|Years ended December 31 (in millions, except per share data)||2016||2015||% Change|
|Adjusted net income (attributable to the Company’s common shareholders)*||1,420(a)||1,288(b)||10|
|Adjusted diluted earnings per common share from continuing operations*||$ 5.35(a)||$ 4.69(b)||14|
|Dividends per common share(c)||$ 1.44||$ 1.32||9|
|Equity (including redeemable noncontrolling interest)||1,781||1,163||53|
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Revenue (in millions)
(a) Excludes the impact of the following items: a gain from our dispositions of $1.1 billion, a benefit related to net legal settlement insurance recoveries of $10 million, disposition-related costs of $48 million, a technology-related impairment charge of $24 million, restructuring charges of $6 million, a disposition-related reserve release of $3 million, acquisition-related costs of $1 million, and amortization of intangibles from acquisitions of $96 million.
(b) Excludes the impact of the following items: costs related to identified operating efficiencies primarily related to restructuring of $56 million, net legal settlement expenses of $54 million, acquisition-related costs of $37 million, an $11 million gain on dispositions, and amortization of intangibles from acquisitions of $67 million.
(c) Dividends paid were $0.36 per quarter in 2016 and $0.33 per quarter in 2015.
(d) Includes purchases of property and equipment and additions to technology projects.
(e) Assumes $100 invested on December 31, 2011 and total return includes reinvestment of dividends through December 31, 2016.
(f) The peer group consists of the following companies: Thomson Reuters Corporation, Moody’s Corporation, CME Group Inc., MSCI Inc., FactSet Research Systems Inc. and IHS Markit Ltd.