The world’s largest inter-dealer money broker,
has announced a 29% increase in pre-tax profits of £255m, prompting a bumper
£1.2m bonus for its financial director Matthew Lester.
Lester saw his take home pay rocket to £1.46m, compared with last year’s
salary of £694,401.
The UK based dealer’s earnings per share also increase substantially by 27%
for year ended 31st March 2008 to 24.5p compared with 19.3p in 2007.
‘In the year end ICAP outperformed the FTSE100 by 17%. The total shareholder
return for ICAP’s shareholders during the year was 10%. Our business is highly
cash generative and this year free cash flow grew to £231.7m, an increase of
£41.6m over 2007,’ said chairman, Charles Gregson.
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