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Cookson Group PLC Result of AGM

Thu 14th May, 2009 11:44am
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RNS Number : 2503S
Cookson Group PLC
14 May 2009

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14 May 2009

Cookson Group plc - Result of Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Cookson Group plc ("the Company") confirms that each of the resolutions set out
in the Notice of Meeting to Shareholders dated 8 April 2009 were passed by
Shareholders at today's AGM, including the following resolutions relating to
items of special business:

Resolution 12 - Authority for the Company to call a general meeting on 14 clear
days' notice
Resolution 13 - Authority for the Company to consolidate its ordinary shares
Resolution 14 - Authority for the Company to amend the Articles of Association -
with effect from 1 October 2009
Resolution 15 - Authority for the Company to revoke any deemed limit as to the
amount of shares the Company can allot - with effect from 1 October 2009

The share consolidation is due to take effect after the close of business today,
when Shareholders will exchange each holding of 10 existing ordinary shares of
10p each for 1 new ordinary share of GBP1 each. Accordingly, applications have
been made by the Company to the UK Listing Authority ("UKLA") to amend the
Official List and to the London Stock Exchange to amend the trading line,
whereby 276,390,091 ordinary shares of GBP1 each will commence trading on 15 May
2009. Application has also been made to consolidate and amend existing block
listings as follows:

+----------------------------------------------------+-------------------+
| Cookson Group Executive Share Option Schemes | 138,771 |
+----------------------------------------------------+-------------------+
| | |
+----------------------------------------------------+-------------------+
| Cookson Group Employee Share Savings Scheme | 51,060 |
+----------------------------------------------------+-------------------+

It is intended that the fractional entitlements of Shareholders with
shareholdings not exactly divisible by 10 will be aggregated and sold in the
market on 15 May 2009 on behalf of the relevant Shareholders. Cheques in respect
of the proceeds of these entitlements are expected to be despatched by 29 May
2009.

Two copies of each of the resolutions passed as special business at the AGM have
been submitted to the UKLA in accordance with paragraph 9.6.2 of the Listing
Rules and will shortly be available for inspection at the UK Listing Authority's
Document Viewing Facility at: 25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London EH14
5HS.

The resolutions were passed at the AGM on a show of hands. Details of the proxy
votes received in advance of the meeting are as follows:

+--------------------+---------------+--------+-------------+-------+-------------+------+
| | For | Against | Withheld |
+--------------------+------------------------+---------------------+--------------------+
| | Number | % | Number | % | Number | % |
+--------------------+---------------+--------+-------------+-------+-------------+------+
| Receipt of Annual | 2,132,048,091 | 100.00 | 63,820 | 0.00 | 379,495 | 0.01 |
| Report & Accounts | | | | | | |
+--------------------+---------------+--------+-------------+-------+-------------+------+
| Approval of | 1,872,087,350 | 99.76 | 4,515,170 | 0.16 | 255,888,886 | 9.26 |
| Directors' | | | | | | |
| Remuneration | | | | | | |
| Report | | | | | | |
+--------------------+---------------+--------+-------------+-------+-------------+------+
| Re-election of M G | 2,127,617,647 | 99.88 | 2,506,997 | 0.09 | 2,366,761 | 0.09 |
| Butterworth | | | | | | |
+--------------------+---------------+--------+-------------+-------+-------------+------+
| Re-election of J L | 2,125,678,990 | 99.70 | 6,386,714 | 0.23 | 425,702 | 0.02 |
| Hewitt | | | | | | |
+--------------------+---------------+--------+-------------+-------+-------------+------+
| Re-election of R G | 2,114,565,942 | 99.18 | 17,500,129 | 0.63 | 425,335 | 0.02 |
| Beeston | | | | | | |
+--------------------+---------------+--------+-------------+-------+-------------+------+
| Re-appointment of | 2,104,208,066 | 99.92 | 1,631,516 | 0.06 | 26,651,823 | 0.96 |
| Auditor | | | | | | |
+--------------------+---------------+--------+-------------+-------+-------------+------+
| Authorisation of | 2,131,696,501 | 100.00 | 102,938 | 0.00 | 691,967 | 0.03 |
| Auditors' | | | | | | |
| Remuneration | | | | | | |
+--------------------+---------------+--------+-------------+-------+-------------+------+
| Authority to allot | 1,890,122,067 | 94.42 | 111,777,552 | 4.04 | 130,591,786 | 4.72 |
| shares | | | | | | |
+--------------------+---------------+--------+-------------+-------+-------------+------+
| Authority to | 2,070,891,734 | 99.22 | 16,278,329 | 0.59 | 45,321,343 | 1.64 |
| disapply | | | | | | |
| pre-emption rights | | | | | | |
+--------------------+---------------+--------+-------------+-------+-------------+------+
| Authority to | 2,131,652,866 | 99.98 | 337,463 | 0.01 | 501,077 | 0.02 |
| purchase own | | | | | | |
| shares | | | | | | |
+--------------------+---------------+--------+-------------+-------+-------------+------+
| Authority to incur | 2,081,577,967 | 99.73 | 5,531,258 | 0.20 | 45,382,181 | 1.64 |
| political | | | | | | |
| expenditure | | | | | | |
+--------------------+---------------+--------+-------------+-------+-------------+------+
| Authority to call | 2,115,584,158 | 99.22 | 16,529,737 | 0.60 | 377,511 | 0.01 |
| a general meeting | | | | | | |
| on 14 clear days' | | | | | | |
| notice | | | | | | |
+--------------------+---------------+--------+-------------+-------+-------------+------+
| Authority to | 2,131,653,130 | 99.98 | 432,871 | 0.02 | 405,405 | 0.01 |
| consolidate | | | | | | |
| ordinary shares | | | | | | |
+--------------------+---------------+--------+-------------+-------+-------------+------+
| Authority to amend | 2,131,430,902 | 99.99 | 287,318 | 0.01 | 773,186 | 0.03 |
| the Articles of | | | | | | |
| Association | | | | | | |
+--------------------+---------------+--------+-------------+-------+-------------+------+
| Authority to | 2,131,230,350 | 99.98 | 470,345 | 0.02 | 790,711 | 0.03 |
| revoke any deemed | | | | | | |
| limit as to the | | | | | | |
| amount of share | | | | | | |
| that can be | | | | | | |
| allotted | | | | | | |
+--------------------+---------------+--------+-------------+-------+-------------+------+

Notes
1. Any proxy appointments which gave discretion to the Chairman have been
included in the "for" total.
2. A "vote withheld" is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation
of the proportion of the votes "for" and "against" a resolution.
3. Issued share capital as at 14 May 2009 is 2,763,900,910 Ordinary Shares.
4. All percentages are shown to two decimal places.

Details of the proxy votes received will also shortly be available to view on
the Company's website at: www.cooksongroup.co.uk.



Cookson Group plc
165 Fleet Street
London EC4A 2AE
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7822 0000
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7822 0100
Web: www.cooksongroup.co.uk

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