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Friday 07 December, 2018

Assoc.British Foods

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 8665J
Associated British Foods PLC
07 December 2018
 

Associated British Foods plc

 

7 December 2018

 

Result of AGM

 

Associated British Foods plc announces the results of the voting by poll on the resolutions put to the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on Friday 7 December 2018.  All resolutions were passed by the members entitled to vote.

 

Resolution

Votes

For

 

%

For

Votes Against

 

% Against

 

Votes Total

% of Issued Share Capital voted

 

Votes Withheld

1

Annual report and accounts

652,053,220

100.00

2,358

0.00

652,055,578

82.36%

6,512,539

2

Directors' remuneration report

632,195,283

96.25

24,613,823

3.75

656,809,106

82.96%

1,759,476

3

Declaration of final dividend

658,485,837

100.00

25,421

0.00

658,511,258

83.18%

57,164

4

Re-election of Emma Adamo as a director

655,515,106

99.55

2,990,716

0.45

658,505,822

83.18%

62,490

5

Election of Graham Allan as a director

658,384,898

99.98

120,483

0.02

658,505,381

83.18%

62,481

6

Re-election of John Bason as a director

656,807,534

99.76

1,580,927

0.24

658,388,461

83.16%

59,483

7

Re-election of Ruth Cairnie as a director

656,527,231

99.70

1,964,207

0.30

658,491,438

83.18%

76,088

8

Re-election of Wolfhart Hauser as a director

657,082,779

99.78

1,421,706

0.22

658,504,485

83.18%

62,947

9

Re-election of Michael McLintock

653,921,297

99.30

4,587,604

0.70

658,508,901

83.18%

59,521

10

Re-election of Richard Reid as a director

651,322,296

98.91

7,185,071

1.09

658,507,367

83.18%

60,159

11

Re-election of George Weston as a director

657,403,144

99.83

1,105,545

0.17

658,508,689

83.18%

59,733

12

Reappointment of auditor

654,085,402

99.33

4,418,331

0.67

658,503,733

83.18%

63,711

13

Auditor's remuneration

654,194,004

99.35

4,312,112

0.65

658,506,116

83.18%

62,196

14

Political donations or expenditure

650,418,393

98.78

8,018,329

1.22

658,436,722

83.17%

110,813

15

Directors' authority to allot shares

618,253,029

93.89

40,246,631

6.11

658,499,660

83.18%

64,652

16

Disapplication of pre-emption rights *

658,374,830

99.98

115,878

0.02

658,490,708

83.18%

73,058

17

Notice of  general meetings *

645,883,536

98.08

12,625,181

1.92

658,508,717

83.18%

59,705

* Special resolution

Votes  excluding controlling shareholders on the resolutions concerning the election or re-election of the independent non-executive directors

Resolution

Votes

For

 

%

For

Votes Against

 

% Against

 

Votes Total

% of Issued Share Capital voted

(excluding controlling share-holders)

 

Votes Withheld

5

Election of Graham Allan as a director

203,523,551

99.94

120,483

0.06

203,644,034

62.96%

62,481

7

Re-election of Ruth Cairnie as a director

201,665,884

99.04

1,964,207

0.96

203,630,091

62.96%

76,088

8

Re-election of Wolfhart Hauser as a director

202,221,432

99.30

1,421,706

0.70

203,643,138

62.96%

62,947

10

Re-election of Richard Reid as a director

196,460,949

96.47

7,185,071

3.53

203,646,020

62.96%

60,159

 

Notes:

1.   Any proxy appointments which gave discretion to the Chairman have been included in the 'For' total. 

2.   Total number of ordinary shares in issue at 5 December 2018 was 791,674,183.

3.   Total ordinary shares held by shareholders excluding the controlling shareholders at 5 December 2018 was

323,435,769.

4.   A 'Vote Withheld' is not counted towards the votes cast 'For' or 'Against' a resolution.


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