Regulatory announcements

Result of AGM

27 May 2010

At the 2010 Annual General Meeting ("AGM") of the Company held on 28 May 2010, five routine resolutions and five special business resolutions, as set out in the notice of the AGM dated 20 April 2010, were passed by the requisite majority on a show of hands.

The voting of those members who cast votes by proxy prior to the AGM on these resolutions is summarised in the following table:

 

For * Against Withheld
Ordinary Business Votes %age Votes %age Votes
Resolution 1
Approval of 2008 Annual Report 60,363,475 99.54 281,445 0.46 82,188
Resolution 2
Approval of Remuneration Report 47,730,552 80.64 11,460,141 19.36 1,536,415
Resolution 3
Declaration of Final Dividend 60,717,608 99.98 9,500 0.02 0
Resolution 4
Re-election of Richard Charkin as a Director 60,210,232 99.88 71,784 0.12 445,092
Resolution 5
Re-appointment of Auditors
Special Business
59,997,015 99.52 286,433 0.48 443,660
Resolution 6 60,712,891 99.98 12,717 0.02 1,500
S551 Authority to allot shares
Resolution 7
Disapplication of s 56(1) pre-emption rights 59,057,335 97.26 1,664,678 2.74 5,095
Resolution 8
Authority to make market purchases of shares 60,718,915 99.99 6,301 0.01 1,892
Resolution 9
Amending Company's Articles 60,640,283 99.99 3,900 0.01 82,925
Resolution 10
Allowing general meetings other than AGM's to be held on not less than 14 days notice 59,915,931 98.67 809,207 1.33 1,970

 

*Includes shares voted at Chairman's discretion

For further information, please contact:

Ian Portal
Group Company Secretary
+44 (0)207 440 2468

 

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