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Consolidated Cash Flow Statement

For the year ended 31 December 2008

  Notes 2008
£m
2007
£m
Cash flows from operating activities      
Cash generated from operations 25 328 299
Interest received   18 16
Interest paid   (66) (60)
Tax paid   (45) (28)
Dividends received from joint ventures   24 13
    259 240
Cash flows from investing activities      
Purchase of property, plant and equipment   (192) (172)
Purchase of intangible assets   (13) (20)
Receipts of government capital grants   1
Proceeds from sale of fixed assets   7 21
Acquisition of subsidiaries (net of cash acquired)   (1) (71)
Proceeds from sale of joint venture — discontinued 6 18
Investment in joint ventures   (1)
Investment loans and capital contributions   1 7
    (180) (235)
Cash flows from financing activities      
Net proceeds from ordinary share capital transactions 22 1 5
Net proceeds from borrowing facilities   112 13
Finance lease payments   (9) (1)
Repayment of borrowings   (33) (5)
Settlement of forward foreign currency contracts for net investment hedging   (230) (12)
Dividends paid to shareholders 8 (97) (91)
Dividends paid to minority interests   (3) (1)
    (259) (92)
Currency variations on cash and cash equivalents   24 9
Movement in cash and cash equivalents   (156) (78)
Cash and cash equivalents at 1 January   250 328
Cash and cash equivalents at 31 December 25 94 250

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