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Result of AGM

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Burberry Group PLC
14 July 2021
 

BURBERRY GROUP PLC

(the "Company")

 

Result of Annual General Meeting 2021

 

 

The Company announces the results of voting at its Annual General Meeting held earlier today and confirms that all resolutions were passed with majorities as set out below. All resolutions were taken on a poll. 

 

Resolutions 1 to 21 were proposed as Ordinary Resolutions and resolutions 22 to 25 as Special Resolutions. The results were as follows:

 

Resolution

Votes For*

%

Votes Against

%

Total votes validly cast

Total votes cast as % of issued share capital**

Votes Withheld**

1.    

To receive the Company's Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 27 March 2021.

324,986,434

99.99%

30,987

0.01%

325,017,421

80.28%

2,746,217

2.    

To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report for the year ended 27 March 2021.

302,288,454

94.45%

17,750,177

5.55%

320,038,631

79.05%

7,725,006

3.    

To declare a final dividend for the year ended 27 March 2021.

327,017,585

99.85%

499,339

0.15%

327,516,924

80.89%

246,714

4.    

To re-elect Dr Gerry Murphy as a Director of the Company.

326,788,333

99.78%

716,544

0.22%

327,504,877

80.89%

258,761

5.    

To re-elect Marco Gobbetti as a Director of the Company.

324,945,937

99.95%

159,774

0.05%

325,105,711

80.30%

2,657,927

6.    

To re-elect Julie Brown as a Director of the Company.

326,945,171

99.83%

556,433

0.17%

327,501,604

80.89%

262,034

7.    

To re-elect Fabiola Arredondo as a Director of the Company.

327,277,513

99.93%

223,768

0.07%

327,501,281

80.89%

262,357

8.    

To re-elect Sam Fischer as a Director of the Company.

327,379,459

99.96%

117,093

0.04%

327,496,552

80.89%

267,086

9.    

To re-elect Ron Frasch as a Director of the Company.

327,268,659

99.93%

228,051

0.07%

327,496,710

80.89%

266,928

10. 

To re-elect Matthew Key as a Director of the Company.

327,276,574

99.93%

220,136

0.07%

327,496,710

80.89%

266,928

11. 

To re-elect Debra Lee as a Director of the Company.

325,523,054

99.40%

1,978,773

0.60%

327,501,827

80.89%

261,811

12. 

To re-elect Dame Carolyn McCall as a Director of the Company.

327,192,756

99.91%

305,973

0.09%

327,498,729

80.89%

264,909

13. 

To re-elect Orna NíChionna as a Director of the Company.

323,547,906

98.79%

3,952,857

1.21%

327,500,763

80.89%

262,875

14. 

To elect Antoine de Saint-Affrique as a Director of the Company.

327,430,615

99.98%

63,829

0.02%

327,494,444

80.89%

269,194

15. 

To re-appoint Ernst & Young LLP as auditor of the Company.

325,044,274

99.25%

2,459,874

0.75%

327,504,148

80.89%

259,490

16. 

To authorise the Audit Committee of the Company to determine the auditor's remuneration for the year ended 2 April 2022.

327,484,038

99.99%

24,663

0.01%

327,508,701

80.89%

254,937

17. 

To approve an all-employee share plan, Burberry Group plc International Free Share Plan.

327,350,466

99.95%

176,786

0.05%

327,527,252

80.90%

236,386

18. 

To approve an all-employee share plan, Burberry Group plc Share Incentive Plan.

327,071,882

99.86%

454,154

0.14%

327,526,036

80.90%

237,602

19. 

To approve the renewal of an all-employee share plan, Burberry Sharesave Plan 2011.

326,175,578

99.59%

1,350,294

0.41%

327,525,872

80.90%

237,766

20. 

To authorise political donations by the Company and its subsidiaries.

325,468,145

99.38%

2,030,671

0.62%

327,498,816

80.89%

264,822

21. 

To authorise the Directors to allot shares.

324,002,442

98.94%

3,486,297

1.06%

327,488,739

80.89%

274,899

22. 

To renew the Directors' authority to disapply pre-emption rights. (Special Resolution)

326,528,712

99.71%

958,491

0.29%

327,487,203

80.89%

276,435

23. 

To authorise the Company to purchase its own ordinary shares.

(Special Resolution)

323,930,876

98.96%

3,418,906

1.04%

327,349,782

80.85%

413,856

24. 

To authorise the Directors to call general meetings (other than an AGM) on not less than 14 clear days' notice. (Special Resolution)

314,764,491

96.11%

12,750,504

3.89%

327,514,995

80.89%

248,643

25. 

To approve the new Articles of Association (Special Resolution)

327,447,644

99.99%

19,014

0.01%

327,466,658

80.88%

296,980

 

Notes:

*    Includes discretionary votes.

** A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the votes for or against a resolution.

 

As at 6.30pm on 12 July 2021, the issued share capital of the Company consisted of 404,872,274 ordinary shares.  The Company held no shares in Treasury. Shareholders are entitled to one vote for every ordinary share held. Therefore, the total number of voting rights in Burberry Group plc as at 12 July 2021 was also 404,872,274.

 

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2 copies of all the resolutions passed, other than ordinary business, have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism

 

The full text of each resolution is set out in the Notice of Annual General Meeting which is available at www.burberryplc.com/AGM 2021

 

14 July 2021

 

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