22 May 2009
NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY,
IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA
LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL PLC
RESULTS OF EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
Liberty International PLC announces that at its Extraordinary General
Meeting held on 22 May 2009 a Special Resolution in relation to the
approval of the Firm Placing and Placing and Open Offer, as outlined
in the circular to shareholders dated 29 April 2009, was duly passed
by vote on a show of hands.
Patrick Burgess, Chairman of Liberty International, commented as
"We are delighted with the strong support from our existing
shareholders reflected both in today's emphatic vote in favour of the
Â£620 million capital raising and in the 77 per cent take-up of the
Open Offer by existing shareholders.
We also welcome the placees as new shareholders and, with our
enlarged capital base, look forward with confidence to addressing the
current challenging property and economic market conditions."
For information, the following proxy votes were received prior to the
Votes For Percentage of votes cast Votes Against Votes Withheld
206,446,142 97.56% 5,172,884 3,979,218
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 or against a
The voting figures will be displayed shortly on the Company's
corporate website www.liberty-international.co.uk
The Firm Placing and Placing and Open Offer remains conditional upon
admission of the new shares to the London Stock Exchange which is
expected to occur at 8.00 a.m. on 28 May 2009. The listing of the
shares on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange is expected to occur at
9.00 a.m. (South African time) on 28 May 2009.
In accordance with paragraph 9.6.2 of the Listing Rules, two copies
of the resolution passed at the meeting have been submitted to the UK
Listing Authority and will shortly be available for inspection at the
Financial Services Authority's Document Viewing Facility, which is
The Financial Services Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Telephone: 020 7066 8333
All terms used in this announcement are defined in the Prospectus
published by the Company on 29 April 2009 which is available from the
Company's registered office and on its website at
Susan Folger, Company Secretary
Telephone +44 207 887 7073
This announcement shall not constitute an offer to buy, sell, issue,
or subscribe for, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, sell or
issue, or subscribe for any securities, nor shall there be any sale
of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation
or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification
under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
The distribution or transmission of this announcement to persons
located or resident in, or who are citizens of, or who have a
registered address other than, the United Kingdom may be affected by
the laws of the relevant jurisdictions. Any failure to comply with
such laws may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any
The Firm Placing and Placing and Open Offer was not made, directly or
indirectly, in the United States, Australia, Canada or Japan (the
'Excluded Territories', and each an 'Excluded Territory') unless by
means of lawful prior registration or qualification under the
applicable laws of the Excluded Territory, or under an exemption from
such requirements. Accordingly, copies of this announcement are not
being, and must not be, mailed or otherwise distributed or sent in,
into or from any Excluded Territories into which the same would be
unlawful. Persons receiving this announcement (including, without
limitation, custodians, nominees and trustees) must not distribute,
mail or send it in, into or from any Excluded Territories, and so
doing may render any purported acceptance of the Firm Placing and
Placing and Open Offer invalid.
This announcement does not constitute or form a part of any offer or
solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities in the United
States. The new ordinary shares have not been, and will not be,
registered under US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the
The securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent
registration or an applicable exemption from the registration
requirements of the Securities Act. There will be no public offer of
the securities in the United States.
Neither the content of Liberty International's website nor any
website accessible by hyperlinks on Liberty International's website
is incorporated in, or forms part of, this announcement.
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