POLL RESULT FOR 2009 AGM
Results of the poll taken at meeting.
|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||%|
To receive Annual Report and Accounts
To approve the Remuneration report
To declare a final dividend
To re-elect Sir Stuart Rose
To elect Jan du Plessis
To elect Jeremy Darroch
To re-elect Sir David Michels
To re-elect Louise Patten
|9||To re-appoint PwC as the auditors||797,074,534||99.49||4,109,386||0.51||15,064,972||51.70|
|10||To authorise Audit committee to determine the auditors' remuneration||812,353,481||99.65||2,834,149||0.35||1,036,874||51.70|
|11||To renew directors' authority to allot shares||644,534,172||87.12||95,264,096||12.88||6,514,033||47.27|
To renew disapplication of pre-emption rights
To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares
To authorise the Company to call general meetings on 14 days' notice
To approve the Republic of Ireland All Employee Sharesave Plan
To recommend that the Board brings forward the appointment of an independent Chairman to July 2010
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.