Pearson plc held its annual general meeting for shareholders earlier today. All resolutions were put to the meeting and approved on a show of hands.
Full details of the resolutions passed as special business have today been submitted to the UK Listing Authority for publication through the Listing Authority's Document and Viewing Facility.
The audited proxy position at the close of books at midday on Wednesday, 27 April 2005 is set out below. The number of 25p ordinary shares in issue at that date was 803,667,028.
|Resolution||Description||For and Discretionary||Against||Abstain|
|Resolution 1||To receive the 2004 report and accounts||458,217,517||1,465,428||7,241,833|
|Resolution 2||To declare a final dividend||466,683,744||96,590||144,444|
|Resolution 3||To re-elect Marjorie Scardino||460,964,755||3,625,535||2,334,488|
|Resolution 4||To re-elect Rona Fairhead||461,207,027||3,711,650||2,006,101|
|Resolution 5||To re-elect Patrick Cescau||463,927,150||1,302,143||1,695,485|
|Resolution 6||To re-elect Reuben Mark||451,399,139||4,352,624||11,173,015|
|Resolution 7||To re-elect Vernon Sankey||464,780,391||1,820,216||324,171|
|Resolution 8||To reappoint Susan Fuhrman||465,330,109||1,273,810||320,859|
|Resolution 9||To approve the report on directors' remuneration||433,810,161||16,081,824||17,032,793|
|Resolution 10||To reappoint the auditors||459,547,240||2,942,231||4,435,307|
|Resolution 11||To determine the remuneration of the auditors||464,792,636||1,707,146||424,996|
|Resolution 12||To authorise the company to allot ordinary shares||453,078,524||11,806,996||2,039,258|
|Resolution 13||To increase the authorised share capital||465,667,944||760,215||496,619|
|Resolution 14||To waive the pre-emption rights||457,477,417||8,905,145||542,216|
|Resolution 15||To authorise the company to purchase its own shares||466,248,378||319,675||356,725|