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18th July 2017

Results of voting on resolutions at the AGM held 18 July 2017

All 17 resolutions put to the members were passed on a show of hands. All resolutions were passed as ordinary resolutions except for resolutions 15, 16 and 17, which were passed as special resolutions.

Copies of all resolutions passed at the meeting other than as ordinary business are being submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and for inspection at: www.Hemscott.com/nsm.do.

Percentages of proxy votes lodged in advance of the meeting:

  Resolution In Favour Discretion Against
1 Receive the report and account 99.9% <0.1% <0.1%
2 Approve the Remuneration Annual Report/ Statement 99.9% <0.1% <0.1%
3 Approve the Directors Remuneration Policy 99.4% <0.1% 0.5%
4 Approve the final dividend 99.9% 0% <0.1%
5 Re-elect John Warren 99.9% <0.1% <0.1%
6 Re-elect Jill Jones 99.9% <0.1% <0.1%
7 Re-elect Steven Hall 99.9% <0.1% <0.1%
8 Re-elect Nigel Newton 99.6% <0.1% 0.4%
9 Re-elect Richard Charkin 99.9% <0.1% <0.1%
10 Re-elect Wendy Pallot 97.2% <0.1% 2.7%
11 Re-elect Jonathan Glasspool 99.9% <0.1% <0.1%
12 Reappoint KPMG as external auditor 99.9% <0.1% <0.1%
13 Authorise Directors to set the auditor's remuneration 99.9% <0.1% <0.1%
14 Authority to allot ordinary shares 99.9% <0.1% <0.1%
15 Disapplication of pre-emption rights 99.9% <0.1% <0.1%
16 Disapplication of pre-emption rights re: acquisition/ investment 99.4% <0.1% 0.5%
17 Authority to purchase ordinary shares 99.4% <0.1% 0.5%

The numbers of proxy votes lodged for each resolution:

Resolution In Favour Discretion Against Withheld*
1 57,680,781 10,069 8,100 2,000
2 57,546,289 11,669 51,060 91,932
3 57,365,097 11,669 309,752 14,432
4 57,690,516 10,069 0 365
5 57,651,379 14,069 30,858 4,644
6 57,657,084 14,069 29,358 439
7 57,654,084 14,069 28,758 4,039
8 57,444,248 14,069 240,194 2,439
9 57,650,480 14,069 33,962 2,439
10 56,105,432 19,069 1,576,010 439
11 57,659,980 20,069 18,462 2,439
12 57,666,301 19,069 14,948 632
13 57,669,953 19,069 9,735 2,193
14 57,632,102 20,907 38,976 8,965
15 57,632,618 20,907 39,865 7,560
16 57,364,638 20,947 306,805 8,560
17 57,357,787 22,414 314,905 5,844

* A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes in favour, discretionary or against a resolution.

 

Michael Daykin (Group Company Secretary)

 

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