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Wednesday 06 May, 2020

Ascential PLC

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 1570M
Ascential PLC
06 May 2020
 

 

 

Ascential plc

 

Result of Annual General Meeting ("AGM")

 

 

All 18 resolutions considered at the 2020 Annual General Meeting were passed on a poll.

 

The full text of the resolutions can be found in the Notice of AGM dated 9 March 2020.  The total number of votes received for each resolutions is set out below.  The Company's issued share capital as at 6 May 2020 was 402,714,204 with voting rights. The Company does not hold any shares in Treasury at the date of this disclosure.

 

Resolution no.

Shares For

%

Shares Against

%

Shares marked as Votes Witheld/ Abstentions

AGM






1.  To receive the Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2019

375,920,597

99.99

43,389

0.01

537,988

2.  To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy contained in the Annual report and Accounts

365,711,635

97.13

10,790,339

2.87

0

3.  To approve the Annual Report on Remuneration contained in the Annual report and Accounts

375,339,447

99.69

1,162,527

0.31

0

4.  Resolution withdrawn

n/a


n/a


n/a

5.  To elect Rita Clifton as a Director of the Company

366,251,336

97.28

10,250,639

2.72

0

6.  To elect Scott Forbes as a Director of the Company

365,715,456

97.14

10,786,519

2.86

0

7.  To elect Mandy Gradden as a Director of the Company

366,280,412

97.29

10,221,563

2.71

0

8.  To elect Paul Harrison as a Director of the Company

366,451,333

97.33

10,050,642

2.67

0

9.  To elect Gillian Kent as a Director of the Company

366,195,387

97.26

10,306,588

2.74

0

10.  To elect Duncan Painter as a Director of the Company

366,222,574

97.33

10,028,263

2.67

251,138

11.  To elect Judy Vezmar as a Director of the Company

366,379,843

97.31

10,122,132

2.69

0

12.  To re-appoint KPMG LLP as auditor of the Company

376,249,789

100.0

1,048

0.00

251,138

13.  To authorise the Board to determine the remuneration of the auditor

376,500,927

100.0

1,048

0.00

0

14.  To authorise the Company to make political donations

368,733,445

98.19

6,807,687

1.81

960,843

15.  To authorise the Company to allot relevant securities

359,251,816

95.42

17,250,159

4.58

0

16.  To authorise the Company to disapply pre-emption rights as per resolution 15 in the Notice of AGM

376,501,451

100.0

524

0.00

0

17.  To authorise the Company to additionally disapply pre-emption rights as per resolution 16 in the Notice of AGM

375,338,923

99.69

1,163,051

0.31

0

18.  To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares

376,189,142

99.92

295,051

0.08

17,781

19.  To authorise the Company to call any general meeting of the Company other than an AGM) on not less than 14 clear days' notice

362,887,203

96.38

13,624,722

3.62

0

 

Notes

1.  AGM Resolutions 1 to 3 and 5 to 15 were passed as ordinary resolutions.  AGM Resolutions 16 to 19 were passed as special resolutions.

2.  Resolution 4 (recommendation of a final dividend of 4.0p per share) has been withdrawn, as previously announced on 3 April 2020.

3.  The number of shares 'For' includes discretionary votes.

4.  A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes "For" or "Against a resolution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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