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Thursday 18 March, 2010

Future PLC

Result of AGM

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Future PLC
18 March 2010
 



 

 

Future plc

18 March 2010

 

 

FUTURE PLC

Result of Annual General Meeting

 

Future plc (LSE: FUTR), the international special-interest media group, can announce that all resolutions put to its Annual General Meeting today were duly passed on a show of hands.

 

Among the resolutions passed was a resolution to pay a final dividend of 0.5p per ordinary share, bringing the total for the year to 0.9p per ordinary share. The proxy figures for the resolutions proposed were as shown below.

 

With the exception of special resolution 14, all of the resolutions put to the meeting related to Ordinary business. A copy of special resolution 14 has been forwarded to the UK Listing Authority ("UKLA"), in accordance with LR 9.6.2 and will shortly be available for inspection at the UKLA's Document Viewing Facility which is situated at Financial Services Authority, 25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5HS (Telephone: 0207 066 1000).

 

The Company's Annual Report 2009 (which includes the Notice calling today's Annual General Meeting on pages 90 to 94) is available on the Company's website, www.futureplc.com, and on request to the Company's registered office at 30 Monmouth Street, Bath BA1 2BW or by email: investor.relations@futurenet.co.uk.

 

It was also announced at the AGM that Michael Penington and Patrick Taylor have decided not to put themselves forward for re-election at the Company's next Annual General Meeting in 2011.

 

Michael Penington has been a Director since 2000 and was appointed senior independent non-executive Director in 2002.  A new senior independent non-executive director will be announced in advance of Michael stepping down.

 

Patrick Taylor was appointed to the Board in April 2001 and has served as a non-executive Director and as chairman of the Audit Committee since then. The Company will shortly commence a search for a replacement chairman of audit committee.  In the meantime Patrick Taylor continues to serve in his current capacity.



Appendix - Proxy results:

 

Resolution No (as noted on the Notice)

Shares For

Shares Discretionary

Shares Against

Shares Marked as Votes Withheld

Poll  Yes/No

1

267,097,059

16,177

6,000

67,126

No

2

167,362,578

17,917

92,898,095

6,907,772

No

3

267,161,310

16,177

2,181

6,694

No

4

264,809,189

16,177

254,207

2,106,789

No

5

267,085,084

16,177

84,407

694

No

6

267,102,250

22,577

60,841

694

No

7

252,307,425

16,477

14,861,766

694

No

8

256,928,308

18,264

10,239,096

694

No

9

256,925,329

16,843

10,243,496

694

No

10

254,814,079

17,477

12,352,572

2,234

No

11

266,668,676

17,277

61,994

438,415

No

12

267,028,631

17,277

138,614

1,840

No

13

265,493,395

17,277

706,220

969,470

No

14

259,520,043

17,477

7,646,608

2,234

No

15

267,024,726

17,871

140,383

3,382

No

16

267,058,595

22,277

95,116

10,374

No

17

267,136,706

17,277

23,739

8,640

No

18

266,927,377

17,277

232,648

9,060

No

 

Enquiries:

 

Mark Millar                  Company Secretary                                         Tel: 01225 442244

Vicky Bacon                Head of Group Communications                    Tel: 0207 042 4033

 

About Future


Future plc is an international special-interest media group that is listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FUTR).  Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests.  We hold strong multi-media market positions in games, technology, film, music, cycling, automotive and crafts.  Our biggest-selling magazines include Total Film, T3, Classic Rock, Digital Camera, Guitar World, Official Xbox Magazine, Official Playstation Magazine, Nintendo Power, Maximum PC and MacLife.  Our websites include gamesradar.com, bikeradar.com, techradar.com, musicradar.com, dailyradar.com and photoradar.com.  Future produces nearly 4 million magazines each month; we attract more than 27 million unique visitors to our websites; and we host 27 annual live events that attract hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts.  In addition, Future exports, syndicates or licenses its publications to 90 countries internationally, making us the UK's number one exporter and licensor of monthly magazines.


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