A copy of the resolutions have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for viewing at: www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM
Details of proxy voting instructions, lodged prior to the Meeting, are set out below:-
|Annual General Meeting|
|1||Annual Report & Accounts 2015||31,021,104||99.78||66,919||0.22||1,772,686|
|2||Directors' Renumeration Report||30,879,904||99.33||206,896||0.67||1,773,909|
|3||Revision to the Directors’ Remuneration Policy||30,941,967||99.54||144,077||0.46||1,774,665|
|4||2015 Final Dividend||31,088,333||100.00||0||0||1,772,376|
|5||Election of Ian Steele||31,086,321||99.99||2,037||0.01||1,772,351|
|6||Re-election of Baroness Margaret Ford||31,082,735||99.98||5,423||0.02||1,772,551|
|7||Re-election of George Watt||31,085,958||99.99||2,400||0.01||1,772,351|
|8||Re-election of David Shearer||28,506,247||91.69||2,582,111||8.31||1,772,351|
|9||Re–Appointment of Auditors||27,776,824||90.51||2,912,654||9.49||2,171,231|
|10||Authority to set remuneration for auditors||21,699,822||73.23||7,932,718||26.77||3,228,169|
|11||Authority to allot shares||30,870,329||99.33||207,923||0.67||1,782,457|
|12||Disapply statutory pre-emption rights||25,876,647||83.31||4,997,598||16.19||1,986,473|
|13||Authoriy to make market purchases of own shares||31,076,053||99.96||11,472||0.04||1,773,184|
|14||Allow general meetings to be held on 14 days notice||30,824,710||99.15||263,462||0.85||1,772,537|
Resolutions 1 - 11 together were proposed as ordinary resolutions and Resolutions 12 - 14 were proposed as special resolutions.
A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of proportion of votes “For” or “Against” a resolution.
The total number of ordinary shares of 50p in issue as at 30 April 2015 is 39,548,231.
Jane E A Tames
26 April 2016