.9
Investing activities
(55.3)Purchases of property, plant and equipment(27.7)(31.8)
5.6Proceeds on disposal of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets0.82.1
(4.1)Purchases of intangible fixed assets(2.3)(1.8)
(2.7)Acquisition of businesses
(0.1)Purchase of sundry investments(0.2)
1.8Disposal of sundry investments1.5
(54.8)Net cash used in investing activities(29.4)(30.0)
Financing activities
0.1Interest received0.1
(2.8)Interest paid(1.3)(1.3)
(45.2)Dividends paid(56.9)(36.5)
(0.5)Repayments of bank loans
(0.1)Payments of obligations under finance leases
New bank loans raised12.7
(7.0)Own shares purchased / settlement of share options(6.7)(6.4)
(55.5)Net cash used in financing activities(52.1)(44.2)
21.3Net (decrease) / increase in cash and cash equivalents(30.5)(9.3)
15.3Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period36.015.3
(0.6)Effect of foreign exchange rate changes(0.2)(0.3)
36.0Cash and cash equivalents at end of period75.35.7