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Result of AGM

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8 December 2008

Associated British Foods plc announces the results of the voting by poll on the resolutions put to the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 5 December 2008. All resolutions were passed by the required majority.

Resolution

Votes for (i)

% (ii)

Votes against

% (ii)

Vote withheld (iii)

1

To receive the accounts and reports

627,107,001

99.96

259,800

0.04

11,355

2

To approve the directors’ remuneration report

572,419,238

91.88

50,616,182

8.12

4,340,114

3

To approve the dividend payment of 13.5p per ordinary share

627,145,862

100.00

5,332

0.00

229,266

4

To elect Charles James Francis Sinclair as a director

625,698,035

99.85

915,416

0.15

766,159

5

To re-elect Willard Gordon Galen Weston as a director

578,946,614

92.65

45,929,591

7.35

2,503,370

6

To re-elect Martin Gardiner Adamson as a director

546,206,187

91.40

51,365,472

8.60

29,807,611

7

To re-elect John George Bason as a director

626,319,591

99.86

869,090

0.14

178,078

8

To re-elect George Garfield Weston as a director

626,337,487

99.86

865,228

0.14

176,490

9

To re-appoint KPMG Audit Plc as auditors and to authorise the directors to determine their remuneration

619,744,664

98.85

7,200,982

1.15

428,513

10

To authorise the directors to allot relevant securities

625,585,616

99.84

1,012,911

0.16

772,139

11

To authorise the directors to allot equity securities for cash
(special resolution)

626,131,515

99.92

475,324

0.08

769,276

12

To approve and adopt amendments to the Articles of Association
(special resolution)

625,814,251

99.92

529,952

0.08

1,011,820

Notes:

  1. Any proxy appointments which gave discretion to the Chairman have been included in the “for” total.
  2. As a percentage of the aggregate of votes “for” plus votes “against”.
  3. A “vote withheld” is not counted towards the votes cast “for” or “against” a resolution.
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