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Friday 19 July, 2019

British Land Co PLC

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 1638G
British Land Co PLC
19 July 2019
 

The British Land Company PLC

19 July 2019

 

RESULTS OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The British Land Company PLC (the 'Company') held its Annual General Meeting ('AGM') at The Montcalm London Marble Arch, 2 Wallenberg Place, London W1H 7TN earlier today. All resolutions were voted on by way of a poll and were passed by shareholders. The results of the poll are set out below.

Resolutions

Votes FOR1

Votes AGAINST

Total Votes Cast

Votes Withheld2

No. of Shares

 % of Shares voted

No. of Shares

 % of Shares voted

No. of Shares

 % of Issued Capital

1

To receive the Annual Report and audited financial statements of the Company for the year ended 31 March 2019

711,891,948

100.00

8,418

0.00

711,900,366

75.86

873,215

2

To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report for the year ended 31 March 2019

672,923,921

94.54

38,861,785

5.46

711,785,706

75.85

1,062,975

3

To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy 2019

699,935,009

98.30

12,073,236

1.70

712,008,245

75.87

840,435

4

To declare a final dividend of 7.75p per ordinary 25 pence share for the year ended 31 March 2019

711,979,719

99.95

338,344

0.05

712,318,063

75.90

530,718

5

To re-elect Simon Carter as a Director

709,976,566

99.68

2,300,575

0.32

712,277,141

75.90

571,585

6

To re-elect Lynn Gladden as a Director

711,826,787

99.95

374,071

0.05

712,200,858

75.89

647,868

7

To re-elect Chris Grigg as a Director

711,839,325

99.94

438,019

0.06

712,277,344

75.90

571,382

8

To re-elect Alistair Hughes as a Director

710,505,812

99.76

1,696,539

0.24

712,202,351

75.89

646,375

9

To re--elect William Jackson as a Director

704,184,630

98.89

7,914,071

1.11

712,098,701

75.88

750,025

10

To re-elect Nicholas Macpherson as a Director

710,474,507

99.76

1,726,044

0.24

712,200,551

75.89

572,875

11

To re--elect Preben Prebensen as a Director

710,452,670

99.76

1,736,098

0.24

712,188,768

75.89

584,458

12

To re--elect Tim Score as a Director

705,146,633

99.00

7,124,089

1.00

712,270,722

75.90

577,804

13

To re-elect Laura Wade-Gery as a Director

711,812,942

99.95

379,364

0.05

712,192,306

75.89

581,120

14

To re--elect Rebecca Worthington as a Director

711,833,763

99.95

361,508

0.05

712,195,271

75.89

578,155

15

To re--appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditor of the Company

712,120,792

99.98

174,450

0.02

712,295,242

75.90

553,639

16

To authorise the Audit Committee to determine the auditor's remuneration

711,897,271

99.94

400,638

0.06

712,297,909

75.90

550,972

17

To authorise the Company to make limited political donations and political expenditure of not more than £20,000 in total

690,288,645

97.30

19,130,815

2.70

709,419,460

75.60

3,428,329

18

To authorise Directors to pay dividends as shares (SCRIP dividends)

711,366,642

99.87

917,246

0.13

712,283,888

75.90

564,838

19

To authorise the Directors to allot shares up to a limited amount

608,180,089

85.39

104,090,498

14.61

712,270,587

75.90

577,294

20

To authorise the Directors to allot shares and sell treasury shares for cash, without making a pre--emptive offer to shareholders3

686,493,075

96.65

23,759,890

3.35

710,252,965

75.68

2,595,916

21

To authorise the Directors to allot additional shares and sell treasury shares for cash, without making a pre-emptive offer to shareholders in line with recommendations of the Pre-Emption Group3

676,662,680

95.27

33,605,217

4.73

710,267,897

75.69

2,580,983

22

To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares3

709,196,265

99.58

2,989,815

0.42

712,186,080

75.89

662,800

23

To authorise the calling of general meetings (other than an annual general meeting) on not less than 14 clear days' notice3

610,892,520

86.11

98,570,053

13.89

709,462,573

75.60

3,386,308

1 Includes discretionary votes

2 A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted towards the votes cast 'For' or 'Against' a resolution.

3 Special Resolution (75% majority required)

 

The total voting rights of the Company as at 6.30pm on 17 July 2019 (the time by which shareholders wanting to attend, speak and vote at the AGM were required to be entered on the register) was 938,434,263 ordinary shares of 25 pence each (excluding treasury shares).

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2 copies of the resolutions passed at the AGM, other than resolutions constituting ordinary business, will shortly be available for inspection at the National Storage Mechanism (www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/nsm).  A copy of the poll results for the AGM will also shortly be available on the British Land website (www.britishland.com/investors).

 

Enquiries:

Company Secretariat

British Land                                                      

York House, 45 Seymour Street, London W1H 7LX

 

020 7486 4466


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