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Friday 15 May, 2009

Thomson Reuters

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 3755S
Thomson Reuters PLC
15 May 2009
 




Report of Voting Results for 2009 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 


NEW YORKNY - May 15, 2009 - Thomson Reuters (NYSE: TRI; TSX: TRI; LSE: TRIL; NASDAQ: TRIN) today announced results for its annual general meeting of shareholders held on May 13, 2009 in London. Shareholders voted in favor of all items of business


Voting results below reflect totals for Thomson Reuters Corporation and Thomson Reuters PLC as shareholders of the two companies voted together as a single decision-making body under Thomson Reuters dual listed company (DLC) structure. The votes were conducted by ballot. The matters set out below are described in greater detail in the management information circular mailed to shareholders prior to the meeting.  


1.     Election of Directors (Resolutions 1-15)


All of the 15 nominees were elected to the Thomson Reuters board. Each director elected will continue to hold office until the next annual meeting of shareholders of Thomson Reuters or until the director resigns or a successor is elected or appointed



Nominee


Votes For


% Votes For

Votes Against/Withheld

% Votes Against/Withheld


Total Votes

David Thomson

710,742,807

99.62

2,702,136

0.38

713,444,493

W. Geoffrey Beattie

622,176,355

87.37

89,927,933

12.63

712,104,288

Niall FitzGerald, KBE

649,917,514

91.25

62,306,883

8.75

712,224,397

Thomas H. Glocer

711,281,327

99.70

2,164,441

0.30

713,445,768

Manvinder S. Banga

712,849,475

99.92

596,293

0.08

713,445,768

Mary Cirillo

651,309,048

91.45

60,915,349

8.55

712,224,397

Steven A. Denning

641,858,246

90.12

70,345,832

9.88

712,204,078

Lawton Fitt

712,435,873

99.86

1,009,981

0.14

713,445,854

Roger L. Martin

710,763,310

99.62

2,682,458

0.38

713,445,768

Sir Deryck Maughan

712,356,419

99.85

1,089,349

0.15

713,445,768

Ken Olisa

712,459,111

99.86

986,457

0.14

713,445,568

Vance K. Opperman

710,404,991

99.57

3,040,777

0.43

713,445,768

John M. Thompson

712,068,432

99.81

1,377,254

0.19

713,445,686

Peter J. Thomson

710,840,637

99.63

2,605,217

0.37

713,445,854

John A. Tory

620,544,174

87.13

91,671,521

12.87

712,215,695


2.    Appointment of Auditors (Resolution 16)


The Canadian firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP was reappointed as auditors of Thomson Reuters Corporation and the U.K. firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP was reappointed as auditors of Thomson Reuters PLC to hold office until the next annual meeting of shareholders of Thomson Reuters. The Thomson Reuters board was also authorized to fix the auditors' remuneration. 



Votes For


% Votes For

Votes Against/Withheld

% Votes Against/Withheld


Total Votes

708,790,691

99.35

4,655,161

0.65

713,445,852


3  Receipt of Financial Statements (Resolution 17)


Thomson Reuters financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2008 and the auditors' reports on those statements were received



Votes For


% Votes For

Votes Against/Withheld

% Votes Against/Withheld


Total Votes

712,046,038

99.80

1,399,245

0.20

713,445,283


4   Routine Business Items - UK Legal and Regulatory Requirements


The following items of routine business required shareholder approval in accordance with U.K. legal and regulatory requirements applicable to Thomson Reuters PLC. 


a.      Receipt of Directors' Report (Resolution 18)


The directors' report of Thomson Reuters PLC for the year ended December 31, 2008 was received



Votes For


% Votes For

Votes Against/Withheld

% Votes Against/Withheld


Total Votes

712,525,630

99.87

919,753

0.13

713,445,383


b.      Approval of Directors' Remuneration Report (Resolution 19)


The directors' remuneration report (and the auditors' report thereon) of Thomson Reuters PLC for the year ended December 31, 2008 was approved



Votes For


% Votes For

Votes Against/Withheld

% Votes Against/Withheld


Total Votes

586,028,037

82.28

126,196,119

17.72

712,224,156


c.      Approval of Renewal of Authority to Allot Thomson Reuters PLC Shares (Resolution 20)


A renewal of the authority to allot Thomson Reuters PLC shares was approved



Votes For


% Votes For

Votes Against/Withheld

% Votes Against/Withheld


Total Votes

692,031,116

97.64

16,707,318

2.36

708,738,434


d.     Approval of Renewal of Disapplication of Preemptive Rights for Thomson Reuters PLC Shares (Resolution 21)


A renewal of the disapplication of preemptive rights related to the issuance of Thomson Reuters PLC shares was approved



Votes For


% Votes For

Votes Against/Withheld

% Votes Against/Withheld


Total Votes

691,556,918

97.58

17,174,816

2.42

708,731,734


e.      Approval of Renewal of Authority to Buy Back Thomson Reuters PLC Shares (Resolution 22)


A renewal of the authority to buy back Thomson Reuters PLC shares in the open market was approved



Votes For


% Votes For

Votes Against/Withheld

% Votes Against/Withheld


Total Votes

708,035,048

99.90

696,988

0.10

708,732,036

f.      Approval of Authority for Thomson Reuters PLC to Call a General Meeting of Shareholders (Resolution 23)


A continuing authority for Thomson Reuters PLC to call a general meeting of shareholders (other than an annual general meeting) in accordance with Thomson Reuters PLC's Articles of Associates upon not less than 14 clear days' notice in writing was approved



Votes For


% Votes For

Votes Against/Withheld

% Votes Against/Withheld


Total Votes

687,072,309

96.30

26,366,371

3.70

713,438,680



Copies of resolutions 21-23 will be available shortly at the UKLA Document Viewing Facility of the Financial Services Authority at 25 The North Colonnade, London E14 5HSUnited Kingdom.



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