ENP Newswire - 01 July 2014
Release date- 30062014 - At IHG's General Meeting held today, Monday, 30 June 2014, Shareholders approved both of the Resolutions set out in the Notice of General Meeting sent to Shareholders on Friday, 6 June 2014.
These Resolutions were in connection with IHG's proposed Share Consolidation and the obtaining of a new authority to enable the Company to make market purchases of its New Ordinary Shares following the implementation of the Share Consolidation.
The Share Consolidation was proposed in the context of a Special Dividend of US$2.93 (174.9 pence) per Existing Ordinary Share or per ADS (as applicable) immediately prior to the Share Consolidation. Following today's approval of both of the Resolutions by Shareholders, the Board has approved the payment of the Special Dividend of US$2.93 (174.9 pence) per Existing Ordinary Share or per ADS (as applicable) to Shareholders on the Register as at 6.00pm today, Monday, 30 June 2014, in pounds sterling and to ADR holders on the ADR register as at 4.00pm (New York time) today, Monday, 30 June 2014 (being the close of business on the day before the ADR effective date), in US dollars, such dividend to be paid on Monday, 14 July 2014.
Listing and Trading Application
Application has been made for 236,117,256 New Ordinary Shares of 15 265/329 pence to be admitted to the premium segment of the Official List to the UK Listing Authority and to be admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange's main market for listed securities to the London Stock Exchange. It is expected that dealings in the New Ordinary Shares will commence on Tuesday, 1 July 2014.
Results of General Meeting
Voting was conducted by way of a poll on both the Resolutions proposed at the General Meeting. The number of votes for and against each of the Resolutions put before the General Meeting and the number of votes withheld were as follows:
Resolution Votes For % Votes Against % Total Votes Votes Withheld
1. Consolidation of share capital:
168,029,327 99.69 514,802 0.31 168,544,129 182,009
2. Authority to purchase own shares
168,408,417 99.93 118,118 0.07 168,526,535 199,603
1. The 'For' vote includes those giving the Chairman discretion.
2. Votes 'Withheld' are not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes 'For' or 'Against' a resolution.
3. The total number of Existing Ordinary Shares in issue (including treasury shares) on Thursday, 26 June 2014 was 268,293,688. The Company holds just under 12.5 million treasury shares.
4. Copies of both Resolutions will be submitted to the UK Listing Authority via the National Storage Mechanism and will be available in due course for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do.
All definitions used in the Circular to Shareholders dated Friday, 6 June 2014 have the same meaning when used in this announcement.
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Notes to Editors:
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, EVEN Hotels and HUALUXE Hotels and Resorts.
IHG manages IHG Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty programme with nearly 79 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,700 hotels and 688,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories, with more than 1,100 hotels in its development pipeline.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.
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