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RNS Number : 9188N
WH Smith PLC
23 January 2019
 

23 January 2019

 

 

WH SMITH PLC

Annual General Meeting 23 January 2019 - Poll Result

 

WH Smith PLC held its Annual General Meeting for shareholders at 11.30am today, 23 January 2019.  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

76,488,857

100.00

640

0.00

76,489,497

70.73%

143,326

2

To approve the remuneration report

72,435,253

96.47

2,648,367

3.53

75,083,620

69.43%

1,549,457

3

To approve the remuneration policy

75,623,654

98.78

935,638

1.22

76,559,292

70.79%

73,785

4

To declare a final dividend

76,431,725

99.80

153,095

0.20

76,584,820

70.82%

48,258

5

To re-elect Suzanne Baxter

75,145,142

98.13

1,435,379

1.87

76,580,521

70.81%

52,556

6

To re-elect Stephen Clarke

73,101,412

95.46

3,478,104

4.54

76,579,516

70.81%

53,562

7

To re-elect Annemarie Durbin

74,035,116

96.68

2,544,205

3.32

76,579,321

70.81%

53,482

8

To re-elect Drummond Hall

71,935,199

94.38

4,284,510

5.62

76,219,709

70.48%

413,368

9

To re-elect Robert Moorhead

74,019,172

96.66

2,560,599

3.34

76,579,771

70.81%

53,307

10

To re-elect Henry Staunton

74,775,582

97.91

1,593,000

2.09

76,368,582

70.62%

264,496

11

To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditors

71,433,325

93.71

4,792,095

6.29

76,225,420

70.48%

407,658

12

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

69,994,799

91.83

6,225,087

8.17

76,219,886

70.48%

413,191

13

Authority to make political donations

75,863,627

99.11

682,743

0.89

76,546,370

70.78%

86,393

14

To approve the rules of the WH Smith Deferred Bonus Plan

75,595,133

98.74

965,737

1.26

76,560,870

70.79%

72,097

15

Authority to allot shares

71,941,596

93.95

4,631,358

6.05

76,572,954

70.81%

60,124

16

Authority to disapply pre-emption rights

74,470,441

99.19

609,691

0.81

75,080,132

69.42%

1,552,946

17

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

66,465,077

88.52

8,617,118

11.48

75,082,195

69.43%

1,550,882

18

Authority to make market purchases of ordinary shares

75,549,720

99.37

480,985

0.63

76,030,705

70.30%

602,372

19

Authority to call general meetings on 14 clear days' notice

73,163,769

95.53

3,420,713

4.47

76,584,482

70.82%

48,596

 

 

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 108,145,671 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.

 

 

I Houghton

 

 

 

 

Company Secretary

 

 

-Ends-

 

Enquiries:

 

WH Smith PLC

Mark Boyle                    Investor Relations          0203 981 1285

Nicola Hillman               Media Relations             0203 981 1262

 

Brunswick                                                                               

Fiona Micallef-Eynaud / Cerith Evans                 020 7404 5959

 


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