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Ascential PLC
06 May 2021
 

 

 

Ascential plc

 

Result of Annual General Meeting ("AGM")

 

 

All 22 resolutions considered at the 2021 Annual General Meeting were passed on a poll.

 

The full text of the resolutions can be found in the Notice of AGM dated 1 April 2021.  The total number of votes received for each resolutions is set out below.  The Company's issued share capital as at 6 May 2021 was 402,929,204 with voting rights. The Company does not hold any shares in Treasury at the date of this disclosure.

 

Resolution no.

Shares For

%

Shares Against

%

Shares marked as Votes Withheld/ Abstentions

AGM

 

 

 

 

 

1.      To receive the Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2020

 375,993,599

99.73

1,026,924

0.27

2,658,470

2.      Resolution withdrawn

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

3.      To approve the Annual Report on Remuneration contained in the Annual report and Accounts

359,267,886

95.39

17,373,098

4.61

3,038,009

4.      Resolution withdrawn

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

5.      To elect Rita Clifton as a Director of the Company

374,317,475

98.59

5,361,518

1.41

0

6.      To elect Scott Forbes as a Director of the Company

375,488,082

99.52

1,802,901

0.48

2,388,010

7.      To elect Mandy Gradden as a Director of the Company

379,678,993

100.00

0

0

0

8.      To elect Paul Harrison as a Director of the Company

379,678,993

100.00

0

0

0

9.      To elect Gillian Kent as a Director of the Company

322,690,504

85.04

56,758,474

14.96

230,015

10.    To elect Duncan Painter as a Director of the Company

379,676,766

100.00

2,227

0.00

0

11.    To elect Judy Vezmar as a Director of the Company

347,244,738

91.46

32,434,255

8.54

0

12.    To elect Suzanne Baxter as a Director of the Company

379,678,993

100.00

0

0

0

13.    To elect Joanne Harris as a Director of the Company

379,678,993

100.00

0

0

0

14.    To elect Funke Ighodaro as a Director of the Company

378,409,892

99.67

1,269,101

0.33

0

15.    To elect Charles Song as a Director of the Company

379,656,614

99.99

22,379

0.01

0

16.    To re-appoint KPMG LLP as auditor of the Company

373,830,220

98.46

5,848,773

1.54

0

17.    To authorise the Board to determine the remuneration of the auditor

377,245,154

99.36

2,433,839

0.64

0

18.    To authorise the Company to make political donations

344,310,102

90.68

35,368,891

9.32

0

19.    To authorise the Company to allot relevant securities

362,316,563

95.43

17,362,430

4.57

0

20.    To authorise the Company to disapply pre-emption rights as per resolution 20 in the Notice of AGM

379,678,993

100.00

0

0.00

0

21.    To authorise the Company to additionally disapply pre-emption rights as per resolution 21 in the Notice of AGM

372,143,701

98.02

7,535,292

1.98

0

22.    To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares

376,262,169

99.13

3,284,459

0.87

132,365

23.    To authorise the Company to call any general meeting of the Company other than an AGM) on not less than 14 clear days' notice

366,285,896

96.47

13,393,097

3.53

0

24.    To approve amended Articles of Association

379,678,993

100.00

0

0.00

0

 

Notes

1.     AGM Resolutions 1, 3 and 5-19 were passed as ordinary resolutions. Resolutions 20 to 24 were passed as special resolutions.

2.     ‚ÄčResolution 2 pertaining to the Directors' Remuneration Policy and Resolution 4 pertaining to the proposed Ten-Year Equity Plan received a majority of shareholder support ahead of the meeting but not to a level that satisfied the Board. As a consequence, the Board elected to withdraw the resolutions and continue to operate under the remuneration policy approved by shareholders in 2020.

3.     The number of shares 'For' includes discretionary votes.

4.     A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes "For" or "Against a resolution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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