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Weir Group PLC (WEIR)

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Thursday 13 May, 2004

Weir Group PLC

Result of AGM

Weir Group PLC
13 May 2004

                                THE WEIR GROUP PLC
                                                                     13 May 2004

                                  Voting Results

The Annual General Meeting of The Weir Group PLC was held on Wednesday 12 May
2004 at 12 noon. All resolutions were passed on a show of hands. Resolutions
1-10, 13 and 14 being passed as ordinary resolutions with resolutions 11 and 12
being passed as special resolutions. The following levels of proxy appointments
and associated voting instructions were received by 12 noon on Monday 10 May.

                                                   Proxy votes    Percentage    Proxy votes    Percentage  Proxy votes
No.    Resolution                                    for the       of proxy     against the     of proxy    withheld  
                                                   resolution       votes       resolution        votes     
                                                                  received                      received                

  1    To receive and adopt the statement of
       accounts for the 52 weeks ended 26
       December 2003, and the reports of
       the directors and auditors thereon.        109,505,105       99.77%        252,720         0.23%       459,992

  2    To declare a dividend.                     110,181,330       99.99%            686         0.01%        35,801

  3    To approve the Report of the Bonus 
       and Remuneration Committee as set out           
       in the annual report for the 52 weeks
       ended 26 December 2003.                    106,634,002       99.52%        509,881         0.48%     3,073,934

  4    To elect C J Rickard as a director.        110,118,365       99.97%         34,536         0.03%        64,143

  5    To elect Lord Robertson as a director.     109,999,629       99.87%        140,277         0.13%        77,911

  6    To re-elect Sir Robert Smith as 
       a director.                                110,096,206       99.94%         65,165         0.06%        56,446

  7    To re-elect A W F Mitchelson as
       a director.                                110,122,406       99.96%         38,594         0.04%        56,817

  8    To re-appoint Ernst & Young LLP 
       as auditors.                               109,014,209       98.93%      1,181,653         1.07%        21,955

  9    To authorise the directors to fix 
       the remuneration of the auditors.          109,450,920       99.35%        713,253         0.65%        53,644

 10    To renew the directors'  general
       authority to allot relevant securities.    110,020,871       99.87%        141,262         0.13%        55,684

 11    To disapply, within certain limits, 
       the statutory pre-emption rights
       arising on the allotment of shares.        109,938,213       99.81%        209,954         0.19%        69,650

 12    To renew the Company's power to
       purchase its own shares.                   110,077,569       99.91%         94,948         0.09%        45,300

 13    To replace the Executive Share 
       Option Scheme with a new Long Term
       Incentive Plan.                            105,600,214       99.50%        530,347         0.50%     4,087,256

 14    To establish the Weir Group 
       Employee Trust.                            110,049,169       99.91%        100,808         0.09%        67,840

     a.   Any proxy appointments which give discretion to the Chairman have been
          included in the 'for' total.

     b.   It should be noted that the appointment of a proxy is not an 
          unequivocally precise indicator of the way the shareholder would have 
          voted on a poll. It merely reflects their intention at the time the 
          instruction was given.
          Voting instructions can be changed at any time prior to a poll being
          demanded, and a shareholder having lodged a proxy is still entitled to
          attend the meeting and, having heard the debate, vote their shares as 
          they see fit.

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