Group Cash Flow Statement

For the year ended 31 March 2012


Note
2012
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2011
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Cash generated from operations 42 277,322 269,572
Exceptionals (2,774) (8,935)
Interest paid (43,056) (43,276)
Income tax paid (49,829) (56,343)
Net cash flows from operating activities 181,663 161,018
 
Investing activities
Inflows
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment 4,614 5,586
Government grants received 36 13 626
Disposal of subsidiaries (1,285) 28,431
Interest received 27,155 30,809
30,497 65,452
Outflows
Purchase of property, plant and equipment (70,229) (83,381)
Acquisition of subsidiaries 46 (160,076) (74,614)
Deferred and contingent acquisition consideration paid (8,063) (3,709)
(238,368) (161,704)
Net cash flows from investing activities (207,871) (96,252)
 
Financing activities
Inflows
Re-issue of treasury shares 2,372 3,835
Increase in interest-bearing loans and borrowings - 658
2,372 4,493
Outflows
Repayment of interest-bearing loans and borrowings (6,091) (21,157)
Repayment of finance lease liabilities (397) (1,234)
Dividends paid to owners of the Parent 17 (62,964) (58,034)
Dividends paid to non-controlling interests 41 (196) (219)
(69,648) (80,644)
Net cash flows from financing activities (67,276) (76,151)
 
Change in cash and cash equivalents (93,484) (11,385)
Translation adjustment 27,435 2,552
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year 666,128 674,961
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year 31 600,079 666,128
 
Cash and cash equivalents consists of:
Cash and short term bank deposits 28 630,023 700,340
Overdrafts 31 (70,758) (34,212)
Cash and short term bank deposits attributable to asset held for sale 19 40,814 -
31 600,079 666,128

Michael Buckley, Tommy Breen, Directors

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