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Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Burberry Group PLC

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 1086T
Burberry Group PLC
15 July 2020
 

BURBERRY GROUP PLC

(the "Company")

 

Result of Annual General Meeting 2020

 

 

The Company announces the results of voting at its Annual General Meeting held earlier today and confirms that all resolutions were passed with majorities as set out below. All resolutions were taken on a poll. 

 

Resolutions 1 to 18 were proposed as Ordinary Resolutions and resolutions 19 to 21 as Special Resolutions. The results were as follows:

 

Resolution

Votes For*

%

Votes Against

%

Total votes validly cast

Total votes cast as % of issued share capital**

Votes Withheld**

1. 

To receive the Company's Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 28 March 2020.

328,783,085

99.95

158,737

0.05

328,941,822

81.28%

293,372

2. 

To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy.

305,504,279

94.91

16,370,393

5.09

321,874,672

79.53%

7,360,521

3. 

To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report for the year ended 28 March 2020.

324,755,420

99.26

2,429,784

0.74

327,185,204

80.84%

2,049,990

4. 

To re-elect Dr Gerry Murphy as a Director of the Company.

327,997,792

99.68

1,060,035

0.32

329,057,827

81.31%

177,368

5. 

To re-elect Marco Gobbetti as a Director of the Company.

329,024,673

99.99

33,887

0.01

329,058,560

81.31%

176,635

6. 

To re-elect Julie Brown as a Director of the Company.

328,579,971

99.85

479,154

0.15

329,059,125

81.31%

176,070

7. 

To re-elect Fabiola Arredondo as a Director of the Company.

329,020,181

99.99

35,476

0.01

329,055,657

81.31%

179,538

8. 

To elect Sam Fischer as a Director of the Company.

329,020,436

99.99

35,179

0.01

329,055,615

81.31%

179,580

9. 

To re-elect Ron Frasch as a Director of the Company.

329,016,632

99.99

40,629

0.01

329,057,261

81.31%

177,934

10. 

To re-elect Matthew Key as a Director of the Company.

329,021,406

99.99

34,547

0.01

329,055,953

81.31%

179,242

11. 

To elect Debra Lee  as a Director of the Company.

329,019,378

99.99

38,393

0.01

329,057,771

81.31%

177,424

12. 

To re-elect Dame Carolyn McCall as a Director of the Company.

328,945,807

99.97

112,223

0.03

329,058,030

81.31%

177,165

13. 

To re-elect Orna NíChionna as a Director of the Company.

323,042,280

99.86

459,408

0.14

323,501,688

79.93%

5,733,507

14. 

To appoint Ernst & Young LLP as auditor of the Company.

327,905,558

99.65

1,159,102

0.35

329,064,660

81.31%

170,535

15. 

To authorise the Audit Committee of the Company to determine the auditor's remuneration for the year ended 27 March 2021.

329,051,638

100.00

14,867

0.00

329,066,505

81.31%

168,690

16. 

To approve, adopt and establish a new discretionary employee share plan, the Burberry Share Plan 2020 (the BSP).

314,211,094

95.49

14,838,619

4.51

329,049,713

81.31%

185,480

17. 

To authorise political donations by the Company and its subsidiaries.

324,509,734

98.62

4,544,231

1.38

329,053,965

81.31%

181,230

18. 

To authorise the Directors to allot shares.

326,550,318

99.24

2,502,536

0.76

329,052,854

81.31%

182,341

19. 

To renew the Directors' authority to disapply pre-emption rights. (Special Resolution)

328,574,673

99.85

479,909

0.15

329,054,582

81.31%

180,613

20. 

To authorise the Company to purchase its own ordinary shares.

(Special Resolution)

324,703,867

98.74

4,158,212

1.26

328,862,079

81.26%

373,114

21. 

To authorise the Directors to call general meetings (other than an AGM) on not less than 14 clear days' notice. (Special Resolution)

315,230,272

95.80

13,833,253

4.20

329,063,525

81.31%

171,669



 

 

Notes:

* Includes discretionary votes.

** A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the votes for or against a resolution.

 

Every shareholder has one vote for every ordinary share held. As at 6.30pm on 13 July 2020, the issued share capital of the Company consisted of 404,708,566 ordinary shares.  The Company held no shares in Treasury. Therefore, the total number of voting rights in Burberry Group plc as at 13 July 2020 was also 404,708,566 . In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2 copies of all the resolutions passed, other than ordinary business, have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism

Retirement

As previously notified, the Company confirms that, Jeremy Darroch did not stand for re-election and retired as a Director following the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting.

15 July 2020

 


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