AGM

Our 2015 Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday, 1 July at the Holiday Inn, 500 Saxon Gate West, Milton Keynes, MK9 2HQ. The Board is pleased to announce that all the resolutions were duly passed, with the results of the poll as below. Please see the Notice of Annual General Meeting for details of the resolutions proposed.

The total number of shares in issue at the time of the AGM was 816,445,001 ordinary shares of 10 pence each.

The proxy votes lodged at the meeting were as follows: 

 

Votes
In Favour

%
Cast

Votes
Against

%
Cas
t

Votes
Withheld

Resolution 1
To receive the directors’ report, auditors’ report and financial statements

585,680,326

100.00

17,377

0.00

73,012

           

Resolution 2:
To approve the directors’ remuneration report

573,173,898

99.56

2,506,028

0.44

10,090,789

           

Resolution 3:
To declare a final dividend of 2.8p

585,739,183

100.0

20,989

0.00

20,989

           

Resolution 4:
To re-elect Richard Ashton as a director of the Company

583,756,228

99.67

1,944,052

0.33

70,435

           

Resolution 5:
To re-elect John Coombe as a director of the Company

583,514,452

99.63

2,186,148

0.37

70,115

           

Resolution 6:
To re-elect Mike Darcey as a director of the Company

584,610,752

99.81

1,090,342

0.19

69,621

           

Resolution 7:
To re-elect Ian Durant as a director of the Company

554,260,537

99.52

2,652,223

0.48

28,857,955

           

Resolution 8:
To re-elect Cath Keers as a director of the Company

584,207,650

99.74

1,497,116

0.26

65,949

           

Resolution 9:
To re-elect Jacqueline de Rojas as a director of the Company

584,608,394

99.81

1,097,465

0.19

64,856

           

Resolution 10:
To re-elect John Walden as a director of the Company

565,045,134

96.47

20,657,415

3.53

68,166

           

Resolution 11:
To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditors of the Company

574,704,658

99.90

576,029

0.10

10,490,028

           

Resolution 12:
To authorise the directors to fix the auditors’ remuneration

585,497,637

99.96

221,424

0.04

51,654

           

Resolution 13:
To authorise political donations / incur EU political expenditure

568,595,196

97.08

17,088,588

2.92

86,931

           

Resolution 14:
To authorise the Board to allot unissued shares

547,120,059

93.41

38,602,166

6.59

48,175

           

Resolution 15:
To authorise the directors to disapply pre-emption rights

499,854,256

85.34

85,850,309

14.66

66,150

           

Resolution 16:
To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares

583,267,647

99.93

404,428

0.07

2,098,640

           

Resolution 17:
To authorise meetings being called on not less than 14 working days’ notice

543,390,977

92.77

42,361,571

7.23

18,166

           

Resolution 18:
To extend the expiry date of the Company’s Plans by 12 months until 2017

584,689,987

99.83

991,026

0.17

89,702

           

Copies of all resolutions have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and are available for inspection at http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM.

You can download a PDF version of the voting results here.

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Financial Calendar

  •   01 Jul 2015 Annual General Meeting

  •   23 Jul 2015 Final dividend payment date

  •   10 Sep 2015 Second quarter trading statement

  •   21 Oct 2015 Half-year results