Called up share capital
£m
Share premium account
£m
Merger
reserve
£m
Capital redemption reserve
£m
Share option reserve
£m
Exchange reserve
£m
Retained
profits
£m
Total
Equity
£m
At 1 January 201559.1447.221.70.31.8(0.2)212.0741.9
Profit after tax20.520.5
Other comprehensive income/(expense)(1.0)(1.0)
Total comprehensive income/(expense)19.519.5
Exercise of share options(0.1)(0.1)
Debit to share option reserve(0.3)(0.3)
Share capital issued in the year0.10.1
Dividends paid to equity holders of the Company(27.6)(27.6)
At 31 December 201559.1447.321.70.31.4(0.2)203.9733.5
Profit after tax16.816.8
Other comprehensive income/(expense)(1.5)(1.5)
Total comprehensive income/(expense)15.315.3
Exercise of share options
Debit to share option reserve(0.3)(0.3)
Share capital issued in the year
Dividends paid to equity holders of the Company(28.0)(28.0)
At 31 December 201659.1447.321.70.31.1(0.2)191.2720.5

There was no movement in the merger reserve, capital redemption reserve and exchange reserve in the year. During 2016 the Company allotted 113,153 shares (2015: 209,345) following the exercising of share options.

The accompanying Statement of Significant Accounting Policies and Notes to the Accounts are an integral part of this Company Statement of Changes in Equity.