Result of General Meeting - December 2003
At the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company held today all proposed resolutions were duly passed; these relate to the Share Consolidation and an authority for the Company to purchase its own shares.
Accordingly, Application has been made to The UK Listing Authority and the London Stock Exchange for 523,215,878 Ordinary shares of 7 1/12p each to trade on the London Stock Exchange and to be admitted to the Official List. 519,739,246 shares have been issued and 3,476,632 shares are to be block listed.
The Block listings consist of 166,550 shares to be issued under The Sharesave Scheme and 3,310,082 shares to be issued under The Executive Option Scheme.
It is expected that dealings in the new shares will commence on 2 December, 2003.