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Results of the 2021 Annual General Meeting

21 July 2021

The Company held its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 21 July 2021. All the resolutions put to shareholders were duly passed on a show of hands. Resolutions 1 to 13 were passed as ordinary resolutions and resolutions 14 to 16 were passed as special resolutions.

Details of shareholders’ proxy votes lodged in advance of the Annual General Meeting for each resolution are shown in the table below:

 

ResolutionsFor and at discretionAgainstVotes WithheldTotal
Number % Number %
1. To receive the audited accounts of the Company for the year ended 28 February 2021, together with the Report of the Directors and the report of the Auditor thereon.
 
53,967,112 99.99 75 0.01 24,016
53,967,187
2. To approve the Annual Statement by the Chair of the Remuneration Committee and the Annual Report on Directors’ Remuneration for the year ended 28 February 2021.
 
52,831,777 98.96 556,752 1.04 602,674
53,388,529
3. To approve a special dividend of 9.78p per Ordinary share
 
53,977,716 99.99 3,170 0.01 10,317
53,980,886
4. To declare a final dividend of 7.58p per Ordinary share
 
53,977,716 99.99 3,170 0.01 10,317  53,980,886
5. To re-appoint Steven Hall as a Director of the Company.
 
53,963,049 99.98 9,151 0.02 19,003  53,972,200
6. To re-appoint Sir Richard Lambert as a Director of the Company.
 
53,931,321 99.92 45,103 0.08 14,779
53,976,424
7. To re-appoint Nigel Newton as a Director of the Company.
 
53,906,012 99.88 65,412 0.12 19,779
53,971,424
8. To re-appoint Leslie-Ann Reed as a Director.
 
53,946,992 99.95 25,832 0.05 18,379 53,972,824
9. To re-appoint Penny Scott-Bayfield as a Director.
 
53,954,288 99.97 18,536 0.03 18,379  53,972,824
10. To appoint Baroness Lola Young of Hornsey as a Director.
 
53,961,157 99.97 16,667 0.03 13,379
53,977,824
11. To re-appoint KPMG LLP as Auditor of the Company.
 
53,961,744 99.97 17,028 0.03 12,431
53,978,772
12. To authorise the Directors to determine the auditors’ remuneration.
 
53,962,025 99.98 11,894 0.02 17,284
53,973,919
13. To authorise the Directors to allot shares.
 
53,870,936 99.80 107,105 0.20 13,162
53,978,041
14. To authorise the Directors to disapply pre-emption rights.
 
53,954,576 99.96 23,465 0.04 13,162
53,978,041
15. To authorise the Directors to disapply pre-emption rights regarding acquisition/investment.
 
53,708,576 99.51 266,370 0.49 16,257  53,974,946
16. To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares.
 
52,379,300 99.96 18,979 0.04 1,592,924
52,398,279

 

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 Monday 19 July 2021, there were 81,608,672 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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