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Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Genus

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 4947T
Genus PLC
24 November 2021
 

 

Genus plc (the 'Company') - 2021 AGM Poll Results  

 

The Company announces that at its AGM held on Wednesday, 24 November 2021, all resolutions set out in the Notice of AGM were passed on a poll. 

 

Resolutions 1 to 15 were passed as Ordinary Resolutions and Resolutions 16 to 20 were passed as Special Resolutions. The following table sets out the votes cast on each resolution:         

 

Resolutions

In Favour

Votes

%

Against

Votes

%

Abstentions

Votes

Total no. of shares in respect of which proxies were validly made

1.  To receive the Company's audited Financial Statements and the Directors' Reports for the year ended 30 June 2021.

49,712,868

99.96

19,242

0.04

42,133

49,732,110

2.  To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report for the year ended 30 June 2021, as set out on pages 70 to 93 of the Company's Annual Report 2021.

48,090,655

96.87

1,554,432

3.13

128,957

49,645,087

3.  To approve the rules of the Genus plc Share Incentive Plan.

49,764,449

99.99

5,002

0.01

4,902

49,769,451

4.  To approve the rules of the Genus plc International Share Incentive Plan.

49,762,082

99.99

7,106

0.01

5,055

49,769,188

5.  To declare a final dividend of 21.7 pence per Ordinary Share.

49,769,965

100.00

242

0.00

4,125

49,770,207

6.  To elect Jason Chin as a Director of the Company.

49,763,610

100.00

1,350

0.00

9,283

49,764,960

7.  To re-elect Iain Ferguson as a Director of the Company.

45,338,003

92.93

3,449,899

7.07

986,341

48,787,902

8.  To re-elect Stephen Wilson as a Director of the Company.

48,677,819

97.81

1,090,614

2.19

5,210

49,768,433

9.  To re-elect Alison Henriksen as a Director of the Company.

49,603,447

99.67

165,620

0.33

5,176

49,769,067

10.  To re-elect Lysanne Gray as a Director of the Company.

49,587,428

99.63

181,995

0.37

4,820

49,769,423

11.  To re-elect Lykele van der Broek as a Director of the Company.

49,626,144

99.72

138,014

0.28

10,085

49,764,158

12.  To re-elect Lesley Knox as a Director of the Company.

48,760,761

97.97

1,009,240

2.03

4,242

49,770,001

13.  To re-appoint Deloitte LLP as auditor of the Company.

48,768,824

97.99

1,000,568

2.01

4,851

49,769,392

14.  To authorise the Audit & Risk Committee of the Board to determine the remuneration of the auditor.

49,431,860

99.31

341,129

0.69

1,254

49,772,989

15.  To empower the Directors with limited authority to allot Ordinary Shares.

42,107,726

85.63

7,067,320

14.37

599,197

49,175,046

16.  To empower the Directors with limited authority to allot equity securities for cash without first offering them to existing shareholders.

49,568,645

99.63

184,636

0.37

20,962

49,753,281

17.  To empower the Directors with limited authority to allot additional equity securities for cash without first offering them to existing shareholders provided that this power be used only in connection with an acquisition or other capital investment.

48,349,041

97.20

1,391,398

2.80

33,804

49,740,439

18.  To empower the Directors with limited authority to make one or more market purchases of any Ordinary Shares.

49,003,382

98.53

729,081

1.47

41,780

49,732,463

19.  To allow a General Meeting other than an Annual General Meeting to be called on not less than 14 clear days' notice.

47,167,575

94.82

2,578,181

5.18

28,487

49,745,756

20.  To adopt new Articles of Association of the Company.

49,735,423

99.97

17,335

0.03

21,485

49,752,758

 

A copy of the special business resolutions will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will soon be available to view at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism .

As at the close of business on 23 November 2021, the total number of ordinary shares of 0.10 each eligible to be voted at the AGM was 65,767,343.

Therefore, the total voting rights in the Company as at that time were 65,767,343. The proportion of the Company's issued share capital represented by the votes validly cast was 75.68%.

Equiniti acted as scrutineer of the poll on all resolutions.

 

 

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