The finalisation of the terms of the settlement mean that this matter can be resolved within the existing pre-tax provision. The after tax cost will be approximately $150m lower than provided. As a result a credit will be recorded to the non-core tax charge for the second quarter 2012.
However, due to the evolving state litigation environment, GSK expects to utilise the tax benefit arising in recording an offsetting additional pre-tax provision of approximately $180m (equating to an after tax cost of $150m) related to these matters. This will be recorded as a non-core charge in SG&A in Q212.
The net effect of these movements on total earnings is expected to be neutral. The overall legal provision held for all matters across the Group will be reviewed as part of the company's standard quarterly close process.
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