Ex-divs to take 2.7 points off FTSE 100 on Feb. 26

Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:52am EST

LONDON, Feb 24 (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 2.69 points off 
the index.  
        
 COMPANY          (RIC)            DIVIDEND         INDEX IMPACT
                                   (pence)           (points)   
 Diageo                              19.7              1.94 
 EasyJet                             77.6              0.75
    
Among FTSE 250         companies going ex-dividend are: 
        
 COMPANY                    (RIC)             DIVIDEND

 Beazley                                       22.00
 Brewin Dolphin                                 5.05
 Playtech                                      49.50 (cents)
 Witan Investment Trust                         4.50
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