Result of Meeting

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Kier Group PLC
16 June 2021







Kier Group plc (the "Company") announces the results of its General Meeting held on 16 June 2021 at the Tungsten Building, Central Boulevard, Blythe Valley Park, Solihull B90 8AU. The voting was held on a poll and the results for the resolutions were as follows:



Total votes validly cast1

% voted2

Votes for

% votes




% votes against3

Votes withheld1


To approve the terms of the capital raise.









To authorise the directors to allot shares in connection with the capital raise.














1.    A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes validly cast.

2.    Expressed as a percentage of the total issued share capital on 14 June 2021. The number of ordinary shares in issue on 14 June 2021 was 162,115,870.

3.    Expressed as a percentage of all votes validly cast (and does not include votes withheld). 


Shareholders are entitled to one vote per share. All resolutions were passed as ordinary resolutions.


A copy of the resolutions passed, will today be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism in accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2. The resolutions will shortly be available for inspection at:


Application has been made to the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") for the New Shares to be admitted to the premium listing segment of the Official List and to the London Stock Exchange for the New Shares to be admitted to trading on its Main Market for listed securities. It is expected that Admission will become effective, and that dealings in the New Shares will commence, at 8.00 a.m. on 18 June 2021 (or such later time and/or date as the Joint Bookrunners, the Sponsor and the Company may agree, not being later than 3.00 p.m. on 25 June 2021)


The Firm Placing and the Placing and Open Offer remain conditional, inter alia, upon:


§ the Underwriting Agreement having become unconditional in all respects, save for the condition relating to Admission, and not having been terminated in accordance with its terms before Admission occurs; and

§ Admission having become effective by not later than 8.00 a.m. on 18 June 2021 (or such later time and/or date as the Joint Bookrunners, the Sponsor and Kier may agree, not being later than 3.00 p.m. 25 June 2021)

Capitalised terms contained within this announcement and not otherwise defined have the same definitions as those contained in the Prospectus published on 13 May 2021, available on the Company website.


This announcement contains inside information for the purpose of article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014 as it forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. The person who arranged the release of this Announcement on behalf of Kier was Phil Higgins, Company Secretary.


The Kier Group plc Legal Entity Identifier is 2138002RKCU2OM4Y7O48.



For enquiries please contact:

Phil Higgins

Company Secretary





N.M. Rothschild & Sons Limited ("Rothschild & Co"), Numis Securities Limited and Peel Hunt LLP, which are each authorised and regulated in the UK by the FCA, are each acting exclusively for the Company and no one else in connection with the contents of this Announcement, the Capital Raise and any other matters referred to in this Announcement and will not regard any other person as a client in relation to the Capital Raise or any other matters referred to in this Announcement and will not be responsible to anyone for providing the protections afforded to their clients nor for giving advice to any other person in relation to the contents of this Announcement, the Capital Raise or any other matter or arrangement referred to in this Announcement. Neither Rothschild & Co nor the Joint Bookrunners are responsible for the contents of this Announcement.


This Announcement has been issued by and is the sole responsibility of the Company. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is or will be made as to, or in relation to, and no responsibility or liability is or will be accepted by Rothschild & Co, either Joint Bookrunner or by any of their respective affiliates, directors, employees, advisers or agents as to, or in relation to, the accuracy or completeness of this Announcement or any other written or oral information made available to any interested party or its advisers, and any liability therefore is expressly disclaimed.


Neither this Announcement nor any copy of it nor the information contained in it and any related materials is for publication, distribution or release, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in or into or from the United States (including its territories and possessions, any State of the United States and the District of Columbia) (subject to certain restrictions), Australia, its territories and possessions, Canada, Japan, South Africa, or any other jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant laws of such jurisdiction.


The distribution of this Announcement and the offering of the New Ordinary Shares may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions.


The New Ordinary Shares to be issued or sold pursuant to the Capital Raise will not be admitted to trading on any stock exchange other than the London Stock Exchange.


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Unless the context otherwise requires, all references to time are to London time.


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