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Dividend information

  2015
£m
2014
£m
Amounts recognised as distributions to equity holders in the year:    
Final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2014 of 9.8p (2013: 9.1p) per share 18.7 17.4
Special dividend for the year ended 31 December 2014 of 20.0p (2013: 10.0p) per share 38.2 19.1
Interim dividend for the year ended 31 December 2015 of 4.8p (2014: 4.6p) per share 9.1 8.7
  66.0 45.2
Proposed final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2015 of 10.3p (2014: 9.8p) per share 19.6 18.7
Proposed special dividend for the year ended 31 December 2015 of 10.0p (2014: 20.0p) per share 19.0 38.1

The proposed final dividend and special dividend are 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.