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Dividend information

  2016
£m
2015
£m
Amounts recognised as distributions to equity holders in the year:    
Final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2015 of 10.3p (2014: 9.8p) per share 19.6 18.7
Special dividend for the year ended 31 December 2015 of 10.0p (2014: 20.0p) per share 19.0 38.2
Interim dividend for the year ended 31 December 2016 of 5.0p (2015: 4.8p) per share 9.5 9.1
  48.1 66.0
Proposed final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2016 of 10.8p (2015: 10.3p) per share 20.5 19.6

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

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