Resolutions 1 to 13 and 18 were proposed as ordinary resolutions and resolutions 14 to 17 were proposed as special resolutions. A poll was conducted on all resolutions put to the meeting, the full results of which are set out below.
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To receive the 2017 Annual Report and Accounts
To approve the Remuneration Report
To re-elect William (Bill) Schrader as a Director
To re-elect Dr Nicholas (Nick) Cooper as a Director
To re-elect Anthony (Tony) Rouse as a Director
To re-elect Dr Carol Bell as a Director
To re-elect Alan Booth as a Director
To re-elect Vivien Gibney as a Director
To re-elect David Davies as a Director
To re-elect Dr Carl Trowell as a Director
To re-appoint Ernst & Young LLP as Auditor
To authorise the Directors to set the remuneration of the Auditor
To give authority to allot shares
To dis-apply pre-emption rights*
To dis-apply pre-emption rights for an acquisition or specified capital investment*
To authorise the purchase of its own shares by the Company*
To authorise the Company to call a general meeting of shareholders on not less than 14 days’ clear notice*
To authorise the Company and its subsidiaries to make political donations
* Special Resolution
As at the date of the AGM, the Company had 746,019,407 ordinary shares in issue. The Company holds shares in treasury and therefore the number of total voting rights as at the voting record date was 706,951,241. In accordance with the Company’s Articles of Association, every member who is present in person or by proxy has one vote for every share held. The scrutineer of the poll was Equiniti Limited, the Company’s Share Registrar.
Note that a “vote withheld” is not a vote in law and have not been included in the calculation of votes “for” and “against” each resolution. Proxy appointments which gave discretion to the Chairman have been included in the “for” total.
In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2, copies of the resolutions which constitute special business at the AGM will shortly be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for inspection at www.Hemscott.com/nsm.do.
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