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Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Genus

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 5104G
Genus PLC
25 November 2020
 

 

Genus plc (the 'Company') - 2020 AGM Poll Results  

 

The Company announces that at its AGM held on Wednesday, 25 November 2020, all resolutions set out in the Notice of AGM were passed on a poll. 

 

Resolutions 1 to 13 were passed as Ordinary Resolutions and Resolutions 14 to 17 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 2020.

46,159,790

99.98%

9,076

0.02%

1,093,088

46,168,866

2.  To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report for the year ended 30 June 2020, as set out on pages 70 to 93 of the Company's Annual Report 2020.

46,099,609

97.82%

1,026,035

2.18%

136,310

47,125,644

3.  To declare a final dividend of 19.7 pence per Ordinary Share.

47,255,692

100.00%

588

0.00%

5,674

47,256,280

4.  To elect Iain Ferguson as a Director of the Company.

44,508,321

94.19%

2,747,026

5.81%

6,607

47,255,347

5.  To elect Alison Henriksen as a Director of the Company.

47,165,524

99.81%

91,357

0.19%

5,073

47,256,881

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

47,131,304

99.73%

125,442

0.27%

5,208

47,256,746

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

46,485,503

99.40%

278,732

0.60%

497,719

46,764,235

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

47,088,164

99.78%

101,679

0.22%

6,843

47,189,843

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

47,156,595

99.79%

100,286

0.21%

5,073

47,256,881

10.  To re-elect Ian Charles as a Director of the Company.

47,157,661

99.79%

98,490

0.21%

5,803

47,256,151

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

45,764,716

96.85%

1,487,591

3.15%

9,647

47,252,307

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

46,339,103

98.07%

914,167

1.93%

8,684

47,253,270

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

41,344,310

87.51%

5,901,014

12.49%

16,630

47,245,324

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

47,172,546

99.87%

60,135

0.13%

29,273

47,232,681

15.  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.

43,459,950

92.03%

3,765,419

7.97%

36,585

47,225,369

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

46,618,867

98.74%

596,680

1.26%

46,407

47,215,547

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

44,479,479

94.14%

2,766,994

5.86%

15,481

47,246,473

 

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 2020, the total number of ordinary shares of 0.10 each eligible to be voted at the AGM was 65,298,224.

Therefore, the total voting rights in the Company as at that time were 65,298,224. The proportion of the Company's issued share capital represented by the votes validly cast was 72.37%.

Equiniti acted as scrutineer of the poll on all resolutions.

 

 

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