The Annual General Meeting
The Directors are pleased to announce that the shareholders of Severn Trent Plc 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 28 May 2009.
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 11 and 15 and 16 were passed as ordinary resolutions and resolutions 12 to 14 were passed as special resolutions.
The Meeting was attended by 142 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, 57.44% of the issued share capital was voted and the percentages shown below are rounded to two decimal places.
Resolution 1: to receive the accounts and the reports of the directors and the auditors for the year ended 31 March 2009
Resolution 2: to declare a final dividend in respect of the year ended 31 March 2009 of 41.05 pence for each ordinary share of 9717⁄19 pence
Resolution 3: to approve the Directors’ remuneration report for the year ended 31 March 2009
Resolution 4: to reappoint Tony Ballance as a director
Resolution 5: to reappoint Sir John Egan as a director
Resolution 6: to reappoint Gordon Fryett as a director
Resolution 7: to reappoint Tony Wray as a director
Resolution 8: to reappoint Deloitte LLP as auditors of the Company and to authorise the directors to determine their remuneration
Resolution 9: to authorise political donations
Resolution 10: to increase the authorised share capital
Resolution 11: authority to allot shares
Resolution 12: disapplication of statutory pre-emption rights
Resolution 13: authority for the Company to purchase its own shares
Resolution 14: reduce notice period for general meetings
Resolution 15: authority for the Company to purchase its own shares
Resolution 16: approve the Severn Trent Share Matching Plan
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.