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Spirent Communications PLC
28 April 2021
 

SPIRENT COMMUNICATIONS PLC

 

RESULTS OF 2021 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

London, UK - 28 April 2021: Spirent Communications plc ("the Company") (LSE: SPT), the leading provider of test, assurance, and analytics solutions for next-generation devices and networks, announces that at the 2021 Annual General Meeting ("2021 AGM") of the Company held earlier today all resolutions as set out in the Notice of 2021 AGM dated 24 March 2021 were duly passed by shareholders on a poll.

 

The results of the poll votes are set out below and can also be viewed on the Company's website https://corporate.spirent.com/shareholder-information .

 

Resolution

For1

Against

Votes Withheld2




%


%


1

To receive the Company's financial statements for the year to 31 December 2020, together with the reports of the directors and auditor

496,769,485

100.00

3,990

0.00

1,583,260

2

To approve the Report on directors' remuneration as set out on pages 82 to 106 of the Annual Report for the year to 31 December 2020

493,507,758

99.37

3,112,286

0.63

1,736,691

3

To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy as set out on pages 98 to 106 of the Annual Report for the year to 31 December 2020

480,377,721

96.40

17,920,170

3.60

58,844

4

To declare a final dividend of 3.87 cents per Ordinary Share for the year to 31 December 2020

498,353,945

100.00

65

0.00

2,725

5

To declare a special dividend of 7.50 cents per Ordinary Share for the year to 31 December 2020

498,352,353

100.00

1,657

0.00

2,725

6

To re-elect Paula Bell as a director

496,514,657

99.63

1,834,487

0.37

7,591

7

To re-elect Gary Bullard as a director

486,399,319

97.60

11,948,825

2.40

8,591

8

To re-elect Wendy Koh as a director

498,282,669

99.99

66,475

0.01

7,591

9

To re-elect Edgar Masri as a director

498,330,084

100.00

16,521

0.00

10,130

10

To re-elect Jonathan Silver as a director

496,201,600

99.57

2,147,244

0.43

7,891

11

To re-elect Sir Bill Thomas as a director

488,798,278

98.08

9,550,566

1.92

7,891

12

To re-elect Eric Updyke as a director

498,327,980

100.00

18,925

0.00

9,830

13

To appoint Deloitte LLP as auditor

497,467,391

99.83

869,663

0.17

19,681

14

To authorise the directors to determine the remuneration of the auditor

497,512,243

99.83

837,811

0.17

6,681

15

To authorise the directors to allot securities

489,578,545

98.24

8,768,066

1.76

10,124

16

To authorise the directors to dis-apply pre-emption rights

497,662,880

99.86

686,068

0.14

7,787

17

To authorise the Company to make market purchases of its own shares

495,234,626

99.58

2,093,337

0.42

1,028,772

18

To authorise a 14 day notice period for general meetings

483,160,266

96.95

15,191,588

3.05

4,881

19

To adopt new Articles of Association

498,315,014

100.00

4,340

0.00

37,381

20

To renew the US Employee Stock Purchase Plan and Global All Employee Share Purchase Plan

498,310,913

100.00

2,169

0.00

43,653

21

To adopt the UK Sharesave Plan

496,060,981

99.55

2,264,949

0.45

30,805

 

Number of votes per Ordinary share:                      one

 

Number of Ordinary shares in issue (total voting rights) and entitled to vote at 2021 AGM3:

611,741,888


Number of Ordinary shares in issue (total voting rights) and entitled to vote at 2021 AGM3 represented by proxy votes:

498,314,340

81.46%

 

Number of shareholders entitled to vote at 2021 AGM3:

2,936


Number of shareholders entitled to vote at 2021 AGM3 represented by proxy votes:

398

13.56%

 

Notes:

1.         Any proxy appointments which gave discretion to the Chairman of the Meeting have been included in the "For" total.

2.         A "Vote Withheld" is not a vote in law and is not counted in the proportion of votes "For" and "Against" a resolution.

3.         Entitlement to attend and vote at the 2021 AGM, and the number of votes which may be cast at the 2021 AGM, have been determined by reference to the Company's register of members at 6.30pm on 26 April 2021.  Voting instructions can be changed at any time prior to a poll being demanded, and a shareholder having lodged a proxy is still entitled to attend the meeting and vote their shares themselves as they see fit.

 

A copy of the resolutions passed as special business (resolutions 16 to 19 inclusive) has been submitted to the FCA National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism 

 

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Enquiries

Angus Iveson

Company Secretary

 

Spirent Communications plc

+44 (0)1293 767676

 

About Spirent Communications plc

Spirent Communications plc (LSE: SPT) is the leading global provider of automated test and assurance solutions for networks, cybersecurity and positioning. The Company provides innovative products, services and managed solutions that address the test, assurance and automation challenges of a new generation of technologies, including 5G, SD-WAN, Cloud, autonomous vehicles and beyond. From the lab to the real world, Spirent helps companies deliver on their promise to their customers of a new generation of connected devices and technologies. Further information about Spirent Communications plc can be found at https://corporate.spirent.com/.

 

Spirent Communications plc Ordinary Shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange (ticker: SPT; LEI: 213800HKCUNWP1916L38). The Company operates a Level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programme with each ADR representing four Spirent Communications plc Ordinary Shares. The ADRs trade in the US over-the-counter (OTC) market under the symbol SPMYY and the CUSIP number is 84856M209. Spirent ADRs are quoted on the Pink OTC Markets electronic quotation service which can be found at https://www.otcmarkets.com/marketplaces/otc-pink.

 

Spirent and the Spirent logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Spirent Communications plc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned herein are held by their respective companies. All rights reserved.

 

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