2012 proxy results

Summary of proxy cards returned

In favour

RESOLUTION Number of shares Number of holders % voting shares
1. Report and accounts 108,044,268 553 99.86
2. Directors' remuneration report 102,339,471 447 95.59
3. Final dividend 108,073,702 563 99.88
4. Reappointment of John van Kuffeler 104,001,389 529 97.94
5. Reappointment of Robert Anderson 107,113,372 542 99.00
6. Reappointment of Peter Crook 106,733,394 541 98.65
7.Reappointment of Andrew Fisher 107,117,920 547 99.01
8. Reappointment of Christopher Gillespie 107,117,910 546 99.01
9. Reappointment of Robert Hough 106,621,460 524 98.55
10. Reappointment of Manjit Wolstenholme 107,092,520 530 98.98
11. Reappointment of auditors 108,048,971 547 99.87
12. Remuneration of auditors 108,043,081 542 99.87
13. Authority to make political donations 107,554,327 439 99.45
14. Authority for directors to allot shares 107,895,009 509 99.73
15. Authority for company to purchase its own shares (Special Resolution) 106,772,765 532 99.68
16. Power to allot shares for cash (Special Resolution) 108,011,442 518 99.84
17. Notice for a general meeting (Special Resolution) 105,936,725 523 97.92

At Proxy's Discretion

RESOLUTION Number of shares Number of holders % voting shares
1. Report and accounts 117,015 82 0.11
2. Directors' remuneration report 121,630 77 0.11
3. Final dividend 114,337 75 0.11
4. Reappointment of John van Kuffeler 117,719 78 0.11
5. Reappointment of Robert Anderson 114,888 76 0.11
6. Reappointment of Peter Crook 115,044 77 0.11
7. Reappointment of Andrew Fisher 115,044 77 0.11
8. Reappointment of Christopher Gillespie 115,044 77 0.11
9. Reappointment of Robert Hough 115,888 78 0.11
10. Reappointment of Manjit Wolstenholme 136,905 82 0.13
11.Reappointment of auditors 133,236 81 0.12
12. Remuneration of auditors 134,093 84 0.12
13. Authority to make political donations 132,826 79 0.12
14. Authority for directors to allot shares 136,232 85 0.13
15. Authority for company to purchase its own shares (Special Resolution) 133,236 81 0.12
16. Power to allot shares for cash (Special Resolution) 134,031 81 0.12
17. Notice for a general meeting (Special Resolution) 136,376 81 0.13

Against

RESOLUTION Number of shares Number of holders % voting shares
1. Report and accounts 30,176 6 0.03
2. Directors' remuneration report 4,602,990 104 4.30
3. Final dividend 3,420 3 0.01
4. Reappointment of John van Kuffeler 2,073,839 36 1.95
5. Reappointment of Robert Anderson 958,352 26 0.89
6. Reappointment of Peter Crook 1,337,054 27 1.24
7. Reappointment of Andrew Fisher 952,528 18 0.88
8. Reappointment of Christopher Gillespie 952,538 19 0.88
9. Reappointment of Robert Hough 1,447,478 39 1.34
10. Reappointment of Manjit Wolstenholme 958,989 32 0.89
11. Reappointment of auditors 5,829 11 0.01
12. Remuneration of auditors 12,891 13 0.01
13. Authority to make political donations 467,583 114 0.43
14.Authority for directors to allot shares 155,780 43 0.14
15. Authority for company to purchase its own shares (Special Resolution) 213,373 27 0.20
16. Power to allot shares for cash (Special Resolution) 40,319 37 0.04
17. Notice for a general meeting (Special Resolution) 2,114,324 42 1.95

Witheld

RESOLUTION Number of shares Number of holders % voting shares
1. Report and accounts 0 0 0.00
2. Directors' remuneration report 1,127,367 33 1.04
3. Final dividend 0 0 0.00
4. Reappointment of John van Kuffeler 1,998,511 15 1.85
5. Reappointment of Robert Anderson 4,847 3 0.00
6. Reappointment of Peter Crook 5,967 4 0.00
7. Reappointment of Andrew Fisher 5,967 4 0.00
8. Reappointment of Christopher Gillespie 5,967 4 0.00
9. Reappointment of Robert Hough 6,633 6 0.00
10. Reappointment of Manjit Wolstenholme 3,045 3 0.00
11. Reappointment of auditors 3,423 3 0.00
12. Remuneration of auditors 1,394 3 0.00
13. Authority to make political donations 36,723 13 0.03
14. Authority for directors to allot shares 4,438 8 0.00
15. Authority for company to purchase its own shares (Special Resolution) 1,072,084 8 1.00
16. Power to allot shares for cash (Special Resolution) 5,667 7 0.00
17. Notice for a general meeting (Special Resolution) 4,034 5 0.00

Notes

  1. Percentage of voting shares is the percentage of shares voted and excludes shares on which votes were withheld
  2. Total number of shares voted = 108,191,459
  3. Total number of valid proxies returned = 641
  4. Total number of shares in issue = 138,139,427