BskyB increases 2013 full year dividend by 18%

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BskyB increases 2013 full year dividend by 18%

Record financial and operational performance on the back of strong demand

Paid-for subscription product growth of 3.3 million to a total of 31.6 million

Revenue of £7,235 million, up 7%

EBITDA of £1,692 million, up 8% and operating profit of £1,330 million, up 9%

Basic earnings per share of 60.0p, up 18%

Free cash flow in excess of £1 billion

ARPU of £577, up £29 year on year

New services resonating strongly with customers

170% growth in internet-connected Sky+HD boxes to 2.7 million

19% increase in Sky Go users to 3.3 million

Fivefold increase in On Demand downloads

200% growth in Sky Store video rentals

Strong set of plans for 2013/14

Extending leadership in core areas:

o New slate of original British drama and outstanding year for Sky Sports

o Offer best quality and value in broadband

o Build advantage in customer service

Investing to accelerate growth and returns from new services:

o Accelerate roll-out of connected boxes

o Extend leadership in mobile video

o Buildmarket-leading on demand service

o Volume-driven impact of £60 million to £70 million expected on operating profit in 2013/14 with rapid returns from accelerated take-up and usage of new services

Growing returns to shareholders

18% increase in full year dividend to 30.0p per share, ninth consecutive year of growth

£500 million capital return to shareholders via share buy-back

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