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Monday 14 June, 2021

TBC Bank Group PLC

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 8600B
TBC Bank Group PLC
14 June 2021
 

TBC Bank Group PLC

(the "Company")

 

Result of AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Company was held at 3:00 pm on 14 June 2021 at the offices of Baker McKenzie, 100 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6JA. All resolutions presented at the AGM were put to the meeting on a poll and, except for Resolution 17, all were passed with the requisite majority. The full results are detailed below.

No

Resolution

Votes For

% of votes cast

 

Votes Against

% of votes cast

Total votes

% of issued share capital voted

Votes Withheld

1

To receive the accounts of the Company for the year ended 31 December 2020 together with the directors' report, the strategic report, the directors' remuneration report and the auditor's report.

39,311,979

99.12%

350,506

0.88%

39,662,485

71.91

408,010

2

To approve the directors' remuneration report.

29,034,558

76.10%

9,116,452

23.90%

38,151,010

69.17

1,919,485

3

To approve the directors' remuneration policy.

38,535,269

96.17%

1,533,490

3.83%

40,068,759

72.65

1,736

4

To approve the management's variable remuneration ratio

40,070,492

100.00%

3

0.00%

40,070,495

72.65

0

5

To reappoint Arne Berggren as a director

40,060,946

99.98%

9,549

0.02%

40,070,495

72.65

0

6

To reappoint Vakhtang Butskhrikidze as a director

39,935,495

99.66%

135,000

0.34%

40,070,495

72.65

0

7

To reappoint Maria Luisa Cicognani as a director

38,531,289

96.16%

1,539,206

3.84%

40,070,495

72.65

0

8

To reappoint Tsira Kemularia as a director

39,773,474

99.26%

297,021

0.74%

40,070,495

72.65

0

9

To appoint Abhijit Akerkar as a director

40,070,495

100.00%

0

0.00%

40,070,495

72.65

0

10

To appoint Eran Klein as a director

40,070,495

100.00%

0

0.00%

40,070,495

72.65

0

11

To appoint Per Anders Fasth as a director

40,070,495

100.00%

0

0.00%

40,070,495

72.65

0

12

To appoint Thymios P. Kyriakopoulos as a director

39,202,240

100.00%

0

0.00%

39,202,240

71.08

868,255

13

To reappoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company's auditor

36,901,354

92.09%

3,169,140

7.91%

40,070,494

72.65

1

14

To authorise the Audit Committee to determine the auditor's remuneration

38,532,011

100.00%

0

0.00%

38,532,011

69.86

1,538,484

15

To give authority to allot securities up to a specified amount

29,881,899

75.29%

9,807,596

24.71%

39,689,495

71.96

381,000

16

To disapply statutory pre-emption rights (1)

30,024,582

75.65%

9,664,913

24.35%

39,689,495

71.96

381,000

17

To disapply statutory pre-emption rights (2)

29,873,653

74.55%

10,196,841

25.45%

40,070,494

72.65

1

18

To give authority to make market purchases of the Company's shares

39,673,403

99.04%

385,541

0.96%

40,058,944

72.63

11,551

19

To permit General Meetings on not less than 14 clear days' notice

32,715,671

84.91%

5,816,340

15.09%

38,532,011

69.86

1,538,484

 

Resolution 2 - Directors' remuneration report

The Board notes that 76.10% of shareholders voted for and 23.90% voted against Resolution 2, which concerns the advisory vote on the Company's 2020 Directors' Remuneration Report. The executive remuneration arrangements reported on in the 2020 Directors' Remuneration Report are fully aligned with our Directors' Remuneration Policy, which was approved by 99.95% of our shareholders at our 2018 AGM.

Over the last year, we have engaged with shareholders about executive remuneration in connection with the preparation of the new Directors' Remuneration Policy, which the Board notes was approved by 96.17% of shareholders at the AGM. We will continue our active dialogue with shareholders on executive remuneration matters, particularly with those who decided to vote against this resolution, and intend to further consult with shareholders during the coming months to understand their concerns.

Resolutions 15 and 16 - Allotment of securities up to a specified amount and disapplication of pre-emption rights (1)

The Board notes that 75.29% of shareholders voted for and 24.71% voted against Resolution 15, which relates to the allotment of securities up to a specified amount. The authority sought by the Company is in accordance with the Investment Association's Share Capital Management Guidelines and other prevailing voting guidelines applicable to UK listed companies.  The Board also notes that 75.65% of shareholders voted for and 24.35% voted against Resolution 16, which relates to the disapplication of pre-emption rights for general purposes. The resolution is in line with the Investment Association's Share Capital Management Guidelines and the Pre-Emption Group's Statement of Principles.

Whilst it remains standard market practice for many UK FTSE listed companies to retain this types of authority, we understand that some institutional investors, particularly those outside of the UK, have policies against supporting these types of resolution. Following today's vote, we will continue our ongoing dialogue with shareholders that do not support these authorities and will keep best practice in this area under review.

Resolution 17 - Disapplication of pre-emption rights (2)

The Board notes that 74.55% of shareholders voted for and 25.45% voted against Resolution 17, which relates to the disapplication of pre-emption rights in connection with the issue of shares for the purpose of an acquisition or specified capital investment. The resolution is in line with the Investment Association's Share Capital Management Guidelines and the Pre-Emption Group's Statement of Principles. However, as a special resolution requiring a 75% majority, Resolution 17 did not receive sufficient support to be passed.

Although the Company has sought, and received approval of, the same authority in previous years, we will continue to engage with shareholders on this point and will take their views into account when considering our future plans.

 Updates

In accordance with provision 4 of the UK Corporate Governance Code (the "Code"), the Board confirms that it will consult and continue to engage with shareholders to understand and discuss their concerns with respect to each of Resolutions 2, 15, 16 and 17. In accordance with the Code, an update will be provided within six months of the AGM, with a final summary to be included in the Company's 2021 Annual Report.

NOTES

1.  Votes "For" and "Against" are expressed as a percentage of votes cast.

2.  Votes "For" include discretionary votes.

3.  A "Vote withheld" is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the votes "For" or "Against" a resolution.

4.  The total number of shares in issue 55,155,896 is ordinary shares of £0.01. Ordinary shareholders are entitled to one vote per share held. 

5.  To view the full wording of the resolutions, please refer to the 2021 Notice of Annual General Meeting on the Company's website, www.tbcbankgroup.com

6.  In accordance with the FCA's Listing Rule 9.6.2, copies of all the resolutions passed other than resolutions concerning ordinary business have been submitted to the UK Listing Authority via the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism

 

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Zoltan Szalai

 

Or

 

Head of Investor Relations

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[email protected]

 

 

About TBC Bank Group PLC ("TBC PLC")

TBC Bank Group PLC ("TBC PLC") is a public limited company registered in England and Wales. TBC PLC is the parent company of JSC TBC Bank ("TBC Bank") and a group of companies that principally operate in Georgia in the financial sector and other closely related fields. TBC PLC also recently expanded its operations in Uzbekistan. TBC PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TBCG and is a constituent of the FTSE Small Cap Index. It is also a member of the FTSE4Good Index Series and the MSCI United Kingdom Small Cap Index.

 

TBC Bank, together with its subsidiaries, is a leading universal banking group in Georgia, with a total market share of 38.5% of loans and 39.8% of non-banking deposits as of 31 March 2021, according to data published by the National Bank of Georgia.

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