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Thursday 23 April, 2015

Reed Elsevier PLC

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 1766L
Reed Elsevier PLC
23 April 2015
 

Result of Annual General Meeting 2015

 

The 2015 Annual General Meeting of Reed Elsevier PLC was held on Thursday 23 April.  The table below shows the results of the poll on all 20 resolutions.

 

 

 

RESOLUTION

For

% votes cast For

Against

% votes cast Against

Total votes cast (excluding votes withheld)

% of issued capital voted (excluding Treasury shares)

Withheld

1.    

Receive the 2014 Annual Report

886,780,492

98.31

15,284,400

1.69

902,064,892

80.07%

11,136,183

2.    

Approve Remuneration Report

813,060,077

92.44

66,463,293

7.56

879,523,370

78.07%

33,677,704

3.    

Declaration of 2014 Final Dividend

912,073,297

100.00

945

0.00

912,074,242

80.96%

1,114,714

4.    

Re-appointment of auditors

898,252,621

99.71

2,610,304

0.29

900,862,925

79.96%

12,330,359

5.    

Auditors' remuneration

910,804,496

99.86

1,251,055

0.14

912,055,551

80.96%

1,137,632

6.    

Re-elect Erik Engstrom as a director

911,373,232

99.92

687,963

0.08

912,061,195

80.96%

1,139,880

7.    

Re-elect Anthony Habgood as a director

907,474,487

99.50

4,583,673

0.50

912,058,160

80.96%

1,142,915

8.    

Re-elect Wolfhart Hauser as a director

893,673,981

99.07

8,370,385

0.93

902,044,366

80.07%

11,152,047

9.    

Re-elect Adrian Hennah as a director

895,979,330

99.60

3,628,511

0.40

899,607,841

79.85%

13,593,234

10. 

Re-elect Lisa Hook as a director

894,522,234

98.50

13,622,716

1.50

908,144,950

80.61%

5,038,691

11. 

Re-elect Nick Luff as a director

910,635,746

99.84

1,429,323

0.16

912,065,069

80.96%

1,136,006

12. 

Re-elect Robert Polet as a director

725,524,453

83.94

138,829,363

16.06

864,353,816

76.72%

48,839,467

13. 

Re-elect Linda Sanford as a director

911,617,670

99.95

444,127

0.05

912,061,797

80.96%

1,139,279

14. 

Re-elect Ben van der Veer as a director

902,543,262

98.96

9,517,719

1.04

912,060,981

80.96%

1,140,095

15. 

Authority to allot shares

884,471,871

97.14

25,999,302

2.86

910,471,173

80.82%

2,722,110

16. 

Disapplication of pre-emption rights

908,760,190

99.64

3,273,438

0.36

912,033,628

80.95%

1,167,448

17. 

Authority to purchase own shares

910,964,985

99.88

1,095,630

0.12

912,060,615

80.96%

1,130,936

18. 

Notice period for general meetings

804,546,527

88.21

107,485,106

11.79

912,031,633

80.95%

1,169,441

19. 

Approve Reed Elsevier NV resolutions*

908,612,893

99.96

351,885

0.04

908,964,778

80.68%

4,228,506

20. 

Change of Company name*

911,484,048

99.97

228,975

0.03

911,713,023

80.93%

1,482,322

 

*At the Annual General Meeting of Reed Elsevier NV held on 22 April 2015, shareholders approved the resolutions to simplify the corporate structure, including the bonus share issue by Reed Elsevier NV and to change the corporate name to RELX NV.

 

NOTES:

1.   Each shareholder present in person, or by proxy, was entitled to one vote per share held.

2.   The 'For' vote includes those giving the Chairman discretion.

3.   Votes 'Withheld' are not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes 'For' or 'Against' a resolution.

4.   Resolutions 16 to 18 and 20 are Special Resolutions.

5.   At the close of business on Tuesday 21 April 2015 the total number of ordinary shares in issue, excluding Treasury shares, was 1,206,057,702.    

6.    The full text of the resolutions can be found in the Notice of Annual of General Meeting, which is available for inspection at the National Storage Mechanism http://www.hemscott.com/nsm.do and on the Company's website at www.relxgroup.com.

7.    As per Listing Rule 9.6.2 a copy of the resolutions passed, other than resolutions concerning ordinary business, willshortly be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism for inspection at http://www.hemscott.com/nsm.do.


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