Regulatory News Item

RNS Number : 3070T
Smiths Group PLC
13 November 2019
 

13 NOVEMBER 2019

SMITHS GROUP PLC

 

RESULT OF AGM

 

Smiths Group plc (the 'Company') announces that a poll was held on each of the resolutions proposed at the Annual General Meeting ('AGM') on 13 November 2019. The results of the poll are:

 

  


VOTES
FOR

%

VOTES
AGAINST

%

VOTES
TOTAL

% of ISC VOTED

VOTES
WITHHELD

1

Adoption of Annual Report FY2019

305,838,467

100.00

7,941

0.00

305,846,408

77.20%

7,149,349

2

Approval of Directors' Remuneration Report

294,243,250

98.11

5,671,458

1.89

299,914,708

75.70%

13,080,429

3

Declaration of a final dividend

307,813,391

99.89

353,964

0.11

308,167,355

77.78%

4,828,402

4

Re-election of Bruno Angelici as a director

302,443,676

98.15

5,693,965

1.85

308,137,641

77.78%

4,858,115

5

Re-election of Olivier Bohuon as a director

307,605,376

99.83

532,065

0.17

308,137,441

77.78%

4,858,316

6

Re-election of Sir George Buckley as a director

300,999,884

97.88

6,523,091

2.12

307,522,975

77.62%

5,472,781

7

Re-election of Dame Ann Dowling as a director

308,121,299

99.99

21,595

0.01

308,142,894

77.78%

4,852,863

8

Re-election of Tanya Fratto as a director

306,701,884

99.53

1,436,427

0.47

308,138,311

77.78%

4,857,446

9

Re-election of William Seeger as a director

303,535,692

98.51

4,599,950

1.49

308,135,642

77.77%

4,860,114

10

Re-election of Mark Seligman as a director

298,568,593

96.90

9,567,329

3.10

308,135,922

77.77%

4,859,834

11

Re-election of John Shipsey as a director

306,401,803

99.44

1,738,348

0.56

308,140,151

77.78%

4,855,606

12

Re-election of Andrew Reynolds Smith as a director

307,776,212

99.88

364,189

0.12

308,140,401

77.78%

4,855,356

13

Re-election of Noel Tata as a director

282,942,318

92.72

22,230,412

7.28

305,172,730

77.03%

7,823,027

14

Appointment of KPMG LLP as auditors

307,484,143

99.78

670,608

0.22

308,154,751

77.78%

4,841,006

15

Auditors' remuneration

307,657,945

99.84

485,620

0.16

308,143,565

77.78%

4,852,192

16

Authority to issue shares

291,202,955

94.50

16,960,214

5.50

308,163,169

77.78%

4,832,588

17

Authority to disapply pre-emption rights

306,089,331

97.96

6,386,532

2.04

312,475,863

78.87%

519,894

18

Additional authority to disapply pre-emption rights

289,947,874

92.79

22,527,532

7.21

312,475,406

78.87%

520,350

19

Authority to make market purchases of shares

305,084,528

99.04

2,962,545

0.96

308,047,073

77.75%

4,948,683

20

Authority to call general meetings on short notice

290,414,721

94.62

16,506,203

5.38

306,920,924

77.47%

6,074,833

21

Authority to make political donations and expenditure

301,427,324

98.23

5,427,735

1.77

306,855,059

77.45%

6,140,697

 

As at 11 November 2019 the Issued Share Capital of the Company was 396,190,187 ordinary shares of 37.5p.

 

Shareholders are entitled to one vote per share. Votes withheld are not a vote in law and are therefore not counted in the calculation of the percentages of the votes cast for and against a resolution. Where shareholders appointed the Chairman as their proxy with discretion as to voting, their votes were cast in favour of the resolutions and their shares have been included in the "votes for" column.

 

Resolutions 1 to 16 and 21 were passed as ordinary resolutions and resolutions 17 to 20 were passed as special resolutions.

 

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2 copies of the resolutions (other than those resolutions comprising ordinary business) passed by the Company at its AGM will be uploaded to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for inspection at http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM

 

Legal Entity Identifier (LEI): 213800MJL6IPZS3ASA11

 

Enquiries:

 

Matthew Whyte

Deputy Company Secretary

Matthew.Whyte@smiths.com 

+44 (0) 20 7004 1674


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