Unite Group (LON:UTG)

Unite Group (LON:UTG)


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Unite Group RNS Release

Result of AGM


RNS Number : 5427Y
Unite Group PLC
09 May 2019
 

 

9 May 2019

 

THE UNITE GROUP PLC (the "Company")

 

AGM - VOTING RESULTS

 

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:

 



For

Against



Resolution

Votes*

% Votes Cast

Votes

% Votes Cast ***

Votes Withheld **

1

Received Annual Reports and Accounts    

220,233,885

100.00

0

0.00

375,803

2

Directors Remuneration Policy  

213,670,741

96.85

6,938,947

3.15

0

3

Annual Report on Remuneration

213,625,277

96.97

6,682,764

3.03

301,647

4

Final Dividend

220,609,688

100.00

0

0.00

0

5

Re-elect P White      

218,090,844

98.86

2,518,843

1.14

0

6

Re-elect R Smith      

220,270,359

99.85

339,329

0.15

0

7

Re-elect J Lister     

218,746,684

99.16

1,863,004

0.84

0

8

Re-elect T Wilson

219,972,916

99.71

636,772

0.29

0

9

Re-elect E McMeikan

215,423,639

97.65

5,186,049

2.35

0

10

Re-elect R Paterson

219,823,377

99.64

786,311

0.36

0

11

Elect R Akers

220,262,558

99.84

347,130

0.16

0

12

Elect I del Beato

220,259,482

99.85

339,201

0.15

0

13

Re-appoint Auditor        

219,027,456

99.28

1,582,232

0.72

0

14

Auditors'  Remuneration  

219,031,673

99.28

1,578,015

0.72

0

15

Authority to Allot Shares             

190,171,898

86.20

30,437,790

13.80

0

16

Dis-apply Pre-emption Rights 1st 5% (General)      

219,735,658

99.99

30,106

0.01

843,769

17

Dis-apply Pre-emption Rights 2nd 5% (acquisition or Specific Capital Investment)        

215,136,149

97.89

4,629,615

2.11

843,769

18

Allow General Meeting on 14 days' notice

186,947,907

84.74

33,661,781

15.26

0

 

 

* 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/.

 

END

 

For further information, please contact:

Unite Students

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.

For more information, please visit Unite's corporate website www.unite-group.co.uk, the student site www.unite-students.com or the Unite Foundation www.unitefoundation.co.uk

 

          

 

 


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