George Weston, Chief Executive of Associated British Foods, said:
"We delivered a strong operational performance despite the challenges of food commodity deflation and big movements in exchange rates. The group continues to generate strong cash flows and to reduce net debt. While marginally down, our earnings per share result underlines the group's strength."
Final dividend for the year ended 12 September 2015
Further to the announcement released earlier today by Associated British Foods plc (the 'Company') of its final results for the year ended 12 September 2015, the Company confirms that a final dividend of 25.0p pence per share will be paid on 8 January 2016 to shareholders on the Company's register of members at the close of business on 11 December 2015.