AGM 2017 Poll Results

  • 25 May 2017 17:30
G4S plc, the parent company of the G4S global security group, announces that, at its AGM held on 25 May 2017, all the resolutions put to shareholders were duly passed.
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G4S plc, the parent company of the G4S global security group, announces that, at its AGM held on 25 May 2017, 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

%

With
held*

Total votes

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

1,270,546,360

99.87

1,590,175

0.13

391,930

1,272,528,465

2.To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy

1,237,588,612

97.26

34,810,885

2.74

131,465

1,272,530,962

3.To approve the Director's Remuneration Report

1,234,836,790

97.05

37,574,332

2.95

118,840

1,272,529,962

4.To confirm and declare the dividend

1,272,466,761

99.99

24,248

0.01

36,511

1,272,527,520

5.Election of Steve Mogford as a director

1,270,844,121

99.87

1,592,043

0.13

91,356

1,272,527,520

6.Election of Ian Springett as a director

1,270,801,302

99.87

1,599,445

0.13

126,773

1,272,527,520

7.Election of Barbara Thoralfsson

1,271,041,524

99.89

1,394,363

0.11

91,635

1,272,527,522

8.Re-election of Ashley Almanza as a director

1,272,387,923

99.99

47,140

0.01

102,457

1,272,537,520

9. Re-election of John Connolly as a director

1,261,673,910

99.22

9,879,077

0.78

974,533

1,272,527,520

10.Re-election of John Daly as a director

1,268,884,991

99.72

3,552,850

0.28

88,695

1,272,526,536

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

1,272,353,451

99.99

86,202

0.01

87,867

1,272,527,520

12.Re-election of Paul Spence as a director

1,272,379,024

99.99

61,008

0.01

87,490

1,272,527,522

13.Re-election of Clare Spottiswoode as a director

1,177,465,511

92.80

91,309,180

7.20

3,752,829

1,272,527,520

14.Re-election of Tim Weller as a director

1,272,378,186

99.99

59,895

0.01

89,439

1,272,527,520

15.To re-appoint Pricewaterhouse
Coopers LLP as auditor

1,267,817,860

99.92

980,934

0.08

3,726,229

1,272,525,023

16.To authorise the audit committee of the board to determine the auditor's remuneration

1,270,995,491

99.88

1,471,018

0.12

61,011

1,272,527,520

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

1,253,997,840

98.55

18,476,519

1.45

64,161

1,272,538,520

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

1,263,439,773

99.29

8,977,641

0.71

119,684

1,272,537,098

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

1,218,861,747

95.79

53,558,311

4.21

117,040

1,272,537,098

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

1,265,811,553

99.58

5,340,402

0.42

1,382,565

1,272,534,520

21. Authority to make political donations and incur political expenditure

1,262,123,952

99.48

6,615,899

0.52

3,803,524

1,272,543,375

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

1,202,190,997

94.48

70,299,718

5.52

39,019

1,272,529,734

In compliance with Listing Rule 9.6.2R, copies of resolutions 17 to 22 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 82%**.

* 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:

 

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