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Friday 15 April, 2011

Smith & Nephew Plc

AGM Statement

RNS Number : 0091F
Smith & Nephew Plc
15 April 2011
 



15 April 2011

 

Smith & Nephew plc

Resolutions Passed at the Annual General Meeting

 

Smith & Nephew plc announces the results of the voting by poll on the resolutions put to its Annual General Meeting held at 2pm on 14 April 2011.

 

Resolution

Total votes validly cast

Percentage  of relevant shares in issue

(%)

For/Discretion

(Number of

votes)

Against

(Number of

votes)

Abstentions

(Number of

votes)

Ordinary Resolutions

 






1. To adopt the report and accounts

560,291,540

62.80%

559,475,543

815,997

933,718







2. To approve the remuneration report

534,270,094

59.88%

509,407,924

24,862,170

26,885,895







3. To approve a final dividend

560,789,342

62.85%

560,742,907

46,435

443,424

 

Re-election of directors






4. To re-elect Mr. Ian E. Barlow

560,715,799

62.85%

556,629,477

4,086,322

509,279







5. To re-elect Prof. Geneviève B. Berger

560,719,682

62.85%

559,948,663

771,019

513,618







6. To re-elect Mr. Olivier Bohuon

559,452,069

62.70%

524,330,311

35,121,758

1,712,147







7. To re-elect Mr. John Buchanan

560,725,360

62.85%

558,169,057

2,556,303

507,945







8. To re-elect Mr. Adrian Hennah

559,471,032

62.71%

540,845,076

18,625,956

1,693,179







9. To re-elect Dr. Pamela J. Kirby

560,082,832

62.77%

548,049,725

12,033,107

1,082,601







10. To re-elect Mr. Brian Larcombe

560,070,600

62.77%

544,745,103

15,325,497

1,094,833







11. To re-elect Mr. Joseph C. Papa

560,730,049

62.85%

556,108,841

4,621,208

504,468







12. To re-elect Mr. Richard De Schutter

560,088,343

62.77%

544,002,884

16,085,459

1,077,090







13. To re-elect Dr. Rolf W.H. Stomberg

560,094,624

62.78%

541,819,852

18,274,772

1,070,809

 

14. To reappoint the auditors

 

547,406,843

61.35%

536,898,028

10,508,815

13,835,362







15. To authorise the directors to determine the remuneration of the auditors

560,212,192

62.79%

550,541,840

9,670,352

1,030,018







16. To renew the directors' authority to 
      allot  
shares

560,675,754

62.84%

534,648,771

26,026,983

558,588







Special resolutions






 

17. Renew the directors' authority for disapplication of pre-emption rights

 

560,660,224

62.84%

551,050,620

9,609,604

572,373







18. Renew the directors' limited authority 
      to 
make market purchases of the  

      Company's own shares

 

560,735,475

62.85%

559,063,404

1,672,071

494,933

19. To authorise general meetings to be  held on 14 days' notice

560,730,774

62.85%

513,770,495

46,960,279

503,918

 

The number of ordinary shares in issue on 12 April 2011 at 6pm (excluding shares held in Treasury) was 892,216,856.  Shareholders are entitled to one vote per share.  A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes validly cast.

 

A copy of the Resolutions passed as Special Business at the Annual General Meeting is being submitted to the UK Listing Authority and will shortly be available for inspection at the National Storage Mechanism document viewing facility, which is situated at: http://www.hemscott.com/nsm

 

Gemma Parsons

Deputy Company Secretary

Smith & Nephew plc

 

Tel:  +44 (0)20 7401 7646

 


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