Company Announcements

Result of AGM

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Grainger PLC
06 February 2019
 

6 February 2019

Grainger plc ("Grainger"/ the "Company")

Result of AGM

 

At the one hundred and sixth Annual General Meeting of Grainger plc held on Wednesday 6 February 2019, the following resolutions set out in the Notice of Meeting dated 21 December 2018 were passed by Shareholders on a show of hands.  Proxies were received by the Company from Shareholders in advance of the Annual General Meeting as follows (* special resolutions):

 


 Resolutions

Votes for

%

For

Votes against

%

Against

 

Total votes

Votes withheld

1

To approve and adopt the directors' report and the audited financial statements for the year ended 30 September 2018

488,564,250

99.60

1,950,663

0.40

490,514,913

296,098

2

To approve the Directors' remuneration report for the year ended 30 September 2018

486,197,843

99.55

2,186,503

0.45

488,384,346

2,426,665

3

To declare a dividend

490,764,787

99.99

39,152

0.01

490,803,939

7,072

4

To re-elect Mark Clare

487,355,087

99.30

3,448,175

0.70

490,803,262

7,749

5

To re-elect Helen Gordon

487,939,986

99.42

2,863,276

0.58

490,803,262

7,749

6

To re-elect Vanessa Simms

488,198,493

99.47

2,604,769

0.53

490,803,262

7,749

7

To re-elect Andrew Carr-Locke

487,645,219

99.36

3,158,043

0.64

490,803,262

7,749

8

To re-elect Rob Wilkinson

487,203,109

99.27

3,598,687

0.73

490,801,796

7,749

9

To re-elect Justin Read

487,980,059

99.45

2,714,367

0.55

490,694,426

115,119

10

To reappoint KPMG LLP as auditors of the Company

481,189,341

98.04

9,604,177

1.96

490,793,518

16,027

11

To authorise the directors to determine the remuneration of the auditors

479,690,244

97.74

11,086,303

2.26

490,776,547

31,532

12

To authorise the directors to allot shares

462,036,875

94.14

28,758,397

5.86

490,795,272

14,273

13

To authorise the directors to issue shares for cash*

481,853,746

99.32

3,312,736

0.68

485,166,482

5,643,063

14

To authorise the directors to issue shares for cash in relation to the acquisition or other capital investment *

462,138,437

95.26

22,975,993

4.74

485,114,430

5,695,114

15

To authorise the Company to purchase own shares*

486,837,915

99.57

2,078,142

0.43

488,916,057

1,892,021

16

To reduce the notice period for general meetings (other than an Annual General Meeting) to not less than 14 clear days' notice. *

447,757,561

91.23

43,049,406

8.77

490,806,967

2,578

17

To authorise political donations up to £50,000 in aggregate

483,486,095

98.51

7,307,495

1.49

490,793,590

15,955

 

As at the date of the Annual General Meeting, there were 612,102,022 ordinary shares of 5p each in issue (excluding treasury shares).

 

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2 copies of all the resolutions passed, other than ordinary business, will be submitted to the UK Listing Authority and will be available for inspection via the National Storage Mechanism website at http://morningstar.co.uk/uk/nsm and also via the Company's website at http://www.graingerplc.co.uk/.

 

 

Adam McGhin

 

Group General Counsel and Company Secretary

 

 

 


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