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Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Games Workshop Group

AGM voting results and dividend dates

RNS Number : 8295M
Games Workshop Group PLC
18 September 2019
 

Games Workshop Group PLC

(the "Company")

 

2019 AGM voting results and dividend dates update

 

For immediate release                                                                                                 18 September 2019

 

At the AGM held today at 10am, all of the resolutions, as set out in the notice of meeting, were duly passed on a poll by the shareholders. Details of the proxy votes received in respect of each resolution are detailed below and will be posted on the Company's investor relations website at investor.games-workshop.com 

 



 

 

 

Votes for

 

 

 

%

 

 

Votes against

 

 

 

%

 

 

Votes total

% of ISC voted

(exc votes withheld)

 

 

Votes withheld*

Ordinary business









Resolution 1

To receive the 2019 annual report

20,505,956

100

5,795

0.0

20,511,751

63.1

90,532

Resolution 2

To re-elect Kevin Rountree as a director

20,520,720

99.6

81,064

0.4

20,601,784

63.4

500

Resolution 3

To re-elect Rachel Tongue as a director

20,492,286

99.5

108,535

0.5

20,600,821

63.4

1,462

Resolution 4

To re-elect Nick Donaldson as a director

14,929,261

73.4

5,420,793

26.6

20,350,054

62.6

252,229

Resolution 5

To re-elect Elaine O'Donnell as a director

20,441,172

99.2

160,501

0.8

20,601,673

63.4

610

Resolution 6

To re-elect John Brewis as a director

19,751,139

95.9

850,534

4.1

20,601,673

63.4

610

Resolution 7

To elect Kate Marsh as a director

20,601,164

100

510

0.0

20,601,673

63.4

610

Resolution 8

To re-appoint Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP as auditors

20,597,108

100

4,675

0.0

20,601,783

63.4

500

Resolution 9

To authorise the directors to fix the auditors remuneration

20,601,784

100

500

0.0

20,602,284

63.4

0

Resolution 10

To approve the remuneration report (excluding the directors' remuneration policy)

18,558,641

90.2

2,026,109

9.8

20,584,750

63.3

17,533



 

Special business









Resolution 11

To authorise the directors to allot relevant securities

20,581,498

99.9

20,704

0.1

20,602,202

63.4

82

Resolution 12

To disapply pre-emption rights

20,597,639

100

2,682

0.0

20,600,321

63.4

1,963

Resolution 13

To authorise the directors to make market purchases of the Company's own shares

20,554,067

100

6,111

0.0

20,560,178

63.3

42,105

 

i)* A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes for and against resolutions

ii) Any votes that give discretion to the Chairman have been included in the "For" total.

iii) At close of business of 17 September 2019 there were 32,502,716 shares in issue.

 

The Board notes the result of Resolution 4 (the re-appointment of Nick Donaldson). From our ongoing communications with investors and proxy voting agencies, we understand that the concerns are largely in relation to Mr Donaldson being overboarded in terms of the calls on his time. The Board will consult with those shareholders who did not vote in favour to understand their views with respect to Mr Donaldson's multiple board commitments. The Board is confident that Mr Donaldson discharges effectively his role as Chairman, notwithstanding his other board commitments.

 

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2, copies of the resolutions passed as special business of the meeting will be uploaded to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM.

 

 

Dividend dates

In relation to announcement made earlier today regarding the dividend of 35 pence per share, which will be paid on 8 November 2019 for shareholders on the register at 27 September 2019, with an ex-dividend date of 26 September 2019. The last date for elections for the dividend re-investment plan is 18 October 2019 and not 11 October 2019 as previously stated.

 

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Games Workshop Group PLC                      


0115 900 4003

Kevin Rountree, CEO



Rachel Tongue, Group Finance Director






Investor relations website

http://investor.games-workshop.com

General website

www.games-workshop.com










The 2019 annual report and all other recent announcements may be viewed at the investor relations website at the address above.

 

 


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