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POLL RESULT FOR 2011 AGM

13 Jul 2011

Resolution For (see note 2) Against (see note 2) Number of votes Withheld (See note 3) Total Votes Cast
No. of shares % No. of shares %
1
To receive Annual Report and Accounts
940,835,67399.891,040,9940.111,260,67359.49
2
To approve the Remuneration report
912,029,72297.0827,432,7952.923,751,52359.50
3
To declare a final dividend
941,862,63899.9955,3500.011,226,60759.49
4
Elect Robert Swannell
937,309,23599.554,254,8080.451,613,57459.50
5Elect Alan Stewart918,202,78797.7521,098,4022.253,769,73959.49
6
Elect Laura Wade-Gery898,911,07495.7040,434,2464.303,808,75559.49
7
Re-elect Marc Bolland 902,295,28096.0437,207,6533.963,674,31559.50
8
Re-elect Kate Bostock922,486,51398.2016,897,5991.803,753,12859.49
9 Re-elect Jeremy Darroch937,579,49399.583,937,7640.421,638,66059.49
10 Re-elect John Dixon922,749,40598.2316,673,7141.773,754,55459.50
11 Re-elect Martha Lane Fox930,707,29599.108,436,0430.904,009,22359.49
12
Re-elect Steven Holliday926,321,78899.068,785,1840.948,053,18659.49
13
Re-elect Sir David Michels929,167,28099.405,570,5910.608,411,96959.49
14
Re-elect Jan du Plessis937,263,45799.574,079,8110.431,632,53959.48
15
Re-elect Steven Sharp922,579,46598.2116,789,1521.793,783,78659.49
16
Re-appoint PwC as auditors907,513,96398.6612,304,5201.3423,336,15259.49
17Authorise Audit Committee to determine auditors’ remuneration 929,392,75899.356,039,5420.657,699,20959.49
18Authorise allotment of shares743,532,93084.80133,242,46015.207,536,45455.78
19Disapply pre-emption rights *939,467,39299.841,463,1160.162,182,56359.49
20Authorise purchase of own shares *938,349,45599.673,151,5840.331,592,81659.49
21Call general meetings on 14 days notice *770,469,49387.24112,663,64912.761,483,36955.80
22Authorise the Company, and its subsidiaries, to make political donations924,037,43798.2116,823,5481.792,283,77559.49
23Amend the Group Performance Share Plan 2005 *908,028,46596.6031,961,5673.403,150,74259.49

* Special resolution

NOTES:
1 All resolutions, were passed
2 Votes "For" and "Against" are expressed as a percentage of votes received.
3 A "Vote withheld" is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the votes "For" or "Against" a resolution.
4 Total number of shares in issue at 6pm on 12 July 2011 = 1,585,281,453 shares. 59.5% of voting capital was instructed.