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Results of the poll taken at meeting.

ResolutionFor (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
805,289,05898.7610,121,5551.24849,34651.70
2
To approve the Remuneration report
696,184,45889.5980,909,13710.4139,164,23051.70
3
To declare a final dividend
815,272,13699.96342,1510.04651,11651.70
4
To re-elect Sir Stuart Rose
640,732,60191.3860,426,3608.62115,126,96551.70
5
To elect Jan du Plessis
806,856,26599.027,969,6430.981,440,31651.70
6
To elect Jeremy Darroch
799,100,45398.0615,813,1401.941,355,83251.70
7
To re-elect Sir David Michels
705,110,14689.5382,440,00910.4728,694,75251.70
8
To re-elect Louise Patten
728,955,52690.1879,403,9279.826,999,05651.64
9To re-appoint PwC as the auditors797,074,53499.494,109,3860.5115,064,97251.70
10To authorise Audit committee to determine the auditors' remuneration812,353,48199.652,834,1490.351,036,87451.70
11To renew directors' authority to allot shares644,534,17287.1295,264,09612.886,514,03347.27
12
To renew disapplication of pre-emption rights
806,399,96799.067,668,9170.942,147,74551.70
13
To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares
810,843,56499.513,958,3410.491,306,13751.69
14
To authorise the Company to call general meetings on 14 days' notice
649,422,72087.1495,811,40612.861,211,01347.28
15
To approve the Republic of Ireland All Employee Sharesave Plan
811,623,57499.732,163,1360.272,424,72851.70
16
To recommend that the Board brings forward the appointment of an independent Chairman to July 2010
295,228,10537.72487,427,22162.2833,532,71451.69

NOTES:
1 All resolutions, with the exception of resolution 16, 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 7 July 2009 = 1,578,876,710 shares. 51.7% of voting capital was instructed.