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Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Clarkson PLC

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 1540L
Clarkson PLC
11 May 2022
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

11 May 2022

 

Results of 2022 Annual General Meeting

 

At the Annual General Meeting ("AGM") of the Company, held electronically by video webcast 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

23,441,766

99.99

2,636

0.01

76.87%

39,518

2

Directors' Remuneration Report

13,600,372

62.77

8,068,207

37.23

71.05%

1,818,341

3

Final dividend

23,473,464

99.96

8,862

0.04

77.00%

1,594

4

Re-elect Laurence Hollingworth

18,887,648

80.61

4,544,168

19.39

76.83%

52,104

5

Re-elect Andi Case

23,437,761

99.85

34,372

0.15

76.96%

11,787

6

Re-elect Jeff Woyda

22,967,316

97.89

495,219

2.11

76.93%

21,385

7

Re-elect Peter Backhouse

23,303,876

99.47

124,535

0.53

76.82%

55,509

8

Elect Martine Bond

23,400,287

99.86

33,074

0.14

76.83%

50,559

9

Re-elect Sue Harris

19,482,629

83.14

3,950,782

16.86

76.84%

50,509

10

Re-elect Dr Tim Miller

17,902,905

76.54

5,486,286

23.46

76.69%

94,729

11

Re-elect Birger Nergaard

19,454,244

82.95

3,997,985

17.05

76.90%

31,691

12

Re-elect Heike Truol

23,303,976

99.47

124,435

0.53

76.82%

55,509

13

Reappoint PwC as Auditor of the Company

23,317,140

99.39

142,668

0.61

76.92%

24,112

14

Authority for the Board to determine the Auditor's remuneration

23,336,045

99.40

140,020

0.60

76.97%

7,855

15

Directors' authority to allot shares

23,271,169

99.15

198,582

0.85

76.95%

14,169

16

Political donations

23,266,869

99.53

110,524

0.47

76.65%

106,527

17

Disapply pre-emption rights*

23,410,853

99.89

24,906

0.11

76.84%

48,161

18

Purchase own shares*

23,444,226

99.93

16,540

0.07

76.92%

23,154

19

General meeting notice period*

23,225,936

98.94

249,982

1.06

76.97%

8,002

*Special resolution requiring 75% majority.

 

Notes:

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

2.  The total number of shares in issue is 30,498,336.

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 resolution 2 to approve the Directors' Remuneration Report and resolution 10 to approve the re-election of the Chair of the Remuneration Committee were passed with approximately 62.77% and 76.54% support respectively. We appreciate the support from most of our 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 inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism

In addition, copies of resolution 15 and resolutions 17 to 19 will be filed with Companies House.

 

 

 

For further details please contact:

 

Company enquiries:

Deborah Abrehart, Company Secretary

Tel: +44(0)20 7334 3185

Mob: +44(0) 7747 043 187

 

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. Clarksons continues to drive innovation across its business, developing digital solutions which underpin the Group's unrivalled expertise and knowledge with leading technology.

The Group employs over 1,600 people in 52 different offices across its four divisions and is number one or two in all its market segments.

The Company has delivered 19 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 opportunities 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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