2014
£m
Restated*
2013
£m
Profit after taxation attributable to equity holders of the company – continuing and discontinued operations739.4302.4
Adjustment for profit after taxation from discontinued operations (see note 8)(0.8)(14.6)
Profit after taxation attributable to equity holders of the company – continuing operations738.6287.8

* The comparatives have been restated to reflect the requirements of IAS 19 (Revised) 'Employee Benefits'. See accounting policies for details.

2014
pence
Restated*
2013
pence
Earnings per share from continuing and discontinued operations
Basic108.444.3
Diluted108.244.3
Earnings per share from continuing operations
Basic108.342.2
Diluted108.142.2
Earnings per share from discontinued operations
Basic0.12.1
Diluted0.12.1

* The comparatives have been restated to reflect the requirements of IAS 19 (Revised) 'Employee Benefits'. See accounting policies for details.

Basic earnings per share is calculated by dividing profit for the financial year attributable to equity holders of the company by 681.9 million, being the weighted average number of shares in issue during the year (2013: 681.9 million). Diluted earnings per share is calculated by dividing profit for the financial year attributable to equity holders of the company by 683.2 million, being the weighted average number of shares in issue during the year including dilutive shares (2013: 682.8 million).

The difference between the weighted average number of shares used in the basic and the diluted earnings per share calculations represents those ordinary shares deemed to have been issued for no consideration on the conversion of all potential dilutive ordinary shares in accordance with IAS 33 'Earnings per Share'.

The weighted average number of shares can be reconciled to the weighted average number of shares including dilutive shares as follows:

2014
million
2013
million
Average number of ordinary shares – basic681.9681.9
Effect of potential dilutive ordinary shares – share options1.30.9
Average number of ordinary shares – diluted683.2682.8