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Monday 26 July, 2021

National Grid PLC

Publication of AGM Results

RNS Number : 4906G
National Grid PLC
26 July 2021
 

26 July 2021

 

National Grid plc ('National Grid' or 'the Company')

 

Publication of AGM Results

 

The Company announces that the following resolutions were duly passed at the Company's 2021 Annual General Meeting ('AGM') which was held today at 11.30am at Royal Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY.  

 

Resolutions 1 to 20 were passed as ordinary resolutions; resolutions 21 to 25 were passed as special resolutions. The results of the poll for each resolution are as follows:

 

Resolution

Votes For

For (% of shares voted)

Votes against

Against (% of shares voted)

Votes Withheld**

1

 

 

To receive the Annual Report and Accounts

2,364,198,006

99.72

6,646,121

0.28

1,951,721

2

 

To declare a final dividend

2,360,172,238

99.50

11,795,988

0.50

830,942

3

 

To elect Paula Rosput Reynolds

2,343,746,412

98.96

24,518,601

1.04

4,528,486

4

 

To re-elect John Pettigrew

2,362,459,770

99.74

6,166,422

0.26

4,169,927

5

 

To re-elect Andy Agg

2,360,984,633

99.70

7,193,895

0.30

4,618,284

6

 

To re-elect Mark Williamson

2,360,189,055

99.66

7,971,091

0.34

4,633,836

7

 

To re-elect Jonathan Dawson

2,359,457,477

99.63

8,645,891

0.37

4,689,921

8

 

To re-elect Therese Esperdy

2,362,060,954

99.74

6,070,151

0.26

4,662,184

9

 

To re-elect Liz Hewitt

2,361,278,865

99.71

6,932,778

0.29

4,582,339

10

 

To re-elect Amanda Mesler

2,361,400,360

99.71

6,816,720

0.29

4,576,902

11

 

To re-elect Earl Shipp

2,361,063,797

99.70

7,023,843

0.30

4,705,649

12

 

To re-elect Jonathan Silver

2,360,233,170

99.67

7,916,531

0.33

4,643,527

13

 

To re-appoint the auditors

Deloitte LLP

2,366,892,281

99.86

3,331,151

0.14

2,565,797

14

 

 

 

To authorise the Audit Committee to set the auditors' remuneration

2,365,381,281

99.76

5,677,227

0.24

1,735,012

15

 

 

 

To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report

2,282,856,361

96.79

75,653,431

3.21

14,283,931

16

 

 

To authorise the Company to make political donations

2,314,305,362

98.06

45,675,733

1.94

12,815,469

17

 

 

To authorise the Directors to allot Ordinary Shares

2,314,230,626

97.72

54,111,752

2.28

4,449,877

18

 

 

To reapprove the National Grid plc Long Term Performance Plan

2,331,964,412

98.57

33,749,984

1.43

7,078,509

19

 

 

To reapprove the National Grid plc US Employee Stock Purchase Plan

2,361,350,064

99.69

7,306,394

0.31

4,134,440

20

 

 

To approve the Company's climate change related net zero commitments and associated targets

2,228,410,181

99.00

22,529,078

1.00

121,854,197

21*

 

To disapply pre-emption rights

2,334,513,539

98.62

32,606,409

1.38

5,673,650

22*

 

 

To disapply pre-emption rights for acquisitions

2,305,137,305

97.33

63,312,740

2.67

4,343,553

23*

 

 

 

To authorise the Company to purchase its own Ordinary Shares

2,327,650,760

98.91

25,752,334

1.09

19,390,828

24*

 

 

 

To authorise the Directors to hold general meetings on 14 clear days' notice

2,126,607,556

89.69

244,436,900

10.31

1,749,436

25*

To adopt the New Articles of Association

2,363,647,908

99.77

5,435,967

0.23

3,707,537

 

* Special resolution

** A "Vote withheld" is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the votes "For" or "Against" a resolution.

 

As required by the Listing Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority, copies of AGM resolutions numbered 17 and 21-25 have been submitted to the Financial Conduct Authority via the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available to the public for inspection at  https://www.fca.org.uk/markets/primary-markets/regulatory-disclosures/national-storage-mechanism

 

The complete poll results and details of proxy votes lodged before the meeting will be available shortly on the Company's website https://www.nationalgrid.com/investors/shareholder-information/agm  

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