Ex-divs to take 2.9 points off FTSE 100 on Jan. 16

Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:35am GMT

LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Imperial Tobacco is the only FTSE 100 
company scheduled to 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 2.9 points off
the index.  
 COMPANY           (RIC)            DIVIDEND         INDEX IMPACT
                                    (pence)           (points)   
 IMPERIAL TOBACCO                      73.9             2.9
Among FTSE 250         companies going ex-dividend are: 
 COMPANY          (RIC)            DIVIDEND

 ASHTEAD GROUP                      1.5
 QINETIQ GROUP                      1.1