Lihir Gold Limited
ASX : LGL
NASDAQ : LIHR
TSX : LGG

Lihir Gold Limited

May 06, 2009 10:03 ET

LGL (Lihir Gold Limited): Results of Voting of 2009 AGM-Releases Speeches by Chairman and Managing Director

PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA--(Marketwire - May 6, 2009) - Lihir Gold Ltd (TSX:LGG)(ASX:LGL)(NASDAQ:LIHR) ("LGL") notes that speeches made at the Annual General Meeting by the Chairman, Dr. Ross Garnaut, and by the Managing Director, Arthur Hood, will be available shortly on the Company's website (www.lglgold.com) as well as with its corporate filings on SEDAR (www.sedar.com.).

Further, Lihir notes the following report:

In accordance with ASX Listing Rule 3.13.2 and section 251AA of the Corporations Act, I confirm the resolutions put to shareholders at the company's Annual General Meeting held in Port Moresby today were each passed by votes taken on a show of hands.

The resolutions related to the following matters:

1. Financial Statements and Reports.

2. Re-election of Mr Alister Maitland.

3. Re-election of Mr Geoff Loudon.

4. Re-appointment of the Auditor.

5. Award of Share Rights to the Managing Director under the Lihir Senior Executive Share Plan.

6. Ratification of issue of 171,666,667 ordinary fully paid shares.

7. Increase in aggregate fee limit for Non-Executive Directors.

The table on the following page discloses proxy votes in relation to each of these resolutions

Yours faithfully

Stuart MacKenzie, Group Secretary and General Counsel



Lihir Gold Limited Proxy Summary
Wednesday, 6 May
Annual General Meeting 2009

1) Receive Financial Statements and Reports

The instructions given to validly appointed proxies in respect of the
resolution were as follows:

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For Against Abstain Proxy's discretion
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1,526,354,193 537,008 26,278,951 3,539,711
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The motion was carried as an ordinary resolution on a show of hands.


2) Re-election of Mr Alister Maitland as a Director

The instructions given to validly appointed proxies in respect of the
resolution were as follows:

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For Against Abstain Proxy's discretion
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1,547,246,816 3,413,405 2,497,252 3,552,980
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The motion was carried as an ordinary resolution on a show of hands.


3) Re-election of Mr Geoff Loudon as a Director

The instructions given to validly appointed proxies in respect of the
resolution were as follows:

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For Against Abstain Proxy's discretion
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1,548,709,607 1,986,068 2,453,087 3,561,691
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The motion was carried as an ordinary resolution on a show of hands.


4) Re-appointment of the Auditor

The instructions given to validly appointed proxies in respect of the
resolution were as follows:

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For Against Abstain Proxy's discretion
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1,545,502,261 5,186,404 2,384,006 3,637,782
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The motion was carried as an ordinary resolution on a show of hands.


5) Award of Share Rights to the Managing Director under the Lihir Senior
Executive Share Plan (LESP)

The instructions given to validly appointed proxies in respect of the
resolution were as follows:

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For Against Abstain Proxy's discretion
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1,211,311,130 336,709,917 4,455,475 3,729,971
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The motion was carried as an ordinary resolution on a show of hands.


6) Ratification of Issue of 171,666,667 Ordinary Fully Paid Shares

The instructions given to validly appointed proxies in respect of the
resolution were as follows:

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For Against Abstain Proxy's discretion
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36,503,545 2,836,386 2,737,610 4,075,393
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The motion was carried as an ordinary resolution on a show of hands.


7) Increase to the Aggregate Fee Limit for Non-Executive Directors

The instructions given to validly appointed proxies in respect of the
resolution were as follows:

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For Against Abstain Proxy's discretion
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1,497,835,830 51,256,246 3,801,630 1,217,244
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The motion was carried as an ordinary resolution on a show of hands.


Contact Information

  • Lihir Gold Ltd (Brisbane)
    Joe Dowling
    GM Corporate Affairs
    Mobile: 0421 587 755
    or
    Lihir Gold Ltd
    Joel Forwood
    Investor Relations Manager
    0438 576 879
    or
    Lihir Gold Ltd (Toronto)
    Greg W Taylor
    (905) 337-7673 or Mobile: (416) 605-5120
    gtaylor@g-tinvestorrelations.com