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1.1 Shell Group plc (p13)
http://www.shell.com/


 Company Summary

 Royal Dutch Shell plc is an Anglo-Dutch company active within the oil and gas, chemicals
 and renewables industries. The Company was formed for the unification of the
 Netherlands-based N.V. Koninklijke Nederlandsche Petroleum Maatschappij (Royal Dutch
 Petroleum Company) and United Kingdom-based Shell Transport and Trading Company,
 p.l.c. businesses. Royal Dutch Shell is operational through four principal divisions:
 Upstream, exploring and producing oil and natural gas, as well as constructing
 infrastructure for the hydrocarbon market; Downstream, engaged in the refining of oil into
 lubricants, fuels and petrochemicals, and the operation of 46,000 service stations;
 Everyday Products, which sells automotive fuels and lubricants, as well as natural gas
 and base chemicals, and Renewables and Hydrogen, developing hydrogen-based, solar
 and wind energy facilities. Royal Dutch Shell is operational internationally, with activities in
 more than 140 countries and territories.                           Source: Google Finance



1.2 Body Shop International plc (p13)
http://www.thebodyshopinternational.com/


 Company Summary

 Body Shop International Plc develops and sells skin and hair care products and related
 items through its shops, franchised outlets, home sales, mail order catalogues and the
 Internet. The geographical segments of the Company include Americas, Asia Pacific,
 Europe, Middle East and Africa, and the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. As of
 February 26, 2005, its subsidiaries included Soapworks Limited, Skin & Hair Care
 Preparations Inc, The Body Shop Inc, The Body Shop Canada Limited, The Body Shop
 (Singapore) Pte Limited, The Body Shop International (Asia Pacific) Pte Limited, The
 Body Shop Hong Kong Limited, Mighty Ocean Company Limited, The Body Shop At
 Home Limited, The Body Shop (France) SARL, The Body Shop Beteiligungs-GmbH, The
 Body Shop On-Line I Limited and The Body Shop On-Line II Limited.
                                                                Source: Google Finance
1.3 GlaxoSmithKline plc (p15)
http://www.gsk.com/


 Company Summary

  GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) and its subsidiary and associated undertakings, constitute a
  global healthcare group engaged in the creation, discovery, development, manufacture
  and marketing of pharmaceutical and consumer health-related products. GSK operates
  principally in two Grid (p27)
2.1 The National industry segments: Pharmaceuticals (prescription pharmaceuticals and
  vaccines), and Consumer Healthcare (over-the-counter medicines, oral care and
http://www.nationalgrid.com/uk/
  nutritional healthcare). The major markets for the Company's products are the United
  States of America, France, Japan, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany and Spain. During
2.2 BP plc (p36)
  the year ended December 31, 2005, 18 compounds entered clinical trials for the first time.
http://www.bp.com/ of products, ranging from tablets and toothpaste to inhalers and
  GSK has a portfolio
  complex capsules, in over 28,000 different pack sizes and presentations.
                                                                   Source: Google Finance



3.1 Manchester United plc (p55)
http://www.manutd.com/


 Company Summary
4.1 BG plc (p74) PLC operates a professional football club together with related and
  Manchester United
http://www.bg-group.com/ United has seven days per week pay television channel,
  ancillary activities. Manchester
http://www.bgplc.com/ with BSkyB and Granada. Through MU Mobile, the Company
  MUTV, in joint venture
 delivers short messaging service (SMS) messages to various fans, keeping them in touch
  with developments at the
6.1 Thorntons plc (p130) club from ticket availability, cup draws and action from the
  matches. As part of the new arrangements with Nike, Manchester United re-branded their
http://www.thorntons.co.uk/
  previous Nike Cup youth tournament, the Manchester United Premier Cup. The
 Company's partner for One United Cafes opened the first two restaurants in Beijing and
  Chengdu in China. (p131)
6.2 J Sainsbury plcMBNA Europe Bank is the provider for the Manchester United credit
  card in the United Kingdom and
http://www.j-sainsbury.co.uk/ is available in southern Africa, Ireland, the United States
 of America, Greece and Malaysia through partnership with Barclaycard International.
                                                                Source: Google Finance



7.1 Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (p144)
http://www.rbs.co.uk/



 Company Summary

 The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc serves as the holding company for an international
 banking and financial services group. The Company's activities are organized six
 business divisions: Corporate Markets, a provider of banking services and integrated
 financial solutions to corporate customers in the United Kingdom and corporates and
 financial institutions globally; Retail Markets, provides a range of banking, financial,
 insurance, life assurance, pension, credit card and charge card products and client
 services for private, corporate, expatriate and offshore customer; Ulster Bank, which
 operates across Ireland providing a range of banking and financial products and services
 for personal customers and corporates. Citizens, a commercial banking organization in
 the United States; RBS Insurance sells and underwrites insurance, and Manufacturing
 provides customer support through telephony, account management, lending, mortgage
 processing and money transmission.

                                                                   Source: Google Finance
7.2 Manchester United plc (p153)
http://www.manutd.com/

8.1 British Gas plc (p162)
http://www.bgplc.com/



 Company Summary

 British Energy Group Plc (British Energy) is engaged in generation, sale and trading of
 electricity. The Company owns and operates eight nuclear power stations and one coal-
 fired power station in the United Kingdom. Of its nuclear power stations, seven are
 advanced gas cooled reactor (AGR) power stations (Dungeness B, Hartlepool, Heysham
 1, Heysham 2, Hunterston B, Hinkley Point B and Torness) and the eighth (Sizewell B) is
 the Company's sole pressurized water reactor (PWR) power station. British Energy's
 nuclear power stations have a combined capacity of approximately 9,600 megawatt.
 Eggborough, its coal-fired power station in Yorkshire has capacity of approximately 2,000
 megawatt. During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005, the Company's power stations
 produced total output of 67.4 terawatt hours, which was comprised of output of 59.8
 terawatt hours from its nuclear power stations and 7.6 terawatt hours from Eggborough
 power station.

                                                                 Source: Google Finance



8.2 Scottish Power plc (p167)
http://www.scottishpower.plc.uk/


 Company Summary

 Scottish Power plc (Scottish Power) is a public limited company registered in Scotland.
 Through its operating subsidiaries, the Company provides in excess of 6.7 million
 electricity or gas services to homes and businesses in the western United States and
 across the United Kingdom. It provides electricity generation, transmission, distribution
 and supply services in both countries. In addition, the Company's North American
 activities extend to coal mining and gas storage, including gas facilities in western
 Canada, Texas and New Mexico. In Great Britain, ScottishPower also stores and supplies
 gas. Scottish Power's strategy is delivered through four businesses: PacifiCorp,
 Infrastructure Division, UK Division and PPM Energy, Inc. (PPM).

                                                                 Source: Google Finance
8.3 BG Group plc and Manchester United plc (p176)
http://www.bg-group.com/
http://www.manutd.com/



 Company Summary

 BG Group Plc is a natural gas company based in the United Kingdom. The operations of
 the Company comprise Exploration and Production (E&P), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG),
 Transmission and Distribution (T&D), Power Generation (Power) and Other activities.
 E&P comprises exploration, development, production and marketing of hydrocarbons with
 a focus on natural gas. LNG combines the development and use of LNG import and
 export facilities with the purchase, shipping and sale of LNG and regasified natural gas.
 T&D develops, owns and operates major pipelines and distribution networks, and supplies
 natural gas through these to the end customer. Power develops, owns and operates
 natural gas-fired power generation plants around the world. Other activities primarily
 comprise business development expenditure and corporate costs.

                                                                    Source: Google Finance


8.4 Additions and disposals of fixed assets: Manchester United plc (p180)
http://www.manutd.com/

9.1 BP plc (p192)
http://www.bp.com/



 Company Summary

 BP p.l.c. is an oil company. The operating business segments were Exploration and
 Production; Refining and Marketing; Petrochemicals, and Gas, Power and Renewables.
 Exploration and Production's activities include oil and natural gas exploration and field
 development and production, together with pipeline transportation and natural gas
 processing. The activities of Refining and Marketing include oil supply and trading, as well
 as refining and marketing. The Petrochemicals segment ceased to operate separately as
 of January 1, 2005. Gas, Power and Renewables activities include marketing and trading
 of natural gas, natural gas liquids , new market development and liquefied natural gas
 (LNG), and solar and renewables. The Company formed the TNK-BP joint venture
 between the Company and the Alfa Group and Access-Renova (ARR). In addition, it plans
 to incorporate AAR's 50% interest in OAO Slavneft, a Russian oil company, into TNK-BP.

                                                                    Source: Google Finance


9.2 BP plc (p194)
http://www.bp.com/
9.3 Rolls Royce plc (p197)
http://www.rolls-royce.com/index_flash.jsp



 Company Summary

 Rolls-Royce Group plc is a United Kingdom-based manufacturing company. The
 Company manufactures engines for use on land, sea and air. It comprises five business
 segments. Civil Aerospace produces engines used in airlines, regional aircrafts, corporate
 jets and helicopters. Defense Aerospace manufactures engines that power aircrafts in
 military aviation market sectors, from military transport aircrafts and helicopters, to trainers
 and combat aircrafts. Marine offers product portfolio that varies from vessel design and
 gas turbine engines to water jets and deck handling equipment. Energy supplies over
 5,000 units of engines used in the oil and gas industries to customers in nearly 120
 countries. Financial Services tailor to the specific requirement of each individual client,
 providing export credit financing, asset-based trading and support, dedicated leasing,
 operating and finance lease, pooling, short term leasing and capital market products.

                                                                       Source: Google Finance


10.1 Majestic Wine plc (p217)
http://www.majestic.co.uk/


 Company Summary

 Majestic Wine PLC is engaged in the retail sale of wines and beers. It operates a wine
 warehouse chain with 115 stores in the United Kingdom, specializing in the sale of beers
 and wines by the mixed case direct to the public. The Company focuses its annual
 marketing activity on five distinct periods: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Christmas and
 Winter, each supported by a promotional program including the mailing of its price list to
 customers on the Company's database. The database includes 47,000 addresses. A
 selection of wine regions is chosen for each campaign, and wines are made available to
 customers for tasting over themed weekends. Majestic Wine is also involved in the sale of
 wines and beers to corporate customers. In addition, it operates the www.majestic.co.uk.
 portal for the online sale of its wines and beers. Furthermore, during the fiscal year ended
 March 29, 2004, the Company opened a climate-controlled fine wine center in St. John's
 Wood. The center has a stock of 200 wines.
                                                                     Source: Google Finance



11.1 Majestic Wine plc (p238)
http://www.majestic.co.uk/

12.1 Manchester United plc (p252)
http://www.manutd.com/
12.2 Statement of recognized gains and losses: GKN plc (p254)
http://www.gknplc.com/


 Company Summary

 GKN plc is a global engineering business serving the automotive, off-highway and
 aerospace markets. Automotive activities comprise GKN Driveline, Powder Metallurgy
 and other automotive companies, which supply a variety of components, to the global car
 and light vehicle markets. OffHighway designs and manufactures steel wheels and
 driveline systems for the global agricultural, construction and industrial machinery
 markets. Aerospace activities are concentrated on structural components, propulsion
 systems and special components for both military and civil aerospace markets. The
 Company is a supplier to the global automotive industry operating from engineering and
 manufacturing facilities in more than 30 countries. GKN's OffHighway division offers its
 customers a portfolio of products from wheels to continuously variable transmissions.
 GKN Aerospace operates from technology, engineering and production facilities in the
 Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.
                                                                 Source: Google Finance



12.3 Movements in shareholders’ funds: Next plc (p255)
http://order.next.co.uk/aboutnext/index.asp

12.4 Financial statements – comparisons over time: BP plc and Thorntons plc (p261)
http://www.bp.com/
http://www.thorntons.co.uk/



 Company Summary

 Thorntons plc is a specialty food company engaged in the manufacture, retail and
 distribution of Thorntons-branded confectionery, as well as other sweet foods. The
 Company also operates a chain of coffee shops under the banner Cafe Thorntons,
 throughout the Untied Kingdom. Thorntons distributes it products principally through its
 own retail stores, franchises, gift delivery service and commercial channels,
 predominantly in the North and Midlands of the United Kingdom, as well as in Ireland. The
 Company also has a licensed product range comprised of a variety foods and drinks
 including puddings and chilled desserts, which are sold through multiple grocers.

                                                                     Source: Google Finance


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