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Monday 10 May, 2010

ITV PLC

AGM Results

RNS Number : 6124L
ITV PLC
10 May 2010
 



ITV plc

Company Number 4967001

 

Annual General Meeting 2010

 

 

Poll Figures

At the Annual General Meeting of the members of ITV plc duly convened and held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE on Friday 7 May 2010 a poll was held on each resolution proposed, which were passed with large majorities as follows:

 

Res








No:


Description

For

%

Against

%

Withheld

1


Report and Accounts

2,531,054,665

99.62

9,736,040

0.38

2,217,030

2


Remuneration Report

2,313,618,657

91.61

211,972,882

8.39

17,416,196

3


Elect Archie Norman

2,379,642,240

96.95

74,906,576

3.05

88,458,919

4


Elect Adam Crozierl

2,532,320,073

99.61

9,977,950

0.39

709,712

5


Re-appoint KPMG

2,468,193,570

97.86

54,064,933

2.14

20,749,232

6


Auditors' remuneration

2,491,543,306

98.78

30,646,269

1.22

20,818,160

7


Authority to allot shares

2,524,234,567

99.63

9,292,642

0.37

9,480,526

8


Disapplication of pre-emption rights

2,540,185,118

99.93

1,899,207

0.07

923,410

9


Political Donations

2,440,239,443

96.69

83,585,087

3.31

19,183,205

10


Purchase of own shares

2,536,032,025

99.75

6,243,967

0.25

732,743

11


Length of notice period for general meetings

2,221,889,862

87.45

318,941,793

12.55

2,176,080

12


Articles of Association

2,514,534,838

99.85

3,819,979

0.15

24,652,918

 

Resolutions 8, 10, 11 and 12 were proposed as special resolutions.

The votes withheld are not a vote in law and are not counted in the total votes.

Number of shares in issue - 3,889,129,751

Further detail on the poll figures can be found at www.itvplc.com, in the Investors section.

 

Special business

The Resolutions set out below were duly passed as special business:

 

Resolution 7 - Renewal of authority to allot shares - Ordinary Resolution

That the directors be and are hereby generally and unconditionally authorised in accordance with section 551 of the 2006 Act to exercise all the Company's powers to allot shares in the Company and to grant rights to subscribe for, or to convert any security into, shares in the Company ("Rights"):

 

(a)  up to an aggregate nominal amount of £129 million; and

 

(b)  in addition to and without prejudice to paragraph (a) above, comprising equity securities (within the meaning of section 560 of the 2006 Act) up to a nominal amount of £129 million in connection with an offer by way of rights issue:

 

(i)   to ordinary shareholders in proportion (as nearly as may be practicable) to their existing holdings; and

 

(ii)   to holders of other equity securities as required by the rights of those securities or as the directors otherwise consider necessary or appropriate,

 

and so that the directors may make such exclusions or other arrangements as they deem necessary or expedient in relation to fractional entitlements, legal or practical problems under the laws of, or the requirements of any relevant regulatory body or stock exchange in, any territory, or any matter whatsoever,

 

on the following terms:

 

(1)  this authority expires (unless previously renewed, varied or revoked) on the date of the Company's next Annual General Meeting or, if earlier, on 6 August 2011; and

 

(2)  the directors are entitled to make offers or agreements before the expiry of such authority which would or might require shares to be allotted or Rights to be granted after such expiry and the directors shall be entitled to allot shares and grant Rights pursuant to any such offer or agreement as if this authority had not expired; and

 

(3)  the authority is in substitution for all existing unused authorities.

 

Resolution 8 - Disapplication of pre-emption rights - Special Resolution

That the directors be and are hereby empowered pursuant to section 570 and section 573 of the 2006 Act to allot equity securities (within the meaning of section 560 of that Act) for cash, either pursuant to the authority conferred by Resolution 7 above or by way of a sale of treasury shares, as if section 561(1) of the 2006 Act did not apply to any such allotment on the following terms:

 

(a)  this power is limited to the allotment or sale of equity securities:

 

(i)   in connection with an offer of securities (but in the case of the authority granted under paragraph (b) of Resolution 7 by way of rights issue only) in favour of ordinary shareholders where the equity securities respectively attributable to the interests of the ordinary shareholders (other than the Company) are proportionate (as nearly as may be) to the respective numbers of ordinary shares held by them and holders of other equity securities as required by the rights of those securities or as the directors otherwise consider necessary or appropriate, subject to such exclusions or other arrangements as the directors may deem necessary or expedient in relation to fractional entitlements, legal or practical problems under the laws of, or the requirements of any relevant regulatory body or stock exchange in, any territory, or any other matter; and

 

(ii)   otherwise than under paragraph (i), up to a total nominal value of £19.4 million,

 

(b)  this power expires (unless previously renewed, varied or revoked) upon the date of the Company's next Annual General Meeting or, if earlier, on 6 August 2011,

 

(c)  before this power expires, the directors may make offers or agreements which would or might require equity securities to be allotted after it expires and the directors are entitled to allot or sell equity securities pursuant to any such offer or agreement as if this power had not expired,

 

(d)  this power is in substitution of all unexercised powers given for the purposes of section 570 of the 2006 Act.

 

Resolution 9 - Political donations - Ordinary Resolution

That in accordance with sections 366 and 367 of the 2006 Act, the Company and any company which is, or becomes, a subsidiary of the Company during the period to which this resolution relates, be and is hereby authorised to make political donations and incur political expenditure, as defined in sections 364 and 365 of the 2006 Act, not exceeding £100,000 in total from the date this resolution is passed to the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting or, if earlier, on 6 August 2011.

 

Resolution 10 - Purchase of own shares - Special Resolution

That the Company is generally and unconditionally authorised to make market purchases (as defined in section 693(4) of the 2006 Act) of its own shares up to an aggregate number of 388.9 million ordinary shares (representing just under 10% of the Company's issued ordinary share capital) from the date this resolution is passed to the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting or, if earlier, on 6 August 2011 subject to the following conditions:

 

(a) the minimum price per ordinary share, exclusive of any expenses payable, is 10 pence;

 

(b) the maximum price per ordinary share, exclusive of expenses shall be the higher of:

 

(i)   5% above the average of the middle market quotations as derived from the London Stock Exchange Daily Official List for an ordinary share over five business days before the purchase; and

 

(ii)   that stipulated by Article 5(1) of the Buy-back and Stabilisation Regulations 2003, and

 

(c)  the Company shall be entitled, before the expiry of this authority, to enter into any contract for the purchase of its own shares which might be executed and completed wholly or partly after such expiry and to make purchases of its own shares in pursuance of any such contract or contracts.

 

Resolution 11 - Length of notice period for general meetings - Special Resolution

That, in accordance with Article 50.1 of the Company's Articles of Association, a general meeting other than an Annual General Meeting may be called on not less than 14 clear days' notice.

 

Resolution 12 - Articles of Association - Special Resolution

That:

 

(a)  the Articles of Association of the Company be amended by deleting all the provisions of the Company's Memorandum of Association which, by virtue of section 28 of the 2006 Act, are to be treated as provisions of the Company's Articles of Association; and

 

(b) the Articles of Association as produced to the meeting and initialled by the Chairman for the purpose of identification be adopted as the Articles of Association of the Company in substitution for, and to the exclusion of, the existing Articles of Association.

 

Copies of these resolutions have been submitted to the Financial Services Authority, and will shortly be available for inspection at the document viewing facility, which is situated at:

 

Financial Services Authority

25 The North Colonnade

Canary Wharf

London E14 5HS

 

Telephone: 020 7676 1000

 

 


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