Articles of Association

The articles of association are the Company's internal rulebook and regulate the internal management of the Company, setting out how decisions are made and various other matters. It deals with matters such as the right of shareholders, the appointment and removal of directors, the conduct of the board and general meetings and communications by the Company.

The Company adopted the current articles of association at the Annual General Meeting held on 29 April 2015. These articles were adopted to reflect changes in best practice since the last articles were adopted in May 2012. They also provide further clarification on certain aspects of the operation of the existing articles.

The changes introduced in the current articles relate to the provisions on euro new preference shares, accommodation of members at meetings, administration of proxy appointments, retirement of directors, number of directors, vacation of office of directors, board meetings, taking employee share schemes in the context of a capitalisation of reserves and indemnification of officers.

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