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Results of AGM

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WPP PLC
09 June 2021
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

9 June 2021

 

 

 

WPP PLC ("WPP")

 

Results of AGM

 

Following its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at 12 noon on Wednesday 9 June 2021, WPP plc (WPP) announces the results of the poll vote for each resolution set out in the Notice of AGM. The full text of the resolutions proposed at the AGM is included in WPP's Notice of AGM published on 5 May 2021, which is available on WPP's website at: www.wpp.com/investors/shareholder-centre/shareholder-meetings

 

Resolutions 1 to 20 were passed as ordinary resolutions and resolutions 21 to 24 were passed as special resolutions.

 

The following table shows the votes cast on each resolution:

 

Resolution

Total Votes  For

%

Total Votes Against

%

Total Votes Cast

Votes Withheld

1 Ordinary Resolution to receive the 2020 Annual Report and Accounts

959,201,064

98.66%

12,904,167

1.33%

972,181,119

1,137,165

2 Ordinary Resolution to declare a final dividend

972,029,035

99.87%

1,175,249

0.12%

973,280,172

38,112

3 Ordinary Resolution to approve the Compensation        Committee report

957,496,840

98.44%

15,129,720

1.56%

972,705,014

613,013

4 Ordinary Resolution to elect Angela Ahrendts DBE as a Director

957,481,094

99.96%

297,858

0.03%

957,855,288

15,462,996

5 Ordinary Resolution to elect Tom Ilube CBE as a Director

961,211,123

99.92%

697,432

0.07%

961,984,891

11,333,393

6 Ordinary Resolution to elect Dr. Ya-Qin Zhang as a Director

925,230,461

96.18%

36,687,662

3.81%

961,994,459

11,323,825

7 Ordinary Resolution to re-elect Dr Jacques Aigrain as a Director

880,047,084

90.61%

91,160,570

9.39%

971,283,990

2,270,414

8 Ordinary Resolution to re-elect Sandrine Dufour as a Director

960,814,247

99.88%

1,093,297

0.11%

961,983,880

11,334,404

9 Ordinary Resolution to re-elect Tarek Farahat as a Director

960,998,357

98.75%

12,125,301

1.25%

973,200,094

118,190

10 Ordinary Resolution to re-elect Roberto Quarta as a Director

951,869,301

97.81%

21,270,712

2.19%

973,217,177

101,107

11 Ordinary Resolution to re-elect Mark Read as a Director

961,059,247

98.75%

12,080,966

1.24%

973,216,549

101,735

12 Ordinary Resolution to re-elect John Rogers as a Director

953,553,508

99.59%

3,804,067

0.40%

957,433,911

15,884,360

13 Ordinary Resolution to re-elect Cindy Rose OBE as a Director

961,020,422

99.90%

891,986

0.09%

961,988,744

11,329,540

14 Ordinary Resolution to re-elect Nicole Seligman as a Director

923,942,078

94.94%

49,185,698

5.05%

973,207,408

109,199

15 Ordinary Resolution to re-elect Sally Susman as a Director

968,172,454

99.91%

819,769

0.08%

969,068,559

4,249,725

16 Ordinary Resolution to re-elect Keith Weed CBE as a Director

968,158,641

99.91%

819,843

0.08%

969,054,820

4,263,464

17 Ordinary Resolution to re-elect Jasmine Whitbread as a Director

929,884,812

97.08%

27,884,752

2.91%

957,846,460

15,471,824

18 Ordinary Resolution to re-appoint Deloitte LLP as the auditors

915,759,807

94.48%

53,380,432

5.51%

969,216,825

4,101,459

19 Ordinary Resolution to authorise the Audit Committee to determine the auditors' remuneration

965,096,394

99.16%

8,091,381

0.83%

973,264,111

54,173

20 Ordinary Resolution to authorise the Directors to allot relevant securities

900,224,847

92.50%

72,869,522

7.49%

973,170,705

147,123

21 Special Resolution to authorise the Company to purchase its own shares

967,047,273

99.41%

5,658,239

0.58%

972,782,761

535,523

22 Special Resolution to authorise the Directors to allot equity securities wholly for cash

929,295,605

95.56%

43,141,290

4.44%

972,513,543

804,741

23 Special Resolution to authorise the disapplication of pre-emption rights

882,339,173

90.73%

90,094,324

9.26%

972,509,954

808,330

24 Special Resolution to approve the adoption of the new Articles of Association

961,676,718

99.98%

138,925

0.01%

961,892,447

11,425,837

 

Notes:

 

(1)  The "for" votes include those giving the Chairman discretion.

(2)  Total votes "for" and "against" are expressed as a percentage of the total votes cast.

(3)  A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes "for" or "against" a resolution.

(4) Issued Share Capital (excluding Treasury Shares): 1,203,140,675 ordinary shares.

 

The above poll results will shortly be available on WPP's website at www.wpp.com/investors/shareholder-centre/shareholder-meetings. In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2 a copy of the resolutions, other than those concerning ordinary business of the Company, will be submitted to the FCA and will in due course be available for inspection at: https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism

 

 

Balbir Kelly-Bisla

Company Secretary

 

Further information 

Chris Wade, WPP +44 (0)20 7282 4600 

 

About WPP

WPP is a creative transformation company. We use the power of creativity to build better futures for our people, planet, clients and communities. For more information, visit www.wpp.com.

 

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