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  FY 2013 FY 2012
Continuing revenue £793.3m £769.4m
Continuing adjusted operating profit* £186.3m £175.3m
Continuing adjusted profit before tax* £160.6m £146.1m
Fully diluted adjusted EPS* 53.6p 47.5p
Dividend per share 27.2p 26.7p
Net Debt/EBITDA* 2.2x 2.5x
Dividend cover 1.97x 1.87

*Explanation of business measures

Adjusted operating profit – Operating profit excluding amortisation of intangible assets arising on acquisitions, exceptional items and share of taxation on joint ventures and associates
​Adjusted profit before tax and adjusted EPS - Before amortisation of intangible assets on acquisitions, exceptional items, share of taxation on profit from joint ventures and associates, net Financing income/(expense) – other. EPS also excludes deferred tax on the amortisation of intangible assets. Diluted EPS includes the impact of share options
​Net debt/EBITDA – Net debt divided by EBITDA