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Audited Results for the year ended 30 September 2000

G R O U P  C A S H   F L O  W

R million

2000 1999

Operating cash flows before working capital changes 281,1 369,8
Reduction in working capital 75,0 3,0

Cash generated from operations 356,1 372,8
Net interest and dividends received (including associates) 125,5 190,5
Taxation paid (82,2) (79,6)
Dividends paid (127,4) (110,2)

Net cash inflow from operating activities 272,0 373,5
Net fixed asset additions and other acquisitions (73,3) (22,4)
Reunert Limited shares purchased by a subsidiary (16,7)
Other (net) (3,8) 21,0

Net cash flow from continuing operations 178,2 372,1

Net proceeds on disposal of non-core operations, other assets and

related working capital


Special dividend and related taxation* (568,2)

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 332,7 (116,9)
Net cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the year 370,7 487,6

Net cash and cash equivalents at end of the year 703,4 370,7

* To give users a better understanding of comparable cash flows, the special dividend and related taxation, which was paid in October and November 1999, has been shown as a payment during the year ended 30 September 1999 and the opening cash and cash equivalent balances have been reduced by this amount.

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