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WH Smith PLC - Result of AGM

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WH Smith PLC
22 January 2020
 

22 January 2020

 

 

WH SMITH PLC

Result of Annual General Meeting and Change of Director

 

WH Smith PLC held its Annual General Meeting for shareholders at 11.30am today, 22 January 2020.  The following table shows the results of the poll on all 19 resolutions.  All resolutions were approved.

 

Resolution

Votes

For

%

Votes Against

%

Votes Total

% of ISC Voted

Votes Withheld

1

To receive the reports and accounts

89,067,464

99.99

4,850

0.01

89,072,314

77.41

131,916

2

To approve the remuneration report

76,249,101

87.77

10,627,325

12.23

86,876,426

75.51

2,327,803

3

To declare a final dividend

89,102,182

99.95

46,767

0.05

89,148,949

77.48

55,281

4

To re-elect Suzanne Baxter

88,077,781

98.80

1,065,445

1.20

89,143,226

77.48

61,004

5

To elect Carl Cowling

 

86,000,866

96.48

3,140,213

3.52

89,141,079

77.47

63,151

6

To re-elect Annemarie Durbin

86,534,774

97.07

2,607,525

2.93

89,142,299

77.47

61,930

7

To elect Simon Emeny

 

88,660,517

99.46

478,968

0.54

89,139,485

77.47

64,745

8

To re-elect Robert Moorhead

88,670,460

99.47

473,559

0.53

89,144,019

77.48

60,211

9

To re-elect Henry Staunton

86,408,939

97.01

2,661,921

2.99

89,070,860

77.41

133,369

10

To elect Maurice Thompson

88,684,835

99.49

455,387

0.51

89,140,222

77.47

64,008

11

To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditors

87,121,701

98.07

1,717,204

1.93

88,838,905

77.21

365,324

12

To authorise the Audit Committee of the Board to determine the auditors' remuneration

84,940,514

95.61

3,896,173

4.39

88,836,687

77.21

367,933

13

Authority to make political donations

88,774,613

99.60

352,924

0.40

89,127,537

77.46

76,204

14

Authority to allot shares

 

83,042,170

93.16

6,099,941

6.84

89,142,111

77.47

62,979

15

Authority to disapply pre-emption rights

86,826,706

99.42

502,751

0.58

87,329,457

75.90

1,875,633

16

Authority to disapply pre-emption rights up to a further 5 per cent for acquisitions or specified capital investments

78,979,528

90.44

8,351,509

9.56

87,331,037

75.90

1,874,052

17

Authority to make market purchases of ordinary shares

88,185,963

99.23

684,751

0.77

88,870,714

77.24

334,375

18

To adopt new Articles of Association

88,645,845

99.45

485,826

0.55

89,131,671

77.47

73,418

19

Authority to call general meetings on 14 clear days' notice

86,135,086

96.62

3,012,546

3.38

89,147,632

77.48

57,458

 

 

Notes

 

1.   Votes "for" and "against" are expressed as a percentage of votes received.

 

2.   A "vote withheld" is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of the votes "for" and "against" a resolution.

 

3.   At the date of the AGM the issued share capital of the Company is 115,059,712 ordinary shares.

 

In accordance with paragraph 9.6.2 of the Listing Rules, a copy of the resolutions passed as special business at the AGM have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism at www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/nsm.

 

Board Changes

 

As previously announced, Drummond Hall did not stand for re-election at the AGM.  Following Drummond Hall stepping down as a non-excutive director, Simon Emeny has been appointed as the Senior Independent Director.

 

I Houghton

 

 

 

 

Company Secretary

 

 

-Ends-

 

Enquiries:

 

WH Smith PLC

Mark Boyle                    Investor Relations          0203 981 1285

Nicola Hillman               Media Relations             01793 563354

 

Brunswick                                                                               

Fiona Micallef-Eynaud                                         020 7404 5959

 


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