MILAN, Nov 5 (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 6.5 points off the index. COMPANY (RIC) DIVIDEND STOCK OPTION IMPACT (pence) BP 10.25 6.32 WHITBREAD 32.65 0.17 Among FTSE 250 companies going ex-dividend are: (RIC) COMPANY DIVIDEND (pence) CARD FACTORY 7.9 GALLIFORD TRY 35 GENUS 18.8 SOFTCAT 26.4 SCHRODER ORIENT 4.6 GREENCOAT UK 1.735 (Reporting by Danilo Masoni)
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