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Spirent Communications PLC
29 April 2020
 

SPIRENT COMMUNICATIONS PLC

 

RESULTS OF 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

London, UK - 29 April 2020: Spirent Communications plc ("the Company") (LSE: SPT), a leading communications technology company, announces that at the 2020 Annual General Meeting ("2020 AGM") of the Company held earlier today, all resolutions as set out in the Notice of 2020 AGM dated 24 March 2020 were duly passed by shareholders on a show of hands.

 

The results of the proxy votes lodged in advance of the AGM are set out below and are available on the Company's website https://corporate.spirent.com/ 

 

A copy of the resolutions passed as special business (resolutions 14 to 16 inclusive) has been submitted to the FCA National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism 

 

Resolution

For1

Against

Votes Withheld2

 

 

 

%

 

%

 

1

To receive the Company's financial statements for the year to 31 December 2019, together with the reports of the directors and auditor

518,480,984

99.99

70,980

0.01

2,901,674

2

To approve the Report on directors' remuneration as set out on pages 77 to 101 of the Annual Report for the year to 31 December 2019

431,525,323

83.03

88,204,140

16.97

1,724,175

3

To declare a final dividend of 3.45 cents per Ordinary Share for the year to 31 December 2019

521,450,508

100.00

6

0.00

3,125

4

To elect Eric Updyke as a director

519,670,142

99.66

1,775,692

0.34

7,805

5

To re-elect Paula Bell as a director

517,398,527

99.22

4,051,156

0.78

3,956

6

To re-elect Gary Bullard as a director

498,905,156

95.68

22,542,777

4.32

5,705

7

To re-elect Bill Thomas as a director

513,451,616

98.49

7,857,514

1.51

144,508

8

To re-elect Wendy Koh as a director

518,037,583

99.35

3,410,000

0.65

6,056

9

To re-elect Edgar Masri as a director

518,102,632

99.36

3,339,763

0.64

11,244

10

To re-elect Jonathan Silver as a director

512,927,154

98.77

6,389,781

1.23

2,136,704

11

To re-appoint Ernst & Young LLP as auditor

499,417,981

95.78

21,997,724

4.22

37,933

12

To authorise the directors to determine the remuneration of the auditor

520,087,381

99.76

1,270,648

0.24

95,610

13

To authorise the directors to allot securities

519,553,239

99.66

1,797,610

0.34

102,790

14

To authorise the directors to dis-apply pre-emption rights

521,304,590

99.99

42,659

0.01

106,390

15

To authorise the Company to make market purchases of its own shares

517,631,110

99.58

2,173,885

0.42

1,648,643

16

To authorise a 14 day notice period for general meetings

512,313,201

98.25

9,134,543

1.75

5,895

 

 

Number of votes per Ordinary share:            one

 

Number of Ordinary shares in issue (total voting rights) and entitled to vote at 2020 AGM3:

611,741,888

 

Number of Ordinary shares in issue (total voting rights) and entitled to vote at 2020 AGM3 represented by proxy votes:

521,453,639

85.24%

 

Number of shareholders entitled to vote at 2020 AGM3:

2,802

 

Number of shareholders entitled to vote at 2020 AGM3 represented by proxy votes:

368

13.13%

 

Notes:

1.         Any proxy appointments which gave discretion to the Chairman of the Meeting have been included in the "For" total.

2.         A "Vote Withheld" is not a vote in law and is not counted in the proportion of votes "For" and "Against" a resolution.

3.         Entitlement to attend and vote at the 2020 AGM, and the number of votes which may be cast at the 2020 AGM, have been determined by reference to the Company's register of members at 6.30pm on 27 April 2020.  Voting instructions can be changed at any time prior to a poll being demanded, and a shareholder having lodged a proxy is still entitled to attend the meeting and vote their shares themselves as they see fit.

 

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Enquiries

Angus Iveson

Company Secretary

 

Spirent Communications plc

+44 (0)1293 767676

 

About Spirent Communications plc

Spirent Communications plc (LSE: SPT) offers test, measurement, analytics and assurance solutions for next-generation devices and networks.  Spirent provides products, services and information solutions for high-speed Ethernet, positioning mobile network infrastructure markets, with expanding focus on service assurance, cybersecurity and 5G. Spirent is accelerating the transition of connected devices, network equipment and applications from development labs to the operational network, as it continues to innovate toward fully-automated testing and autonomous service assurance solutions.  Further information about Spirent Communications plc can be found at https://corporate.spirent.com/.

 

Spirent Communications plc Ordinary Shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange (ticker: SPT; LEI: 213800HKCUNWP1916L38).  The Company operates a Level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programme with each ADR representing four Spirent Communications plc Ordinary Shares.  The ADRs trade in the US over-the-counter (OTC) market under the symbol SPMYY and the CUSIP number is 84856M209.  Spirent ADRs are quoted on the Pink OTC Markets electronic quotation service which can be found at http://www.otcmarkets.com/marketplaces/otc-pink.

 

Spirent and the Spirent logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Spirent Communications plc.  All other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned herein are held by their respective companies.  All rights reserved.

 

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