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Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Auto Trader Grp

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 2072Z
Auto Trader Group plc
16 September 2020
 

Auto Trader Group plc Result of Annual General Meeting

Auto Trader Group plc (LSE: AUTO, "Auto Trader" or the "Company"), the UK's largest digital automotive marketplace, announces the results of the Company's Annual General Meeting ("AGM") held on 16 September 2020. 

Each of the resolutions were voted on by way of a poll, and the result of each resolution is shown below. All resolutions were passed.

The total number of shares on the register at 6pm on 14 September 2020, therefore those being eligible to be voted on at the AGM, was 966,024,927 (excluding treasury shares).


For*

Against

Total votes cast

% of shares on register at 6pm 14 September 2020

Votes withheld***

 

Resolution

No. of votes

%**

No. of votes

%**

No. of votes

%

No. of votes

 

1.  To receive the Annual Report and Accounts of the Company for the financial year ended 31 March 2020

762,087,460

99.65

2,661,403

0.35

764,748,863

79.16

7,776,170

 

2.  To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report

748,140,518

96.86

24,225,112

3.14

772,365,630

79.95

159,404

 

3.  To re-elect Ed Williams as a Director

755,302,804

97.79

17,061,733

2.21

772,364,537

79.95

160,496

 

4.  To re-elect Nathan Coe as a Director

766,249,660

99.21

6,116,193

0.79

772,365,853

79.95

159,181

 

5.  To re-elect David Keens as a Director

768,689,855

99.52

3,673,214

0.48

772,363,069

79.95

161,965

 

6.  To re-elect Jill Easterbrook as a Director

766,568,592

99.25

5,797,761

0.75

772,366,353

79.95

158,681

7.  To re-elect Jeni Mundy as a Director

766,790,389

99.28

5,574,649

0.72

772,365,038

79.95

159,996

 

8.  To re-elect Catherine Faiers as a Director

766,058,774

99.18

6,306,187

0.82

772,364,961

79.95

160,073

 

9.  To elect Jamie Warner as a Director

765,826,154

99.15

6,538,307

0.85

772,364,461

79.95

160,573

 

10. To elect Sigga Sigurdardottir as a Director

772,111,810

99.97

254,043

0.03

772,365,853

79.95

159,181

 

11. To re-appoint KPMG LLP as auditors of the Company

772,238,208

99.98

125,788

0.02

772,363,996

79.95

161,038

 

12. To authorise the Board to determine the auditors' remuneration.

772,239,660

99.98

126,474

0.02

772,366,134

79.95

158,900

 

13. To authorise the Directors to allot shares.

756,065,574

97.88

16,370,633

2.12

772,436,207

79.96

88,827

 

14. To authorise the partial disapplication of pre-emption rights****

772,208,968

99.97

226,140

0.03

772,435,108

79.96

89,926

 

15. To authorise the partial disapplication of pre-emption rights in connection with an acquisition or investment****

762,195,042

98.67

10,241,657

1.33

772,436,699

79.96

88,334

 

16. To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares****

762,150,301

98.76

9,537,521

1.24

771,687,822

79.88

837,211

 

17. To authorise the Company to call general meetings on not less than 14 clear days' notice****

742,071,421

96.08

30,298,339

3.92

772,369,760

79.95

155,274

 

18. Amendment to Articles of Association ****

772,361,709

99.99

5,989

0.01

772,367,698

79.95

157,336

 

NOTES:

* The "For" votes include those giving the Chairman discretion.

** Votes "For" and "Against" are expressed as a percentage of votes received.

***A vote "withheld" is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the votes "For" or "Against" the resolution.  

****Denotes Special Resolutions

The full text of the resolutions can be found in the Notice of Annual of General Meeting, which is available for inspection at the National Storage Mechanism https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism and also on the Company's website at https://plc.autotrader.co.uk

A copy of the resolutions passed under special business (as defined by the listing rules of the UK Listing Authority) will shortly be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism  

Claire Baty

Company Secretary

About Auto Trader

Auto Trader Group plc is the UK and Ireland's largest digital automotive marketplace. Auto Trader sits at the heart of the UK's vehicle buying process and its primary activity is to help vehicle retailers compete effectively on the marketplace in order to sell more vehicles, faster. Auto Trader listed on the London Stock Exchange in March 2015 and is now a member of the FTSE100 Index.

The marketplace brings together the largest and most engaged consumer audience. Auto Trader has over 90% prompted brand awareness and attracts circa 50 million monthly cross platform visits each month, with over 70% of visits coming through mobile devices.

For more information, please visit https://plc.autotrader.co.uk/  

 

 

 

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