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Smith & Nephew Plc (SN.)

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Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Smith & Nephew Plc

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 5112V
Smith & Nephew Plc
14 April 2021
 

14 April 2021

Smith & Nephew plc (the "Company")

The Company announces the results of the voting by poll on the resolutions put to its Annual General Meeting ("AGM") held at 4:00pm today, Wednesday 14 April 2021.

 

 

Resolution

 

For/Discretion

(Number of

votes)

 

Percentage For/Discretion

(%)

 

Against

(Number of

votes)

 

Percentage

Against

(%)

 

Total votes validly cast

Percentage  of relevant shares

in issue

(%)

 

Withheld

(Number of votes)

Ordinary resolutions 

 








1. To receive the audited accounts

659,282,941

99.98

105,803

0.02

659,388,744

74.51%

7,994,640

2. To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report (excluding Policy)

662,280,244

99.46

3,589,474

0.54

665,869,718

75.24%

1,512,622

3. To declare a final dividend

666,356,771

99.88

814,069

0.12

667,170,840

75.39%

213,341

4. To re-elect Roland Diggelmann

666,011,104

99.84

1,049,789

0.16

667,060,893

75.38%

288,195

5. To re-elect Erik Engstrom

648,390,965

97.38

17,476,021

2.62

665,866,986

75.24%

1,482,488

6. To re-elect Robin Freestone

543,078,315

81.56

122,787,181

18.44

665,865,496

75.24%

1,485,823

7. To elect John Ma

661,505,732

99.35

4,296,827

0.65

665,802,559

75.23%

1,541,163

8. To elect Katazyna Mazur-Hofsaess

664,818,239

99.84

1,037,953

0.16

665,856,192

75.24%

1,491,636

9. To elect Rick Medlock

664,941,493

99.87

851,932

0.13

665,793,425

75.23%

1,556,677

10. To elect Anne-Françoise Nesmes

663,351,785

99.45

3,647,858

0.55

666,999,643

75.37%

349,525

11. To re-elect Marc Owen

584,183,175

88.26

77,678,271

11.74

661,861,446

74.79%

5,488,244

12. To re-elect Roberto Quarta

608,672,307

91.75

54,704,599

8.25

663,376,906

74.96%

3,972,956

13. To re-elect Angie Risley

662,970,334

99.56

2,899,896

0.44

665,870,230

75.24%

1,479,630

14. To elect Bob White

662,320,124

99.47

3,526,489

0.53

665,846,613

75.24%

1,502,145

15. To re-appoint the Auditor 

663,042,079

99.39

4,066,467

0.61

667,108,546

75.38%

246,604

16.  To authorise the Directors to determine the remuneration of the Auditor

667,027,812

99.98

105,794

0.02

667,133,606

75.39%

223,929

17. To renew the Directors' authority to allot shares

631,786,788

94.70

35,337,985

5.30

667,124,773

75.38%

232,756

Special resolutions

 








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

648,384,997

97.24

18,394,988

2.76

666,779,985

75.35%

573,504

19. To renew the Directors' authority for the disapplication of the pre-emption rights for the purposes of acquisitions or other capital investments

632,841,386

94.91

33,942,204

5.09

666,783,590

75.35%

571,499

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

661,703,700

99.19

5,397,785

0.81

667,101,485

75.38%

255,462

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

617,598,251

92.58

49,522,715

7.42

667,120,966

75.38%

235,175

22. To approve the new Articles of Association

665,645,844

99.98

155,640

0.02

665,801,484

75.23%

1,556,455

 

The number of ordinary shares in issue on 12 April 2020 at 6pm (excluding shares held in Treasury) was 878,973,851. Shareholders are entitled to one vote per share.  A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes validly cast.

 

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2, a copy of the resolutions, passed as Special Business, will be submitted to the UK Listing Authority and will shortly be available for inspection at the National Storage Mechanism document viewing facility at:   https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism  

 

The Rt. Hon Baroness Virginia Bottomley of Nettlestone DL did not stand for re-election as a Director and stood down from the Board with effect from the conclusion of the AGM. In accordance with section 430(2B) of the Companies Act 2006, the Company confirms that the Rt. Hon Baroness Virginia Bottomley of Nettlestone DL will receive payment of fees for service whilst a Director but no other remuneration payment or payment for loss of office will be made in connection with her departure.

 

Susan Swabey

Company Secretary

Smith & Nephew plc

Tel:  +44 (0)1923 477317

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