AGM / GM Statement

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RNS Number : 5372H
Wetherspoon (JD) PLC
15 November 2018
 

 

 

J D WETHERSPOON PLC

 

 

15 November 2018

 

 

Result of Annual General Meeting and General Meeting

 

At the Annual General Meeting of J D Wetherspoon plc ("J D Wetherspoon" or the "Company") held earlier today, 15 November 2018, all resolutions proposed at the meeting were duly passed by poll.

 

The Company notes the number of independent votes received against resolutions 8 and 9 of the Annual General Meeting. The Company continues to take its responsibility to engage with shareholders seriously and will assess the feedback these votes provide.

 

A summary of the certified votes in respect of each resolution will be available shortly on the Company's website at www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/investors.

 

At the General Meeting of J D Wetherspoon held after the Annual General Meeting today, the sole resolution proposed at the meeting was duly passed by poll. Members of the Concert Party (being Tim Martin and his close relatives and related trusts who, for the purposes of the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers, are deemed to be acting in concert) were not eligible to vote on the resolution. The number of ordinary shares held by the Concert Party is 33,666,384 representing approximately 31.91% of the issued ordinary share capital of the Company.

 

The company notes the number of votes received against resolution 1 of the General Meeting. As referred to in the notice of the General Meeting, the Company did undertake a consultation process with a number of shareholders prior to the General Meeting to discuss any concerns relating to this resolution. The Company continues to take its responsibility to engage with shareholders seriously and will assess the feedback it has received to inform any future decisions and consultations.

 

A summary of the certified votes in respect of the resolution will be available shortly on the Company's website at www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/investors.

 

A copy of the resolutions and the certified votes have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for inspection at www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/nsm 

 

 

Enquiries

Nigel Connor Tel.:  01923 4777892

Company Secretary, J D Wetherspoon plc

 

 


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