The Company announces that at its Annual General Meeting held today all resolutions were duly passed on a show of hands.
Details of the proxy votes are as follows:
% Votes Cast
% Votes Cast ***
Votes Withheld **
Received Annual Reports and Accounts
Directors Remuneration Policy
Annual Report on Remuneration
Re-elect P White
Re-elect R Smith
Re-elect J Lister
Re-elect T Wilson
Re-elect E McMeikan
Re-elect R Paterson
Elect R Akers
Elect I del Beato
Authority to Allot Shares
Dis-apply Pre-emption Rights 1st 5% (General)
Dis-apply Pre-emption Rights 2nd 5% (acquisition or Specific Capital Investment)
Allow General Meeting on 14 days' notice
* Includes those votes giving the Chairman discretion.
** A "Vote Withheld" is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of "For" and "Against" a resolution.
***0.0001 rounded to 0.00 for consistency
Maximum number of shares represented by proxy: 220,609,688 shares
Number of ordinary shares in issue as at the date of the AGM (no shares held in treasury): 263,556,191
Resolutions 1 to 15 were passed as ordinary resolutions, and Resolutions 16 to 18 were passed as special resolutions.
Pursuant to UK Listing Rule 9.6.2R, copies of all resolutions, other than those concerning ordinary business, adopted at the AGM will be shortly submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for inspection at http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM.
The full text of the resolutions passed at the AGM can be found in the Notice of AGM, which is available alongside the AGM results on the Company's website at http://www.unite-group.co.uk/.
For further information, please contact:
Christopher Szpojnarowicz, Company Secretary
Tel: +44 117 302 7120
About Unite Students
Unite Students is the UK's largest manager and developer of purpose-built student accommodation serving the country's world-leading higher education sector. We currently provide homes for almost 50,000 students in circa 130 properties across 22 leading university towns and cities in England and Scotland. Unite also has a strong development pipeline, which will deliver more than 6,000 beds in the next three years.
Our 1,400 people are driven by a common purpose: to provide the students who live with us a 'Home for Success' and to be the most trusted brand in the sector. We do this through quality service, quality people and quality properties, all designed on the basis of an unrivalled insight into students' needs and preferences.
Unite's accommodation is high quality, safe and secure, and located close to university campuses, transport links and local amenities. Students live predominantly in en-suite study bedrooms with rents covering all bills, insurance, 24-hour security, fortnightly cleaning services and high-speed Wi-Fi. MyUnite, our mobile app, provides practical support such as instant messaging and maintenance requests.
Our commitment to customer service is powered by an innovative, in-house operating platform. It provides a wide range of benefits to our students, such as an optimised online booking process, as well as providing us with a unique ability to drive value from our portfolio through scale efficiencies and revenue management.
Alongside delivering quality service, our other strategic priority is delivering growing and sustainable earnings, underpinned by a strong capital structure. A key part of this strategy is growing the number of beds let though partnerships with mid and high tariff universities which are experiencing record levels of student demand. We currently partner with 60 higher education institutions, guaranteeing that approximately 60% of our rooms are let under multi-year, 'nomination agreements' providing high visibility of forward occupancy and rental growth.
Unite is invested in and operates two specialist funds and joint ventures with institutional investment partners: the £2 billion Unite UK Student Accommodation Fund (USAF), and the £1 billion London Student Accommodation Vehicle (LSAV).
Unite is the founder of and major donor to the Unite Foundation, a charitable trust established to support talented students facing challenging financial circumstances through the provision of free accommodation annual scholarships. The Foundation has so far provided scholarships for 250 young people working in close collaboration with 28 universities.
Founded in 1991 in Bristol, Unite Group is an award-winning Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), listed on the London Stock Exchange and a member of the FTSE 250 Index.
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