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In the papers today - Thursday 7 December 2006

The Souter family is to collect more than £100m after Stagecoach, the transport company they founded, announced plans to return at least £400M to shareholders. Its chief executive, Brian Souter, has a 15% stake, while his sister Ann Gloag, now a non-executive director, has 11 per cent. Mr Souter, 51, and Ms Gloag, 63, founded the business in 1980 to take advantage of the liberalisation of public transport under the Thatcher government - The Independent

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