Experian plc, the global information services company, hereby notifies the market that, at the extraordinary general meeting of the Company held earlier today, the ordinary resolution contained in the notice of meeting was duly passed by shareholders. The purpose of the extraordinary general meet ing was to seek shareholder approval for the proposed acquisition of an additional 29.6% interest in Serasa S.A. (and the Related Party Transaction), as detailed in the Shareholder Circular dated 2 November 2012.
In accordance with the terms of the Transaction Agreement, and following approval by the competition authorities in Brazil on 7 November 2012, completion of the transaction is expected to occur shortly, and a further announcement will be made in due course.
The result of the poll is as follows:
|Description||Votes For*||% Cast||Votes Against||% Cast||Votes Withheld**|
|To approve the Related Party Transaction and the Transaction||700,790,973||99.99||39,484||0.01||2,882,298|
* Includes discretionary votes.
** A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the votes for or against a resolution.
Terms defined in the Shareholder Circular have the same meanings when used in this announcement.
In accordance with Listing Rule LR9.6.2R, a copy of the resolution passed at the extraordinary general meeting will shortly be forwarded to the FSA and will be available via the National Storage Facility, located at hemscott.com/nsm.do.
|Ronan Hanna||Deputy Company Secretary||+353 (0) 1 846 9128|