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Regulatory announcements

18th July 2018

Results of voting on resolutions at the AGM held 18 July 2018

All 16 resolutions put to the members were passed on a show of hands. All resolutions were passed as ordinary resolutions except for resolutions 14, 15 and 16, which were passed as special resolutions.

Copies of all resolutions passed at the meeting other than as ordinary business are being submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and for inspection at: www.Hemscott.com/nsm.do.

Percentages of proxy votes lodged in advance of the meeting:

  Resolution In Favour Discretion Against
1 Receive the report and accounts 99.9% 0.1% 0%
2 Approve the Remuneration Annual Report/ Statement 99.1% 0.1% 0.8%
3 Approve the final dividend 99.9% 0.1% <0.1%
4 Re-elect John Warren 99.8% 0.1% <0.1%
5 Re-elect Jill Jones 99.9% 0.1% <0.1%
6 Re-elect Steven Hall 99.9% 0.1% <0.1%
7 Re-elect Nigel Newton 99.7% 0.1% 0.2%
8 Re-elect Penny Scott-Bayfield 99.6% 0.1% 0.3%
9 Re-elect Jonathan Glasspool 99.8% 0.1% <0.1%
10 Re-elect Sir Richard Lambert 99.8% 0.1% <0.1%
11 Reappoint KPMG as external auditor 99.8% 0.1% <0.1%
12 Authorise the Directors to set the auditor's remuneration 99.8% 0.1% <0.1%
13 Authority to allot ordinary shares 97.2% 0.1% 2.7%
14 Disapplication of pre-emption rights 97.2% 0.1% 2.7%
15 Disapplication of pre-emption rights re: acquisition/ investment 97.2% 0.1% 2.7%
16 Authority to purchase ordinary shares 97.2% 0.1% 2.7%

The numbers of proxy votes lodged for each resolution:

Resolution In Favour Discretion Against Withheld*
1 44,337,225 53,417 0 1,086
2 43,997,852 55,017 331,431 7,434
3 44,337,311 53,417 1,006 0
4 44,309,622 55,478 24,707 1,927
5 44,328,017 55,478 6,907 1,332
6 44,327,017 55,478 7,907 1,332
7 44,271,748 55,478 63,176 1,332
8 44,218,110 57,278 115,014 1,332
9 44,304,235 55,478 30,689 1,332
10 44,303,326 56,162 29,313 2,932
11 44,293,302 63,417 32,203 2,812
12 44,314,960 53,417 22,984 373
13 43,153,121 55,717 1,177,398 5,498
14 43,165,388 55,717 1,165,793 4,836
15 43,145,478 55,717 1,185,702 4,836
16 43,145,494 55,597 1,175,493 15,149

* A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes in favour, discretionary or against a resolution.

 

Michael Daykin

Group Company Secretary

 

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