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Diploma PLC
20 January 2021
 

 

DIPLOMA PLC

                                           12 CHARTERHOUSE SQUARE, LONDON EC1M 6AX

TELEPHONE: +44 (0)20 7549 5700

FACSIMILE: +44 (0)20 7549 5715

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

20 JANUARY 2021

 

 

RESULT OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ("AGM")

 

All of the resolutions put to shareholders at the AGM of Diploma PLC ("Diploma" or the "Company"") held today, were passed by poll votes. The full text of each resolution is contained in the Notice of Annual General Meeting, which is available on the Company's website. The results of the AGM have now been published on the Company's website at https://www.diplomaplc.com/investors/agm/

 

As advised in the circular distributed to shareholders, Charles Packshaw, a non-executive Director of the Company, did not stand for re-election at the AGM and retired from the Board of Directors following the conclusion of the AGM.

 

The results of the poll incorporating proxy votes lodged in advance of the meeting are set out below (rounded to 2 decimal places).

 

Summary of Votes Cast

 

Resolution

Description

For

%

Against

%

 

Withheld

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

REPORT AND ACCOUNT

102,483,612

99.61

403,596

0.39

 

381,384

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

FINAL DIVIDEND OF 30P

103,257,297

100.00

128

0.00

 

11,168

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

RE-ELECT JE NICHOLAS

94,832,637

92.15

8,074,262

7.85

 

361,693

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

RE-ELECT JD THOMSON

102,692,270

99.46

562,505

0.54

 

13,818

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

ELECT B GIBBES

102,368,032

99.14

886,743

0.86

 

13,818

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

RE-ELECT AP SMITH

92,957,425

90.46

9,799,358

9.54

 

511,809

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

RE-ELECT A THORBURN

96,524,568

93.75

6,432,590

6.25

 

311,435

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

ELECT G HUSE

102,482,460

99.25

772,315

0.75

 

13,818

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

RE-APPOINT AUDITOR

103,251,691

100.00

3,142

0.00

 

13,760

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

REMUNERATION OF AUDITORS

103,251,841

100.00

2,992

0.00

 

13,760

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

REMUNERATION REPORT

55,418,505

54.33

46,588,460

45.67

 

1,261,627

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

AUTHORITY TO ALLOT SHARES

89,089,451

86.81

13,533,381

13.19

 

645,761

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 (SR)

DISAPPLICATION OF PRE-EMPTION RIGHTS

103,236,855

99.99

12,680

0.01

 

19,058

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 (SR)

FURTHER DISAPPLICATION OF PRE-EMPTION RIGHTS

102,981,961

99.74

268,454

0.26

 

18,177

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 (SR)

AUTHORITY TO MAKE MARKET PURCHASES OF ORDINARY SHARES

102,882,512

99.79

219,298

0.21

 

166,782

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16 (SR)

AMENDMENT OF ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION OF THE COMPANY

103,238,931

100.00

4,176

0.00

 

25,486

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17(SR)

SHORTER NOTICE PERIOD FOR GENERAL MEETINGS

98,526,037

95.42

4,728,900

4.58

 

13,656

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Board acknowledge the concerns that some shareholders have expressed in respect of Resolution 11 (the advisory resolution on the Remuneration Report). The Remuneration Committee will continue to engage with shareholders to fully understand their concerns and will consider the full range of feedback. Diploma will publish an update on this engagement, in accordance with the UK Corporate Governance Code, within six months of the AGM.

 

 

Notes:

 

1.   A total of 103,257,425 votes were validly cast.

2.   The Company's Issued Share Capital ("ISC") is 124,563,515 ordinary shares of 5p each and the proportion of the ISC represented by those votes validly cast is 82.90%.

3.   A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted.

4.   In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.1, a copy of the resolutions, other than those concerning ordinary business has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at  https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism  

 

 

 

 

J Morrison

Group Company Secretary

Diploma PLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Diploma PLC -

+44 (0)20 7549 5700

John Morrison, Group Company Secretary

 

 

 

 

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