Press release -
Total voting rights
In accordance with the FSA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules, the Company announces that, at 6pm on 30 September 2011:
· it had 1,342,965,728 issued ordinary shares of US$0.54945 each admitted to trading. Each ordinary share carries the right to one vote in relation to all circumstances at general meetings of the Company;
· it held 19,715,420 ordinary shares in treasury. The voting rights of treasury shares are automatically suspended;
· accordingly, it had total voting rights of 1,323,250,308. Of these 112,300,129 shares are held by Epoch Investment Holdings Limited, Epoch Two Investment Holdings Limited and Tarl Investment Holdings Limited, the independent companies which purchased shares as part of the Company's share buy back programme. These independent companies have waived their right to vote all the shares they hold or will hold in the Company.
The total voting rights figure (1,323,250,308) may be used by shareholders (and others with notification obligations) as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine whether they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the FSA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.