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Consolidated cash flow statement

 

Year ended 31 January 2015

£ millions Notes 2014/15 2013/14
Operating activities      
Cash generated by operations 10 806 976
Income tax paid   (146) (142)
Net cash flows from operating activities   660 834
       
Investing activities      
Purchase of businesses, net of cash acquired   - (28)
Disposal of Hornbach   198 -
Disposal of China (deposit received)   12 -
Purchase of property, plant and equipment, investment property and intangible assets   (275) (304)
Disposal of property, plant and equipment, investment property and intangible assets   50 12
Increase in short-term deposits   (48) -
Interest received   5 8
Dividends received from joint ventures and associates   7 11
Net cash flows from investing activities   (51) (301)
       
Financing activities      
Interest paid   (10) (12)
Interest element of finance lease rental payments   (3) (4)
Repayment of bank loans   (2) (89)
Repayment of Medium Term Notes and other fixed term debt   (73) (33)
(Payment)/receipt on financing derivatives   (9) 6
Capital element of finance lease rental payments   (14) (13)
New shares issued under share schemes   6 5
Own shares issued under share schemes   2 8
Purchase of own shares for ESOP trust   (17) (24)
Purchase of own shares for cancellation   (100) -
Special dividends paid to equity shareholders of the Company   (100) -
Ordinary dividends paid to equity shareholders of the Company   (234) (224)
Net cash flows from financing activities   (554) (380)
       
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents and bank overdrafts   55 153
Cash and cash equivalents and bank overdrafts at beginning of year   534 398
Exchange differences   (62) (17)
Cash and cash equivalents and bank overdrafts, including amounts classified
as held for sale, at end of year
  527 534
Cash and cash equivalents classified as held for sale (China)   (57) -
Cash and cash equivalents and bank overdrafts at end of year 11 470 534

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