AGM

Our 2014 Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday, 2 July at the Jury's Inn Hotel, Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 2HP. 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 813,445,001 ordinary shares of 10 pence each. 

 

Votes
For

%
Cast

Votes
Against

%
Cas
t

Votes
Withheld

Resolution 1:
To receive the report of the directors, the report of the auditors and the financial statements for the 52 weeks ended 1 March 2014

562,270,359

100.00

19,132

0.00

1,348,009

           

Resolution 2:
To approve the directors' remuneration policy in the form set out in the directors remuneration report in the Company's annual report and financial statements for the 52 weeks ended 1 March 2014

533,499,996

94.90

28,669,901

5.10

1,467,603

           

Resolution 3:
To approve the directors' remuneration report contained in the Company's annual report and financial statements for the 52 weeks ended 1 March 2014

551,856,290

98.83

6,511,986

1.17

5,269,224

           

Resolution 4:
To declare a final dividend of 2.3p per ordinary share for the 52 weeks ended 1 March 2014

562,345,559

100.00

7,774

0.00

1,284,167

           

Resolution 5:
To re-elect Richard Ashton as a director of the Company

560,593,571

99.71

1,647,479

0.29

1,396,450

           

Resolution 6:
To re-elect John Coombe as a director of the Company

553,644,161

98.47

8,604,437

1.53

1,388,902

           

Resolution 7:
To re-elect Mike Darcey as a director of the Company

561,226,183

99.82

1,015,658

0.18

1,395,659

           

Resolution 8:
To re-elect Ian Durant as a director of the Company

557,877,365

99.22

4,375,708

0.78

1,384,427

           

Resolution 9:
To re-elect Cath Keers as a director of the Company

560,793,447

99.74

1,450,104

0.26

1,393,949

           

Resolution 10:
To re-elect Jacqueline de Rojas as a director of the Company

554,447,171

99.73

1,491,920

0.27

7,698,409

           

Resolution 11:
To elect John Walden as a director of the Company

544,878,728

96.92

17,323,203

3.08

1,435,569

           

Resolution 12:
To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditors of the Company

555,192,893

99.86

802,222

0.14

7,642,385

           

Resolution 13:
To authorise the Board to fix the remuneration of the auditors

562,098,698

99.96

202,569

0.04

1,336,233

           

Resolution 14:
To authorise the Company and its subsidiaries to make political donations to EU political organisations/incur EU political expenditure

524,531,595

95.58

24,269,669

4.42

14,836,236

           

Resolution 15:
To authorise the Board to allot unissued shares

493,337,735

96.56

17,563,600

3.44

52,736,165

           

Resolution 16:
To authorise the Board to disapply pre-emption rights (Special Resolution)

532,044,334

96.95

16,749,362

3.05

14,843,804

           

Resolution 17:
To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares (Special Resolution)

548,616,021

99.95

247,399

0.05

14,774,080

           

Resolution 18:
To authorise the Company to approve by special resolution that a general meeting (other than AGMs) may be called on not tell than 14 clear days' notice (Special Resolution)

508,536,781

92.64

40,395,978

7.36

14,704,741

           

Resolution 19:
To authorise the Home Retail Group Employee Share Trust to hold shares in the Company

548,788,706

99.99

77,359

0.01

14,771,435

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

  •   12 Nov 2014 Interim ex-dividend date

  •   15 Jan 2015 Third-quarter interim management statement

  •   22 Jan 2015 Interim dividend payment date

  •   12 Mar 2015 End of year trading statement

  •   29 Apr 2015 Full-year results

  •   20 May 2015 Final ex-dividend date

  •   11 Jun 2015 First-quarter interim management statement

  •   01 Jul 2015 Annual General Meeting

  •   23 Jul 2015 Final dividend payment date