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Thursday 04 May, 2017

Ladbrokes Coral Grp

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 2299E
Ladbrokes Coral Group PLC
04 May 2017
 

LADBROKES CORAL GROUP PLC

Result of Annual General Meeting

Ladbrokes Coral Group plc (the "Company") announces that the following resolutions were duly passed at the Company's Annual General Meeting which was held on 4 May 2017 at Etc.venues St. Paul's, 200 Aldersgate, London EC1A 4HD.  The results of the poll are as follows:

 

 

Resolution

Total For

Total Against

Votes Withheld(1)

No. of votes

% of votes

No. of votes

% of votes

No. of votes

1.

To receive and adopt the report and accounts 2016

1,144,060,530

99.21

9,060,089

0.79

3,413,392

2.

To approve the Directors' remuneration report

868,839,589

75.16

287,094,818

24.84

602,622

3.

To approve the Directors' remuneration policy

1,105,593,903

95.91

47,092,427

4.09

3,850,609

4.

To declare a final dividend

 

1,146,653,665

99.22

9,037,260

0.78

858,589

5.

To appoint Paul Bowtell as a director

1,154,684,507

99.92

958,448

0.08

909,473

6.

To appoint Mark Clare as a director

1,151,280,676

99.62

4,360,204

0.38

911,548

7.

To appoint Annemarie Durbin as a director

1,136,141,149

98.31

19,506,229

1.69

904,396

8.

To appoint Carl Leaver as a director

1,154,673,759

99.92

954,366

0.08

924,303

9.

To appoint Stevie Spring as a director

1,153,074,591

99.78

2,565,524

0.22

906,013

10.

To appoint Rob Templeman as a director

1,154,870,044

99.93

768,034

0.07

914,350

11.

To re-appoint John Kelly as a director

1,121,984,743

97.09

33,655,337

2.91

911,580

12.

To re-appoint Jim Mullen as a director

1,154,669,809

99.92

968,274

0.08

914,345

13.

To re-appoint Mark Pain as a director

1,133,117,331

98.05

22,524,603

1.95

907,494

14.

To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditor

1,137,109,922

98.40

18,535,750

1.60

902,976

15.

To authorise the directors to agree the auditor's remuneration

1,140,467,269

98.68

15,197,807

1.32

887,123

16.

To authorise political donations and expenditure

1,141,068,573

98.74

14,528,253

1.26

952,464

17.

To approve amendments to the Performance Share Plan

1,105,488,985

95.91

47,156,317

4.09

3,856,854

18.

To authorise the Board to establish plans or schedules to extend the SAYE Plan and/or the OWN Plan to overseas jurisdictions

1,154,660,673

99.93

855,013

0.07

1,036,108

19.

To authorise the directors to allot shares

1,069,008,782

92.51

86,610,271

7.49

932,529

20.

To disapply pre-emption rights

1,136,920,129

98.39

18,661,974

1.61

969,747

21.

To disapply pre-emption rights - limited to an acquisition or specified capital investment

1,039,391,498

89.95

116,189,847

10.05

971,052

22.

To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares

1,152,072,918

99.73

3,088,107

0.27

1,391,372

23.

To authorise the calling of general meetings (excluding annual general meetings) by notice of at least 14 clear days

1,137,171,186

98.40

18,473,048

1.60

901,766

 

(1) A 'vote withheld' is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of votes 'For' or 'Against' a resolution.

 

The Company notes that more than 20% of votes cast were against the Directors' Remuneration report and have been advised by some shareholders that this vote against was in respect of the salary increase of Jim Mullen, the Chief Executive Officer, at the time of the merger with Gala Coral, which was undertaken to bring his salary in ratio to the salaries of other executives joining the Board as a result of the merger. This was widely briefed to major shareholders ahead of the increase, with only one major shareholder expressing concern and that was about phasing of the award rather than quantum. Jim Mullen has not received an increase in his salary in the current year.

 

The Chairman and the Chair of the Remuneration Committee will seek to meet with any significant shareholders who voted against the report to further identify any other issues that arose.

 

As at 4 May 2017, the issued share capital of the Company was 1,914,605,919 ordinary shares of 28⅓ pence each (excluding shares held in treasury).

 

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2, copies of the resolutions passed as special business will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for viewing at www.Hemscott.com/nsm.do.

 

The results will also be made available on the Company's website at www.ladbrokescoralplc.com/agm

 

 

 

Geoff Mason

Company Secretary

 


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