Ex-divs to take 0.3 points off FTSE 100 on Jan 2

Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:09am GMT

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 0.27 points off
the index.  
 COMPANY              (RIC)               DIVIDEND         INDEX IMPACT
                                          (pence)           (points)   
 Experian                                   10.75 cents       0.27
Among FTSE 250         companies going ex-dividend are: 
 COMPANY              (RIC)               DIVIDEND

 Aveva Group                               4.50
 A.G.Barr                                  7.40
 Dairy Crest                               5.70
 Halma                                     4.06
 ICAP                                      6.60
 ITE                                       4.40
 KCOM Group                                1.50
 Mercantile                                6.00
 Investment Trust                         
 Micro Focus                               7.40
 Monks Investment                          0.50
 Murray                                    9.00
 International Trust                      
 Polar Capital                             2.00
 Technology Trust                         
 Scottish Investment                       6.50
 WH Smith                                 18.60