Regulatory announcements

Result of AGM

10 August 2011

The Annual General Meeting of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc was held at 36 Soho Square, London W1D 3QY on Thursday 11 August 2011.

All 13 resolutions put to the members were passed on a show of hands. Accordingly, resolutions 1 to 10 were passed as ordinary resolutions and resolutions 11 to 13 were passed as special resolutions.

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

The results of the proxy votes lodged in advance of the meeting are set out below:

In Favour Discretionary Against Abstain/
Resolution Votes % Votes % Votes % Withheld*
1. To receive the Directors' Report and Accounts 49,660,697 (99.9) 25,139 (0.1) 10,061 (0.0) 3,346
2. To approve the report on directors' remuneration 29,977,146 (62.3) 37,139 (0.1) 18,097,773 (37.6) 1,587,185
3. To approve the final dividend 49,664,990 (99.9) 24,247 (0.1) 10,006 (0.0) 0
4. To elect Sarah Jane Thomson 49,627,628 (99.9) 25,047 (0.1) 34,510 (0.1) 12,058
5. To elect Ian Cormack 49,646,956 (99.9) 25,047 (0.1) 17,436 (0.0) 9,804
6. To elect Wendy Pallot 49,627,683 (99.9) 26,219 (0.1) 35,537 (0.1) 9,804
7. To re-elect Jeremy Wilson 49,616,482 (99.9) 25,047 (0.1) 49,705 (0.1) 8,009
8. To re-elect Nigel Newton 49,624,801 (99.9) 25,047 (0.1) 45,937 (0.1) 3,458
9. To reappoint Baker Till UK Audit LLP as auditors and to authorise the directors to fix their remuneration. 47,846,493 (96.3) 1,498,025 (3.0) 350,463 (0.7) 4,262
10. To renew the authority to allot shares 48,152,464 (96.9) 1,498,411 (3.0) 38,196 (0.1) 10,172
11. To disapply statutory pre-emption rights 48,148,949 (96.9) 1,510,411 (3.0) 27,385 (0.1) 12,498
12. To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares 47,851,076 (96.4) 1,498,411 (3.0) 280,425 (0.6) 69,331
13. To approve General Meetings to be called on not less than 14 days notice 47,887,073 (96.4) 1,498,411 (3.0) 301,813 (0.6) 11,946

* 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
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

 

 

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