Annual Report & ACCOUNTS for the year ended 30 June 2014

HYR 2014

Ordinary shares of 1p each
20142013
£000No.£000No.
Allotted, called up and fully paid at start of year87287,157,44486986,870,176
New shares issued5555,1203287,268
Allotted, called up and fully paid at end of year87787,712,56487287,157,444

The Companies Act 2006 abolishes the requirement for a company to have an authorised share capital. At the 2009 Annual General Meeting the shareholders approved a resolution whereby all provisions relating to the Company's authorised share capital were removed from the Company's constitutional documents.

During the year 555,120 new ordinary shares of 1p (2013: 287,268 new ordinary shares of 1p) were issued following the exercise of options under the Long Term Incentive Plan, and the Approved, Unapproved and SAYE Share Options Schemes. The consideration received was £949,503 (2013: £845,674). The holders of ordinary shares are entitled to receive dividends as declared or approved at General Meetings from time to time and are entitled to one vote per share at such meetings of the Company.