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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
774,731,98296.6926,511,0633.3112,915,378814,158,423
2
To approve the remuneration report
678,626,04187.1699,956,28912.8435,615,891814,198,221
3
To declare a final dividend
813,500,42999.9953,9930.01466,658814,021,080
4
To elect Kate Bostock
802,342,64298.6510,957,1781.35911,173814,210,993
5
Resolution withdrawn (see note 4)
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6
To re-elect Sir Stuart Rose
634,283,99394.0839,892,4075.92140,138,893814,315,293
7
To re-elect Steven Sharp
803,635,63198.829,559,8881.18882,790814,078,309
8
To re-appoint the auditors
794,445,16998.958,399,0071.0510,314,853813,159,029
9
To authorise Audit committee to determine the auditors' remuneration
807,205,87999.424,731,4160.581,217,234813,154,529
10
To renew directors' authority to allot shares
807,759,82799.355,308,5940.651,042,709814,111,130
11
To renew disapplication of pre-emption rights
808,003,94299.613,181,7130.392,878,152814,063,807
12
To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares
809,966,74999.652,864,5530.351,205,580814,036,882
13
To authorise the Company to amend the Articles of Association
782,127,86896.330,090,8793.71,855,137814,073,884

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   Steven Esom retired from the Board on 2 July 2008.  This resolution proposing his election as a Director was therefore not put to the meeting.
5   Total number of shares in issue at 6pm on 8 July 2008 = 1,576,680,715 shares. 51.6% of voting capital was instructed.