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Friday 12 June, 2020

Bakkavor Group PLC

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 8405P
Bakkavor Group PLC
12 June 2020
 

12 June 2020

Bakkavor Group plc

(the 'Company')

 

2020 Annual General Meeting - Poll Results

The Company's 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held today at 10.00 am at Fitzroy Place, 8 Mortimer Street, London, W1T 3JJ.  All resolutions set out in the Notice of AGM dated 6 May 2020 and put to the meeting were decided on by a poll and were passed.

 

Resolutions 1 to 14 were each passed as an Ordinary Resolution (requiring a simple majority for them to be passed) and resolutions 15 to 18 were each passed as a Special Resolution (requiring at least a 75% majority for them to be passed).  The results for each resolution are set out below.

 

* Based on total issued share capital as at 12 June 2020 of 579,425,585 Ordinary shares.

 

 

Resolution

Votes For

%

Votes Against

%

Total Votes Cast

% of ISC Voted *

Votes Withheld

1.

To receive the Annual Report and Accounts

559,428,692

99.85%

838,440

0.15%

560,267,132

96.69

423,771

2.

To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report

558,386,046

99.59%

2,304,233

0.41%

560,690,279

96.77

624

3.

To re-elect Simon Burke as a Director of the Company

556,977,889

99.48%

2,890,014

0.52%

559,867,903

96.62

823,000

4.

To re-elect Sue Clark as a Director of the Company

559,675,213

99.97%

182,690

0.03%

559,857,903

96.62

833,000

5.

To re-elect Patrick Cook as a Director of the Company

559,791,785

99.84%

899,118

0.16%

560,690,903

96.77

0

6.

To re-elect Peter Gates as a Director of the Company

560,627,633

99.99%

63,271

0.01%

560,690,904

96.77

0

7.

To re-elect Agust Gudmundsson as a Director of the Company

559,805,215

99.84%

885,688

0.16%

560,690,903

96.77

0

8.

To re-elect Lydur Gudmundsson as a Director of the Company

548,889,456

98.05%

10,891,986

1.95%

559,781,442

96.61

909,461

9.

To re-elect Denis Hennequin as a Director of the Company

560,631,492

99.99%

59,411

0.01%

560,690,903

96.77

0

10.

To re-elect Todd Krasnow as a Director of the Company

546,808,659

98.29%

9,516,657

1.71%

556,325,316

96.01

4,365,587

11.

To re-elect Jane Lodge as a Director of the Company

560,666,432

100.00%

14,005

0.00%

560,680,437

96.76

10,467

12.

To appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Auditor of the Company

525,701,734

94.50%

30,613,582

5.50%

556,315,316

96.01

4,375,587

13.

To authorise the Audit Committee to determine the remuneration of the Auditor

560,655,542

100.00%

25,362

0.00%

560,680,904

96.76

10,000

14.

To authorise the Directors to allot shares

556,727,058

99.29%

3,953,846

0.71%

560,680,904

96.76

10,000

15.

To empower the Directors to disapply pre-emption rights

560,657,069

100.00%

23,368

0.00%

560,680,437

96.76

10,467

16.

To empower the Directors to disapply pre-emption rights for financing/refinancing particular acquisitions and other capital investments

556,024,354

99.17%

4,656,082

0.83%

560,680,436

96.76

10,467

17.

To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares

559,808,856

99.85%

848,804

0.15%

560,657,660

96.76

33,243

18.

To allow a general meeting to be called on 14 clear days' notice

559,744,894

99.83%

945,810

0.17%

560,690,704

96.77

200

 

** Based on independent voting capital of 151,385,647, being total issued share capital of 579,425,585 Ordinary shares as at 12 June 2020, but excluding shares held by the controlling shareholders.

 

Votes of Independent Shareholders on the resolutions concerning the re-election of the independent Non-Executive Directors

 

Resolution

Votes For

%

Votes Against

%

Total Votes Cast

% of ISC Voted **

Votes Withheld

3.

To re-elect Simon Burke as a Director of the Company

128,937,951

97.81%

2,890,014

2.19%

131,827,965

87.08

823,000

4.

To re-elect Sue Clark as a Director of the Company

131,635,275

99.86%

182,690

0.14%

131,817,965

87.07

833,000

9.

To re-elect Denis Hennequin as a Director of the Company

132,591,554

99.96%

59,411

0.04%

132,650,965

87.62

0

10.

To re-elect Todd Krasnow as a Director of the Company

118,768,721

92.58%

9,516,657

7.42%

128,285,378

84.74

4,365,587

11.

To re-elect Jane Lodge as a Director of the Company

132,626,494

99.99%

14,005

0.01%

132,640,499

87.62

10,467

 

 

Notes:

a)  The votes "For" and "Against" are expressed as a percentage of the votes received.

b)  Proxy appointments which gave discretion to the Chairman of the Meeting have been included in the "For" total.

c)  The Company's issued share capital as at 12 June 2020 is 579,425,585 ordinary shares of 2 pence each.

d)  A "Vote Withheld" is not counted towards the votes cast "For" or "Against" a resolution.

e)  In accordance with Listing Rule 9.2.2E, Resolutions 3, 4, and 9-11 inclusive were approved by: (a) the shareholders of the Company; and (b) the independent shareholders of the Company.

f)  In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2, a copy of all resolutions passed other than resolutions concerning ordinary business will be submitted to the UK Listing Authority via the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism .

 

ENQUIRIES

Institutional investors and analysts:

Peter Gates, Chief Financial Officer

Sally Barrett-Jolley, Head of Corporate Affairs        +44 (0) 20 7908 6143

Media:

Tulchan Communications  +44 (0) 20 7353 4200

Will Smith

LEI number: 213800COL7AD54YU9949 

 

 


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