Annual General Meeting 2017

Our AGM was held at 2pm on Tuesday 16 May 2017 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

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Resolution 1: To receive and consider the Annual report and accounts 2016 787,562,658 (99.93%) 557,218 (0.07%) 5,621,363
Resolution 2: To declare a final dividend for 2016 793,003,137 (99.94%) 475,622 (0.06%) 269,643
Resolution 3: To appoint KPMG LLP as auditors 789,926,762 (99.65%) 2,777,880 (0.35%) 1,044,750
Resolution 4: To authorise the audit committee to set the auditors’ fees 789,906,532 (99.73%) 2,130,435 (0.27%) 1,710,074
Resolution 5: To approve the Directors’ remuneration report, excluding the remuneration policy 765,570,038 (97.47%) 19,888,754 (2.53%) 8,290,600
Resolution 6A: To re-elect Sir Gerry Grimstone 776,923,972 (98.14%)14,688,221 (1.86%)  2,137,199
Resolution 6B: To re-elect Colin Clark 789,422,189 (99.75%) 2,016,371 (0.25%) 2,306,804
Resolution 6C: To re-elect Pierre Danon 781,472,760 (98.75%) 9,857,551 (1.25%) 2,402,655
Resolution 6D: To re-elect Melanie Gee 785,926,025 (99.29%) 5,591,598 (0.71%) 2,230,635
Resolution 6E: To re-elect Noel Harwerth 788,442,318 (99.62%) 2,970,749 (0.38%) 2,332,326
Resolution 6F: To re-elect Kevin Parry 787,543,477 (99.51%) 3,860,309 (0.49%) 2,341,336
Resolution 6G: To re-elect Lynne Peacock 789,085,959 (99.69%) 2,415,789 (0.31%) 2,244,952
Resolution 6H: To re-elect Martin Pike 789,064,987 (99.71%) 2,282,970 (0.29%) 2,398,743
Resolution 6I: To re-elect Luke Savage 788,063,494 (99.58%) 3,347,679 (0.42%) 2,334,673
Resolution 6J: To re-elect Keith Skeoch 788,882,743 (99.67%) 2,615,453 (0.33%) 2,248,504
Resolution 7A: To elect John Devine 788,562,181 (99.67%) 2,582,914 (0.33%) 2,599,690
Resolution 7B: To elect Barry O’Dwyer 788,727,686 (99.69%) 2,452,560 (0.31%) 2,569,146
Resolution 8: To provide limited authority to make political donations and to incur political expenditure 753,401,248 (96.57%) 26,766,242 (3.43%) 13,580,847
Resolution 9: To authorise the Directors to issue further shares 784,763,701 (99.06%) 7,412,097 (0.94%) 1,572,442
Resolution 10: To disapply share pre-emption rights 784,452,824 (99.24%) 5,990,982 (0.76%) 3,305,586
Resolution 11: To give authority for the Company to buy back shares 781,627,871 (98.70%) 10,319,278 (1.30%) 1,800,612
Resolution 12: To allow the Company to call general meetings on 14 days’ notice 728,257,988 (92.66%) 57,724,738 (7.34%) 7,764,272

Issued share capital and total voting rights

On 24 February 2017 – the latest practical business day before the printing and publication of the Notice of Annual General Meeting – the Company’s issued share capital consisted of 1,979,059,990 ordinary shares, carrying one vote each. No shares were held in treasury. Therefore, the total voting rights in the Company as at 24 February 2017 were 1,979,059,990.

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