Ex-divs to take 2 points off FTSE 100 on Jan. 23

Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:43am EST

LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - 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 1.97 points off
the FTSE 100 index.  
 COMPANY         (RIC)            DIVIDEND         INDEX IMPACT
                                  (pence)           (points)   
 Compass Group                      14.1              1.02
 SSE                                25.2              0.95
Among FTSE 250         companies going ex-dividend are: 
 COMPANY          (RIC)            DIVIDEND

 Anite                              0.575
 City of London                     3.52
 IG Group                           5.75
 Shaftesbury                        6.05
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