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BT Group PLC - Result of AGM

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BT Group PLC
16 July 2020
 

16 July 2020

BT Group plc

Annual General Meeting 16 July 2020

Summary of votes cast

 

 

 

Annual General Meeting Resolutions

 

 

For

 

 

%

 

 

Against

 

 

%

 

 

Votes withheld

Resolution 1

That the accounts and reports of the directors and the auditors for the year ended 31 March 2020 be received.

6,250,099,301

99.93

4,331,200

0.07

101,586,714

Resolution 2

That the Annual Directors' Remuneration Report for the year ended 31 March 2020 be received and approved.

5,920,755,265

93.32

423,941,635

6.68

11,335,964

Resolution 3

That the Directors' Remuneration Policy for the year ended 31 March 2020 be received and approved.

6,036,920,089

95.04

315,057,559

4.96

4,101,574

Resolution 4

That Jan du Plessis be re-elected as a director.

6,331,503,885

99.73

16,829,791

0.27

7,735,014

Resolution 5

That Philip Jansen be re-elected as a director.

6,342,434,320

99.82

11,399,706

0.18

2,263,379

Resolution 6

That Simon Lowth be re-elected as a director.

6,333,422,401

99.68

20,335,491

0.32

2,310,073

Resolution 7

That Iain Conn be re-elected as a director.

6,334,599,565

99.82

11,707,188

0.18

9,725,842

Resolution 8

That Isabel Hudson be re-elected as a director.

6,347,443,811

99.90

6,193,370

0.10

2,386,641

Resolution 9

That Mike Inglis be re-elected as a director.

6,342,341,633

99.82

11,283,708

0.18

2,404,311

Resolution 10

That Matthew Key be re-elected as a director.

6,342,179,692

99.82

11,405,096

0.18

2,445,438

Resolution 11

That Allison Kirkby be re-elected as a director.

6,346,899,996

99.89

6,746,685

0.11

2,378,259

Resolution 12

That Adel Al-Saleh be elected as a director.

6,255,598,631

98.46

97,877,084

1.54

2,526,894

Resolution 13

That Sir Ian Cheshire be elected as a director.

6,328,354,080

99.72

17,836,883

0.28

9,825,983

Resolution 14

That Leena Nair be elected as a director.

6,251,446,798

99.91

5,583,596

0.09

98,987,760

Resolution 15

That Sara Weller be elected as a director.

6,348,227,207

99.92

5,351,346

0.08

2,444,548

Resolution 16

That KPMG LLP be re-appointed as auditors of the company, to hold office until the conclusion of the next general meeting at which accounts are laid before the company.

6,349,052,139

99.92

4,877,741

0.08

2,111,287

Resolution 17

That the Audit & Risk Committee of the Board of directors be authorised to decide the auditors' remuneration.

6,348,179,007

99.91

5,788,869

0.09

2,071,138

Special Business






Resolution 18

That the directors are authorised generally and without conditions under Section 551 of the Companies Act 2006 ("2006 Act") to allot relevant securities.

6,006,392,841

94.52

348,067,203

5.48

1,568,730

Resolution 19

That subject to the passing of Resolution 18, the directors have power to allot equity securities (within the meaning of Section 561(1) of the 2006 Act) entirely paid for in cash.

6,290,331,427

99.05

60,074,426

0.95

5,599,409

Resolution 20

That subject to the passing of Resolution 18, the directors have power to allot further equity securities (within the meaning of Section 561(1) of the 2006 Act) entirely paid for in cash.

6,126,047,277

96.47

224,303,708

3.53

5,658,017

Resolution 21

That the company has general and unconditional authority to make market purchases as defined in section 693(4) of the 2006 Act of shares of 5p each in the company.

6,204,340,387

97.67

148,145,866

2.33

3,543,447

Resolution 22

That the company may call a general meeting (but not an AGM) on at least 14 clear days' notice.

5,984,706,558

94.18

369,877,363

5.82

1,430,448

Resolution 23

That British Telecommunications plc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company, be authorised to make political donations to political organisations.

6,236,585,277

98.15

117,623,581

1.85

1,842,967

Resolution 24

That the rules of the BT Group plc Saveshare Plan be approved.

6,323,344,626

99.52

30,694,662

0.48

2,011,965

Resolution 25

That the rules of the BT Group plc International Saveshare Plan be approved.

6,337,162,430

99.74

16,728,570

0.26

2,148,112

Resolution 26

That the rules of the BT Group plc Employee Stock Purchase Plan be approved.

6,345,523,435

99.87

8,353,344

0.13

2,164,224

Resolution 27

That the rules of the BT Group plc Restricted Share Plan be approved.

6,114,103,983

96.30

235,091,104

3.70

6,819,642

Resolution 28

That the rules of the BT Group plc Deferred Bonus Plan be approved.

6,229,148,869

98.08

121,957,970

1.92

4,924,213

Resolution 29

That the new Articles of Association be adopted.

6,349,832,088

99.95

3,435,163

0.05

2,742,502

 

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2, copies of all the resolutions passed, other than ordinary business, will be submitted to the UK Listing Authority ("UKLA") and will be available to view on the National Storage Mechanism website at http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM

 

The total number of shares in issue as at 6.30pm on 14 July 2020, excluding shares held in treasury was 9,917,012,643. 64.09% of the voting capital was instructed.

 


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