Ex-divs to take 1.8 points off FTSE 100 on Feb. 27

Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:31pm 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 1.8 points off
the index.  
 COMPANY          (RIC)            UNADJUSTED       INDEX IMPACT
                                   DIVIDEND          (points)   

 Diageo                              18.1              1.8
 Among FTSE 250         companies going ex-dividend are: 
 COMPANY          (RIC)            UNADJUSTED       INDEX IMPACT

 Beazley                              5.6             1.5
 easyJet                             21.5             2.8 
 HICL                               3.575             1.7
 Witan Inv Trust                      7.2             0.7