Company Announcements

Result of AGM

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Royal Mail PLC
08 September 2020
 

 

Royal Mail plc

(Incorporated in England and Wales)

Company Number: 8680755

LSE Share Code: RMG

ISIN:  GB00BDVZYZ77

LEI: 213800TCZZU84G8Z2M70

 

 

Results of Annual General Meeting held on 8 September 2020

 

Royal Mail plc (the 'Company') (RMG.L) announces that at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held earlier today, all the resolutions put to shareholders were passed by the requisite majorities. Resolutions 1 to 15 were passed as ordinary resolutions and Resolutions 16 to 19 were passed as special resolutions. The results of the polls, on which Equiniti, the Company's registrar, acted as scrutineer, are as follows:

 

 

 

RESOLUTION

 FOR

 %

AGAINST

 %

 TOTAL

% OF ISSUED SHARE CAPITAL

WITHHELD

 

ORDINARY RESOLUTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

To receive the Company's Accounts and the Reports of the Directors and Auditor

694,865,848

99.94

392,770

0.06

695,258,618

69.53

836,953

2.

To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report

641,361,501

99.09

5,918,385

0.91

647,279,886

64.73

48,806,675

3.

To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy

642,589,878

99.28

4,659,090

0.72

647,248,968

64.72

48,823,734

4.

To re-appoint Keith Williams

627,044,429

90.11

68,802,226

9.89

695,846,655

69.58

253,048

5.

To re-appoint Stuart Simpson

694,454,890

99.80

1,364,478

0.20

695,819,368

69.58

262,358

6.

To re-appoint Maria da Cunha

693,016,024

99.60

2,777,296

0.40

695,793,320

69.58

278,428

7.

To re-appoint Michael Findlay

692,987,432

99.60

2,769,972

0.40

695,757,404

69.58

306,808

8.

To re-appoint Rita Griffin

692,456,628

99.52

3,327,657

0.48

695,784,285

69.58

284,172

9.

To re-appoint Simon Thompson

692,471,386

99.52

3,319,939

0.48

695,791,325

69.58

279,342

10.

To re-appoint Baroness Sarah Hogg

694,868,520

99.86

948,860

0.14

695,817,380

69.58

252,938

11.

To re-appoint Lynne Peacock

694,946,315

99.88

841,841

0.12

695,788,156

69.58

266,898

12.

To re-appoint KPMG LLP as Auditor of the Company

646,671,644

99.90

636,950

0.10

647,308,594

64.73

48,762,704

13.

To authorise the Company's Audit and Risk Committee to determine the Remuneration of the Auditor

695,338,729

99.92

552,487

0.08

695,891,216

69.59

178,050

14.

To authorise the Company and its subsidiaries to make political donations and incur political expenditure

693,020,112

99.59

2,864,084

0.41

695,884,196

69.59

197,442

15.

To authorise the Directors to allot shares

665,970,236

95.71

29,868,132

4.29

695,838,368

69.58

229,282

 

SPECIAL RESOLUTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.

To authorise the Directors to disapply the statutory pre-emption rights

694,287,086

99.80

1,399,016

0.20

695,686,102

69.57

375,381

17.

To authorise the Directors to disapply pre-emption rights for the purposes of acquisitions or capital investments

646,063,828

92.87

49,618,609

7.13

695,682,437

69.57

369,015

18.

To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares

645,656,567

92.90

49,311,596

7.10

694,968,163

69.50

1,110,965

19.

To approve calling a general meeting with no less than 14 clear days' notice (other than annual general meetings)

671,595,257

96.51

24,321,785

3.49

695,917,042

69.59

152,442

 

As at 6.30pm on Friday 4 September 2020, the number of issued shares in the Company was 1,000,000,000 ordinary shares. This was the total number of shares entitling the holders to attend and vote for or against all the resolutions at the AGM. In accordance with the Company's articles of association, on a poll every member present in person or by proxy has one vote for every share held.

 

There were no restrictions on shareholders casting votes on any of the resolutions proposed at the AGM. Votes withheld are not votes in law. Therefore, they have not been counted in the calculation of the proportion of the votes for or against a resolution.

 

Pursuant to UK Listing Rule 9.6.2R, copies of all resolutions, other than those concerning ordinary business, passed at the AGM today have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available to view at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism.

 

The AGM results and pre-recorded virtual shareholder event are also available to view on the Company's website at https://www.royalmailgroup.com/en/investors/annual-general-meetings/

 

Contacts

Company Secretary

Mark Amsden

Phone: 020 7449 8289

Email: cosec@royalmail.com  

 

Media
Beth Longcroft

Phone: 07435 768 549

Email: beth.longcroft@royalmail.com

 

Royal Mail press office out of hours: 020 3338 1007

 

Investor Relations
John Crosse
Phone: 020 7449 8183
Email:
investorrelations@royalmail.com 

 

 

 

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