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Burford Capital Ltd - RESULT OF BURFORD CAPITAL’S AGM

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Burford Capital Limited
13 May 2020
 

 

 

13 May 2020

 

RESULT OF BURFORD CAPITAL'S AGM

 

Burford Capital Limited ("Burford Capital" or "Burford" or "the Company"), the leading global finance and investment management firm focused on law, is pleased to announce that all resolutions proposed at its Annual General Meeting today were approved by shareholders.

 

The votes received are detailed below:

 

Ordinary Resolutions

Total votes for

Total votes against

Total votes withheld

1.     To receive the accounts for the year ended 31 December 2019 and the directors' and auditors' reports thereon

162,290,419

1,585,938

332,417

2.     To re-appoint Sir Peter Middleton as a director

134,256,064

18,008,875

12,009,207

3.     To re-appoint Charles Parkinson as a director

138,972,393

25,285,742

16,011

4.     To appoint Robert Gillespie as a director

162,417,616

1,750,122

41,036

5.     To appoint John Sievwright as a director

162,417,617

1,750,121

41,036

6.     To appoint Christopher Bogart as a director

162,307,520

1,860,218

41,036

7.     To re-appoint Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's auditors

162,190,034

1,990,726

28,014

8.     To authorise the directors to agree the auditors' remuneration

162,366,661

1,812,966

28,147

9.     To authorise the directors to allot shares up to a specific amount

152,197,465

11,962,647

47,662

10.   To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares up to a specified amount

162,078,969

2,085,495

43,310

11.   To approve the renewal of, and amendments to, the Company's 2016 Long Term Incentive Plan

144,117,379

17,167,094

2,988,673

Special Resolutions

 

 

 

12.   To authorise the directors to allot shares for cash without making a pre-emptive offer to shareholders (subject to the limitation set out in the resolution)

161,274,007

2,908,421

25,346

13.   To authorise the directors to allot shares for cash without making a pre-emptive offer to shareholders (subject to the limitation set out in the resolution) for an acquisition or specified capital investment

161,281,323

2,901,105

25,346

14.   To adopt new articles of incorporation of the Company

148,859,042

15,390,577

20,330

 

 

Christopher Bogart, Burford's CEO, commented:

 

"We are grateful for shareholders' support of the AGM resolutions, which will enable us to move forward with our plans to add a US listing for the Company."

 

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Burford Capital Limited

 

 

    Robert Bailhache, Head of Investor Relations - email

    +44 (0)20 3530 2023

 

 

 

 

Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited - NOMAD and Joint Broker

+44 (0)20 3037 2000

 

Jonny Allison

 

 

Alex Reynolds

 

 

 

 

 

    Jefferies International Limited - Joint Broker

    +44 (0)20 7029 8000

    Graham Davidson

 

    Tony White

 

 

 

Numis Securities Limited - Joint Broker

+44 (0)20 7260 1000

 

Charlie Farquhar

 

 

Jonathan Abbott

 

 

           

 

 

About Burford Capital

Burford Capital is the leading global finance and asset management firm focused on law. Its businesses include litigation finance and risk management, asset recovery and a wide range of legal finance and advisory activities. Burford is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange, and it works with law firms and clients around the world from its principal offices in New York, London, Chicago, Washington, Singapore and Sydney.

 

For more information about Burford: www.burfordcapital.com

 

 

This release does not constitute an offer of any Burford fund. Burford Capital Investment Management LLC ("BCIM"), which acts as the fund manager of all Burford funds, is registered as an investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The information provided herein is for informational purposes only. Past performance is not indicative of future results. The information contained herein is not, and should not be construed as, an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities (including, without limitation, interests or shares in the funds). Any such offer or solicitation may be made only by means of a final confidential Private Placement Memorandum and other offering documents.

 

 


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