G4S - AGM 2015 Poll Results

  • 04 Jun 2015 16:09
G4S 2015 AGM Poll Results

 

G4S plc, the parent company of the G4S global integrated security group, announces that, at its AGM held on 4 June 2015, all the resolutions put to shareholders were duly passed.

This included resolutions: to allow the payment of political donations; to allow general meetings other than AGMs to be called on 14 days’ notice; and a general authority to make market purchases for up to 10% of its own shares.

The board has no present intention of utilising the authority to buy back shares, which has been renewed in accordance with common business practice.

The results of the poll on the resolutions put before the AGM are:

 

Resolution

For

%

Against

%

Withheld*

Total votes

1. To adopt the financial statements and reports of directors and auditor

 

1,243,124,237

99.94

688,008

0.06

381,308

1,243,812,245

2.To approve the Directors’ remuneration report

 

1,205,582,283

96.92

38,297,746

3.08

334,376

1,243,880,029

3. To confirm and declare the dividend

 

1,243,894,185

>99.99

24,848

<0.01

312,119

1,243,919,033

4. Re-election of Ashley Almanza as a director

 

1,240,258,360

99.71

3,596,894

0.29

330,664

1,243,855,254

5. Re-election of John Connolly as a director

 

1,226,564,395

98.67

16,585,128

1.33

1,037,477

1,243,149,523

6. Re-election of Adam Crozier as a director

 

1,243,696,787

99.99

157,577

0.01

342,637

1,243,854,364

7. Re-election of Mark Elliott as a director

 

1,243,064,591

99.94

756,160

0.06

376,249

1,243,820,751

8. Re-election of Winnie Kin Wah Fok as a director

 

1,242,992,603

99.93

874,481

0.07

329,917

1,243,867,084

9. Re-election of Himanshu Raja as a director

 

1,243,720,310

99.99

103,064

0.01

373,627

1,243,823,374

10. Re-election of Paul Spence as a director

 

1,243,736,161

99.99

87,591

0.01

373,249

1,243,823,752

11. Re-election of Clare Spottiswoode as a director

 

1,159,042,348

95.71

51,976,012

4.29

33,178,640

1,211,018,360

12. Re-election of Tim Weller as a director

 

1,243,489,236

99.97

326,647

0.03

381,118

1,243,815,883

13. To appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditor

 

1,243,137,913

99.94

684,331

0.06

374,357

1,243,822,244

14. To authorise the directors to determine the auditor’s remuneration

 

1,243,669,241

99.98

213,940

0.02

345,420

1,243,883,181

15. To authorise the directors to allot shares up to a specified amount

 

1,220,843,823

98.24

21,879,888

1.76

1,503,808

1,242,723,711

16. Special resolution to give authority to directors to disapply statutory pre-emption rights

 

1,163,712,744

93.57

79,942,519

6.43

571,756

1,243,655,263

17. Special resolution to give limited authority for the purchase of its own shares by the company

 

1,243,341,459

99.99

144,521

0.01

743,962

1,243,485,980

18. Authority to make political donations and incur political expenditure

 

1,228,233,968

99.22

9,660,277

0.78

6,348,670

1,237,894,245

19. Special resolution to authorise the calling of general meetings (excluding Annual General Meetings) on 14 days’ notice

1,143,716,724

91.96

100,025,306

8.04

454,961

1,243,742,030

 

Grahame Gibson and Mark Seligman retired from the board at the conclusion of the meeting and so there were no resolutions relating to their re-election.

As announced previously, John Daly will be appointed as a director on 5 June 2015. Mr Daly will be an independent non-executive director and upon appointment will be a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.

In compliance with Listing Rule 9.6.2R, copies of resolutions 15 to 19 have been forwarded to the FCA for publication through its document viewing facility where they will shortly be available for inspection at www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM.

The percentage of issued share capital which was voted was 80.2%**.

* Votes withheld are not votes in law and are not counted in the calculation of the proportion of the votes for and against a resolution.

**Total voting rights of the shares in issue: 1,551,594,436. Every shareholder has one vote for every ordinary share held.

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