Result of AGM
12 December 2011
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 9 December 2011. 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 2011||628,457,097||99.94||404,634||0.06||628,861,731||79.43||51,852|
|2||Directors’ remuneration report 2011||599,239,601||96.71||20,390,217||3.29||619,629,818||78.27||9,282,060|
|3||Declaration of final dividend||628,686,026||100.00||7,198||0.00||628,693,224||79.41||219,886|
|4||Re-election of Charles Sinclair as a director||626,901,778||99.69||1,946,128||0.31||628,847,906||79.43||60,270|
|5||Re-election of George G Weston as a director||628,342,776||99.92||510,000||0.08||628,852,776||79.43||57,808|
|6||Re-election of John Bason as a director||628,339,396||99.92||510,919||0.08||628,850,315||79.43||60,532|
|7||Re-election of Timothy Clarke as a director||628,132,835||99.89||706,695||0.11||628,839,530||79.43||62,935|
|8||Re-election of Lord Jay of Ewelme as a director||628,091,201||99.88||758,092||0.12||628,849,293||79.43||61.381|
|9||Re-election of Javier Ferrán as a director||628,202,346||99.90||646,262||0.10||628,848,608||79.43||61,951|
|10||Re-election of Peter Smith as a director||627,271,772||99.75||1,576,765||0.25||628,848,537||79.43||61,356|
|11||Re-appointment and remuneration of auditors||622,973,063||99.60||2,532,603||0.40||625,505,666||79.01||3,404,912|
|12||Authority to allot shares||593,932,229||95.03||31,035,439||4.97||624,967,668||78.94||3,942,589|
|13||Disapplication of pre-emption rights |
|14||Reduced notice of a general meeting other than an annual general meeting|
(i) Any proxy appointments which gave discretion to the Chairman have been included in the ‘For’ total.
(ii) Issued ordinary share capital at 7 December 2011: 791,674,183 shares.
(iii) A ‘Vote Withheld’ is not counted towards the votes cast ‘For’ or ‘Against’ a resolution.
A copy of the resolutions passed as special business at the AGM has been submitted today to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do