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Note 13: Earnings per share

  Group
  Profit   Earnings per share
  2009
£ million
2008
£ million
Restated
  2009
Pence
2008
Pence
Restated
(Loss)/profit for the year attributable to shareholders and basic earnings per share (375) 712   (32.6) 61.9
Represented by:          
Continuing operations (375) 714   (32.6) 62.1
Discontinued operations   (2)     (0.2)
Diluted (loss)/profit for the year attributable to shareholders and diluted earnings per share (375) 712   (32.6) 61.4
Represented by:          
Continuing operations (375) 714   (32.6) 61.6
Discontinued operations   (2)     (0.2)
Weighted average number of shares for basic EPS (’000)       1,151,230 1,150,537
Dilutive potential ordinary shares:          
Employee share options (’000)       2,702 8,093
Weighted average number of shares for diluted EPS (’000)       1,153,932 1,158,630

Basic earnings per share are calculated on a weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue after deducting shares held for the purposes of Employee Share Ownership Plans including the Long Term Incentive Plan.

The Group has granted additional options over shares to employees that were not dilutive during the year but which may be dilutive in the future. Details of the Group’s share options can be found in note 34.

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