Tesco cuts its 2014 final dividend

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Tesco cuts its 2014 final dividend

£1.4bn Group trading profit, in line with expectations

UK like-for-like sales volumes up for first time in over four years,  driven by better availability, service and pricing;  like-for-like sales performance improved to (1.0)% in Q4

Significant reduction in UK trading profit, as previously announced

Tough trading conditions overseas, especially in Korea; disappointing performance in Europe

Transformation programme outlined in January progressing well; portfolio review ongoing

£(7.0)bn one-off charges, predominantly non-cash; includes £(4.7)bn fixed asset impairment, reflecting challenging industry conditions and profit decline

Pension deficit funding plan agreed with Trustee, comprising cash contributions of £270m per annum

No final dividend, as previously announced

Enhanced disclosure, including property valuation/ownership and commercial income

Reiterating commitment to reinvest any savings or outperformance into further improvements for customers

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