Result of AGM

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Tate & Lyle PLC

Result of Annual General Meeting 2015

Tate & Lyle PLC (the “Company”) announces that at its Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) held earlier today, all resolutions contained in the Notice of Annual General Meeting 2015, with the exception of Resolution 11 (which, as explained below, was withdrawn from the meeting), were duly passed.

Resolution 11 in the Notice of Annual General Meeting, which referred to the proposed re-election of Virginia Kamsky, was withdrawn from the meeting following her resignation from the Board on 1 July 2015.

The results of the poll held at the AGM are as follows:

Resolution   Total For(1)   Total Against   Votes withheld(2)
No. of votes   % of vote No. of votes   % of vote No. of votes
1.   Report and Accounts 317,415,730 99.64 1,150,206 0.36 5,437,548
2. Remuneration Report 180,754,298 58.77 126,815,378 41.23 15,965,954
3. Approve final dividend 321,270,941 99.49 1,653,288 0.51 611,401
4. Re-elect Sir Peter Gershon 306,193,469 95.30 15,116,222 4.70 2,225,939
5. Re-elect Javed Ahmed 288,727,079 92.35 23,910,040 7.65 10,898,511
6. Re-elect Nick Hampton 322,820,556 99.97 83,657 0.03 631,217
7. Re-elect Liz Airey 321,041,229 99.42 1,860,549 0.58 633,852
8. Re-elect William Camp 321,308,280 99.51 1,597,844 0.49 629,506
9. Re-elect Paul Forman 316,577,763 99.03 3,090,431 0.97 3,867,436
10. Re-elect Douglas Hurt 322,787,305 99.96 114,678 0.04 633,647
11. Re-elect Virginia Kamsky Withdrawn
12. Re-elect Anne Minto 312,892,257 96.90 10,010,010 3.10 633,363
13. Re-elect Dr Ajai Puri 321,454,780 99.56 1,436,267 0.44 644,583
14. Re-appoint auditors 313,499,816 96.95 9,873,621 3.05 630,047
15. Approve auditors’ remuneration 322,939,829 99.87 419,526 0.13 644,129
16. Authority to make political donations and incur political expenditure 301,051,487 94.12 18,811,644 5.88 4,140,353
17. Authority to allot shares 322,631,632 99.78 720,402 0.22 651,450
18. Dis-application of pre-emption rights 322,395,487 99.62 1,238,470 0.38 369,527
19. Authority to purchase own shares 322,782,104 99.82 594,919 0.18 626,461
20. Notice period for general meetings 289,628,976 89.57 33,730,414 10.43 644,094

(1) Includes discretionary votes.

(2) A ‘vote withheld’ is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes ‘For’ or ‘Against’ a resolution.

On 27 July 2015, there were 466,420,623 ordinary shares in issue (excluding Treasury Shares) and 149 shareholders or persons representing shareholders attended the meeting.

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2R, copies of the resolutions passed as special business at the AGM have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.Hemscott.com/nsm.do.

The Board notes that Resolution 2 relating to the approval of the 2015 Directors' Remuneration Report, received a vote of 58.77% in favour. The Board values and respects the views of shareholders. The Remuneration Committee has already consulted with a number of shareholders and proxy advisor bodies prior to the AGM to discuss their concerns relating to the Directors’ Remuneration Report. The Board continues to take its responsibility to engage with shareholders seriously and will assess the feedback it has received to inform future consultations.

Lucie Gilbert

Company Secretary

29 July 2015

Short Name: Tate & Lyle PLC
Category Code: RAG
Sequence Number: 477221
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150729T162956+0100

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