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
In total, 52.06% of the issued share capital was voted and the percentages shown below are rounded to two decimal places.
Resolution 1: to receive the Report of the Directors and the audited accounts for the year ended 31 March 2008
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
Resolution 3: to reappoint Tony Ballance as a Director
Resolution 4: to reappoint Martin Kane as a Director
Resolution 5: to reappoint Martin Lamb as a Director
Resolution 6: to reappoint Baroness Noakes as a Director
Resolution 7: to reappoint Andy Smith as a Director
Resolution 8: to reappoint Bernard Bulkin as a Director
Resolution 9: to reappoint Richard Davey as a Director
Resolution 10: to reappoint Michael McKeon as a Director
Resolution 11: to reappoint Deloitte & Touche LLP as auditors of the Company and to authorise the Directors to determine their remuneration.
Resolution 12: to approve the Directors’ remuneration report for the year ended 31 March 2008
Resolution 13: authority to allot shares
Resolution 14: disapplication of statutory pre-emption rights
Resolution 15: authority for the Company to purchase its own shares
Resolution 16: approval and adoption of new Articles of Association
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.