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Result of AGM

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Royal Mail PLC
21 July 2021
 

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 21 July 2021

 

Royal Mail plc (the 'Company') 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 16 were passed as ordinary resolutions and Resolutions 17 to 20 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 audited accounts, together with the Strategic Report, Directors' Report and Auditors Reports on those accounts

682,170,719

 

99.99

75,996

0.01

682,246,715

68.22%

2,166,823

2.

To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report

682,563,983

99.78

1,488,211

0.22

684,052,194

68.41%

352,913

3.

To approve a final dividend of 10 pence per share

684,119,266

99.98

106,266

0.02

684,225,532

68.42%

212,786

4.

To re-appoint Keith Williams

672,269,096

98.27

11,844,847

1.73

684,113,943

68.41%

304,964

5.

To re-appoint Simon Thompson

683,859,312

99.96

254,760

0.04

684,114,072

68.41%

298,811

6.

To re-appoint Martin Seidenberg

683,516,888

99.92

559,169

0.08

684,076,057

68.41%

325,453

7.

To re-appoint Mick Jeavons

681,254,150

99.59

2,828,908

0.41

684,083,058

68.41%

315,785

8.

To re-appoint Baroness Hogg

677,311,096

99.01

6,785,533

0.99

684,096,629

68.41%

311,489

9.

To re-appoint Rita Griffin

678,136,446

99.13

5,948,926

0.87

684,085,372

68.41%

322,515

10.  

To re-appoint Maria da Cunha

678,076,499

99.12

6,004,842

0.88

684,081,341

68.41%

325,913

11.  

To re-appoint Michael Findlay

660,713,038

96.58

23,363,302

3.42

684,076,340

68.41%

327,402

12.  

To re-appoint Lynne Peacock

677,731,152

99.07

6,349,364

0.93

684,080,516

68.41%

317,941

13.  

To re-appoint KPMG LLP as auditor of the Company

679,136,960

99.28

4,944,942

0.72

684,081,902

68.41%

327,947

14.  

To authorise the Company's Audit and Risk Committee to determine the remuneration of the auditor

683,228,335

99.87

872,772

0.13

684,101,107

68.41%

296,950

15.  

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

681,559,041

99.63

2,541,990

0.37

684,101,031

68.41%

319,636

16.  

To authorise the Directors to allot shares

662,578,046

96.83

21,692,148

3.17

684,270,194

68.43%

148,959


SPECIAL RESOLUTION








17.  

To empower the Directors to disapply pre-emption rights

683,568,202

99.91

585,431

0.09

684,153,633

68.42%

243,823

18.  

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

668,525,579

97.71

15,655,295

2.29

684,180,874

68.42%

228,060

19.  

To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares

678,548,777

99.36

4,356,985

0.64

682,905,762

68.29%

1,519,204

20.  

To authorise the Company to call general meetings on not less than 14 clear days' notice (other than annual general meetings)

662,658,481

96.86

21,506,991

3.14

684,165,472

68.42%

247,508

 

As at 6.30pm on Monday 19 July 2021, 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 are also available to view on the Company's website at www.royalmailgroup.com/en/investors/annual-general-meetings/

 

Enquires:

 

Investor Relations

John Crosse

Email: investorrelations@royalmail.com 

Royal Mail investor relations line: 020 7449 8183

 

Media Relations 

Helen Reynoldson

Phone: 07483 302 245

Royal Mail press office: press.office@royalmail.com

 

Jenny Hall

Phone: 07776 993 036

Email: jenny.hall@royalmail.com

Company Secretary

Mark Amsden

Email: cosec@royalmail.com  

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