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View the results of our Annual General Meeting (AGM) that took place on 28 May 2009, where all proposed resolutions were successfully passed.
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
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5HS

In total, 57.44% 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 accounts and the reports of the directors and the auditors for the year ended 31 March 2009

For Against Withheld
135,285,927 336,897 289,385
99.75% 0.25%  

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

For Against Withheld
135,334,242 277,703 300,764
99.80% 0.20%  

 

Resolution 3:  to approve the Directors’ remuneration report for the year ended 31 March 2009

For Against Withheld
124,391,356 3,035,770 8,484,603
97.62% 2.38%  

Resolution 4:  to reappoint Tony Ballance as a director

For Against Withheld
133.457,471 676,539 1,776,255
99.50% 0.50%  

Resolution 5:  to reappoint Sir John Egan as a director

For Against Withheld
134,768,135 791,151 353,451
99.42% 0.58%  

Resolution 6:  to reappoint Gordon Fryett as a director

 

For Against Withheld
135,064,195 475,635 372,979
99.65% 0.35%  

Resolution 7:  to reappoint Tony Wray as a director

For Against Withheld
131,444,016 2,700,963 1,767,841
97.99% 2.01%  

Resolution 8:  to reappoint Deloitte LLP as auditors of the Company and to authorise the directors to determine their remuneration

For Against Withheld
135,282,002 295,310 335,055
99.78% 0.22%  

Resolution 9:  to authorise political donations

For Against Withheld
132,061,690 1,683,466 2,166,307
98.74% 1.26%  

Resolution 10:  to increase the authorised share capital

For Against Withheld
134,827,502 567,622 517,485
97.66% 2.34%  

Resolution 11:   authority to allot shares

For Against Withheld
123,088,486
2,950,957 9,873,166
97.66% 2.34%  

Resolution 12: disapplication of statutory pre-emption rights

For Against Withheld
134,760,806 371,469 778,424
99.73%
0.27%
 

Resolution 13: authority for the Company to purchase its own shares

For Against Withheld
135,116,449 446,299 350,069
99.67% 0.33%  

Resolution 14: reduce notice period for general meetings

For Against Withheld
132,911,238
2,619,753
381,757
98.07% 1.93%
 

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

For Against Withheld
135,057,499 469,336 384,265
99.65% 0.35%  

Resolution 16: approve the Severn Trent Share Matching Plan

For Against Withheld
123,022,412 3,832,554 9,055,077
96.98% 3.02%  

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.