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Results of the 2020 Annual General Meeting

21 July 2020

The Company held its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 21 July 2020. All the resolutions put to shareholders were duly passed on a poll. Resolutions 1 to 13 were passed as ordinary resolutions and resolutions 14 to 17 were passed as special resolutions.

The results of the poll were as follows:

Resolutions For and at discretion Against Votes Withheld Total
Number % Number %
1. To receive the audited accounts of the Company for the year ended 29 February 2020, together with the Report of the Directors and the report of the Auditor thereon. 49,191,971 99.96 17,753 0.04 30,314 49,209,724
2. To approve the Annual Statement by the Chair of the Remuneration Committee and the Annual Report on Directors’ Remuneration for the year ended 29 February 2020. 47,974,060 97.48 1,242,678 2.52 23,302 49,216,738
3. To approve the Directors’ Remuneration Policy. 47,009,932 95.52 2,204,768 4.48 25,340 49,214,700
4. To authorise the Directors to settle the intended final dividend for the year ended 29 February 2020 of 6.89 pence per share by way of a bonus issue of new Ordinary Shares. 49,210,030 99.98 10,374 0.02 19,635 49,220,404
5. To re-appoint Steven Hall as a Director of the Company. 49,201,552 99.98 11,426 0.02 27,061 49,212,978
6. To re-appoint Sir Richard Lambert as a Director of the Company. 49,159,686 99.91 42,538 0.09 37,814 49,202,224
7. To re-appoint Nigel Newton as a Director of the Company. 49,136,267 99.85 75,957 0.15 27,814 49,212,224
8. To re-appoint Leslie-Ann Reed as a Director. 49,124,036 99.82 88,189 0.18 27,814 49,212,225
9. To re-appoint Penny Scott-Bayfield as a Director. 49,125,109 99.82 87,116 0.18 27,814 49,212,225
10. To re-appoint John Warren as a Director. 49,190,060 99.98 12,165 0.02 37,814 49,202,225
11. To re-appoint KPMG LLP as Auditor of the Company. 48,182,363 97.89 1,036,498 2.11 21,178 49,218,861
12. To authorise the Directors to determine the auditors’ remuneration. 49,206,966 99.98 11,728 0.02 21,345 49,218,694
13. To authorise the Directors to allot shares. 49,089,273 99.74 129,378 0.26 21,388 49,218,651
14. To authorise the Directors to disapply pre-emption rights. 48,778,530 99.11 439,954 0.89 21,555 49,218,484
15. To authorise the Directors to disapply pre-emption rights regarding acquisition/investment. 48,774,994 99.11 437,349 0.89 27,695 49,212,343
16. To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares. 49,159,659 99.92 40,472 0.08 39,907 49,200,131
17. To adopt the new Articles of Association in substitution for the existing Articles of Association. 46,768,677 95.04 2,442,139 4.96 29,222 49,210,816

 

NOTES:

  1. The ‘For’ vote includes those giving discretion to the Chair of the Meeting.
  2. A ‘Vote Withheld’ is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes ‘For’ and ‘Against’ a resolution.
  3. As at Friday 17 July 2020, there were 79,094,998 ordinary shares of 1.25 pence in issue.
  4. The full text of each of the resolutions is set out in the Notice of Annual General Meeting which is available at the National Storage Mechanism https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism and on the Company’s website at www.bloomsbury-ir.co.uk.
  5. In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2, copies of the resolutions passed at the meeting other than those considered as ordinary business, will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism.

 

Maya Abu-Deeb
Group General Counsel & Company Secretary
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Telephone: +44(0)20 7631 5600
Email: [email protected]

 

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