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  Pearson Annual Report 1997    

Financial Data

   
 

Reconciliation of Movements in Equity Shareholder's Funds

For the year ended 31 December 1997

  1997 1996
All Figures in Million    



Profit for the financial year 38.3 240.5
Dividends on equity shares (112.4) (102.7)



  (74.1) 137.8
Other net recognised losses relating to the year (20.6) (35.9)
Goodwill arising (401.5) (632.4)
Goodwill written back 232.9 1.4
Shares issued 27.2 84.5



Net movement for the year (236.1) (444.6)
Equity shareholders' funds at beginning of year 388.6 833.2



Equity shareholders' funds at end of year 152.5 388.6



1997 Annual Report
* Group summary
* Information
* Education
* Entertainment
* Investment banking
* Chairman's statement
* Chief Executive's review
* Financial Review
* Financial Policy
* Consolidated profit and loss account
* Consolidated balance sheet
* Consolidated statement of cash flows
* Statement of total recognised gains and losses
* Note of historical cost profits and losses
* Reconciliation of movements in equity shareholders' funds
* Principal subsidiaries and associates
* Five year summary
* Shareholder information
   
* Notes to the accounts
 

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