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Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements

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28. Other reserves and retained earnings

All figures in millions Notes Translation reserve Fair value reserve Total other reserves Retained earnings
At 1 January 2006 (175) (175) 1,214
Net exchange differences on translation
of foreign operations
(417) (417)
Profit for the year attributable to equity
holders of the Company
446
Dividends paid to equity holders of the
Company
9 (220)
Equity settled transactions 25 25
Actuarial gains on retirement
benefit obligations
24 107
Treasury shares released under
employee share plans
27 (16)
Taxation on items charged to equity 7 12
At 31 December 2006 (592) (592) 1,568
Net exchange differences on translation
of foreign operations
25 25
Cumulative translation adjustment disposed 31 53 53
Profit for the year attributable to
equity holders of the Company
284
Dividends paid to equity holders
of the Company
9 (238)
Equity settled transactions 25 30
Actuarial gains on retirement
benefit obligations
24 80
Treasury shares released under
employee share plans
27 (29)
Taxation on items charged to equity 7 29
At 31 December 2007 (514) (514) 1,724

The translation reserve includes exchange differences arising from the translation of the net investment in foreign operations and of borrowings and other currency instruments designated as hedges of such investments. Included in the translation reserve is a 49m loss (2006: 53m loss) relating to net assets classified as held for sale.

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