ICAP FD wins £1.2m bonus

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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