Company Announcements

RNS Number : 1802T
Royal Mail PLC
20 July 2022
 

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 20 July 2022

 

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 18 were passed as ordinary resolutions and Resolutions 19 to 23 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

696,690,783

99.95

348,295

0.05

697,039,078

72.90%

1,407,017

2.

To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report

674,645,605

99.44

3,827,683

0.56

678,473,288

70.96%

19,970,089

3.

To approve a final dividend of 13.3 pence per share

697,825,800

99.92

542,376

0.08

698,368,176

73.04%

95,247

4.

To re-appoint Keith Williams

628,994,560

92.70

49,510,845

7.30

678,505,405

70.96%

19,946,163

5.

To re-appoint Simon Thompson

696,114,772

99.69

2,185,510

0.31

698,300,282

73.03%

160,753

6.

To re-appoint Martin Seidenberg

694,873,288

99.52

3,382,318

0.48

698,255,606

73.02%

194,062

7.

To re-appoint Mick Jeavons

694,810,555

99.51

3,444,902

0.49

698,255,457

73.02%

193,934

8.

To re-appoint Baroness Hogg

620,025,275

88.80

78,235,463

11.20

698,260,738

73.03%

195,201

9.

To re-appoint Maria da Cunha

669,110,518

98.62

9,383,616

1.38

678,494,134

70.96%

19,959,799

10.  

To re-appoint Michael Findlay

687,495,251

98.46

10,753,460

1.54

698,248,711

73.02%

204,436

11.  

To re-appoint Lynne Peacock

688,911,674

98.66

9,339,083

1.34

698,250,757

73.02%

201,181

12.  

To re-appoint Shashi Verma

694,859,773

99.51

3,389,564

0.49

698,249,337

73.02%

203,494

13.  

To re-appoint Jourik Hooghe

694,860,487

99.52

3,383,170

0.48

698,243,657

73.02%

204,112

14.  

To re-appoint KPMG LLP as auditor of the Company

695,634,192

99.62

2,620,838

0.38

698,255,030

73.02%

189,940

15.  

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

697,648,445

99.92

582,119

0.08

698,230,564

73.02%

213,097

16.  

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

687,353,248

98.43

10,937,612

1.57

698,290,860

73.03%

171,075

17.  

To authorise the Company's Share Incentive Plan to continue to operate for a further 10-year period

697,618,328

99.90

719,043

0.10

698,337,371

73.03%

117,118

18.  

To authorise the Directors to allot shares

683,705,898

97.91

14,591,851

2.09

698,297,749

73.03%

150,112


SPECIAL RESOLUTION








19.  

To empower the Directors to disapply pre-emption rights

697,175,082

99.86

1,002,615

0.14

698,177,697

73.02%

258,860

20.  

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

689,034,284

98.69

9,148,437

1.31

698,182,721

73.02%

253,106

21.  

To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares

695,130,466

99.62

2,673,081

0.38

697,803,547

72.98%

651,481

22.  

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

679,239,105

97.27

19,083,957

2.73

698,323,062

73.03%

123,586

23.  

To authorise the Company to adopt new articles of association

697,694,109

99.93

466,718

0.07

698,160,827

73.01%

264,923

 

As at 6.30pm on Monday 18 July 2022, the number of issued shares in the Company was 956,193,475 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/

 

Enquiries:

 

Investor Relations

John Crosse

Email: investorrelations@royalmail.com

Royal Mail investor relations line: 020 7449 8183

 

Media Relations 

Greg Sage

Phone: 07483 421374

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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