G4S plc: AGM 2020 Poll Results

G4S plc, the parent company of the G4S global security group, announces that its AGM was held earlier today. In accordance with the arrangements set out in the notice of meeting published on 14 May 2020, the AGM was held with the minimum quorum.
Building in London

All resolutions were passed by shareholders by way of a poll. 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
 1,069,018,193

 99.98

 196,636  0.02  17,087,045  1,086,301,874
 2. To approve the Directors’ Remuneration
Policy
 1,040,876,087  95.93  44,127,448  4.07  1,297,879  1,086,301,414
 3.To approve the Directors’ Remuneration Report  1,061,690,207  99.19  8,621,075  0.81  15,990,132  1,086,301,414
 4. Election of Michel van der Bel as a director  1,084,946,232  >99.99  47,889  <0.01  1,300,054  1,086,294,175
 5. Election of Clare Chapman as a director  1,084,787,274  99.98  210,127  0.02  1,296,753  1,086,294,154
 6. Re-election of Ashley Almanza as a director  1,084,926,252  99.99  72,893  0.01  1,295,010  1,086,294,155
 7.Re-election of John Connolly as a director  1,039,625,293  95.82  45,395,656  4.18  1,272,072  1,086,293,021
 8.Re-election of Elisabeth Fleuriot as a director  1,084,939,096  99.99  85,287  0.01  1,269,444  1,086,293,827
 9.Re-election of Winnie Kin Wah Fok as a director  1,062,218,612  97.90  22,805,298  2.10  1,269,644  1,086,293,554
 10.Re-election of Steve Mogford as a director  1,083,061,471  99.82  1,962,367  0.18  1,270,317  1,086,294,155
11. Re-election of John Ramsay as a director  1,083,486,730  99.86  1,531,625  0.14  1,274,300  1,086,292,655
 12. Re-election of Barbara Thoralfsson as a director  1,084,673,490  99.97  350,521  0.03  1,268,644  1,086,292,655
 13.Re-election of Tim Weller as a director  1,084,951,429  99.99  66,358  0.01  1,274,072  1,086,291,859
 14.To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditor  1,084,982,026  >99.99  38,082  <0.01  1,275,122  1,086,295,230
 15.To authorise the audit committee of the board to
determine the auditor’s remuneration
 1,084,987,469  >99.99  39,471  <0.01  1,270,142  1,086,297,082
 16. Authority to make political donations and incur political
expenditure
 1,077,405,701  99.30  7,627,779  0.70  1,261,770  1,086,295,250
 17.To authorise the directors to allot shares up to a specified
amount
 1,047,179,938  96.51  37,862,161  3.49  1,259,310  1,086,301,409
 18.Special resolution to give authority to directors to disapply
statutory pre-emption rights emption rights
 1,084,139,472  99.92  856,158  0.08  1,299,594 1,086,295,224
 19.Special resolution to give additional authority to directors
to disapply statutory pre-emption rights
 1,018,952,268  93.91  66,041,257  6.09  1,301,370  1,086,294,895
 20.Special resolution to give limited authority for the purchase
of its own shares by the company
 1,068,997,983  98.60  15,202,820  1.40  2,100,605  1,086,301,408
 21.Special resolution to authorise the calling of general
meetings (excluding Annual General Meetings) on 14 days’
notice
 1,000,935,121  92.25  84,108,043  7.75  1,257,163  1,086,300,327

In compliance with Listing Rule 9.6.2R, copies of resolutions 16 to 21 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 70%**.

* 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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