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Ex-divs to take 4.1 points off FTSE 100 on Oct 10

Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 5:27 AM ET

LONDON Oct 8 (Reuters) - The following FTSE 100

companies will go ex-dividend on Wednesday, after which investors will no longer qualify for the latest dividend payout.

According to Reuters calculations at current market prices, the effect of the resulting adjustment to prices by market-makers would take 4.11 points off the index.

COMPANY (RIC) DIVIDEND INDEX IMPACT (pence) (points) InterContinental Hotels 108.40 1.24 Kingfisher 3.09 0.29 Smith & Nephew 9.90 cents 0.22 Tesco 4.63 1.47 Wolseley 40.00 0.45 WPP Group 8.80 0.44 Among FTSE 250

companies going ex-dividend are:

COMPANY (RIC) DIVIDEND (pence) Balfour Beatty 5.60 Cobham 2.40 Daejan Holdings 51.00 Hays 1.67 Murray 9.00 International Trust Rightmove 9.00 SIG 1.00 Spirax-Sarco 16.00 Travis Perkins 8.00 Unite Group 1.00 Yule Catto 2.20

(Reporting by Jon Hopkins; Editing by Simon Jessop, John Stonestreet)

((jon.hopkins@thomsonreuters.com)(02075428954)(Reuters Messaging: jon.hopkins.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))