Because of extenuating circumstances the company cannot meet the November 11, date for its annual general meeting as had been advised. The new date will now be November 25, 1997. This will affect all record dates. The resolutions for recommendation will now read:
That a final dividend for the year ended March 31, 1997 of five cents per stock unit (making with the interim dividend of four cents per stock unit already paid) a total dividend for the year of nine cents per stock unit on the ordinary stock units of $1.00 each of the company be declared payable on January 16, 1998, to stockholders registered at the close of business on December 18, 1997.
That a one for one bonus be declared for stockholders registered at the close of business on December 12, 1997.