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Reckitt Benckiser Gp (RB.)

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Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Reckitt Benckiser Gp

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 6868M
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC
12 May 2020
 

12 May 2020

 

 

 

RESULT OF VOTING AT THE GENERAL MEETING OF

 

RECKITT BENCKISER GROUP PLC

 

HELD ON 12 MAY 2020

 

The resolutions proposed at the Annual General Meeting of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (the "Company") held earlier today were passed by the requisite majority by poll. The results are set out below:

 

STATEMENT OF POLL

 

RESOLUTION

No OF VOTES FOR

%

No OF VOTES AGAINST

%

No OF VOTES CAST

No OF VOTES WITHELD

1. To receive and adopt the 2019 Annual Report and Financial Statements

529,067,945

99.42

3,084,446

0.58

532,152,391

2,058,824

2. To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report

437,225,382

82.89

90,262,684

17.11

527,488,066

6,722,492

3. To declare a final dividend

531,315,691

99.50

2,661,136

0.50

533,976,827

234,386

4. To re-elect Andrew Bonfield as a Director

533,027,036

99.83

931,453

0.17

533,958,489

253,322

5. To re-elect Nicandro Durante as a Director

521,416,453

97.65

12,539,534

2.35

533,955,987

253,415

6. To re-elect Mary Harris as a Director

519,193,161

98.27

9,144,589

1.73

528,337,750

5,873,866

7. To re-elect Mehmood Khan as a Director

531,050,662

99.88

621,086

0.12

531,671,748

2,540,062

8. To re-elect Pam Kirby as a Director

529,360,754

99.14

4,599,419

0.86

533,960,173

251,518

9. To re-elect Chris Sinclair as a Director

525,732,459

99.60

2,091,941

0.40

527,824,400

6,387,410

10. To re-elect Elane Stock as a Director

533,121,781

99.84

841,195

0.16

533,962,976

248,835

11. To elect Jeff Carr as a Director

530,166,085

99.29

3,792,445

0.71

533,958,530

253,281

12. To elect Sara Mathew as a Director

533,615,880

99.94

340,855

0.06

533,956,735

254,478

13. To elect Laxman Narasimhan as a Director

522,827,083

98.24

9,362,927

1.76

532,190,010

2,021,203

14. To re-appoint KPMG LLP as External Auditor

533,214,022

99.86

757,735

0.14

533,971,757

239,456

15. To authorise the Audit Committee to determine the External Auditor's remuneration

533,266,716

99.87

705,716

0.13

533,972,432

239,147

16. To authorise the Company to make political donations

512,838,530

96.05

21,074,571

3.95

533,913,101

294,096

17. To renew the Directors' authority to allot shares

464,930,765

87.07

69,036,660

12.93

533,967,425

244,386

18. To renew the Directors' power to disapply pre-emption rights in respect of up to 5% of issued share capital

506,233,091

95.13

25,897,714

4.87

532,130,805

2,081,006

19. To authorise the Directors' power to disapply pre-emption rights in respect of an additional 5% of issued share capital

507,649,956

95.37

24,638,325

4.63

532,288,281

1,923,529

20. To renew the Company's authority to purchase its own shares

520,011,674

97.42

13,793,339

2.58

533,805,013

406,793

21. To approve the calling of general meetings on 14 clear days' notice

464,790,091

87.04

69,188,500

12.96

533,978,591

233,220

 

Resolutions 18 to 21 are special resolutions.

 

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

 

A copy of the above results will shortly be available on the Company's website at www.rb.com .

 

A copy of the resolutions will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and in due course will be available to view at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism .

 

As at the close of business on 12 May 2020, the issued share capital of the Company consisted of 736,535,179 ordinary shares of 10 pence each, 26,124,297 of which were held as treasury shares. Therefore, the total voting rights in the Company as at that time were 710,410,882.

 

For further Information:
Rupert Bondy

Company Secretary

Tel. 0 1753 217 800

 

103-105 Bath Road, Slough SL1 3UH

Registered in England and Wales, No. 6270876

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc's LEI code is 5493003JFSMOJG48V108

 

About RB

RB* is driven by its purpose to protect, heal and nurture in a relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. We fight to make  access to the highest-quality hygiene, wellness and nourishment a right, not a privilege, for everyone.

RB is proud to have a stable of trusted household brands found in households in more than 190 countries. These include Enfamil, Nutramigen, Nurofen, Strepsils, Gaviscon, Mucinex, Durex, Scholl, Clearasil, Lysol, Dettol, Veet, Harpic, Cillit Bang, Mortein, Finish, Vanish, Calgon, Woolite, Air Wick and more.  20 million RB products a day are bought by consumers globally.

RB's passion to put consumers and people first, to seek out new opportunities, to strive for excellence in all that we do, and to build shared success with all our partners, while doing the right thing, always is what guides the work of our 40,000+ diverse and talented colleagues worldwide.

For more information visit  www.rb.com

*RB is the trading name of the Reckitt Benckiser group of companies

 


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