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Tuesday 07 May, 2019

Costain Group PLC

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 2772Y
Costain Group PLC
07 May 2019
 

Costain Group PLC

(the "Company")

 

Results of 2019 AGM

 

At the Company's Annual General Meeting held on 7 May 2019 (the "AGM"), the resolutions set out in the Notice of Meeting, circulated to shareholders on 22 March 2019, were passed by the requisite majorities. Resolutions 1 to 14 were passed as ordinary resolutions and Resolutions 15 to 19 were passed as special resolutions.

 

As at 6.30pm on 3 May 2019, the number of issued shares in the Company was 107,701,598 ordinary shares, which was the total number of shares entitling the holders to attend and vote for or against all the resolutions at the AGM. In accordance with the Company's Articles of Association, the resolutions were put to the meeting on a poll in which every member present in person or by proxy had one vote for every share held.

 

The poll results, on which Equiniti, the Company's registrar, acted as scrutineer, are as follows:

 

 

RESOLUTION

 

 

 

NUMBER OF VOTES

FOR

% of Votes Cast

NUMBER OF VOTES AGAINST

% of Votes Cast

TOTAL VOTES

CAST

% of

Voting Capital

NUMBER OF VOTES WITHHELD

Resolution 1

Receive the 2018 Annual Report and Accounts

 

76,529,551

100.00

3,170

0.00

76,532,721

71.06%

391,404

Resolution 2

Approve the Directors' Remuneration Report

 

73,020,938

99.73

201,243

0.27

73,222,181

67.99%

3,701,942

Resolution 3

Declare the 2018 final dividend

 

76,918,553

100.00

3,167

0.00

76,921,720

71.42%

2,405

Resolution 4

Re-elect

Dr Paul Golby

 

76,548,780

99.53

358,280

0.47

76,907,060

71.41%

17,064

Resolution 5

Re-elect

Mr Anthony Bickerstaff

 

76,734,850

99.77

173,339

0.23

76,908,189

71.41%

15,936

Resolution 6

Re-elect

Ms Jane Lodge

 

69,336,742

94.25

4,230,273

5.75

73,567,015

68.31%

3,357,109

Resolution 7

Re-elect

Ms Alison Wood

 

73,348,281

99.70

218,562

0.30

73,566,843

68.31%

3,357,281

Resolution 8

Re-elect

Mr David McManus

 

76,324,746

99.24

585,989

0.76

76,910,735

71.41%

13,390

Resolution 9

Re-elect

Ms Jacqueline de Rojas

 

76,697,748

99.72

212,672

0.28

76,910,420

71.41%

13,705

Resolution 10

Re-appoint PwC

as auditor

 

76,772,468

99.93

57,224

0.07

76,829,692

71.34%

94,433

Resolution 11

Authorise the auditor's remuneration

 

76,870,496

99.96

32,004

0.04

76,902,500

71.40%

21,625

Resolution 12

Authorise political donations

 

73,645,578

95.78

3,245,379

4.22

76,890,957

71.39%

33,168

Resolution 13

Authorise the allotment of shares

 

76,442,492

99.39

469,593

0.61

76,912,085

71.41%

12,040

Resolution 14

Approve the renewal of Scrip Dividend Scheme

 

76,890,879

99.97

23,977

0.03

76,914,856

71.41%

9,269

Resolution 15

Approve the disapplication of pre-emption rights (general)

 

76,736,561

99.81

144,645

0.19

76,881,206

71.38%

42,899

Resolution 16

Approve the disapplication of pre-emption rights (acquisition or capital investment)

 

75,538,427

98.25

1,343,554

1.75

76,881,981

71.38%

42,123

Resolution 17

Authorise the purchase of own shares

 

76,373,812

99.46

413,029

0.54

76,786,841

71.30%

137,283

Resolution 18

Adopt new Articles of Association

 

76,446,654

99.95

35,659

0.05

76,482,313

71.01%

441,790

Resolution 19

Approve the holding of General Meetings (not AGMs) on 14 clear days' notice

 

75,882,472

98.66

1,031,107

1.34

76,913,579

71.41%

10,546

 

Notes:

1.   There were no restrictions on shareholders to cast votes on any of the resolutions proposed at the AGM.

2.   Percentages are expressed as a proportion of the total votes cast (which does not include votes withheld).

3.   A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not included in the calculation of the votes 'For' or 'Against' the resolutions, nor the total votes cast.

4.   Any proxy appointments which gave discretion to the Chairman have been included in the 'For' totals.

 

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2R, copies of all resolutions passed at the AGM today, other than those concerning ordinary business, will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism, where they will shortly be available for inspection at www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/nsm.aspx. In addition, copies of these resolutions will also be filed with Companies House.

The results of the 2019 AGM will be available to view on the Company's website at www.Costain.com.

 

                                                                                                                                          7 May 2019

 

 

 

 

 

ENQUIRIES:

Costain Group PLC

Tel: 01628 842 444

Tracey Wood

Company Secretary

 

 

 

Instinctif Partners

Tel: 020 7457 2020

Mark Garraway                                                                

 

James Gray

 

 


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