Company Balance Sheet

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at 31 December 2007

Note 2007
£m
2006
£m
Fixed assets      
Investment in group undertakings 4 2,629.1 2,202.4
2,629.1 2,202.4
 Current assets 2,374.8 1,037.4
Debtors 5 2,344.4 965.4
Cash at bank and in hand 30.4 72.0
2,374.8 1,037.4
Creditors: amounts falling due within one year 6 (678.7) (655.5)
Net current assets 1,696.1 381.9
Total assets less current liabilities 4,325.2 2,584.3
Creditors: amounts falling due after one year 7 (1,275.7) (568.1)
Net assets 3,049.5 2,016.2
Capital and reserves
Called-up share capital 10 289.6 148.5
Share premium account 11 758.1 758.8
Merger relief reserve 12 934.2
Capital redemption reserve 13 31.5 31.5
Translation reserve 14 (50.5) (44.9)
Profit and loss account 15 1,368.5 1,167.1
Own shares 16 (281.9) (44.8)
Shareholders’ funds 19 3,049.5 2,016.2

The financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors and authorised for issue on 5 March 2008. They were signed on its behalf by:

Signature: Director, N B M Askew
N B M Askew
Director

 Director, Signature:P T Johnson
P T Johnson
Director