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Wednesday 01 July, 2020

Petropavlovsk Plc

Results of Annual General Meeting

RNS Number : 7072R
Petropavlovsk PLC
01 July 2020
 

1 July 2020

 

 

 

Petropavlovsk PLC ("Petropavlovsk" or "the "Company")

 

Results of Annual General Meeting

 

The Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders of Petropavlovsk PLC was held at 11 a.m. on 30 June 2020 at the Company's offices, 11 Grosvenor Place, London SW1X 7HH.

 

Further to the Company's announcement at 7.00 a.m. on 30 June 2020, the Company can confirm that Resolutions 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 14, 18, 19 and 21 proposed by the Board were duly passed on a Poll,  whilst Resolutions 3, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17 and 20 were not passed.

 

Following the events from the voting at the Company's AGM, the Company has formed an interim Board which complies with the rules and regulations of the UK Corporate Governance Code.  Petropavlovsk will endeavour to discuss the next steps with all of its key shareholders ahead of the calling for a General Meeting to constitute a Board which is not only aligned with the wishes of all of its stakeholders, but will also provide the highest levels of corporate governance and stakeholder protection befitting the leading gold mining company it is, listed on both the London Stock Exchange and the Moscow Exchange. 

 

The Board notes that, in addition to the Resolutions that were not duly passed on a Poll, Resolutions 8, 18 and 19 were passed with less than 80% of the votes in favour.  In the coming months, the Board will undertake consultations with the Company's shareholders to address any concerns they may have.  Once the overall picture has been assimilated, the Company will report to the market on the views received and actions undertaken.

 

In respect of Resolution 20 relating to the authority to issue shares, the authority sought by the Company is aligned with the Investment Association's share capital guidelines and market practice for FTSE listed companies. Given that this Resolution failed, the Board will also consult with shareholders to understand their concerns in this respect.

 

The Remuneration Committee is disappointed to note that despite a consultation process, during which major shareholders confirmed their support for the new Remuneration Policy (the 'Revised Policy'), certain of these shareholders voted against the Revised Policy.  Consequently, the previous Policy approved by shareholders on 29 June 2018 will remain in force.  The Remuneration Committee will consider whether a further consultation process is required, with a further Policy being proposed for approval at the 2021 Annual General Meeting or potentially at a General Meeting to be convened prior to this date.

 

A further statement detailing the outcome of the Company's consultation with its shareholders, including any actions taken as a result, will be published by the Company within six months of the 2020 Annual General Meeting in accordance with the revised UK Corporate Governance Code published in July 2018.

 

The table below shows the votes received for and against the Resolutions.

 

Resolution

Votes For

Votes Against

Vote
Withheld

Total Votes Cast (Excl. Withheld)

No of Shares

% of Shares Voted

No of Shares

% of Shares Voted

No of Shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinary Resolutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Report & Accounts

2,420,944,150

99.84%

3,806,747

0.16%

867,184

2,425,618,081

2

To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report

2,074,234,888

85.52%

351,254,207

14.48%

128,986

2,425,618,081

3

To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy

1,026,264,291

42.32%

1,398,862,888

57.68%

490,902

2,425,618,081

4

To approve the rules of the Petropavlovsk PLC Long-Term Incentive Plan 2020

1,825,020,415

75.24%

600,455,768

24.76%

141,898

2,425,618,081

5

To appoint PriceWaterhouse Coopers LLP as auditor

2,270,127,552

99.82%

4,187,339

0.18%

151,303,190

2,425,618,081

6

To authorise the Directors to determine the remuneration of the auditor

 2,270,749,441

99.81%

4,244,420

0.19%

150,624,220

2,425,618,081

7

To elect Ms Charlotte Philipps as a Director

2,420,851,898

99.81%

4,728,078

0.19%

38,105

2,425,618,081

8

To elect Mrs Ekaterina Ray as a Director

1,292,274,134

53.28%

1,133,305,842

46.72%

38,105

2,425,618,081

9

To elect Mr Danila Kotlyarov as a Director

1,125,946,873

46.42%

1,299,615,535

53.58%

55,673

2,425,618,081

10

To elect Mr Maxim Kharin as a Director

2,416,892,559

99.64%

8,670,233

0.36%

55,289

2,425,618,081

11

To elect Ms Fiona Paulus as a Director

1,124,556,375

46.36%

1,300,988,849

53.64%

72,857

2,425,618,081

12

To elect Mr Timothy McCutcheon as a Director

965,460,407

39.80%

1,460,096,385

60.20%

61,289

2,425,618,081

13

To re-elect Dr Pavel Maslovskiy as a Director

1,118,262,709

46.14%

1,305,363,764

53.86%

1,991,608

2,425,618,081

14

To re-elect Mr James Cameron as a Director

2,419,461,326

99.83%

4,147,963

0.17%

2,008,792

2,425,618,081

15

To re-elect Mr Damien Hackett as a Director

1,123,166,581

46.34%

1,300,425,208

53.66%

2,026,292

2,425,618,081

16

To re-elect Mr Harry Kenyon-Slaney as a Director

1,123,256,747

46.35%

1,300,335,042

53.65%

2,026,292

2,425,618,081

17

To re-elect Mr Robert Jenkins as a Director

1,107,769,784

45.72%

1,315,139,797

54.28%

2,708,500

2,425,618,081

Special Resolution

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

To approve New Articles of Association

1,882,119,530

77.60%

543,435,209

22.40%

63,342

2,425,618,081

Ordinary Resolutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

To authorise Directors to allot shares (up to maximum of 1/3 of issued share capital)

1,542,430,479

64.52%

848,354,286

35.48%

34,833,316

2,425,618,081

20

To authorise Directors to allot shares (up to maximum of 2/3 of issued share capital - rights issue only)

562,979,256

23.55%

1,827,137,249

76.45%

35,531,889

2,425,648,394

Special Resolution

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

Authority to convene a general meeting on not less than 14 clear days' notice

2,303,817,242

95.01%

121,114,995

4.99%

716,157

2,425,648,394

 

 

Notes:

1.  Resolutions 3, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17 and 20 were not approved by Shareholders. All other resolutions were passed

2.  Votes 'For' and 'Against' are expressed as a percentage of votes received

3.  A 'Vote' withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculations of the votes 'For' or 'Against' a resolution

4.  The total number of shares in issue as at 6pm on 26 June 2020 was 3,312,825,822 ordinary shares with 3,312,825,822 voting rights

5.  c.73.3% voting capital was instructed

 

The voting figures will be displayed shortly on the Company's website at www.petropavlovsk.net

 

About Petropavlovsk

 

Petropavlovsk PLC (LSE: POG. MOEX: POGR) is a major integrated Russian gold producer with JORC Resources of 21.03Moz Au which include Reserves of 8.46Moz Au. Following its IPO on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in 2002, Petropavlovsk was promoted to the London Stock Exchange in 2009, where today it is a Premium Listed company and a constituent of the FTSE 250, FTSE 350 and FTSE All Share indices.

 

The Company's key operating mines (Pioneer, Malomir and Albyn) are in the Amur Region in the Russian Far East. Petropavlovsk has produced a total of c.7.8Moz of gold since operations began in 1994 and has a strong track record of mine development, expansion and asset optimisation.

 

The Group recently entered a new era of growth following the successful commissioning and start-up of its flagship asset, the Pressure Oxidation (POX) Hub at Pokrovskiy, which enables the processing of the Company's abundant refractory reserves and resources.

 

Petropavlovsk is one of the region's largest employers and one of the largest contributors to the sustainable development of the local economy.

 

For more information

 

Please visit www.petropavlovsk.net or contact:

 

Petropavlovsk PLC 

Patrick Pittaway / Max Zaltsman / Viktoriya Kim

 

+44 (0) 20 7201 8900

[email protected]

Peel Hunt LLP 

Ross Allister / David McKeown / Alexander Allen

+44 (0) 20 7418 8900

Canaccord Genuity Limited

Henry Fitzgerald-O'Connor / James Asensio

+44 (0) 20 7523 8000

Buchanan

Bobby Morse / Kelsey Traynor / Ariadna Peretz

 

+44 (0) 20 7466 5000

[email protected]

 

 

 


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