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Baillie Gifford Shin (BGS)

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Friday 14 May, 2021

Baillie Gifford Shin

AGM Statement

RNS Number : 7254Y
Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon PLC
14 May 2021
 

BAILLIE GIFFORD SHIN NIPPON PLC (BGS)

Legal Entity Identifier: X5XCIPCJQCSUF8H1FU83

Annual General Meeting, 14 May 2021

 

All resolutions were passed at the AGM of the Company held on 14 May 2021, including those detailed below:

Ordinary Business

· Shareholders approved an ordinary resolution renewing the Directors' general authority to issue shares up to an aggregate nominal amount of £2,044,745.40 and a special resolution to allot a limited number of shares for cash on a non pre-emptive basis up to £613,484.96 (being approximately 10% of the nominal value of the issued share capital of the Company as at 11 March 2021).  These authorities will expire at the earlier of 14 August 2022 or at the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting of the Company, unless previously varied, revoked or renewed.

· Shareholders approved a special resolution authorising the Company to buy-back its own shares up to a maximum of 14.99% of the Company's issued share capital, being 45,980,698 ordinary shares of 2p. This authority will expire at the conclusion of the AGM to be held in respect of the year ending 31 January 2022 unless previously varied, revoked or renewed.

 

The full text of all the resolutions can be found in the Notice of Annual General Meeting contained in the Annual Report and Financial Statements which is available for viewing at the National Storage Mechanism at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism.

The Board notes the significant number of votes against Resolution 3. As explained in the Annual Report, Resolution 3 sought approval to re-elect Mr MN Donaldson as a Director of the Company. In accordance with the principles of the UK Corporate Governance Code, all Directors offer themselves for re-election annually. The Company will continue to engage with relevant shareholders and expects to make a further announcement in due course.

Baillie Gifford & Co Limited

Company Secretaries

14 May 2021

 

 

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