RNS Number : 7879P
SABMiller PLC
22 July 2010
 



SABMILLER PLC

 

22 July 2010 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 86.32% 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 (i)

%

For

Votes

Against

%

Against

Total Shares Voted

% Of Issued Share Capital

Voted (ii)

Votes

Withheld (iii)

1

To receive and adopt the financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2010, together with the reports of the directors and auditors therein.

1,352,922,586

97.34

36,931,539

2.66

1,389,854,125

87.76

1,214,484

2

To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 2010 contained in the Annual Report for the year ended 31 March 2010.

1,231,870,792

91.83

109,656,018

8.17

1,341,526,810

84.71

49,568,519

3

To elect Mr M H Armour as a director of the Company.

1,388,298,935

99.81

2,623,319

0.19

1,390,922,254

87.83

172,853

4

To elect Mr H A Willard as a director of the Company.

1,360,124,992

98.19

25,010,243

1.81

1,385,135,235

87.46

6,406,037

5

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

1,355,593,202

98.17

25,304,124

1.83

1,380,897,326

87.19

10,554,148

6

To re-elect Mr P J Manser as a director of the Company.

1,350,664,416

97.08

40,611,930

2.92

1,391,276,346

87.85

174,606

7

To re-elect Mr D S Devitre as a director of the Company.

1,334,957,336

96.38

50,178,375

3.62

1,385,135,711

87.46

6,405,561

8

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

1,339,781,603

96.72

45,370,018

3.28

1,385,151,621

87.46

6,299,531

9

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

1,357,580,298

98.01

27,572,394

1.99

1,385,152,692

87.46

6,298,682

10

To re-elect Mr M I Wyman as a director of the Company.

1,383,579,503

99.47

7,344,500

0.53

1,390,924,003

87.83

171,226

11

To declare a final dividend of 51 US cents per share.

1,390,810,536

99.99

13,893

0.01

1,390,824,429

87.82

270,800

12

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

1,345,800,713

97.13

39,814,326

2.87

1,385,615,039

87.49

5,480,190

13

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

1,357,310,173

97.64

32,760,636

2.36

1,390,070,809

87.77

1,024,420

14

To give a general power and authority to the directors to allot shares.

1,277,748,295

91.86

113,176,524

8.14

1,390,924,819

87.83

170,400

15

To give a general power and authority to the directors to allot shares for cash otherwise than pro rata to all shareholders. 

1,200,617,898

86.32

190,306,163

13.68

1,390,924,061

87.83

170,858

16

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.

1,387,110,722

99.74

3,587,603

0.26

1,390,698,325

87.81

396,594

17

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

1,262,399,761

91.06

123,873,080

8.94

1,386,272,841

87.53

4,822,078

18

To approve the adoption of new articles of association of the Company.

1,384,693,073

99.63

5,105,682

0.37

1,389,798,755

87.75

1,296,164

 

Notes:

(i) Votes 'For' include those votes giving the Chairman discretion.

(ii) At 20 July 2010 there were 1,583,730,315 shares in issue with the right to vote.

(iii) The votes 'Withheld' are not counted towards the votes cast 'For' or 'Against' at the Annual General Meeting.

 

Full details of the resolutions were set out in the Notice of Annual General Meeting, dated 3 June 2010.

Resolutions 1 to 14 were ordinary resolutions, requiring more than 50% of shareholders' votes to be cast for the resolutions.

Resolutions 15 to 18 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 Authority, 25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HS

 

John Davidson, General Counsel and Group Company Secretary.

 

ENDS


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