As indicated in the announcement of 14 June 2007 headed "Circular and Notice of EGM", a Circular and Notice of EGM has been posted to shareholders regarding a proposed £800 million bonus issue of B shares and a share capital consolidation. Shareholders approved the proposals at the EGM on 11 July 2007.
At the EGM on 12 July 2006, shareholders approved a £700m bonus issue of listed B shares and the related 11 for 13 shares capital cosolidation. The B shares were listed on 17 July 2006 and the initial purchase offer completed on 24 July 2006. The share capital consolidation took place on 17 July 2006.