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Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Burberry Group PLC

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 8645F
Burberry Group PLC
17 July 2019
 

BURBERRY GROUP PLC

(the "Company")

 

Result of Annual General Meeting 2019

 

 

The Company announces the results of voting at its Annual General Meeting held earlier today and confirms that all resolutions were passed with majorities as set out below. All resolutions were taken on a poll. 

 

Resolutions 1 to 16 were proposed as Ordinary Resolutions and resolutions 17 to 19 as Special Resolutions. The results were as follows:

 

Resolution

Votes For*

%

Votes Against

%

Total votes validly cast

Total votes cast as % of issued share capital**

Votes Withheld**

1.

To receive the Company's Annual Report and Accounts for the financial year ended 30 March 2019.

320,726,040

100.00

874

0.00

320,726,914

77.95%

167,796

2.

To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report for the year ended 30 March 2019.

312,865,923

97.51

7,995,075

2.49

320,860,998

77.98%

33,711

3.

To declare a final dividend of 31.5p per ordinary share for the year ended 30 March 2019.

320,878,993

100.00

0

0.00

320,878,993

77.99%

15,717

4.

To re-elect Dr Gerry Murphy as a Director of the Company.

312,262,712

97.71

7,332,617

2.29

319,595,329

77.67%

1,299,380

5.

To re-elect Fabiola Arredondo as a Director of the Company.

319,976,495

99.72

891,156

0.28

320,867,651

77.98%

27,059

6.

To re-elect Jeremy Darroch as a Director of the Company.

318,083,033

99.13

2,784,492

0.87

320,867,525

77.98%

27,184

7.

To re-elect Ron Frasch as a Director of the Company.

319,967,338

99.72

898,203

0.28

320,865,541

77.98%

29,169

8.

To re-elect Matthew Key as a Director of the Company.

318,509,480

99.72

889,292

0.28

319,398,772

77.63%

1,495,938

9.

To re-elect Dame Carolyn McCall as a Director of the Company.

319,384,911

99.54

1,478,791

0.46

320,863,702

77.98%

31,008

10.

To re-elect Orna NiChionna as a Director of the Company.

317,896,768

99.08

2,966,112

0.92

320,862,880

77.98%

31,829



 

11.

To re-elect Marco Gobbetti as a Director of the Company.

320,420,101

99.90

317,440

0.10

320,737,541

77.95%

157,169

12.

To re-elect Julie Brown as a Director of the Company.

319,124,553

99.46

1,742,144

0.54

320,866,697

77.98%

28,013

13.

To reappoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditor of the Company.

313,530,797

97.71

7,340,439

2.29

320,871,236

77.98%

23,473

14.

To authorise the Audit Committee of the Company to determine the auditor's remuneration.

318,496,510

99.26

2,373,070

0.74

320,869,580

77.98%

25,130

15.

To authorise political donations by the Company and its subsidiaries.

316,885,992

99.16

2,671,449

0.84

319,557,441

77.66%

1,337,269

16.

To authorise the Directors to allot shares.    

319,906,220

99.70

961,895

0.30

320,868,115

77.98%

26,595

17.

To renew the Directors' authority to disapply pre-emption rights.

[Special Resolution]

320,740,578

99.96

126,198

0.04

320,866,776

77.98%

27,934

18.

To authorise the Company to purchase its own ordinary shares.

[Special Resolution]

318,225,110

99.20

2,558,294

0.80

320,783,404

77.96%

111,305

19.

To authorise the Directors to call general meetings (other than an AGM) on not less than 14 clear days' notice.

[Special Resolution]

301,247,259

94.26

18,336,564

5.74

319,583,823

77.67%

1,310,887

 

Notes:

* Includes discretionary votes.

** A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the votes for or against a resolution.

 

Every shareholder has one vote for every ordinary share held. As at 6.30pm on 15 July 2019, the issued share capital of the Company consisted of 411,461,405 ordinary shares.  The Company held no shares in Treasury. Therefore, the total number of voting rights in Burberry Group plc as at 15 July 2019 was also 411,461,405. In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2 copies of all the resolutions passed, other than ordinary business, have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/nsm 

Retirement

The Company confirms that, as previously notified, Ian Carter and Stephanie George have today retired as Directors following the Annual General Meeting.

17 July 2019

 


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