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Vodafone Group Plc (VOD)

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Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Vodafone Group Plc

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 6311G
Vodafone Group Plc
27 July 2021
 

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 on Tuesday 27 July 2021 at 10.00 am.

 

The results of polls on all 23 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 2021.

17,132,724,181

61.60

17,125,806,638

99.96

6,917,543

0.04

23,915,195

2.

To elect Olaf Swantee as a Director.

17,130,076,272

61.59

17,095,470,221

99.80

34,606,051

0.20

26,435,255

3.

To re-elect Jean-François van Boxmeer as a Director.

17,131,196,388

61.59

16,235,434,377

94.77

895,762,011

5.23

25,534,309

4.

To re-elect Nick Read as a Director.

17,131,339,238

61.59

17,088,602,622

99.75

42,736,616

0.25

25,271,692

5.

To re-elect Margherita Della Valle as a Director.

17,131,587,069

61.59

17,084,011,783

99.72

47,575,286

0.28

24,992,962

6.

To re-elect Sir Crispin Davis as a Director.

17,130,152,964

61.59

17,009,929,952

99.30

120,223,012

0.70

26,432,593

7.

To re-elect Michel Demaré as a Director.

17,129,962,222

61.59

17,061,166,726

99.60

68,795,496

0.40

26,647,135

8.

To re-elect Dame Clara Furse as a Director.

17,130,989,026

61.59

17,094,737,047

99.79

36,251,979

0.21

25,620,151

9

To re-elect Valerie Gooding as a Director.

17,130,841,063

61.59

16,872,817,032

98.49

258,024,031

1.51

25,768,550

10.

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

17,131,017,933

61.59

16,466,110,256

96.12

664,907,677

3.88

25,591,305

11.

To re-elect Sanjiv Ahuja as a Director.

RESOLUTION WITHDRAWN

12.

To re-elect David Nish as a Director.

17,125,461,561

61.57

17,056,275,299

99.60

69,186,262

0.40

31,110,498

13.

To declare a final dividend of 4.50 eurocents per ordinary share for the year ended 31 March 2021.

17,146,267,777

61.64

17,016,928,924

99.25

129,338,853

0.75

10,335,481

14.

To approve the Annual Report on Remuneration contained in the Remuneration Report of the Board for the year ended 31 March 2021.

 

17,131,306,675

61.59

16,729,088,541

97.65

402,218,134

2.35

25,262,861

15.

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

17,142,233,659

61.63

16,713,626,165

97.50

428,607,494

2.50

14,379,508

16.

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

17,140,202,508

61.62

16,873,583,470

98.44

266,619,038

1.56

16,372,690

17.

To authorise the Directors to allot shares

17,134,515,551

61.60

16,058,241,382

93.72

1,076,274,169

6.28

22,070,445

18.

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

17,109,183,719

61.51

16,767,989,818

98.01

341,193,901

1.99

47,381,780

19.

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.

17,120,134,729

61.55

16,370,746,771

95.62

749,387,958

4.38

36,451,703

20.

To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares.

17,135,194,625

61.61

16,843,308,960

98.30

291,885,665

1.70

21,372,240

21.

To approve the adoption of new articles of association.

17,113,903,563

61.53

17,080,074,901

99.80

33,828,662

0.20

42,680,690

22.

To authorise political donations and expenditure.

17,119,587,463

61.55

16,817,937,876

98.24

301,649,587

1.76

33,749,912

23.

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

17,125,163,856

61.57

16,158,288,221

94.35

966,875,635

5.65

30,879,790

 

The number of Ordinary Shares in issue on 23 July 2021 (excluding shares held in Treasury) was 27,814,578,745.  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 17 (inclusive) and 22 were passed as Ordinary Resolutions. Resolutions 18 to 21 (inclusive) and 23 were passed as Special Resolutions.

 

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2, a copy of Resolutions 21 to 23 (inclusive), 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 .

 

Other matters

 

Following conclusion of the Annual General Meeting, the below changes to the composition of the Board and its Committees were effective:

 

-  Olaf Swantee was appointed as a Non-Executive Director and became a member of the Audit and Risk Committee;

-  Sanjiv Ahuja retired as a Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit and Risk Committee; and

-  Renee James retired as a Non-Executive Director and member of the Nominations and Governance and Remuneration Committees.

 

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