31 March, 2008
General Meeting Statement
Ashtead Group plc held a General Meeting at 11.00 am on Monday 31st March 2008 in London.
The Board is pleased to confirm that the resolution placed before the meeting was carried on a show of hands by the members.
(1) Authorise the Company, for the purposes of section 166 of the Companies Act 1985, to make market purchases of ordinary shares of the Company up to a maximum number of 26,902,642 ordinary shares, representing 5 per cent. of the issued ordinary share capital of the Company as at 3 March, 2008.
The proxy votes were as follows:
Chris Cole: Chairman 020 7299 5562
Geoff Drabble: Chief executive 020 7726 9700
Brian Hudspith: Maitland 020 7379 5151