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Pharos Energy PLC (PHAR)

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Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Pharos Energy PLC

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 5086N
Pharos Energy PLC
20 May 2020
 

 

Pharos Energy plc

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

 

RESULTS OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

The Company announces that at its Annual General Meeting ("AGM") held today, all resolutions put before the meeting were duly passed.

 

In accordance with LR 9.6.2, copies of resolutions concerning items other than ordinary business are being submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at https://www.fca.org.uk/markets/primary-markets/regulatory-disclosures/national-storage-mechanism.

 

On the date of the meeting, Pharos' issued share capital consisted of 406,637,952 ordinary shares of £0.05 each with voting rights; 9,122,268 shares were in Treasury and therefore, the total number of voting rights was 397,515,684.

 

Voting was conducted on a poll, the results of which are shown in the table below and will shortly be available on the Company's website, www.pharos.energy .

 

Resolution

Votes in Favour

(Including Discretionary)

 

%

 

Votes Against

 

%

Total Votes

(excluding

votes withheld)

Votes Withheld

1.  To receive the Annual Report and Accounts for the financial year ended 31 December 2019.

234,737,202

99.91%

216,436

0.09%

234,953,638

182,319

2.  To approve the Remuneration Policy included in the Annual Report and Accounts for the financial year ended 31 December 2019.

217,778,159

92.62%

17,354,025

7.38%

235,132,184

3,773

3.  To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report included in the Annual Report and Accounts for the financial year ended 31 December 2019.

186,249,683

79.21%

48,882,501

20.79%

235,132,184

3,773

4.  To reappoint John E Martin, who is Chair of the Nominations and ESG Committees, as a Director.

234,196,158

99.63%

869,802

0.37%

235,065,960

69,997

5.  To reappoint Edward T Story, who is a member of the Nominations and ESG Committees, as a Director.

233,355,107

99.27%

1,710,853

0.73%

235,065,960

69,997

6.  To reappoint Janice M Brown, who is a member of the ESG Committee, as a Director.

233,753,041

99.44%

1,324,924

0.56%

235,077,965

57,992

7.  To reappoint Dr Michael J Watts as a Director.

234,098,337

99.58%

979,628

0.42%

235,077,965

57,992

8.  To reappoint Robert G Gray, who is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk, Nominations and ESG Committees, as a Director. 

219,168,950

93.22%

15,938,068

6.78%

235,107,018

28,939

9.  To reappoint Marianne Daryabegui, who is a member of the Audit and Risk, Remuneration and Nominations Committees, as a Director.

225,043,278

95.72%

10,055,440

4.28%

235,098,718

37,239

10. To reappoint Lisa Mitchell, who is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Nominations and ESG Committees, as a Director.

234,595,656

99.81%

444,587

0.19%

235,040,243

95,714

11. To reappoint Deloitte LLP as Auditors to hold office until the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting at which accounts are laid before the Company.

234,886,619

99.92%

182,621

0.08%

235,069,240

66,717

12. To authorise the Audit and Risk Committee, for and on behalf of the Directors, to agree the Auditors' remuneration.

234,320,643

99.68%

743,828

0.32%

235,064,471

71,486

13. To authorise the Directors to allot securities (s.551 of the Companies Act 2006).

233,946,000

99.61%

924,981

0.39%

234,870,981

264,976

14. To disapply pre-emption rights (s.570 and s.573 of the Companies Act 2006)

232,817,740

99.13%

2,041,608

0.87%

234,859,348

276,609

15. To disapply pre-emption rights (s.570 and s.573 of the Companies Act 2006) up to a further 5% for acquisitions or specified capital investments.

234,556,190

99.87%

303,158

0.13%

234,859,348

276,609

16. To authorise the Company to repurchase its own Shares (s.701 of the Companies Act 2006).

225,537,069

96.03%

9,328,837

3.97%

234,865,906

270,051

17. To authorise the Directors to call general meetings of the Company (other than an annual general meeting) on not less than 14 clear days' notice.

233,193,832

99.29%

1,676,418

0.71%

234,870,250

265,707

 

 

The Board thanks all investors for their support through participation in the AGM votes and is pleased that resolutions 1-2 and 4-17, including the Company's Remuneration Policy, were approved by shareholders representing over 90% of the share capital voted. The Remuneration Policy followed consultation with investors and is intended to be applied over the next three years.

 

In the context of approval of its Remuneration Policy, and the Director salary and fee reductions announced on 12 May, the Company is disappointed at the vote of 20.79% against resolution 3, the advisory vote on the Directors' Remuneration Report.  The Remuneration Committee intends to consider the position again once the market has normalised. In accordance with provision 4 of the Corporate Governance Code, the Company will publish an update on views received from shareholders, and actions taken, within six months of the AGM. It will also publish a final summary together with any further steps in the next annual report.

For further information, please contact:

Pharos Energy plc    Tel: 0207 603 1515

Tony Hunter, Company Secretary

Notes to editors

Pharos Energy is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with a focus on sustainable growth and returns to stakeholders, headquartered in London and listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Pharos has production, development and exploration interests in Egypt, Israel and Vietnam.

In Egypt, Pharos holds a 100% working interest in the El Fayum oil concession in the low-cost and highly prolific Western Desert, one of Egypt's most established and prolific hydrocarbon basins. The concession produces from 10 fields and is located 80 km south west of Cairo and close to local energy infrastructure. It is operated by Petrosilah a 50/50 JV between Pharos and Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC). Pharos is also an operator with 100% working interest in the North Beni Suef (NBS) Concession which is located immediately south of the El Fayum concession. 

In Israel, Pharos together with Cairn Energy plc and Israel's Ratio Oil Exploration, were successful in their bid for eight blocks in the second offshore bid round in Israel. Each party has an equal working interest and Cairn is the operator.

In Vietnam, Pharos holds a 30.5% working interest in the Te Giac Trang (TGT) Field in Block 16-1, which is operated by the Hoang Long Joint Operating Company. Block 16-1 is located in the shallow water Cuu Long Basin, offshore southern Vietnam and a 25% working interest in the Ca Ngu Vang (CVN) Field in Block 9-2, which is operated by the Hoan Vu Joint Operating Company. Block 9-2 is located in the shallow water Cuu Long Basin, offshore southern Vietnam. Pharos also holds a 70% interest in and is designated operator of Blocks 125 & 126, located in the moderate to deep water Phu Khanh Basin, north east of the Cuu Long Basin, offshore central Vietnam.

 

 

 

 


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