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Ex-divs to take 1.7 points off FTSE 100 Oct. 15

    LONDON, Oct 12 (Reuters) - The following FTSE 100 companies will go
ex-dividend on Thursday, 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 1.7 points off
the index.

   (RIC)    COMPANY      DIVIDEND   STOCK OPTION       IMPACT
                        (pence)                   
            BUNZL          35.8                          0.5
            TESCO          3.2                           1.2
 
Among FTSE 250 companies going ex-dividend are: 

  (RIC)    COMPANY             DIVIDEND
                              (pence)    
           BMO COMM PROP.         0.2
           CLOSE BROS GRP         40
           PERP INC&GWTH IT       13
           SPECTRIS              21.9
 
 (Reporting by Joice Alves)
  
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