AGM 2013 Poll Results

G4S plc, the parent company of the G4S international security solutions group, announces that, at its AGM held on 6 June 2013, all the resolutions put to shareholders were duly passed.
Poll Results meeting

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

Percent

Withheld*

Total votes

 

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

902,544,984

>99.99

31,378

<0.01

979,418

903,555,780

2.To approve the remuneration report

686,075,798

78.42

188,749,658

21.58

28,733,156

903,558,612

3. To confirm and declare the dividend

901,642,155

99.90

927,669

0.10

979,788

903,549,612

4. To elect Ashley Almanza as a director

901,271,321

99.87

1,196,038

0.13

1,064,148

903,531,507

5. To elect John Connolly as a director

893,637,484

99.56

3,946,422

0.44

5,953,241

903,537,147

6. To elect Adam Crozier as a director

901,528,068

99.89

986,486

0.11

1,021,782

903,536,336

7. To elect Paul Spence as a director

901,314,190

99.90

902,563

0.10

1,319,420

903,536,173

8. To elect Tim Weller as a director

901,573,818

99.90

923,581

0.10

1,037,671

903,535,070

9. Not put to the meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. To re-elect Mark Elliott as a director

896,552,352

99.34

5,954,809

0.66

1,035,569

903,542,730

11. To re-elect Winnie Fok as a director

895,885,680

99.26

6,647,438

0.74

1,009,612

903,542,730

12. To re-elect Grahame Gibson as a director

901,552,019

99.89

971,196

0.11

1,020,326

903,543,541

13. To re-elect Mark Seligman as a director

901,442,152

99.88

1,038,770

0.12

1,061,972

903,542,894

14. To re-elect Clare Spottiswoode as a director

894,822,662

99.69

2,779,086

0.31

5,940,654

903,542,402

15. To re-appoint KMPG as auditor

901,222,704

99.99

126,535

0.01

2,194,895

903,544,134

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

901,256,713

99.99

82,393

0.01

2,205,839

903,544,945

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

879,845,403

97.66

21,116,072

2.34

2,596,747

903,558,222

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

895,981,490

99.46

4,833,402

0.54

2,740,795

903,555,687

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

902,367,569

99.98

154,907

0.02

1,035,935

903,558,411

20. Authority to make political donations and incur political expenditure

891,892,884

99.40

5,343,320

0.60

6,319,757

903,555,961

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

859,117,983

95.19

43,426,120

4.81

1,011,857

903,555,960

 The percentage of issued share capital which was voted was 64%**. 
* 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: 1,410,668,639. Every shareholder has one vote for every ordinary share held.

Responses to questions asked at 2013 AGM

The following question was asked at the 2013 AGM and, since a full answer could not be given immediately, it was agreed that an answer would be given after the meeting once research had been undertaken:

Q – Does the company pay at least the UK and London “living wage” to its UK employees and those who work providing services to G4S at its premises in the UK? 

A – We comply with the law so far as pay rates are concerned. Around 70% of G4S employees in the UK receive more than the current London Living Wage of £8.55 per hour or UK living wage of £7.45 per hour depending on where they are located. We do not currently have similar information available regarding our contractors, but we are looking into ways of capturing this information in the future.

As an organisation G4S strives to provide competitive pay and, despite tough economic conditions worldwide, remains committed to driving up standards, be it pay or working conditions, in the security industry.

G4S has strong partnerships with several trade unions in the UK and has worked in partnership with the GMB for over 40 years. Last year GMB General Secretary Paul Kenny said that G4S are “significantly better employers than others in the business” and “has professionalised the industry, urging other providers to get staff qualified, and raise wages.”