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Grit Real Estate Inc (GR1T)

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Monday 29 November, 2021

Grit Real Estate Inc

Results of the Annual General Meeting

RNS Number : 9466T
Grit Real Estate Income Group
29 November 2021
 

GRIT REAL ESTATE INCOME GROUP LIMITED

(Registered in Guernsey)

(Registration number: 68739)

LSE share code: GR1T

SEM share code: DEL.N0000

ISIN: GG00BMDHST63

LEI:   21380084LCGHJRS8CN05

("Grit" or the "Company" and, together with its subsidiaries, the "Group")

 

 

RESULTS OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

 

The board of Directors (the "Board") of Grit is pleased to announce that at the annual general meeting of the Company ("AGM") held at 1:00 p.m. Mauritian time (9:00 a.m. UK time) on Monday, 29 November 2021, at 3rd Floor, La Croisette Shopping Centre, Grand Baie, Mauritius, all resolutions were passed, except Special Resolution Number 1: Authority to issue shares for cash on a non-pre-emptive basis. The detailed results of the voting are as follows:

 

Resolutions proposed at the AGM

Votes for resolution as a percentage of total number of shares voted at AGM

Votes against resolution as a percentage of total number of shares voted at AGM

Number of shares voted at AGM

Number of shares voted at AGM as a percentage of shares in issue

Number of shares abstained as a percentage of shares in issue

Ordinary resolution number 1:

Receiving and considering the auditors' reports and the Integrated Annual Report 2021 and the adoption of the audited annual financial statements

 

100%

NIL

258,361,596

78.00%

0.01%

Ordinary resolution number 2:

Appointment of PwC LLP (UK) as the statutory auditor of the Company

 

100%

NIL

258,381,596

78.01%

NIL

Ordinary resolution number 3:

Re-election of Peter McAllister Todd as Director of the Company

 

100%

NIL

258,381,596

78.01%

NIL

Ordinary resolution number 4:

Re-election of Bronwyn Anne Knight as Director of the Company

 

100%

NIL

258,381,596

78.01%

NIL

Ordinary resolution number 5:

Re-election of Leon van de Moortele as Director of the Company

 

100%

NIL

258,381,596

78.01%

NIL

Ordinary resolution number 6:

Re-election of Nomzamo Radebe as Director of the Company

 

100%

NIL

258,381,596

78.01%

NIL

Ordinary resolution number 7:

Re-election of Catherine McIlraith as Director of the Company

 

89.94%

10.06%

258,381,596

78.01%

NIL

Ordinary resolution number 8:

Re-election of David Arthur Love as Director of the Company

 

100%

NIL

258,381,596

78.01%

NIL

Ordinary resolution number 9:

Re-election of Sir Samuel Esson Jonah as Director of the Company

 

92.41%

7.59%

258,381,586

78.01%

NIL

Ordinary resolution number 10:

Re-election of Jonathan H.K. Crichton as as Director of the Company

 

100%

NIL

258,381,596

78.01%

NIL

Ordinary resolution number 11:

Re-election of Cross Kgosidiile as Director of the Company

 

87.54%

12.46%

258,381,596

78.01%

NIL

Ordinary resolution number 12:

Re-election of Nchaupe Bright Laaka as Director of the Company

 

94.13%

5.87%

258,381,596

78.01%

NIL

Ordinary resolution number 13:

Approval of issue of awards

 

99.99%

0.01%

258,357,791

78.00%

0.01%

Ordinary resolution number 14:

Non-binding advisory vote on Grit's implementation report on the remuneration policy

 

67.24%

32.76%

258,337,836

77.99%

0.01%

Special resolution number 1:

Authority to issue shares for cash on a non-pre-emptive basis

 

64.85%

35.15%

258,361,551

78.00%

0.01%

Special resolution number 2:

Market Purchase of Own Shares / Share buy back

 

99.99%

0.01%

258,361,596

78.00%

0.01%

 

Total number of shares in issue as at the date of the AGM was 331,235,546.

 

Shareholders are further advised that, whilst ordinary resolution number 14, relating to the non-binding advisory vote on the implementation of the remuneration policy of the Company, was supported by the majority of shareholders, the Company does recognise that it was voted against by 32.76% of the votes exercised by the Company's shareholders present in person or represented by proxy at the AGM. Shareholders are further advised that special resolution number 1, relating to the authority to issue shares for cash on a non-pre-emptive basis, was not passed and was voted against by 35.15% of the votes exercised by the Company's shareholders present in person or represented by proxy at the AGM.

 

The executives of Grit have taken this on board and are committed to achieving a greater understanding of the underlying reasons that has seen some shareholders being unable to support these resolutions. The executives of Grit will initiate a consultation with the Company's shareholders including dissenting shareholders on Thursday, 9 December 2021 at 1.00 p.m. Mauritius time (9.00 a.m. UK time) via a telephone conference to further understand their position and perspectives on the resolutions.

 

All shareholders are asked to confirm their participation to the company secretary by e-mail at [email protected] by no later than close of business on Tuesday, 7 December 2021, who will provide dial-in details for the telephone conference. Shareholders are further invited to forward their concerns/questions on the remuneration policy and/or the authority to issue shares for cash on a non-pre-emptive basis to the company secretary in writing by close of business on Tuesday, 7 December 2021.

 

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2 of the UK Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA"), a copy of the resolutions passed at the A GM has been submitted to the FCA via the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available to the public for inspection at: https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism .

 

By Order of the Board

 

29 November 2021

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited

 

Bronwyn Knight, Chief Executive Officer

+230 269 7090

Darren Veenhuis, Chief Strategy Officer and Investor Relations

+44 779 512 3402

 

 

Maitland/AMO - Communications Adviser

 

James Benjamin

+44 7747 113 930

 

[email protected]

 

 

finnCap Ltd - UK Financial Adviser

 

William Marle / Teddy Whiley (Corporate Finance)

+44 20 7220 5000

Mark Whitfeld / Pauline Tribe (Sales)

+44 20 3772 4697

Monica Tepes (Research)

+44 20 3772 4698

 

 

Perigeum Capital Ltd - SEM Authorised Representative and Sponsor

 

Shamin A. Sookia

+230 402 0894

Kesaven Moothoosamy

+230 402 0898

 

 

Capital Markets Brokers Ltd - Mauritian Sponsoring Broker

 

Neetusha Aubeeluck

+230 402 0285

 

 

NOTES:

Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited is the leading pan-African real estate company focused on investing in and actively managing a diversified portfolio of assets in carefully selected African countries (excluding South Africa). These high-quality assets are underpinned by predominantly US$ and Euro denominated long-term leases with a wide range of blue-chip multi-national tenant covenants across a diverse range of robust property sectors.

 

The Company is committed to delivering strong and sustainable income for shareholders, with the potential for income and capital growth. The Company is targeting net total shareholder return inclusive of NAV growth of 12.0%+ p.a.*

 

The Company holds its primary listing on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE: GR1T and a secondary listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM: DEL.N0000).

 

Further information on the Company is available at http://grit.group/

 

*  These are targets only and not a profit forecast and there can be no assurance that they will be met. Any forward-looking statements and the assumptions underlying such statements are the responsibility of the Board of Directors and have not been reviewed or reported on by the Company's external auditors.

 

Directors: Peter Todd+ (Chairman), Bronwyn Knight (Chief Executive Officer)*, Leon van de Moortele (Chief Financial Officer)*, David Love+, Sir Samuel Esson Jonah+, Nomzamo Radebe, Catherine McIlraith+, Jonathan Crichton+, Cross Kgosidiile+ and Bright Laaka+ (Permanent Alternate Director to Nomzamo Radebe).

(* Executive Director) (+ independent Non-Executive Director)

 

Company secretary : Intercontinental Fund Services Limited

Registered address : PO Box 186, Royal Chambers, St Julian's Avenue, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 4HP

Registrar and transfer agent (Mauritius) : Intercontinental Secretarial Services Limited

UK Transfer secretary : Link Asset Services Limited 

SEM authorised representative and sponsor : Perigeum Capital Ltd

 

This notice is issued pursuant to the FCA Listing Rules and SEM Listing Rule 15.24 and the Mauritian Securities Act 2005. The Board of the Company accepts full responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained in this communiqué.

 

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