RNS Number : 8433K
SABMiller PLC
21 July 2011
 



SABMILLER PLC

 

21 July 2011 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 84.05% 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 2011, together with the reports of the directors and auditors therein.

1,394,701,455

99.87

1,869,995

0.13

1,396,571,450

87.92

1,164,378

2

To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 2011 contained in the Annual Report for the year ended 31 March 2011.

1,154,766,871

84.05

219,058,173

15.95

1,373,825,044

86.49

23,910,955

3

To elect Ms L M S Knox as a director of the Company.

1,395,161,795

99.85

2,065,245

0.15

1,397,227,040

87.96

508,859

4

To elect Ms H A Weir as a director of the Company.

1,395,443,630

99.87

1,783,301

0.13

1,397,226,931

87.96

508,908

5

To elect Mr J S Wilson as a director of the Company.

1,386,834,950

99.26

10,392,170

0.74

1,397,227,120

87.96

508,878

6

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

1,375,690,980

98.47

21,432,597

1.53

1,397,123,577

87.95

612,371

7

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

1,357,381,276

97.43

35,760,811

2.57

1,393,142,087

87.70

4,593,680

8

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

1,348,102,547

96.77

44,952,289

3.23

1,393,054,836

87.70

4,681,022

9

To re-elect Mr E A G Mackay as a director of the Company.

1,385,934,493

99.20

11,229,001

0.80

1,397,163,494

87.96

572,374

10

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

1,348,240,151

96.54

48,366,263

3.46

1,396,606,414

87.92

1,129,332

11

To re-elect Mr J A Manzoni as a director of the Company.

1,377,869,012

98.62

19,239,292

1.38

1,397,108,304

87.95

627,444

12

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

1,206,504,759

87.20

177,063,069

12.80

1,383,567,828

87.10

14,167,833

13

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

1,395,034,847

99.84

2,192,143

0.16

1,397,226,990

87.96

508,868

14

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

1,369,472,301

98.31

23,582,900

1.69

1,393,055,201

87.70

4,680,646

15

To re-elect Mr R Pieterse as a director of the Company.

1,394,723,658

99.82

2,501,512

0.18

1,397,225,170

87.96

510,577

16

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

1,355,730,763

97.64

32,807,369

2.36

1,388,538,132

87.41

9,197,625

17

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

1,355,467,563

97.30

37,670,294

2.70

1,393,137,857

87.70

4,593,690

18

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

1,369,473,214

98.31

23,581,761

1.69

1,393,054,975

87.70

4,680,872

19

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

1,261,592,547

98.33

21,479,482

1.67

1,283,072,029

80.77

114,663,787

20

To declare a final dividend of 61.5 US cents per share.

1,397,175,244

99.99

515

0.01

1,397,175,759

87.96

560,183

21

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

1,384,084,203

99.54

6,343,752

0.46

1,390,427,955

87.53

7,307,673

22

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

1,389,556,226

99.56

6,125,319

0.44

1,395,681,545

87.86

2,054,272

23

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

1,274,194,138

91.19

123,106,001

8.81

1,397,300,139

87.96

435,796

24

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

1,271,658,819

91,01

125,638,942

8.99

1,397,297,761

87.96

436,099

25

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.

1,391,163,907

99.81

2,650,485

0.19

1,393,814,392

87.75

3,921,504

26

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

1,355,824,914

97.03

41,449,729

2.97

1,397,274,643

87.96

461,154

 

Notes:

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

(ii) At 19 July 2011 there were 1,588,480,588 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 2011.

Resolutions 1 to 23 were ordinary resolutions, requiring more than 50% of shareholders' votes to be cast for the resolutions.

Resolutions 24 to 26 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 National Storage Mechanism and will soon be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do.

 

John Davidson, General Counsel and Group Company Secretary.

 

ENDS

 

 


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