Under the Articles of Association, one-third of Directors is required to retire by rotation at every AGM and no Director shall serve a time period of more than three years earlier than re-election. The Board has reviewed the appointment of those Directors retiring on the forthcoming AGM. Lord Lamont, Mr Myles and Mr van Heesewijk will offer themselves for re-election, having served on the Board for over 9 years. The Board recommends that shareholders vote for the re-election of Lord Lamont, Mr Myles and Mr van Heesewijk because it believes their contributions to the Board to be efficient, that they show commitment to their roles as non-executive Directors of the Company and have actively contributed throughout the year.
Thus, as prices of bonds in an funding portfolio adjust to a rise in rates of interest, the worth of the portfolio could decline. Investments in international securities …read more >