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20/07/2001

Bass PLC Result of EGM

Bass PLC Result of EGM

Bass PLC today, 20 July 2001, announces that at the Extraordinary General Meeting held this morning, shareholders voted in favour of changing the name of the Company to Six Continents PLC.

Subject to registration by the Registrar of Companies, the new name is expected to be effective from Monday, 30 July 2001. Shortly thereafter, shareholders will receive replacement share certificates in the new name.

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For further information, please contact:

Mark Rigby, Bass PLC Media Relations   +44 (0)20 7409 1919
Julia Lalla-Maharajh, Bass PLC Media Relations   +44 (0)20 7409 1919

Notes to Editors:

Bass is an international leisure hospitality group operating in hotels, leisure retail and branded drinks.

  • Bass Hotels & Resorts is the world's leading global hotel group whose brands include Inter-Continental Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn, Express by Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites. It owns, operates or franchises more than 3,200 hotels and over 500,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries around the world.
  • Bass Leisure Retail is the UK's leading managed restaurant, pubs and bars group with over 2,000 outlets including brands such as Vintage Inns, Harvester, Toby, Browns, All Bar One, It's A Scream, O'Neill's, Edwards, Ember Inns and Goose.
  • Britvic Soft Drinks is one of the leading UK producers and distributors of branded soft drinks with brands such as Tango, Robinsons, Britvic and the UK franchise for Pepsi.

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