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National Express Group PLC
09 May 2019
 

National Express Group PLC

9 May 2019

 

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 Burlington Hotel, 126 New Street, Birmingham B2 4JQ.

All resolutions, as set out in the Notice of Meeting dated 28 March 2019 and the additional resolution set out in the Supplementary Chairman's Letter dated 18 April 2019, were passed with the requisite majority by means of a poll. Resolutions 1 to 18 and 23 were each passed as an Ordinary Resolution (requiring a simple majority for them to be passed) and resolutions 19 to 22 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

 

 

  %

AGAINST

 

VOTES WITHHELD 2

1. To receive and adopt the accounts of the Company for the year ended 31 December 2018 and the Directors' and auditor's reports thereon

421,855,528

421,807,237

99.99

48,291

0.01

503,856

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

420,599,775

402,995,440

95.81

17,604,335

4.19

1,752,171

3. To declare a final dividend of 10.17 pence per ordinary share

422,297,815

422,285,256

100.00

12,559

0.00

26,771

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

418,618,890

392,090,932

93.66

26,527,958

6.34

3,724,562

5. To re-elect Matt Ashley as a Director

422,303,378

419,938,774

99.44

2,364,604

0.56

45,637

6. To re-elect Joaquin Ayuso as a Director

422,159,903

417,035,812

98.79

5,124,091

1.21

48,639

7. To re-elect Jorge Cosmen as a Director

422,299,153

413,405,308

97.89

8,893,845

2.11

59,731

8. To re-elect Matthew Crummack as a Director

422,309,239

419,738,864

99.39

2,570,375

0.61

50,145

9. To re-elect Chris Davies as a Director

422,305,312

419,059,118

99.23

3,246,194

0.77

54,072

10. To re-elect Dean Finch as a Director

422,305,805

420,024,999

99.46

2,280,806

0.54

53,579

11. To re-elect Mike McKeon as a Director

422,302,998

420,051,028

99.47

2,251,970

0.53

56,386

12. To re-elect Chris Muntwyler as a Director

422,286,116

418,643,644

99.14

3,642,472

0.86

73,268

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

422,302,436

410,541,273

97.21

11,761,163

2.79

55,797

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

422,309,931

420,081,228

99.47

2,228,703

0.53

49,453

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

413,907,670

413,855,705

99.99

51,965

0.01

8,451,692

16. To authorise the Directors determine the auditor's remuneration

422,302,153

422,164,714

99.97

137,439

0.03

28,761

17. To authorise political donations and expenditure

422,279,468

420,384,290

99.55

1,895,178

0.45

59,374

18. To authorise the Directors to allot shares

422,254,099

405,153,646

95.95

17,100,453

4.05

77,315

19. To disapply pre-emption rights - general 3

410,494,138

410,224,725

99.93

269,413

0.07

11,865,246

20. To disapply pre-emption rights - specific 3

410,429,928

358,185,392

87.27

52,244,536

12.73

11,902,579

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

422,046,892

412,209,146

97.67

9,837,746

2.33

306,891

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

422,320,197

413,099,097

97.82

9,221,100

2.18

34,357

23. To re-elect Jane Kingston as a Director

421,454,215

418,057,042

99.19

3,397,173

0.81

49,456

 

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 as by duly appointed corporate representative, was entitled to one vote per share held. The total number of votes cast (i.e. For, Against and Withheld) was 422,359,384 ordinary shares representing a 82.53% 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:

Jennifer Myram, Company Secretary

Telephone +44 (0)20 7805 3807

 

Notes

Legal Entity Identifier: 213800A8IQEMY8PA5X34

Classification: 3.1 (with reference to DGTR6 Annex 1R)

 


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