Voting at AGM 2015

In respect of the voting at the company’s AGM held on 28 September 2015 the directors are pleased to report that all resolutions were passed on a show of hands.

The valid proxies recorded in respect of voting at the meeting were as follows:

Resolution In Favour Against Withheld
1 To receive the report and accounts 58,638,781 750 0
2 To approve the directors’ remuneration policy report 58,334,781 304,250 500
3 To approve the directors’ remuneration report 58,334,781 304,250 500
4 To reappoint John F. Kearney as a director 58,334,781 300,750 500
5 To reappoint Bill Hooley as a director 58,337,781 301,250 500
6 To reappoint David Lean as a director 58,323,281 315,750 500
7 To reappoint Howard Miller as a director 58,322,781 316,250 500
8 To reappoint Roger Turner as a director 58,323,281 315,750 500
9 To reappoint Danesh Varma as a director 58,337,781 301,250 500
10 To reappoint Mazars LLP as auditors 58,336,731 300,750 2,050
11 To authorise the directors to determine the remuneration of the auditor 58,631,291 8,240 0
12 To authorise the directors to issue new share capital 58,338,281 300,750 500
13 To dis-apply pre-emption rights in respect of certain issues of shares 58,331,731 302,800 5,000


1. Votes were received in respect of 58,639,531 shares representing 36.5% of the issued share capital.

2. Any proxy appointments which gave discretion to the chairman have been included in the “For” total.

3. The full text of the resolutions is shown in the notice of the AGM which is available in the annual report and on the website.

Total voting rights

The issued ordinary share capital of the company is 160,608,051 shares with voting rights; there are no shares in treasury.

The above figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations which will determine whether they are required to notify their interest in the company, or any change to that interest, under the FSA’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

For further information, please contact:

Bill Hooley, Chief Executive +44 (0)1492 541981;

Danesh Varma, Finance Director +44 (0)207 6539881;

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