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WPP PLC - Results of AGM

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WPP PLC
10 June 2020
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

10 June 2020

 

WPP PLC ("WPP")

Results of AGM

WPP held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 12 noon on Wednesday 10 June 2020 at Sea Containers House, 18 Upper Ground, London SE1 9GL.

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and continuing restrictions on public gatherings, the AGM was held as a closed meeting attended by the minimum necessary quorum of two qualifying persons (being shareholders present in person, by proxy or by authorised representative).  All valid proxy votes (whether submitted electronically or in hard copy form) were included in the poll taken at the meeting. 

All resolutions were passed at the AGM and the results of the poll are set out below.  The full text of the resolutions proposed at the AGM is included in WPP's Notice of AGM published on 29 April 2020, which is available on WPP's website at: www.wpp.com/investors.

Resolution

Total
Votes
For

%

Total Votes Against

%

Total
Votes
Cast

Votes Withheld

1 Ordinary Resolution to receive the 2019 Annual Report and Accounts

961,551,169

97.69

22,771,549

2.31

984,322,718

4,911,813

2 Ordinary Resolution to approve the Compensation Committee report

874,512,819

90.72

89,440,199

9.28

963,953,018

25,281,512

3 Ordinary Resolution to approve the Directors Compensation Policy

885,129,086

90.76

90,096,398

9.24

975,225,484

14,009,046

4 Ordinary Resolution to elect John Rogers as a director

961,367,842

99.82

1,767,191

0.18

963,135,033

26,099,499

5 Ordinary Resolution to elect Sandrine Dufour as a director

955,952,556

99.26

7,160,489

0.74

963,113,045

26,121,486

6 Ordinary Resolution to elect Keith Weed as a director

966,828,646

99.94

565,682

0.06

967,394,328

21,840,204

7 Ordinary Resolution to elect Jasmine Whitbread as a director

964,847,350

99.74

2,518,170

0.26

967,365,520

21,869,012

8 Ordinary Resolution to re-elect Roberto Quarta as a director

953,718,535

96.44

35,216,183

3.56

988,934,718

299,813

9 Ordinary Resolution to re-elect Dr Jacques Aigrain as a director

943,842,705

97.57

23,523,496

2.43

967,366,201

21,868,331

10 Ordinary Resolution to re-elect Tarek Farahat as a director

961,136,287

99.36

6,226,538

0.64

967,362,825

21,871,707

11 Ordinary Resolution to re-elect Mark Read as a director

966,745,911

97.76

22,175,518

2.24

988,921,429

313,103

12 Ordinary Resolution to re-elect Cindy Rose OBE as a director

961,280,976

99.37

6,086,762

0.63

967,367,738

21,866,794

13 Ordinary Resolution to re-elect Nicole Seligman as a director

938,000,421

94.85

50,918,675

5.15

988,919,096

315,436

14 Ordinary Resolution to re-elect Sally Susman as a director

962,386,848

99.93

634,837

0.07

963,021,685

26,212,847

15 Ordinary Resolution to re-appoint Deloitte LLP as the auditors

939,812,355

97.14

27,622,756

2.86

967,435,111

21,799,419

16 Ordinary Resolution to authorise the Audit Committee to determine the auditors' remuneration

951,752,243

98.38

15,692,944

1.62

967,445,187

21,789,344

17 Ordinary Resolution to authorise the directors to allot relevant securities

894,394,563

92.46

72,913,434

7.54

967,307,997

21,926,535

18 Special Resolution to authorise the Company to purchase its own shares

954,824,565

98.75

12,090,003

1.25

966,914,568

22,319,962

19 Special Resolution to authorise the disapplication of pre-emption rights

906,937,647

93.80

59,971,629

6.20

966,909,276

22,325,256


Notes:

(1)  The "for" votes include those giving the Chairman discretion. 

(2)  Total votes "for" and "against" are expressed as a percentage of the total votes cast.

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

(4)  Issued Share Capital (excluding Treasury Shares): 1,225,329,072 ordinary shares.

The above poll results will shortly be available on WPP's website at www.wpp.com/investors.  In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2 a copy of the resolutions, other than those concerning ordinary business, will be submitted to the FCA and will in due course be available for inspection at: https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism

Contact:

 

Chris Wade, WPP

+44(0) 20 7282 4600

 

ENDS


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