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2015 Highlights

ITV delivered another strong performance in 2015 as we continued to strengthen, rebalance and grow the business.

Group external revenue £m

£2,972m

15% YoY

09: 1,879; 10: 2,064; 11: 2,140; 12: 2,196; 13:2,389; 145: 2,590; 15: 2,972

+58% Increase on 2009

Non-NAR revenue1 £m

£1,664m

25% YoY

09: 850; 10: 829; 11: 922; 12: 1,036; 13: 1,211; 14: 1,327; 15: 1,664

+96% Increase on 2009

Adjusted EBITA2 £m

£865m

18% YoY

09: 202; 10: 408; 11: 462; 12: 513; 13: 620; 14: 730; 15: 865

+328% Increase on 2009

Adjusted profit before tax3 £m

£843m

18% YoY

09: 108; 10: 321; 11: 398; 12: 457; 13: 581; 14: 712; 15: 843

+681% Increase on 2009

Adjusted EPS4 p

16.5p

20% YoY

09: 1.8; 10: 6.4; 11: 7.9; 12: 9.1; 13: 11.2; 14: 13.8; 15: 16.5

+817% Increase on 2009

Dividend per share p

16.0p

46% YoY

09: ; 10: ; 11: Ordinary 1.6; 12: Ordinary 2.6 and Special 4.0; 13: Ordinary 3.5 and Special 4.0; 14: Ordinary 4.7 and Special 6.25; 15: Ordinary 6.0 and Special 10.0

+16.0p Increase on 2009

1 Non-Net Advertising Revenue (Non-NAR) includes all ITV revenue, both internal and external, except Net Advertising Revenue (NAR).

2 EBITA before exceptional items has been adjusted to reflect the inclusion of production tax credits (‘adjusted EBITA’).

3 Profit before tax is £641 million (2014: £605 million).

4 Reported EPS is 12.4p (2014: 11.6p).

Group EBITA margin of

29%
up from 28% in 2014

Proposed an increase of

28% in the ordinary
dividend and a 10p
special dividend
Poldark

Poldark has now been sold to 107 countries. It has been recommissioned for a second series.

Online, Pay
& Interactive
revenue up 23%

6% growth
in NAR

Again outperforming
our estimate of the
total television
advertising market

Coronation Street

Coronation Street was the most watched soap of 2015 with an average of eight million viewers over the year. It has been sold to 132 countries.

ITV is the biggest marketing platform in the UK, reaching

around 80%
of the television owning
population every week

Britain’s Got Talent was the most watched entertainment programme of 2015 with an average of over 10.5 million viewers across the series.

Britain’s Got Talent

Non-NAR revenues account for

49% of total
revenues in 2015
The England vs Wales Rugby World Cup

The England vs Wales Rugby World Cup match was watched by 9.7 million viewers and was the most watched sporting event of 2015.

33% growth
in total ITV
Studios revenue

With over half its revenue generated outside the UK