Result of AGM
7 December 2009
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 4 December 2009. All resolutions were passed by the required majority.
|Resolution||Votes For (i)||% For||Votes Against||% Against||Votes Total||% of Issues Share Capital voted (ii)||Votes Withheld (iii)|
|1||Report and accounts 2009||612,305,396||99.94||350,798||0.06||612,656,194||77.39||8,868|
|2||Directors’ remuneration report 2009||607,468,643||99.16||5,161,952||0.84||612,630,595||77.38||35,076|
|3||Declaration of final dividend||612,630,050||99.99||32,389||0.01||612,662,439||77.39||2,495|
|4||Re-election of Willard Gordon Galen Weston as a director||544,543,864||89.54||63,596,747||10.46||608,140,611||76.82||4,522,440|
|5||Re-election of Lord Jay of Ewelme as a director||611,044,127||99.74||1,587,612||0.26||612,631,739||77.38||27,889|
|6||Re-election of Javier Ferrán as a director||611,181,437||99.76||1,460,922||0.24||612,642,359||77.39||22,609|
|7||Re-election of Timothy Clarke as a director||611,094,559||99.75||1,549,129||0.25||612,643,688||77.39||22,655|
|8||Re-appointment and remuneration of auditors||603,817,914||99.23||4,667,061||0.77||608,484,975||76.86||4,175,210|
|9||Authority to allot shares||599,053,447||99.27||4,417,876||0.73||603,471,323||76.23||9,188,769|
|10||Disapplication of pre-emption rights |
|11||Reduced notice of a general meeting other than an annual general meeting|
|12||Adoption of new articles of association|
(i) Any proxy appointments which gave discretion to the Chairman have been included in the ‘For’ total.
(ii) Issued ordinary share capital at 2 December 2009: 791,674,183 shares.
(iii) A ‘Vote Withheld’ is not counted towards the votes cast ‘For’ or ‘Against’ a resolution.
In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2 two copies of the resolutions passed as special business at the AGM are being submitted today to the Financial Services Authority and will shortly be available for inspection at the UK Listing Authority’s Document Viewing Facility, which is situated at:
The Financial Services Authority
25 The North Colonnade
London E14 5HS
(Tel: 020 7066 1000)