Annual General Meeting 2018

Our AGM was held at 11am on Tuesday 29 May 2018 at 155 Bishopsgate, London. You can see how our shareholders voted, below.

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2018 resolutions

The following resolutions were put to our shareholders at our AGM on 29 May 2018.

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Resolution 1: To receive and consider the Annual report and accounts 2017 1,434,468,151 (99.16%) 12,218,119 (0.84%) 10,899,419
Resolution 2: To declare a final dividend for 2017 1,456,925,620 (99.98%) 294,999 (0.02%) 360,375
Resolution 3: To re-appoint KPMG LLP as auditors 1,451,381,320 (99.67%) 4,865,135 (0.33%) 1,342,832
Resolution 4: To authorise the audit committee to set the auditors' fees 1,453,769,212 (99.82%) 2,635,676 (0.18%) 1,174,491
Resolution 5: To approve the Directors' remuneration report, excluding the remuneration policy 1,416,364,330 (97.36%) 38,430,826 (2.64%) 2,795,153
Resolution 6: To approve the Directors' remuneration policy 1,412,472,135 (97.91%) 30,105,977 (2.09%) 15,014,089
Resolution 7: To approve the Standard Life Aberdeen plc Deferred Share Plan 1,428,906,062 (99.02%) 14,184,841 (0.98%) 14,506,353
Resolution 8A: To re-elect Sir Gerry Grimstone 1,312,328,534 (91.51%) 121,777,814 (8.49%)   23,479,769
8B: To re-elect John Devine   1,447,249,137 (99.41%)  8,660,950 (0.59%)  1,667,306
8C: To re-elect Melanie Gee  1,444,349,298 (99.21%)  11,570,609 (0.79%)  1,656,948
8D: To re-elect Kevin Parry OBE  1,439,462,803 (98.87%)  16,453,673 (1.13%) 1,658,528 
8E: To re-elect Martin Pike  1,447,493,167 (99.42%)  8,440,100 (0.58%)  1,640,280
8F: To re-elect Keith Skeoch  1,434,802,792 (99.34%)  9,562,795 (0.66%)  13,213,852
Resolutions 9A: To elect Gerhard Fusenig  1,446,366,708 (99.37%)  9,168,031 (0.63%)  2,057,094
9B: To elect Martin Gilbert  1,421,935,920 (98.48%)  21,982,324 (1.52%)  13,674,076
9C: To elect Richard Mully  1,427,470,712 (98.07%)  28,066,313 (1.93%)  2,044,564
9D: To elect Rod Paris  1,445,740,245 (99.33%) 9,776,359 (0.67%)   2,070,752
9E: To elect Bill Rattray  1,443,339,882 (99.17%)  12,121,884 (0.83%)  2,114,523
9F: To elect Jutta af Rosenborg  1,442,978,110 (99.14%)  12,520,727 (0.86%)  2,076,378
9G: To elect Simon Troughton  1,442,209,511 (99.09%)  13,237,301 (0.91%)  2,136,928
Resolution 10: To provide limited authority to make political donations and to incur political expenditure  1,427,891,701 (98.16%)  26,806,111 (1.84%)  2,874,360
Resolution 11: To authorise the Directors to issue further shares  1,415,660,671 (97.23%)  40,300,889 (2.77%) 1,618,600 
Resolution 12: To disapply share pre-emption rights  1,448,694,495  (99.60%) 5,753,799 (0.40%)  3,121,275
Resolution 13: To give authority for the Company to buy back shares 1,437,864,699 (98.78%)   17,709,755 (1.22%)  2,005,423
Resolution 14: To allow the Company to call general meetings on 14 days' notice  1,380,201,262 (94.76%)  76,277,753 (5.24%)  1,110,972

Issued share capital and total voting rights

On 23 February 2018 – 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 2,979,083,604 ordinary shares, carrying one vote each. No shares were held in treasury. Therefore, the total voting rights in the Company as at 23 February 2018 were 2,979,083,604.

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