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National Express RNS Release

Results of Annual General Meeting


RNS Number : 3356O
National Express Group PLC
16 May 2018
 

National Express Group PLC

16 May 2018

 

NATIONAL EXPRESS GROUP PLC

("Company")

 

RESULTS OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

The Company is pleased to announce the voting results of its Annual General Meeting ("AGM" or "Meeting") held earlier today at the McDonald Burlington Hotel, 126 New Street, Birmingham B1 4JQ.

All resolutions, as set out in the Notice of Meeting dated 29 March, were passed with the requisite majority by means of a poll. Resolutions 1 to 20 were each passed as an Ordinary Resolution (requiring a simple majority for them to be passed) and resolutions 21 to 24 were each passed as a Special Resolution (requiring at least a 75% majority for them to be passed). The results of the poll on each resolution are set out below.

 

 

RESOLUTION (NUMBER AND DESCRIPTION)

 

TOTAL VOTES FOR 1 AND AGAINST

 

 

VOTES

FOR 1

 

%

FOR 1

 

VOTES AGAINST

 

 

VOTES WITHHELD 2

1. To receive and adopt the accounts of the Company for the year ended 31 December 2017 and the Directors' and Auditors' Reports thereon

419,518,797

418,794,658

99.83

724,139

4,150,011

2. To approve the Annual Report on Remuneration (advisory vote only)

422,280,282

399,888,007

94.70

22,392,275

1,401,575

3. To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy

423,582,600

405,533,546

95.74

18,049,054

86,207

4. To declare a final dividend of 9.25 pence per ordinary share

423,676,637

423,674,087

100.00

2,550

8,547

5. To elect Chris Davies as a Director

423,630,836

421,023,662

99.38

2,607,174

51,803

6. To re-elect Sir John Armitt as a Director

421,579,061

410,518,518

97.38

11,060,543

2,106,121

7. To re-elect Matthew Ashley as a Director

423,617,641

422,317,279

99.69

1,300,362

49,577

8. To re-elect Joaquin Ayuso as a Director

423,633,029

420,084,863

99.16

3,548,166

52,155

9. To re-elect Jorge Cosmen as a Director

423,623,622

419,491,739

99.02

4,131,883

49,366

10. To re-elect Matthew Crummack as a Director

423,621,650

422,386,451

99.71

1,235,199

79,308

11. To re-elect Dean Finch as a Director

423,480,040

422,177,152

99.69

1,302,888

38,635

12. To re-elect Jane Kingston as a Director

423,650,755

419,392,206

98.99

4,258,549

34,429

13. To re-elect Mike McKeon as a Director

423,619,680

422,354,121

99.70

1,265,559

81,278

14. To re-elect Chris Muntwyler as a Director

423,604,614

421,988,711

99.62

1,615,903

96,344

15. To re-elect Elliot (Lee) Sander as a Director

423,624,267

421,999,249

99.62

1,625,018

76,691

16. To re-elect Dr Ashley Steel as a Director

423,649,720

422,406,269

99.71

1,243,451

35,464

17. To re-appoint Deloitte LLP as the Company's auditor

412,267,379

412,215,283

99.99

52,096

11,433,557

18. To authorise the Directors to agree and set the auditor's remuneration

423,655,173

423,583,015

99.98

72,158

29,388

19. To authorise political donations and expenditure

423,630,819

421,770,297

99.56

1,860,522

54,697

20. To authorise the Directors to allot shares

423,661,327

411,462,511

97.12

12,198,816

39,631

21. To disapply pre-emption rights - general 3

414,918,611

414,639,129

99.93

279,482

8,751,152

22. To disapply pre-emption rights - specific 3

414,905,960

354,173,032

85.36

60,732,928

8,763,802

23. To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares 3

423,362,220

410,106,264

96.87

13,255,956

306,566

24. To call General Meetings (other than AGMs) on 14 clear days' notice 3

423,673,394

411,031,261

97.02

12,642,133

8,643

 

¹ Includes discretionary votes

² A vote Withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of votes For or Against the resolutions

³ Indicates Special Resolution

 

The number of shares in issue and eligible to vote at the meeting was 511,738,648 ordinary shares of 5 pence each. Each shareholder, present in person or by proxy, was entitled to one vote per share held. The total number of votes cast (i.e. For, Against and Withheld) was 423,700,958 ordinary shares representing an 82.80% turnout.

 

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2R, copies of the resolutions passed as special business will shortly be available for inspection on the National Storage Mechanism at http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/nsm

 

The voting results shown above are also available on the Company's website at www.nationalexpressgroup.com.

 

 

- END -

 

Company contact:

Michael Arnaouti, Group Company Secretary

Telephone +44 (0)20 7805 3807

 

Notes

Legal Entity Identifier: 213800A8IQEMY8PA5X34

Classification: 3.1 (with reference to DTR6 Annex 1R)

 


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