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Annual Report & Accounts 2014 - NOTES TO THE COMPANY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
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10. ShaRe Capital anD ReSeRVeS Share Share Merger Retained Capital Premium Reserve Earnings total €000's €000's €000's €000's €000's At 1 January 2013 316 611 40,407 (10,442) 30,892 Earnings for the period - - - (5,969) (5,969) Dividends paid - - - (14,979) (14,979) Issue of share capital for the acquisition of Sportingbet PLC 290 83,628 - - 83,918 Share option charge - - - 736 736 Lapsed share options - - - (6) (6) Share options exercised 3 291 - - 294 at 31 December 2013 609 84,530 40,407 (30,660) 94,886 At 1 January 2014 609 84,530 40,407 (30,660) 94,886 Earnings for the period - - - (409) (409) Dividends paid - - - (33,607) (33,607) Share option charge - - - 552 552 Share options exercised 4 850 - - 854 at 31 December 2014 613 85,380 40,407 (64,124) 62,276 11. DiViDenDS The dividends paid in the year were as follows: 2014 Declaration date eURo amount Gbp amount €000's 09 January 2014 0.115 0.8816 7,005 09 April 2014 0.115 0.9500 7,005 09 April 2014 (special dividend) 0.045 0.0369 2,742 15 July 2014 0.125 0.9870 7,661 22 September 2014 0.125 0.9790 7,661 22 September 2014 (special dividend) 0.025 0.0196 1,533 33,607 All reserves of the Company are distributable, as under The Isle of Man Companies Act 2006 distributions are not governed by reserves but by the Directors undertaking an assessment of the Company's solvency at the time of distribution (section 49, 2006 Companies Act Isle of Man). GVC HOLDINGS PLC ANNUAL REPORT 2014 77