RNS Number : 6851W
SABMiller PLC
31 July 2009
 



SABMILLER PLC


31 July 2009 The board of SABMiller plc announces the results of the polls taken on all resolutions at the Annual General Meeting of the Company, held earlier today. All resolutions were approved by substantial majorities, ranging from 85.66% to 99.99%. Full details of the poll results are set out below and will also be available on the Company's website: www.sabmiller.com


    Resolution

VOTES

FOR

%

FOR*

VOTES

AGAINST

%

AGAINST

VOTES

WITHHELD**

1

To receive and adopt the financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2009, together with the reports of the directors and auditors.

1,337,183,908

97.47

34,720,378

2.53

2,572,142

2

To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 2009 contained in the Annual Report for the year ended 31 March 2009.

1,156,584,846

85.66

193,603,736

14.34

24,287,532

3

To elect Dr D F Moyo as a director of the Company.

1,372,600,331

99.91

1,235,143

0.09

639,657

4

To re-elect Mr J M Kahn as a director of the Company.

1,346,560,964

99.06

12,765,316

0.94

15,148,710

5

To re-elect Lord Fellowes as a director of the Company.

1,347,229,584

98.38

22,168,909

1.62

5,076,042

6

To re-elect Mr G C Bible as a director of the Company.

1,352,904,706

98.79

16,588,832

1.21

4,980,720

7

To re-elect Ms M E Doherty as a director of the Company.

1,372,292,309

99.89

1,545,662

0.11

637,644

8

To re-elect Mr M Q Morland as a director of the Company.

1,347,209,858

98.38

22,182,268

1.62

5,083,197

9

To re-elect Mr C A Pérez Dávila as a director of the Company.

1,354,861,230

98.85

15,720,380

1.15

3,892,148

10

To re-elect Mr M C Ramaphosa as a director of the Company.

1,346,971,862

98.36

22,491,256

1.64

5,011,421

11

To re-elect Mr A Santo Domingo Dávila as a director of the Company.

1,352,903,069

98.79

16,586,755

1.21

4,985,499

12

To declare a final dividend of 42 US cents per share.

1,373,839,410

99.99

8,745

0.01

627,760

13

To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditors of the Company, to hold office until the conclusion of the next general meeting at which accounts are laid. 

1,344,605,450

97.91

28,716,063

2.09

1,154,396

14

To authorise the directors to fix the remuneration of the auditors.

1,348,886,336

98.48

20,760,376

1.52

4,829,198

15

To give a general power and authority to the directors under Section 80 of the Companies Act 1985 to allot relevant securities. 

1,340,282,643

97.66

32,106,654

2.34

2,086,613

16

To give a general power and authority to the directors under Section 89 of the Companies Act 1985 to allot ordinary shares for cash otherwise than pro rata to all shareholders.  

1,251,351,941

91.11

122,128,262

8.89

995,707

17

To give a general authority to the directors to make market purchases of ordinary shares of US$0.10 each in the capital of the Company.

1,372,009,196

99.95

717,163

0.05

1,749,550

18

To approve the calling of general meetings, other than an annual general meeting, on not less than 14 clear days' notice.

1,261,212,666

91.81

112,557,767

8.19

705,475

19

To approve the adoption of new articles of association of the Company with effect from 1 October 2009.

1,369,731,132

99.93

991,851

0.07

3,752,115


*Votes 'FOR' include those votes giving the Chairman discretion

** The votes 'Withheld' are not counted towards the votes cast at the Annual General Meeting.


Full details of the resolutions were set out in the Notice of Annual General Meeting, dated 1 June 2009.

Resolutions 1 to 15 were ordinary resolutions, requiring more than 50% of shareholders' votes to be cast for the resolutions.

Resolutions 16 to 19 were special resolutions, requiring at least 75% of shareholders' votes to be cast for the resolutions.


Copies of all the resolutions passed, other than ordinary business, have been submitted to the UK Listing Authority ("UKLA") and will soon be available for inspection at the UK Listing Authority's Document Viewing Facility, which is situated at Financial Services Authority25 The North ColonnadeCanary WharfLondon E14 5HS


John Davidson, General Counsel and Group Company Secretary.



ENDS


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