Result of AGM

Source: RNS
RNS Number : 1015W
Associated British Foods PLC
06 December 2019
 

Associated British Foods plc

 

6 December 2019

 

Result of AGM

 

Associated British Foods plc ("the Company") announces the results of the voting by poll on the resolutions put to the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on Friday 6 December 2019.  All resolutions were passed by the members entitled to vote.

 

Resolution

Votes

For

 

%

For

Votes Against

 

% Against

 

Votes Total

% of Issued Share Capital voted

 

Votes Withheld

1

Annual report and accounts

632,663,325

99.20

5,092,148

0.80

637,755,473

80.56%

181,735

2

Directors' remuneration report

615,541,472

96.74

20,741,864

3.26

636,283,336

80.37%

1,654,662

3

Directors' remuneration policy

613,775,728

96.23

24,063,306

3.77

637,839,034

80.57%

98,600

4

Declaration of final dividend

637,779,390

99.98

112,567

0.02

637,891,957

80.58%

44,478

5

Re-election of Emma Adamo as a director

636,186,984

99.74

1,670,456

0.26

637,857,440

80.57%

80,558

6

Re-election of Graham Allan as a director

636,827,939

99.84

1,029,322

0.16

637,857,261

80.57%

80,373

7

Re-election of John Bason as a director

635,665,775

99.66

2,193,087

0.34

637,858,862

80.57%

79,136

8

Re-election of Ruth Cairnie as a director

630,389,431

98.83

7,469,012

1.17

637,858,443

80.57%

79,189

9

Re-election of Wolfhart Hauser as a director

635,978,759

99.71

1,874,567

0.29

637,853,326

80.57%

83,470

10

Re-election of Michael McLintock as a director

633,695,879

99.35

4,163,475

0.65

637,859,354

80.57%

78,643

11

Re-election of Richard Reid as a director

631,004,657

98.93

6,852,591

1.07

637,857,248

80.57%

80,748

12

Re-election of George Weston as a director

636,138,174

99.73

1,722,712

0.27

637,860,886

80.57%

77,110

13

Reappointment of auditor

632,915,550

99.21

5,057,656

0.79

637,973,206

80.59%

77,590

14

Auditor's remuneration

632,773,573

99.20

5,092,105

0.80

637,865,678

80.57%

50,310

15

Political donations or expenditure

619,292,861

97.30

17,195,119

2.70

636,487,980

80.40%

1,203,274

16

Directors' authority to allot shares

617,580,875

96.82

20,294,287

3.18

637,875,162

80.57%

60,141

17

Disapplication of pre-emption rights *

636,698,597

99.89

711,242

0.11

637,409,839

80.51%

64,004

18

Notice of  general meetings *

619,758,027

97.36

16,797,399

2.64

636,555,426

80.41%

1,166,291










* Special resolution

Votes  excluding controlling shareholders on the resolutions concerning the election or re-election of the independent non-executive directors

Resolution

Votes

For

 

%

For

Votes Against

 

% Against

 

Votes Total

% of Issued Share Capital voted

(excluding controlling share-holders)

 

Votes Withheld

6

Re-election of Graham Allan as a director

205,008,615

99.50

1,029,322

0.50

206,037,937

64.31%

80,373

8

Re-election of Ruth Cairnie as a director

198,570,107

96.37

7,469,012

3.63

206,039,119

64.31%

79,189

9

Re-election of Wolfhart Hauser as a director

204,159,435

99.09

1,874,567

0.91

206,034,002

64.31%

83,470

11

Re-election of Richard Reid as a director

199,185,333

96.67

6,852,591

3.33

206,037,924

64.31%

80,748

 

Notes:

1.

Any proxy appointments which gave discretion to the Chairman have been included in the 'For' total.

2.

Total number of ordinary shares in issue at 4 December 2019 was 791,674,183.

3.

Total ordinary shares held by shareholders excluding the controlling shareholders at 4 December 2019 was 320,379,140.

4.

A 'Vote Withheld' is not counted towards the votes cast 'For' or 'Against' a resolution.

 


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