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Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Vodafone Group Plc

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 3768U
Vodafone Group Plc
28 July 2020
 

VODAFONE GROUP PLC

RESULTS OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

Results of Annual General Meeting

 

The Annual General Meeting of Vodafone Group Plc was held at The Pavilion, Vodafone House, The Connection, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2FN as a closed meeting on Tuesday 28 July 2020 at 11.00 am.

 

The results of polls on all 25 resolutions were as follows:

 


Resolution

Total votes validly cast

Percentage of relevant shares in issue (%)

For

For (% of shares voted)

Against

Against (% of shares voted)

Votes withheld

1.

To receive the Company's accounts, the strategic report and reports of the Directors and the auditor for the year ended 31 March 2020.

17,835,894,356

66.49%

17,545,806,649

98.37

290,087,707

1.63

184,821,641

2.

To elect Jean-François van Boxmeer as a Director.

18,005,525,345

67.12%

16,162,290,120

89.76

1,843,235,225

10.24

15,178,924

3.

To re-elect Gerard Kleisterlee as a Director.

17,997,519,613

67.09%

17,782,168,669

98.80

215,350,944

1.20

23,184,663

4.

To re-elect Nick Read as a Director.

17,876,383,539

66.64%

17,838,678,506

99.79

37,705,033

0.21

144,309,996

5.

To re-elect Margherita Della Valle as a Director.

18,007,285,095

67.13%

17,723,749,046

98.43

283,536,049

1.57

13,413,286

6.

To re-elect Sir Crispin Davis as a Director.

18,005,469,337

67.12%

17,938,786,382

99.63

66,682,955

0.37

15,234,304

7.

To re-elect Michel Demaré as a Director.

18,005,290,985

67.12%

17,675,507,845

98.17

329,783,140

1.83

15,405,511

8.

To re-elect Dame Clara Furse as a Director.

18,006,324,315

67.13%

17,958,941,664

99.74

47,382,651

0.26

14,377,190

9

To re-elect Valerie Gooding as a Director.

17,980,920,270

67.03%

17,778,165,236

98.87

202,755,034

1.13

39,788,088

10.

To re-elect Renee James as a Director.

18,004,826,956

67.12%

15,624,114,054

86.78

2,380,712,902

13.22

15,868,579

11.

To re-elect Maria Amparo Moraleda Martinez as a Director.

18,006,035,579

67.13%

17,928,139,248

99.57

77,896,331

0.43

14,650,052

12.

To re-elect Sanjiv Ahuja as a Director.

18,005,397,654

67.12%

17,961,158,199

99.75

44,239,455

0.25

15,292,296

13.

 

RESOLUTION WITHDRAWN

14.

To re-elect David Nish as a Director.

18,005,945,761

67.13%

17,556,677,676

97.50

449,268,085

2.50

14,759,610

15.

To declare a final dividend of 4.50 eurocents per ordinary share for the year ended 31 March 2020.

18,012,269,059

67.15%

17,743,257,151

98.51

269,011,908

1.49

8,443,173

16.

To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy set out on pages 102 to 107 of the Annual Report.

17,835,162,810

66.49%

17,195,227,349

96.41

639,935,461

3.59

185,334,870

17.

To approve the Annual Report on Remuneration contained in the Remuneration Report of the Board for the year ended 31 March 2020.

 

17,961,819,272

66.96%

17,153,884,741

95.50

807,934,531

4.50

58,861,777

18.

To re-appoint Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's auditor until the end of the next general meeting at which accounts are laid before the Company.

18,011,883,038

67.15%

17,956,467,585

99.69

55,415,453

0.31

8,818,018

19.

To authorise the Audit and Risk Committee to determine the remuneration of the auditor.

18,008,026,816

67.13%

17,936,353,590

99.60

71,673,226

0.40

12,662,719

20.

To authorise the Directors to allot shares

18,000,957,692

67.11%

16,474,862,108

91.52

1,526,095,584

8.48

19,719,054

21.

To authorise the Directors to dis-apply pre-emption rights.

17,991,931,825

67.07%

17,588,539,002

97.76

403,392,823

2.24

28,746,598

22.

To authorise the Directors to dis-apply pre-emption rights up to a further 5 per cent for the purposes of financing an acquisition or other capital investment.

17,993,708,523

67.08%

17,510,605,282

97.32

483,103,241

2.68

26,982,435

23.

To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares.

17,994,821,370

67.08%

17,535,797,880

97.45

459,023,490

2.55

25,872,888

24.

To authorise political donations and expenditure.

18,002,952,626

67.11%

17,514,773,647

97.29

488,178,979

2.71

17,743,696

25.

To authorise the Company to call general meetings (other than AGMs) on a minimum of 14 clear days' notice.

17,928,768,742

66.84%

16,795,515,514

93.68

1,133,253,228

6.32

91,923,634

26.

To approve the rules of the Vodafone Share Incentive Plan (SIP)

18,000,670,429

67.11%

17,901,440,411

99.45

99,230,018

0.55

20,008,628

 

The number of Ordinary Shares in issue on 24 July 2020 (excluding shares held in Treasury) was 26,824,278,985.  Shareholders are entitled to one vote per share.  A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes validly cast.

 

Resolutions 1 to 12, 14 to 20 (inclusive), 24 and 26 were passed as Ordinary Resolutions. Resolutions 21, 22, 23 and 25 were passed as Special Resolutions.

 

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2, a copy of Resolutions 24 and 25, passed as Special Business at the Annual General Meeting, have been submitted to the Financial Conduct Authority via the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism .

 

 

 

Fo r further information:

 

Vodafone Group


Media Relations

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www.vodafone.com/media/contact

[email protected]

 


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