Experian plc

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 0178G
Experian plc
21 July 2021
 

Experian plc

 

 

Results of Annual General Meeting

 

 

21 July 2021 - Experian plc, the global information services company, hereby notifies the market that, at its annual general meeting held earlier today, all the resolutions contained in the notice of meeting were duly passed and the results of the poll are as follows: -

 

 

No.

Description

Votes For*

% Cast

Votes Against

% Cast

Votes Withheld**


Ordinary resolutions:






1

Receipt of the Annual Report and financial statements

690,841,682

99.99%

3,978

0.01%

3,070,456

2

Approval of the Report on directors' remuneration

652,721,188

96.84%

21,283,895

3.16%

19,911,032

3

To elect Alison Brittain as a director of the Company

693,413,778

99.95%

357,152

0.05%

145,186

4

To elect Jonathan Howell as a director of the Company

693,461,791

99.96%

302,947

0.04%

151,378

5

To re-elect Dr Ruba Borno as a director

693,396,173

99.95%

374,090

0.05%

145,853

6

To re-elect Brian Cassin as a director

693,201,595

99.92%

567,393

0.08%

147,128

7

To re-elect Caroline Donahue as a director

693,440,200

99.95%

330,054

0.05%

145,862

8

To re-elect Luiz Fleury as a director

693,458,020

99.96%

305,354

0.04%

152,742

9

To re-elect Deirdre Mahlan as a director

693,222,655

99.92%

548,726

0.08%

144,734

10

To re-elect Lloyd Pitchford as a director

691,391,318

99.66%

2,373,083

0.34%

151,715

11

To re-elect Mike Rogers as a director

692,311,523

99.79%

1,458,633

0.21%

145,960

12

To re-elect George Rose as a director

681,301,027

98.52%

10,202,307

1.48%

2,412,781

13

To re-elect Kerry Williams as a director

692,987,071

99.89%

781,923

0.11%

147,122

14

To re-appoint KPMG LLP as auditor

691,057,025

99.61%

2,725,784

0.39%

133,307

15

Directors' authority to determine the auditors' remuneration

693,640,552

99.98%

143,545

0.02%

132,019

16

Directors' authority to allot relevant securities

662,893,317

95.54%

30,940,255

4.46%

82,544


Special resolutions:






17

Directors' authority to disapply pre-emption rights

669,332,889

96.47%

24,499,732

3.53%

83,495

18

Directors' additional authority to disapply pre-emption rights

661,488,268

95.34%

32,341,196

4.66%

86,652

19

Directors' authority to purchase the Company's own shares

688,414,799

99.51%

3,376,497

0.49%

2,124,819

20

Adoption of new articles of association

692,827,116

99.87%

897,000

0.13%

191,999

 

 

*  Includes discretionary votes.

**  A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the votes for or against a resolution.

 

Voting rights

 

Every shareholder has one vote for every ordinary share held. As at 21 July 2021, the issued share capital of the Company consisted of 969,627,871 ordinary shares of 10 US cents each with voting rights and 20 deferred shares of 10 US cents each which have no voting rights. The Company holds 47,672,839   shares in treasury. Therefore, the total number of voting rights in Experian plc is 921,955,032.

 

Documents regarding resolutions passed at the AGM on 21 July 2021

 

In accordance with Listing Rule LR9.6.2R, a copy of all resolutions passed, other than resolutions concerning ordinary business, will shortly be forwarded to the FCA and will be available via the Electronic Submission System, located at https://marketoversight.fca.org.uk 

 

Authority to purchase own shares

 

Included among the resolutions passed at the annual general meeting was the following:

 

"To authorise the Company, generally and unconditionally:

 

(a)   pursuant to Article 57 of the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991, to make market purchases of ordinary shares in the capital of the Company on the London Stock Exchange on behalf of the Company on such terms and in such manner as the directors may from time to time determine, provided that:

 

(i)   the maximum number of ordinary shares which may be purchased under this authority is 92,324,440 ordinary shares of 10 US cents each;

 

(ii)   the minimum price (not including expenses) which may be paid for each ordinary share is 10 US cents;

 

(iii)   the maximum price (not including expenses) which may be paid for each ordinary share is an amount equal to the higher of: (a) 105% of the average market value of the Company's ordinary shares as derived from The London Stock Exchange Daily Official List for the five business days immediately preceding the day on which the relevant share is purchased; and (b) the higher of the price of the last independent trade and the highest current independent bid for an ordinary share on the exchange on which the purchase is to be carried out;

 

(iv)   the authority hereby conferred shall expire on the earlier of 20 October 2022 and the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting of the Company to be held in 2022 (except that the Company shall be entitled, at any time prior to the expiry of this authority, to make a contract to purchase which would or might be executed wholly or partly after such expiry and to purchase shares in accordance with such contract as if the authority conferred had not expired) unless such authority is renewed prior to such time; and

 

(b)   pursuant to Article 58A of the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991, and if approved by the directors, to hold as treasury shares any ordinary shares purchased pursuant to the authority conferred by paragraph (a) of this resolution."

 

Contact:

 

Experian

Nadia Ridout-Jamieson

Gerry Tschopp

Investor queries

Media queries


+44 (0)20 3042 4278

 

Tulchan

Graeme Wilson,

Louise Male and

Guy Bates



+44 (0)20 7353 4200

 

 

About Experian

Experian is the world's leading global information services company. During life's big moments - from buying a home or a car, to sending a child to college, to growing a business by connecting with new customers - we empower consumers and our clients to manage their data with confidence. We help individuals to take financial control and access financial services, businesses to make smarter decisions and thrive, lenders to lend more responsibly, and organisations to prevent identity fraud and crime.

 

We have 17,800 people operating across 44 countries and every day we're investing in new technologies, talented people and innovation to help all our clients maximise every opportunity. We are listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and are a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

 

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