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Wednesday 05 May, 2021

Unilever PLC

Result of AGM (Replacement)

RNS Number : 6885X
Unilever PLC
05 May 2021
 

The following amendment has been made to the 'Result of AGM' announcement released on 5 May 2021 at 16:40 under RNS No 6805X

 

The percentage of votes against resolution 4 (To approve the Climate Transition Action Plan) was incorrectly stated as 4.10%.  The percentage should have read 0.41%.  This has been corrected within the announcement below.

 

All other details remain unchanged.

 

 

 

UNILEVER PLC

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

ALL RESOLUTIONS APPROVED

 

 

Unilever PLC shareholders today approved all resolutions put to the 2021 Annual General Meeting. Voting was by poll on each resolution and the results are set out below.

 

 

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

 

The following directors stood for re-election and were duly re-elected by the shareholders of Unilever PLC:

Nils Andersen, Laura Cha, Judith Hartmann, Alan Jope, Andrea Jung, Susan Kilsby, Strive Masiyiwa, Youngme Moon, Graeme Pitkethly, John Rishton and Feike Sijbesma.

 

 

POLL RESULTS - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 5 MAY 2021

 

 


TOTAL VOTES FOR

%

TOTAL VOTES AGAINST

%

TOTAL VOTES CAST

% OF SHARE CAPITAL VALIDLY CAST VOTED FOR AND AGAINST

VOTES WITHHELD

1. To receive the Report and Accounts  for the year ended 31 December 2020

1,811,695,338

99.94%

1,120,917

0.06%

1,812,816,255

68.98%

7,621,326

2. To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report

1,755,659,010

96.88%

56,815,456

3.12%

1,812,474,466

68.96%

7,962,282

3. To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy

1,694,098,948

93.51%

118,174,821

6.49%

1,812,273,769

68.96%

8,161,369

4. To approve the Climate Transition Action Plan

1,773,436,202

99.59%

7,484,010

0.41%

1,780,920,212

67.76%

39,514,930

5. To re-elect Mr N Andersen as a Non-Executive Director

1,805,058,501

99.43%

10,302,517

0.57%

1,815,361,018

69.07%

5,066,088

6. To re-elect Mrs L Cha as a Non-Executive Director

1,810,137,372

99.71%

5,271,647

0.29%

1,815,409,019

69.07%

5,022,665

7. To re-elect Dr J Hartmann as a Non-Executive Director

1,809,399,932

99.67%

5,945,278

0.33%

1,815,345,210

69.07%

5,088,056

8. To re-elect Mr A Jope as an Executive Director

1,814,062,194

99.93%

1,346,536

0.07%

1,815,408,730

69.07%

5,025,387

9. To re-elect Ms A Jung as a Non-Executive Director

1,777,346,994

97.91%

38,070,030

2.09%

1,815,417,024

69.07%

5,017,093

10. To re-elect Ms S Kilsby as a Non-Executive Director

1,719,206,287

94.71%

96,222,873

5.29%

1,815,429,160

69.08%

5,004,957

11. To re-elect Mr S Masiyiwa as a Non-Executive Director

1,808,212,174

99.61%

7,071,996

0.39%

1,815,284,170

69.07%

5,127,947

12. To re-elect Professor Y Moon as a Non-Executive Director

1,811,576,958

99.80%

3,721,224

0.20%

1,815,298,182

69.07%

5,113,935

13. To re-elect Mr G Pitkethly as an Executive Director

1,809,561,229

99.68%

5,761,348

0.32%

1,815,322,577

69.07%

5,086,540

14. To re-elect Mr J Rishton as a Non-Executive Director

1,766,204,720

97.31%

49,053,804

2.69%

1,815,258,524

69.07%

5,153,593

15. To re-elect Mr F Sijbesma as a Non-Executive Director

1,811,233,481

99.78%

4,031,509

0.22%

1,815,264,990

69.07%

5,145,777

16. To reappoint KPMG LLP as Auditors of the Company

1,783,483,941

98.35%

30,110,559

1.65%

1,813,594,500

69.01%

6,820,881

17. To authorise the Directors to fix the remuneration of the Auditor

1,792,572,201

98.85%

20,809,093

1.15%

1,813,381,294

69.00%

7,034,087

18. To authorise Political Donations and expenditure

1,761,159,425

97.40%

47,290,002

2.60%

1,808,449,427

68.81%

11,959,136

19. To approve the SHARES Plan

1,795,664,810

98.96%

18,833,861

1.04%

1,814,498,671

69.04%

5,916,084

20. To renew the authority to Directors to issue shares

1,765,160,312

97.02%

54,202,524

2.98%

1,819,362,836

69.22%

1,052,075

21. To renew the authority to Directors to disapply pre-emption rights

1,776,228,031

98.00%

36,356,700

2.00%

1,812,584,731

68.97%

7,825,663

22. To renew the authority to Directors to disapply pre-emption rights for the purposes of acquisitions or capital investments

1,777,536,610

98.01%

36,229,467

1.99%

1,813,766,077

69.01%

6,647,698

23. To renew the authority to the Company to purchase its own shares

1,796,210,602

99.00%

18,057,480

1.00%

1,814,268,082

69.03%

6,107,167

24. To shorten the notice period for General Meetings

1,694,149,982

93.38%

120,534,917

6.62%

1,814,684,899

69.05%

5,688,798

25. To adopt new Articles of Association

1,812,304,342

99.91%

1,712,379

0.09%

1,814,016,721

69.02%

6,353,696

26. To reduce the share premium account

1,812,249,179

99.91%

1,665,624

0.09%

1,813,914,803

69.02%

6,452,723

 

 

NOTES:

- The 'For' vote includes votes given at the Chairman's discretion and details of proxy votes cast are included to in the table above.

- As at 2.30pm on 5 May 2021 the total number of issued ordinary shares of Unilever PLC was 2,629,243,772 and Unilever PLC did not hold any ordinary shares in treasury. 1,053,291 shares (including ordinary shares represented by Unilever PLC ADSs) were held by or on behalf of companies in the Unilever Group. The voting rights attaching to those ordinary shares are not exercisable. Therefore, as at 2.30pm on 5 May 2021 and excluding those ordinary shares (including ordinary shares represented by Unilever PLC ADSs) held by or on behalf of companies in the Unilever Group, the total number of Unilever PLC ordinary shares with exercisable voting rights was 2,628,190,481.

 

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

 

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2 copies of all the resolutions passed, other than ordinary business, will be submitted to and available for inspection at the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism .  A copy of the resolutions can also be found in the Chairman's Letter and Notice of Meeting which is available on our website: www.unilever.com/AGM

 

 

 

5 May 2021

 

 

 

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