AGM 2016 Poll Results

  • 27 May 2016 09:32
G4S Airport

G4S plc, the parent company of the G4S global security group, announces that, at its AGM held on 26 May 2016, all the resolutions put to shareholders were duly passed.

This included resolutions: to allow the payment of political donations; to amend the company’s articles of association; 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

1,306,237,198

>99.99

21,073

<0.01

206,877

1,306,465,148

2.To approve the Directors’ remuneration report

1,280,102,716

98.00

26,121,895

2.00

236,880

1,306,461,491

3. To confirm and declare the dividend

1,276,389,462

97.71

29,968,592

2.29

106,438

1,306,464,492

4. Election of John Daly as a director

1,302,335,922

99.70

3,943,588

0.30

176,791

1,306,456,301

5. Re-election of Ashley Almanza as a director

1,301,684,816

99.65

4,606,283

0.35

164,802

1,306,455,901

6. Re-election of John Connolly as a director

1,296,555,850

99.31

8,984,015

0.69

913,932

1,306,453,797

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

1,303,539,080

99.79

2,734,155

0.21

180,563

1,306,453,798

8. Re-election of Himanshu Raja as a director

1,300,588,787

99.56

5,686,175

0.44

178,836

1,306,453,798

9. Re-election of Paul Spence as a director

1,303,730,400

99.80

2,549,882

0.20

173,516

1,306,453,798

10. Re-election of Clare Spottiswoode as a director

1,284,648,447

98.35

21,594,167

1.65

211,184

1,306,453,798

11. Re-election of Tim Weller as a director

1,303,548,173

99.79

2,726,682

0.21

178,943

1,306,453,798

12. To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditor

1,305,442,830

99.93

892,438

0.07

116,793

1,306,452,061

13. To authorise the audit committee of the board to determine the auditor’s remuneration

1,306,209,150

99.99

132,774

0.01

106,645

1,306,448,569

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

1,290,994,374

99.12

11,455,142

0.88

4,009,012

1,306,458,528

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

1,245,751,488

95.38

60,348,420

4.62

358,169

1,306,458,077

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

1,299,989,326

99.53

6,151,839

0.47

321,181

1,306,462,346

17. Authority to make political donations and incur political expenditure

1,291,078,494

99.24

9,913,141

0.76

5,478,148

1,306,469,783

18. Special resolution to approve an amendment to the company’s articles of association

1,274,228,070

97.57

31,785,821

2.43

428,592

1,306,442,483

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

1,185,677,392

90.76

120,676,453

9.24

94,412

1,306,448,257

Adam Crozier and Mark Elliott retired from the board at the conclusion of the meeting and so there were no resolutions relating to their re-election.

In compliance with Listing Rule 9.6.2R, copies of resolutions 15 to 19 will be 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 84.2%**.

* 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.

For further enquiries, please contact:  
Nigel Fairbrass – Director of Media Relations

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Helen Parris – Director of Investor Relations

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