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View our recap of the 2008 Severn Trent Annual General Meeting (AGM) that took place on 18 June at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre.
Severn Trent Plc (the “Company”)Results of the Annual General Meeting held 22 July 2008 at the International Convention Centre, Broad Street, Birmingham

The Directors are pleased to announce that the shareholders of Severn Trent Plc today passed all the resolutions that were proposed at this year’s Annual General Meeting, as set out in the Notice of Annual General Meeting dated 18 June 2008.

All of the Resolutions were passed at the Meeting on a poll.  The total number of votes received for each resolution is set out below in Appendix A.

Resolutions 1 to 13 were passed as ordinary resolutions and resolutions 13 to 16 were passed as special resolutions.
 
The Meeting was attended by 181 shareholders.

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2, two copies of the resolutions passed at the Meeting, other than resolutions concerning ordinary business, have been submitted to the UK Listing Authority and will shortly be available for inspection at the Financial Service Authority’s Document Viewing Facility, which is situated at:

The Financial Services Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5HS

In total, 52.06% of the issued share capital was voted and the percentages shown below are rounded to two decimal places.

 

Appendix A

Resolution 1:  to receive the Report of the Directors and the audited accounts for the year ended 31 March 2008

For Against Withheld
122,418,674 167,097 28,278
99.86% 0.14  

Resolution 2: to declare a final dividend in respect of the year ended 31 March 2008 of 41.29 pence for each ordinary share of 97 17/19 pence

For Against Withheld
122,605,134 4,137 4,006
100.00% 0.00%  

Resolution 3:  to reappoint Tony Ballance as a Director

For Against Withheld
120,921,402 580,060 1,112,369
99.52% 0.48%  

Resolution 4:  to reappoint Martin Kane as a Director

For Against Withheld
120,919,580 584,659 1,108,992
99.52% 0.48%  

Resolution 5:  to reappoint Martin Lamb as a Director

For Against Withheld
122,031,669 505,937 75,625
99.59% 0.41%  

Resolution 6:  to reappoint Baroness Noakes as a Director

For Against Withheld
121,935,469 601,634 75,289
99.51% 0.49%  

Resolution 7:  to reappoint Andy Smith as a Director

For Against Withheld
120,898,448 604,649 1,110,134
99.50% 0.50%  

Resolution 8:  to reappoint Bernard Bulkin as a Director

For Against Withheld
121,786,141 730,466 95,783
99.40% 0.60%  

Resolution 9:  to reappoint Richard Davey as a Director

For Against Withheld
121,993,203 549,129 71,500
99.50% 0.50%  

Resolution 10:  to reappoint Michael McKeon as a Director

For Against Withheld
120,897,946 607,273 1,108,606
99.50% 0.50%  

Resolution 11:   to reappoint Deloitte & Touche LLP as auditors of the Company and to authorise the Directors to determine their remuneration.

For Against Withheld
122,123,076 3,220,432 7,140,245
97.21% 2.79%  

Resolution 12: to approve the Directors’ remuneration report for the year ended 31 March 2008

For Against Withheld
112,253,473 3,220,432 7,140,245
97.21% 2.79%  

Resolution 13: authority to allot shares

For Against Withheld
121,851,700 681,000 81,501
99.44% 0.56%  

Resolution 14: disapplication of statutory pre-emption rights

For Against Withheld
121,992,817 475,702 144,268
99.61% 0.39%  

Resolution 15: authority for the Company to purchase its own shares

For Against Withheld
122,363,123 164,373 86,520
99.87% 0.13%  

Resolution 16: approval and adoption of new Articles of Association

For Against Withheld
120,475,887 1,994,318 141,459
98.37% 1.63%  

Notes

1. Any proxy appointments which gave discretion to the Chairman have been included in the "for" total.

2. A "vote withheld" is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of the votes "for" and "against" a resolution.