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For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is Trustnet Limited of 2nd Floor, Golden House, 30 Great Pulteney Street, London, W1F 9NN. Our nominated representative for the purpose of this Act is Kirsty Witter.


We collect information about you when you register with us or use any of our websites / services. Part of the registration process may include entering personal details & details of your investments.

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your operating system, browser version, domain name and IP address and details of the website that you came from, in order to improve this site.

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We store and use information you provide as follows:

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  • to improve our content by tracking group information that describes the habits, usage, patterns and demographics of our customers.

We may also send you emails to provide information and keep you up to date with developments on our sites. It is our policy to have instructions on how to unsubscribe so that you will not receive any future e-mails. You can change your e-mail address at any time.

In order to provide support on the usage of our tools, our support team need access to all information provided in relation to the tool.

We will not disclose your name, email address or postal address or any data that could identify you to any third party without first receiving your permission.

However, you agree that we may disclose to any regulatory authority to which we are subject and to any investment exchange on which we may deal or to its related clearing house (or to investigators, inspectors or agents appointed by them), or to any person empowered to require such information by or under any legal enactment, any information they may request or require relating to you, or if relevant, any of your clients.

You agree that we may pass on information obtained under Money Laundering legislation as we consider necessary to comply with reporting requirements under such legislation.


We want to ensure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information that is inaccurate.

You have the right under data protection legislation to access information held about you. If you wish to receive a copy of any personal information we hold, please write to us at 3rd Floor, Hollywood House, Church Street East, Woking, GU21 6HJ. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.


The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, amongst other things, the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary, including the use of encryption, to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our sites; any transmission is at your own risk. You will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless we have been negligent or in wilful default.


Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.


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Monday 19 April, 2004


AGM Statement

19 April 2004

19th April 2004

                       ITV plc - Chairman's AGM Statement

At the first Annual General Meeting of ITV plc today, the Chairman, Sir Peter
Burt, said:

'Since our recent results and trading update on the 3rd March the businesses
have continued to perform satisfactorily.

'In the first quarter to the end of March ITV1's all time viewing share in
analogue homes and in multi channel homes is up on last year and ITV1's peak
time viewing share is up 1.5% in all homes.  Adult impact volumes for ITV1 are
up 2.4% in the first quarter compared to the same period in 2003.  ITV1's share
of adult commercial impacts over the first quarter was 42.7%, which is equal to
the calendar year 2003 total.

'Our ITV1 net advertising revenue in the quarter to March 2004 was level with
the same period last year and our total net advertising revenue was up 1%.  In
April and May we currently estimate that our ITV1 net advertising revenue will
be up by 2.5%.  ITV2 net advertising revenue has grown at around 50% in the year
to date, albeit from a low base.

'We have now negotiated our 2004 ITV1 sales contracts, predominantly on the
basis of the Contract Rights Renewal structure agreed with The Office of Fair
Trading, and we would expect ITV1's share of total television advertising in
2004 to move in line with our ITV1 impact performance in 2003.

'ITV has continued to produce many successful shows this year. Coronation Street
and Emmerdale continue to perform well, alongside highly popular event
television like I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, hit entertainment shows
like Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and both returning and new drama
series like William and Mary and Life Begins.

'ITV News has benefited from investing in the latest studio technology, which
allows us greater production flexibility and creates a unique offering for
viewers.  At the same time we have updated our regional news sets and improved
our news coverage with an integrated national and regional news hour.

'The integration of Carlton and Granada is progressing well. We have merged the
two company headquarters.  The top 150 executives have been appointed across the
group.  We have located all the sales house staff in one location at Gray's Inn
Rd alongside the ITV commissioning, scheduling and marketing teams.  The
integration of the two programme production businesses is progressing well and
the division has been branded Granada.  We are on track to deliver the £100
million of cost savings and to achieve that run rate by the end of 2005.

'During my first month as Chairman of ITV I have been meeting with executives
across the business to help me understand the issues that we face and the
actions that are being taken.  I have been impressed with the quality of the
management team, and how they are driving the business forward at the same time
as implementing a detailed and complex merger plan with such speed.'

For further enquiries please contact:

ITV plc                           T: 020 7620 1620

Charles Allen                     Chief Executive
Henry Staunton                    Finance Director
James Tibbitts                    Company Secretary
Susan Donovan                     Director of Communications

Citigate Dewe Rogerson            T: 020 7638 9571

Jonathan Clare
Simon Rigby
Anthony Kennaway


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