Imperial Tobacco increases its 2015 Final dividend by 10%

DividendMax Ltd.

Imperial Tobacco increases its 2015 Final dividend by 10%

Strengthening our Portfolio

Excellent results from Growth Brands with underlying volumes up 7%, net revenue up 12%, share up to 6.6%

Success of brand migration programme continues to support Growth Brand development

Growth and Specialist Brands up to 57% of reported tobacco net revenue

Developing our Footprint 

Positive momentum in Growth Markets; excluding Iraq and Syria1 underlying net revenue up 5%

Strong performance from ITG Brands; integration and commercial plans progressing well

Good progress in Returns Markets with adjusted operating profit up 1%

Overall Group market share broadly maintained at 13.3%

Cost Optimisation

Cost optimisation programme on track with incremental savings of £85m

Benefits of portfolio simplification and focused investment

Capital Discipline

Cash conversion up to 97%

Adjusted net debt increased by £3.5bn to £11.6bn; a reduction of £1.1bn before US acquisition debt

Dividend up 10%

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