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Friday 20 May, 2022

Burford Capital Ltd

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 3366M
Burford Capital Limited
20 May 2022
 

 

20 May 2022

 

 

BURFORD CAPITAL REPORTS RESULTS OF THE 2022 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

Burford Capital Limited, the leading global finance and asset management firm focused on law, is pleased to announce that all of the resolutions proposed at its annual general meeting held on May 18, 2022 were approved by shareholders, including, among others, the approval of a final dividend of 6.25 US cents per ordinary share to be paid on June 17, 2022 to all ordinary shareholders on the register of members at the close of business on May 27, 2022 and the appointment of Christopher Halmy as a new director.

 

The votes received are detailed below:

 

Ordinary Resolutions

Total votes for

Total votes against

Total votes withheld

1.  To receive the accounts for the year ended 31 December 2021 and the directors' and auditors' reports thereon

107,165,019

10,295

135,000

2.  To declare a final dividend of 6.25¢ (United States cents) per ordinary share

106,820,085

489,965

264

3.  To re-appoint Hugh Steven Wilson as director

 

98,118,849

8,425,685

765,780

4.  To re-appoint Christopher Bogart as director

 

107,186,856

88,876

34,582

5.  To re-appoint Robert Gillespie as director

 

103,267,640

4,019,749

22,925

6.  To re-appoint Andrea Muller as director

 

106,803,038

471,711

35,565

7.  To re-appoint Charles Parkinson as director

 

106,656,670

630,719

22,925

8.  To re-appoint John Sievwright as director

 

107,263,178

12,911

34,225

9.  To appoint Christopher Halmy as director

 

107,249,008

10,268

51,038

10.  To re-appoint Ernst & Young LLP as Burford's auditors

 

107,167,722

138,322

4,270

11.  To authorize the directors to agree to the auditors' remuneration

107,171,145

134,655

4,514

12.  To authorize the directors to allot and/or issue Burford's ordinary shares up to a specified amount

105,184,172

2,061,548

64,594

13.  To authorize Burford to purchase its ordinary shares up to a specified amount

107,253,364

11,122

45,828

Special Resolutions

14.  To authorize the directors to allot and/or issue equity securities for cash without making a pre-emptive offer to shareholders (subject to the limitation set out in the resolution)

105,058,549

2,130,049

121,716

15.  To authorize the directors to allot and/or issue ordinary shares for cash without making a pre-emptive offer to shareholders (subject to the limitation set out in the resolution) for an acquisition or specified capital investment

104,074,441

3,102,857

133,016

 

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Burford Capital Limited


For investor and analyst inquiries:


Robert Bailhache, Head of Investor Relations, EMEA and Asia - email

+44 (0)20 3530 2023

Jim Ballan, Head of Investor Relations, Americas - email

+1 (646) 793 9176

For press inquiries:


David Helfenbein, Vice President, Public Relations - email

+1 (212) 235 6824



Numis Securities Limited - NOMAD and Joint Broker

+44 (0)20 7260 1000

Giles Rolls


Charlie Farquhar




Jefferies International Limited - Joint Broker

+44 (0)20 7029 8000

Graham Davidson


Tony White




 

About Burford Capital

Burford Capital is the leading global finance and asset management firm focused on law. Its businesses include litigation finance and risk management, asset recovery and a wide range of legal finance and advisory activities. Burford is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BUR) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE: BUR), and it works with companies and law firms around the world from its principal offices in New York, London, Chicago, Washington, DC, Singapore, Sydney and Hong Kong.

 

For more information, please visit www.burfordcapital.com .

 

 

This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any ordinary shares or other securities of Burford.

 

This release does not constitute an offer of any Burford fund. Burford Capital Investment Management LLC, which acts as the fund manager of all Burford funds, is registered as an investment adviser with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The information provided herein is for informational purposes only. Past performance is not indicative of future results. The information contained herein is not, and should not be construed as, an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities (including, without limitation, interests or shares in the funds). Any such offer or solicitation may be made only by means of a final confidential private placement memorandum and other offering documents.

 

Forward-looking statements

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