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Annual Information Update

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15 November 2011

Annual Information Update for the period from 16 November 2010 up to and including 14 November 2011.

Associated British Foods plc ("the Company") is pleased to provide an annual information update, in accordance with the requirements of Prospectus Rule 5.2. The information referred to in this update was up to date at the time the information was published but some information may now be out of date. To avoid an unnecessarily lengthy document, information is referred to in this update rather than included in full.

 1. Announcements made via RNS, a regulatory information service

All of the documents listed below were published via RNS, a Regulatory Information Service:

Date                         

   

 Brief description of announcement

10 November 2011   Notification of submission to the National Storage Mechanism of copies of Annual Report and Accounts 2011, Notice of 2011 AGM Circular and Form of Proxy.
     
9 November 2011   Director declaration following the announcement of the appointment of Emma Adamo in accordance with Listing Rule 9.16.13 R.
     
8 November 2011   Directorate change – announcement of the retirement of Galen Weston and the appointment of Emma Adamo with effect from the conclusion of the annual general meeting on 9 December 2011.
     
8 November 2011   Announcement of results for financial year ended 17 September 2011.
     
12 September 2011   Pre Close Period Trading Update.
     
14 July 2011   Interim Management Statement (third quarter) for the 40 weeks ended 25 June 2011.
     
12 July 2011   Director share dealing - John Bason, Finance Director, purchased 114 ordinary shares of the Company on 8 July 2011 at a price of £10.82 per share as a result of his participation in the ABF Dividend Re-investment Plan.
     
17 May 2011   Director share dealing - Javier Ferrán, non-executive director, purchased 900 ordinary shares in the Company on 11 May 2011 at a price of £10.54 per share.
     
11 May 2011   Appointment of Finance Director, John Bason, to the board of Compass Group PLC as a non-executive Director with effect from 21 June 2011.
     
9 May 2011   Director share dealing - Javier Ferrán, non-executive director, purchased 1,000 ordinary shares in the Company on 5 May 2011 at a price of £10.13559 per share.
     
28 April 2011   Notification of submission of copies of interim results 2011 to the National Storage Mechanism.
     
27 April 2011   Interim results for the 24 weeks ended 5 March 2011.
     
28 February 2011   Pre Close Period trading update.
     
31 January 2011   Director share holding - Lord Jay of Ewelme, non-executive director, purchased 400 ordinary shares in the Company on 28 January 2011, at a price of £10.78 per share.
     
20 January 2011   Pre Close Period trading update.
     
17 January 2011   Director share holding - John Bason, Finance Director, acquired 220 ordinary shares of the Company on 14 January 2011 at a price of £11.32 per share as a result of his participation in the ABF Dividend Re-investment Plan.
     
21 December 2010   Executive Share Incentive Plan 2003 – conditional allocation under the Plan of 162,268 ordinary shares to George Weston and 108,922 ordinary shares to John Bason, made on 20 December 2010 on the basis of an allocation price of 1,076 pence per share.
     
13 December 2010   Announcement of the AGM poll results.
     
10 December 2010   AGM statement.
     
25 November 2010   Executive Share Incentive Plan 2003 – vesting and release of ordinary shares, on 22 November 2011, to two executive directors: 102,586 ordinary shares to George Weston and 70,990 ordinary shares to John Bason, originally awarded under the Plan in November 2007.
     
15 November 2010   Annual Information Update 2010.

 

Copies of the above announcements can be obtained from the Company’s website www.abf.co.uk.

2. Documents filed at Companies House

All of the documents listed below were filed with the Registrar of Companies in England and Wales on or around the dates indicated.

Date                     

   

Document filed

22 August 2011   Form AR01 - Annual Return made up to 27 July 2011 and Statement of Capital
     
12 January 2011   Resolutions passed at the 2010 Annual General Meeting
     
13 December 2010   Interim accounts made up to 7 December 2010
     
7 December 2010   Annual accounts made up to 18 September 2010

 

Copies of documents filed with the Registrar of Companies can be obtained from Companies House (www.companieshouse.gov.uk).

3. Annual and Interim Reports

The Company's Annual Report for the period ended 17 September 2011 and Notice of the 2011 Annual General Meeting (which were submitted to the UKLA National Storage Mechanism on 10 November 2011) can be found on the Company's website www.abf.co.uk, as can the Interim Results 2011 published on 27 April 2011.

4. Contact

Paul Lister, Company Secretary  Tel. 0207 399 6500

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