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Howden Joinery Grp (HWDN)

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Thursday 06 May, 2021

Howden Joinery Grp

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 8119X
Howden Joinery Group PLC
06 May 2021
 

 

HOWDEN JOINERY GROUP PLC

(the "Company")

 

 

RESULTS OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

 

At the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 6 May 2021, all resolutions put to shareholders were duly passed on a poll with the required majorities. The full text of each resolution is contained in the Notice of Annual General Meeting. Resolutions 1 to 15 were passed as ordinary resolutions. Resolutions 16 to 18 were passed as special resolutions.

 

The AGM was convened with the requisite quorum of at least two shareholders (or their corporate representatives or proxies). The AGM comprised only the formal business as set out in the Notice of AGM (dated 17 March 2021).

 

All valid proxy votes (whether submitted electronically or in hard copy form) were included in the poll taken at the meeting. The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held in treasury) at the close of business on 5 May 2021 was 597,296,306.

 

The final votes received in respect of each resolution put to the meeting were as set out below:

 

 

 

Votes for (including discretionary votes)

%

 Votes for

Votes

against

%

Votes

against

Total number of votes validly cast

% of the Company's issued share capital represented by votes validly cast

Votes withheld*

Ordinary Resolutions








1

To receive and adopt the Annual Report & Accounts

470,459,793

99.91%

412,574

0.09%

470,872,367

78.83%

5,551,921

2

To approve the Directors' Remuneration  Report

454,168,793

95.36%

22,107,554

4.64%

476,276,347

79.74%

147,941

3

To declare a final dividend

474,361,001

99.59%

1,946,443

0.41%

476,307,444

79.74%

116,844

4

To elect Paul Hayes

475,440,706

99.83%

831,737

0.17%

476,272,443

79.74%

151,845

5

To re-elect Karen Caddick

473,870,318

99.49%

2,406,457

0.51%

476,276,775

79.74%

147,513

6

To re-elect Andrew Cripps

469,842,585

98.65%

6,431,888

1.35%

476,274,473

79.74%

149,815

7

To re-elect Geoff Drabble

412,648,905

88.72%

52,468,080

11.28%

465,116,985

77.87%

11,307,303

8

To re-elect Louise Fowler

474,581,427

99.64%

1,695,192

0.36%

476,276,619

79.74%

147,669

9

To re-elect Andrew Livingston

476,253,103

100.00%

22,584

0.00%

476,275,687

79.74%

148,601

10

To re-elect Richard Pennycook

455,963,538

99.03%

4,448,350

0.97%

460,411,888

77.08%

16,012,400

11

To re-elect Debbie White

474,585,056

99.64%

1,691,313

0.36%

476,276,369

79.74%

147,919

12

To re-appoint Deloitte LLP as the Auditor

468,371,170

98.34%

7,917,760

1.66%

476,288,930

79.74%

135,358

13

To authorise the Directors to determine the remuneration of the Auditor

475,123,179

99.76%

1,163,350

0.24%

476,286,529

79.74%

137,759

14

To renew authority to make political donations

464,088,858

97.54%

11,710,431

2.46%

475,799,289

79.66%

624,999

15

To renew the Directors' authority to allot shares

452,239,291

94.93%

24,147,676

5.07%

476,386,967

79.76%

37,321

Special Resolutions








16

To renew the Directors' authority for the disapplication of pre-emption rights

472,929,790

99.98%

90,445

0.02%

473,020,235

79.19%

3,404,053

17

To renew the Directors' authority to make market purchases of the Company's own shares

470,729,352

98.91%

5,170,558

1.09%

475,899,910

79.68%

524,378

18

To authorise general meetings to be held on 14 clear days' notice

463,250,629

97.26%

13,043,317

2.74%

476,293,946

79.74%

130,342

*A vote "withheld" is not a vote in law. Votes "withheld" were not counted in the calculation of the proportion of the votes for and against each of the resolutions.

 

Full details of the poll results will also be available on the Company's website: www.howdenjoinerygroupplc.com/investors/shareholder/agm/  

 

In accordance with the Listing Rules, a copy of the resolutions passed, other than ordinary business, will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for inspection a t https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism .  

 

 

Enquiries

Forbes McNaughton, Company Secretary:    +44 (0) 207 535 1137

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