The following have a notifiable interest in the Company’s ordinary
shares at February 9, 2005:
|% of issued ordinary
Authority to purchase own shares
At the AGM in 2004 the Company was authorised by shareholders to
purchase up to 167,764,988 of its own ordinary shares representing
ten per cent of its issued ordinary share capital as at February
11, 2004. The Company did not utilise this authority during 2004.
The authority for the Company to purchase its own shares expires at the conclusion of the AGM in 2005 and a resolution to renew it will be proposed at that meeting.
AuditorsA resolution to reappoint the auditors, KPMG Audit Plc, and to authorise the directors to determine their remuneration, will be proposed at the AGM.
By order of the Board
Charles Blundell, Company Secretary
February 9, 2005