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Wednesday 24 November, 2004

Brambles Industries

AGM - Final Poll Results

Brambles Industries PLC
23 November 2004


Brambles Industries plc
Company Number: 4134697

23 November 2004

                           FINAL POLL RESULTS FOR THE
            BRAMBLES INDUSTRIES LIMITED AND BRAMBLES INDUSTRIES PLC
                            ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS
          HELD ON 16 NOVEMBER 2004 AND 23 NOVEMBER 2004, RESPECTIVELY

Following the Annual General Meetings of Brambles Industries Limited held in
Sydney on 16 November 2004 and Brambles Industries plc held in London on 23
November 2004, we advise that each resolution set out in the Notice of Meeting
was carried by the required majority.

In accordance with the requirements of Brambles' dual listed companies
structure, each resolution was determined on a poll. The results of the poll
held on each resolution are set out in Appendix 1.

The final proxy position for each of Brambles Industries Limited and Brambles
Industries plc on each resolution (excluding the proxy votes carried from one
meeting to the other meeting by the Special Voting Shares) is detailed in
Appendix 2.



Craig van der Laan
Company Secretary
Brambles Industries plc

For further information

UK
Investor    Sue Scholes, Head of Investor Relations          +44 (0) 20 7659 6012
Media       Richard Mountain, Financial Dynamics             +44 (0) 20 7269 7291

Australia
Investor    John Hobson                                      +61 (0) 2 9256 5216
            Head of Investor Relations                       +61 (0) 414 239 188 (mobile)
Media       Jeannette McLoughlin                             +61 (0) 2 9256 5255
            Group General Manager Corporate Communications   +61 (0) 401 990 425 (mobile)

Brambles is globally headquartered in Australia


Appendix 1

Results of Poll on Resolutions at 2004 Brambles Annual General Meetings

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      Resolution              For         %        Against      %      Abstain
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1  Receive the Reports &  879,872,813   99.90%     883,738    0.10%  36,290,806
   Financial Statements     
   of BIL
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2  Receive the Reports    879,917,836   99.90%     875,279    0.10%  36,254,242
   and                    
   Accounts of BIP
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3  Approval of Brambles'  894,269,342   99.19%   7,258,844    0.81%  17,573,353
   Remuneration Report     
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4  Approval of increase   842,343,810   94.73%  46,905,880    5.27%  23,390,778
   in annual              
   remuneration of BIL
   Non-
   Executive Directors
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5  Approval of increase   839,953,449   93.27%  60,610,061    6.73%  11,989,729
   in annual            
   remuneration of BIP
   Non-
   Executive Directors
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6  Election of Mr M F     910,750,080   99.61%   3,597,294    0.39%   5,670,470
   Ihlein to the     
   Board of BIL
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7  Election of Mr M F     910,857,956   99.62%   3,486,704    0.38%   5,673,184
   Ihlein to the     
   Board of BIP
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8  Election of Mr S P     913,750,929   99.86%   1,280,326    0.14%   4,996,589
   Johns to the      
   Board of BIL
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9  Election of Mr S P     913,700,231   99.86%   1,295,228    0.14%   5,025,156
   Johns to the      
   Board of BIP
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10 Election of Mr J       910,769,853   99.53%   4,320,730    0.47%   4,969,761
   Nasser AO to      
   the Baord of BIL
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11 Election of Mr J       912,504,153   99.53%   4,340,799    0.47%   3,208,163
   Nasser AO to      
   the Baord of BIP
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12 Re-election of Mr M D  862,283,726   95.38%  41,745,366    4.62%  16,030,752
   I Burrows to the 
   Board of BIL
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13 Re-election of Mr M D  860,511,505   95.19%  43,474,649    4.81%  16,066,461
   I Burrows to the 
   Board of BIP
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14 Re-election of Mr D J  915,361,134   99.71%   2,679,721    0.29%   1,798,964
   Turner to         
   the Board of BIL
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15 Re-election of Mr D J  915,356,581   99.70%   2,711,222    0.30%   1,776,187
   Turner to         
   the Board of BIP
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
16 Re-appointment of      916,666,244   99.95%     475,906    0.05%   2,516,802
   PricewaterhouseCoopers 
   LLP
   as auditors of BIP
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
17 Authorise Directors to 916,351,964   99.92%     776,136    0.08%   2,591,123
   set Auditors' fees
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18 General authority to 905,413,693   99.06%   8,548,079    0.94%   5,715,959
   allot shares in BIP
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19 Disapplication of    905,146,282   99.07%   8,463,218    0.93%   6,061,574
   pre-emption            
   rights in BIP *
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20 General authority to 913,114,966   99.88%   1,096,596    0.12%   5,444,614
   buy back               
   shares in BIP *
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21 Approval of BIL 2004 891,609,725   98.27%  15,725,750    1.73%   5,542,138
   Performance Share      
   Plan
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22 Approval of BIP 2004 889,350,754   98.02%  17,934,119    1.98%   5,524,570
   Performance Share      
   Plan
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
23 Authorise Board to   890,482,506   98.41%  14,363,907    1.59%   7,970,000
   establish              
   further Performance
   Share
   Plans
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24 Approval of          892,572,308   98.64%  12,323,973    1.36%   7,939,700
   participation in       
   Performance Share Plan
   by
   Mr M F Ihlein
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
25 Approval of          896,480,033   98.65%  12,250,333    1.35%   2,350,727
   participation in       
   Performance Share Plan
   by Mr D J Turner
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* Special resolution

Because of the nature of the dual listed companies' structure, the poll results
for each company on joint electorate actions are identical. Resolutions 1 - 25
are joint electorate matters and the votes above include those cast by
shareholders of both Brambles Industries plc and Brambles Industries Limited.


Appendix 2


Final Proxy Position

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                                                     BIL           BIP
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1 Receipt of financial statements and reports of BIL
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Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies
validly appointed                                    511,030,374   403,986,132
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy;                ------------  ------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       418,578,434   388,714,494
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote against the resolution                       409,636       468,973
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to abstain on the resolution                      22,540,934    13,747,914
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                    69,501,370     1,054,751
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 Receive the Reports and Accounts of BIP
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies validly appointed                            511,030,374   403,986,132
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy;               
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       418,486,702   388,716,540
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote against the resolution                       402,036       468,114
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to abstain on the resolution                      22,500,803    13,740,931
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                    69,640,833     1,060,547
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
3 Approval of Brambles' Remuneration Report
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies validly appointed                            513,068,390   403,986,132
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy;                ------------  ------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       434,911,181   387,540,216
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote against the resolution                     3,394,600     2,540,360
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to abstain on the resolution                       4,678,875    12,840,522
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                    70,083,734     1,065,034
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
4 Approval of increase in annual remuneration of BIL Non-Executive Directors
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies validly appointed                             508,596,682   403,986,132
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy;                
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       379,837,678   399,112,830
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote against the resolution                    42,070,361     3,013,587
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to abstain on the resolution                      22,555,641       797,929
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                    64,133,002     1,061,786
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
5 Approval of increase in annual remuneration of BIP Non-Executive Directors
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies validly appointed                            508,509,453   403,986,132
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy;               
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       379,875,455   396,643,441
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote against the resolution                    55,747,024     3,032,105
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to abstain on the resolution                       8,721,339     3,226,832
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                    64,165,635     1,083,754
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
6 Election of Mr M F Ihlein to the Board of BIL
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies validly appointed                            514,016,361   403,986,132
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy;            
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       440,003,411   397,792,237
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote against the resolution                     2,727,232       846,486
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to abstain on the resolution                       1,367,088     4,247,336
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                    69,918,630     1,100,073
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
7 Election of Mr M F Ihlein to the Board of BIP
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies validly appointed                            514,016,361   403,986,132
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy;               
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       440,098,669   397,792,519
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote against the resolution                     2,608,665       854,463
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to abstain on the resolution                       1,373,763     4,239,375
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                    69,935,264     1,099,775
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
8 Election of Mr S P Johns to the Board of BIL
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies validly appointed                            514,016,361   403,986,132
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy;              
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       442,813,540   398,011,403
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote against the resolution                       617,788       640,375
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to abstain on the resolution                         706,097     4,232,346
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                    69,878,936     1,102,008
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
9 Election of Mr S P Johns to the Board of BIP
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies validly appointed                            514,016,361   403,986,132
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy;            
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       442,700,553   398,012,721
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote against the resolution                       629,124       643,941
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to abstain on the resolution                         736,228     4,226,782
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                    69,950,456     1,102,688
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10 Election of Mr J Nasser AO to the Board of BIL
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies validly appointed                            514,016,361   403,986,132
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy;            
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       441,064,466   397,166,359
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote against the resolution                     2,326,102     1,570,632
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to abstain on the resolution                         767,033     4,150,928
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                    69,858,760     1,098,213
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
11 Election of Mr J Nasser AO to the Board of BIP
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies validly appointed                            514,016,361   403,986,132
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy;               
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       440,959,834   398,943,902
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote against the resolution                     2,352,087     1,564,716
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to abstain on the resolution                         770,969     2,381,394
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                    69,933,471     1,096,120
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
12 Re-election of Mr M D I Burrows to the Board of BIL
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies validly appointed                            514,016,361   403,986,132
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy;              
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       400,446,533   389,384,034
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote against the resolution                    34,719,627     6,483,203
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to abstain on the resolution                       8,984,442     7,030,410
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                    69,865,759     1,088,485
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
13 Re-election of Mr M D I Burrows to the Board of BIP
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies validly appointed                            514,016,361   403,986,132
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy;             
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       398,633,719   389,389,690
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote against the resolution                    36,451,350     6,480,763
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to abstain on the resolution                       9,025,240     7,021,321
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                    69,906,052     1,094,358
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
14 Re-election of Mr D J Turner to the Board of BIL
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies validly appointed                            514,016,361   403,986,132
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy;              
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       440,939,943   401,932,019
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote against the resolution                     1,815,533       847,363
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to abstain on the resolution                       1,740,644        51,707
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                    69,520,241     1,155,043
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
15 Re-election of Mr D J Turner to the Board of BIP
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies validly appointed                            514,016,361   403,986,132
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy;                
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       440,822,385   401,929,601
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote against the resolution                     1,841,322       851,010
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to abstain on the resolution                       1,710,500        43,674
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                    69,642,154     1,161,847
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
16 Re-appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditors of BIP
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies validly appointed                            514,016,361   403,986,132
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy;                
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       442,073,473   401,929,608
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote against the resolution                       312,466       158,111
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to abstain on the resolution                       1,728,344       759,845
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                    69,902,078     1,138,568
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
17 Authorise Directors to set auditors' fees
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies validly appointed                            514,016,361   403,986,132
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy;              
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       441,841,007   402,025,273
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote against the resolution                       576,825       161,117
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to abstain on the resolution                       1,879,356       665,047
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                    69,719,173     1,134,695
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18 General authority to allot shares in BIP
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies validly appointed                            514,016,361   403,986,132
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy;             
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       432,548,971   400,277,904
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote against the resolution                     5,988,738     2,530,599
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to abstain on the resolution                       5,649,804        32,978
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                    69,828,848     1,144,651
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
19 Disapplication of pre-emption rights in BIP
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies validly appointed                            514,016,361   403,986,132
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy;             
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       432,402,321   400,015,593
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote against the resolution                     5,714,512     2,684,011
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to abstain on the resolution                       5,886,065        91,784
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                    70,013,463     1,194,744
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
20 General authority to buy back shares in BIP
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies validly appointed                            514,014,585   403,986,132
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy;               
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       437,845,777   402,564,644
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote against the resolution                       836,216       227,467
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to abstain on the resolution                       5,390,009        35,656
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                    69,942,583     1,158,365
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
21 Approval of BIL 2004 Performance Share Plan
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies validly appointed                            508,488,923   403,986,132
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy;               
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       432,384,327   394,889,594
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote against the resolution                    10,544,934     3,777,195
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to abstain on the resolution                       1,321,756     4,158,964
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                    64,237,906     1,160,379
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
22 Approval of BIP 2004 Performance Share Plan
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies validly appointed                            508,427,982   403,986,132
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy;            
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       432,313,323   392,703,221
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote against the resolution                    10,573,899     5,956,599
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to abstain on the resolution                       1,302,854     4,161,744
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                    64,237,906     1,164,568
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
23 Authorise Board to establish further Performance Share Plans
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies validly appointed                            508,432,017   403,986,132
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy;                
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       431,197,490   393,832,582
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote against the resolution                    10,588,791     2,366,603
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to abstain on the resolution                       1,282,909     6,633,314
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                    65,362,827     1,153,633
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
24 Approval of participation in Performance Share Plans by Mr M F Ihlein
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies validly appointed                            508,483,585   403,986,132
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy;               
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       429,848,536   398,313,325
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote against the resolution                    10,452,286       549,765
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to abstain on the resolution                       3,943,726     3,960,003
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                    64,239,037     1,163,039
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
25 Approval of participation in Performance Share Plans by Mr D J Turner
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies validly appointed                            506,728,697   403,986,132
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy;               
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       431,354,041   400,698,262
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to vote against the resolution                    10,382,349       554,967
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
was to abstain on the resolution                         750,270     1,565,932
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                    64,242,037     1,166,971
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