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Announcement Results of Annual General Meeting (“AGM”)

GUINNESS PEAT GROUP PLC(“GPG” or the “Company”)AnnouncementResults of Annual General Meeting (“AGM”)GPG announces that at the AGM which was held in Auckland, New Zealand on 24 May 2012, allof the resolutions put to the meeting were duly passed on a poll by the requisite majority.The following table shows the votes cast on each resolution:Resolution Total Votes Total Votes Total Votes cast VotesFor Against as % of Issued WithheldShare Capital% % %1 Receipt of AnnualReport 2011890,548,260 99.20% 7,145,963 0.80% 55.52% 3,160,5982 Approval ofRemunerationReport3 Re-election of SirRon Brierley505,989,881 56.51% 389,469,036 43.49% 55.52% 5,429,232456,521,630 50.75% 442,995,788 49.25% 55.52% 1,455,0114 Election of ScottMalcolm5 Re-appointment ofAuditor6 Approval ofremuneration ofAuditor7 Authority to allotrelevant securities8 Authority to offerScrip dividendalternative9 Authority todisapply preemptionprovisions **10 Authority topurchase ownshares onmarket **11 Authority to callgeneral meetingson 14 clear days’notice **890,940,698 99.04% 8,652,615 0.96% 55.52% 1,379,116889,718,883 99.12% 7,922,490 0.88% 55.52% 3,324,026889,850,917 99.13% 7,766,075 0.87% 55.52% 3,348,407875,482,745 98.62% 12,256,436 1.38% 55.53% 13,294,227871,319,322 96.99% 27,057,884 3.01% 55.53% 2,658,011874,335,789 98.64% 12,061,199 1.36% 55.53% 14,645,943897,646,878 99.88% 1,086,265 0.12% 55.53% 2,296,011862,335,755 95.99% 36,028,922 4.01% 55.53% 2,678,254Notes:* A “vote withheld” is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the votes “for” or “against”the resolution.** Copies of the special business resolutions passed at the AGM are being submitted to the UK ListingAuthority, and will shortly be available for inspection at the UK Listing Authority’s Document ViewingFacility, via the National Storage Mechanism which is located at http://www.hemscott.com/nsm.doTotal Voting Rights


The total number of the Company’s ordinary shares in issue and therefore the total number ofvoting rights as at the close of business (UK time) on 22 May 2012 was 1,622,676,844.Chris HealyCompany SecretaryGuinness Peat Group plc+44 20 7484 337024 May 2012Enquiry details are:New Zealand and Australian media: Geoff Senescall on: +64 9 309 5659UK media: Kevin Smith on: +44 20 7282 1054

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