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Wednesday 06 May, 2020

Clarkson PLC

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 1724M
Clarkson PLC
06 May 2020
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clarkson PLC
("Clarksons" or "the Company")

 

6 May 2020

 

Results of 2020 Annual General Meeting

 

At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Company, held electronically by audiocast at 12 noon today, all resolutions were passed on a poll. The total number of votes received on each resolution was as follows:

 

Description

Votes for

% of votes cast

Votes against

% of votes cast

Votes cast as % of issued share capital

Votes withheld

1

Annual Report

23,131,574

98.18

429,585

1.82

77.57%

70,078

2

Remuneration Report

14,517,181

67.06

7,131,559

32.94

71.27%

1,982,497

3

Remuneration Policy

14,637,062

67.61

7,011,582

32.39

71.27%

1,982,594

4

Re-elect Sir Bill Thomas

21,682,129

91.91

1,907,828

8.09

77.66%

41,280

5

Re-elect Mr A L Case

23,607,300

99.96

9,519

0.04

77.75%

14,419

6

Re-elect Mr J D Woyda

23,603,677

99.92

19,546

0.08

77.77%

8,015

7

Re-elect Mr P Backhouse

22,044,813

93.44

1,546,819

6.56

77.67%

39,606

8

Re-elect Ms ML Clayton

22,042,029

93.43

1,549,602

6.57

77.67%

39,606

9

Re-elect Dr T Miller

19,753,084

88.23

2,635,945

11.77

73.71%

1,242,209

10

Re-elect Mr B Nergaard

22,093,386

93.72

1,479,893

6.28

77.61%

57,958

11

Elect Ms H Truol

23,571,145

99.93

17,058

0.07

77.66%

43,035

12

Re-appoint Auditor

23,566,735

99.90

22,939

0.10

77.66%

41,563

13

Auditor's remuneration

23,594,715

99.93

15,844

0.07

77.73%

20,679

14

Authority to allot shares

21,975,640

93.08

1,635,001

6.92

77.73%

20,597

15

Authority for political donations

23,230,832

99.10

211,259

0.90

77.18%

179,850

16

ShareSave Plan

23,266,244

98.57

336,440

1.43

77.70%

28,554

17

Disapply pre-emption rights*

23,513,707

99.85

35,375

0.15

77.53%

82,156

18

Purchase own shares*

23,561,783

99.84

38,319

0.16

77.70%

31,135

19

General meeting notice period*

23,402,646

99.13

204,696

0.87

77.72%

23,896

*Special resolution requiring 75% majority.

 

Notes:

1.  Any proxy appointments which give discretion to the Chairman have been included in the "for" total.

2.  The total number of shares in issue is 30,374,875.

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

 

Statement regarding voting result

The Company notes that the remuneration resolutions were passed with approximately 67% support. The result is a significant improvement from the outcome at the 2019 AGM following an extensive engagement exercise with both shareholders and leading proxy advisors. We appreciate the support from most of our major shareholders, and will continue our engagement over the year ahead.

Availability of documents

This information will also shortly be available to view on the Company's website at www.clarksons.com/investors/  

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2R, copies of the resolutions (other than those comprising ordinary business) passed at the AGM will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for inspectionat https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism

In addition, copies of resolution 14 and resolutions 17 to 19 will be filed with Companies House.

 

For further details please contact:

 

Company enquiries:

Rachel Spencer, Company Secretary

Tel: +44(0)20 7334 3476

Mob: +44(0)7920 023476

 

Camarco:

Billy Clegg

Tel: +44(0)20 3757 4983

Mob: +44(0)7977 578 153

 

Jennifer Renwick

Tel: +44(0)20 3757 4994

Mob: +44(0)7928 471 013

 

 

About Clarkson PLC

Clarkson PLC is the world's leading provider of integrated services and investment banking capabilities to the shipping and offshore markets, facilitating global trade.

 

Founded in 1852, Clarksons offers its diverse and growing client base an unrivalled range of shipbroking services, sector research, on-hand logistical support and full investment banking capabilities in all key shipping and offshore sectors.

 

The Company has delivered 16 years of consecutive dividend growth. The highly cash generative nature of the business, supported by a strong balance sheet, has enabled Clarksons to continue to invest to position the business to capitalise on the upturn in its markets.

 

Clarksons is listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange under the ticker CKN and is a member of the FTSE 250 Index.

 

For more information, visit www.clarksons.com .

 


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