Information  X 
Enter a valid email address
  Print      Mail a friend       More announcements

Thursday 01 November, 2007

iShares PLC

EGM Statement

iShares PLC
01 November 2007


                            iShares FTSEurofirst 80


                    Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting


Notice is hereby given that an EGM of iShares FTSEurofirst 80 (the 'Fund') will
be held at New Century House, International Financial Services Centre, Mayor
Street Lower, Dublin 1, Ireland on 26 November 2007 at 11.50am (Irish time) for
the following purposes:-

To consider, and if thought fit, pass the following as special resolutions of
the Company:
     
1.   'To replace the current investment objective of the Fund with the
     following text (subject to such amendments as the Financial Regulator may
     require) and to amend the Prospectus accordingly:

'The investment objective of this Fund is to provide investors with a total
return, taking into account both capital and income returns, which reflects the
return of the FTSEurofirst 80 Index.''

2.   'To amend the investment policies of the Fund by inserting the following 
     text (subject to such amendments as the Financial Regulator may
     require) and to amend the Prospectus accordingly:

     'This Fund may invest in FDIs for direct investment purposes. For details
     regarding investments in FDIs please refer to the section headed '
     Investment Techniques'.''


BY ORDER OF THE BOARD


Bank of Ireland Securities Services Limited
Secretary
26 October 2007


Registered Office:
New Century House,
International Financial Services Centre,
Mayor Street Lower,
Dublin 1,
Ireland


Notes:-

1.   A shareholder entitled to attend and vote is entitled to appoint one or
     more proxies to attend, speak and vote on his/her behalf.  A proxy need not 
     be a shareholder of the Company.

2.   Forms of proxy, to be valid, must reach the Secretary of the Company at New 
     Century House, International Financial Services Centre, Mayor Street Lower,
     Dublin 1, Ireland 48 hours before the time appointed for the holding of the
     meeting.

3.    There will be available for inspection by shareholders at New Century 
     House, International Financial Services Centre, Mayor Street Lower, 
     Dublin 1, Ireland, during normal business hours from the date of this 
     Notice until the conclusion of the EGM, copies of:
          
     (a)  the existing Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company;
          
     (b)  the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company as
          proposed to be amended; and
          
     (c)  copies of the New Regulations.

                            iShares FTSEurofirst 80

                                 FORM OF PROXY



I/We (see note (a) below),__________________________ of ______________________
being a shareholder of the above named Fund hereby appoint the Chairman of the
meeting, or any Director of the Company, or  Paul Reville, or Robert Rushe or
Jonathan Cairns or ______________________ as my/our proxy to vote for me/us and
on my/our behalf at the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Fund to be held at
New Century House, International Financial Services Centre, Mayor Street Lower,
Dublin 1, Ireland on 26 November 2007 at 11.50am (Irish time) and at any
adjournment thereof.



Please indicate with an 'X' in the space below how you wish your votes to be
cast in respect of the resolutions.  If no specific direction as to voting is
given the proxy will vote or abstain from voting at his discretion.


SPECIAL RESOLUTION                                                                 FOR           AGAINST


1.  'To replace the current investment objective of the Fund with the
following text (subject to such amendments as the Financial Regulator may
require) and to amend the Prospectus accordingly:



'The investment objective of this Fund is to provide investors with a total
return, taking into account both capital and income returns, which reflects
the return of the FTSEurofirst 80 Index.''


2.To amend the investment policies of the Fund by inserting the following
text (subject to such amendments as the Financial Regulator may require) and
to amend the Prospectus accordingly:



 'This Fund may invest in FDIs for direct investment purposes. For details
regarding investments in FDIs please refer to the section headed 'Investment
Techniques'.''



Dated                         2007


_______________________________             ________________________

Name and address of Shareholder             Signature of Shareholder



_______________________________             ________________________

Name and address of Shareholder             Signature of Shareholder




_______________________________             ________________________

Name and address of Shareholder             Signature of Shareholder





_______________________________             ________________________

Name and address of Shareholder             Signature of Shareholder





Notes:

(a)    A shareholder must insert his full name and registered address in type or
block letters. In the case of joint accounts the names of all holders must be
stated.

(b)    If you desire to appoint a proxy other than the Chairman of the meeting
please insert his name and address and delete the words 'the Chairman of the
meeting or'.

(c)    The proxy form must:

(i)            in the case of an individual shareholder be signed by the
shareholder or his attorney; and

(ii)           in the case of a corporate shareholder be given either under its
common seal or signed on its behalf by an attorney or by a duly authorised
officer of the corporate shareholder.

(d)           In the case of joint holders the vote of the senior who tenders a
vote whether in person or by proxy shall be accepted to the exclusion of the
votes of the other joint holders and for this purpose seniority shall be
determined by the order in which the names stand in the register of shareholders
in respect of the joint holding.

(e)           To be valid this proxy form and any power of attorney under which
it is signed must reach the Secretary of the Company at New Century House,
International Financial Services Centre, Mayor Street Lower, Dublin 1, Ireland
not less than forty-eight hours before the time appointed for the holding of the
meeting.

(f)            A proxy need not be a shareholder of the Company but must attend
the meeting in person to represent you.



WF-792205-v5


                      This information is provided by RNS
            The company news service from the London Stock Exchange