Regulatory News Item

RNS Number : 4838F
Smiths Group PLC
16 November 2020
 

16 NOVEMBER 2020

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 16 November 2020. The results of the poll are:

 

  


VOTES
FOR

%

VOTES
AGAINST

%

VOTES
TOTAL

% of ISC VOTED

VOTES
WITHHELD

1

Adoption of Annual Report FY2020

323,416,953

99.84

525,438

0.16

323,942,391

81.73%

3,677,976

2

Approval of Directors' Remuneration Report

319,572,256

97.58

7,911,798

2.42

327,484,054

82.63%

136,313

3

Declaration of a final dividend

327,529,905

100.00

713

0.00

327,530,618

82.64%

89,749

4

Election of Pam Cheng as a director

327,487,922

99.99

25,516

0.01

327,513,438

82.63%

106,929

5

Election of Karin Hoeing as a director

327,486,640

99.99

25,086

0.01

327,511,726

82.63%

108,641

6

Re-election of Sir George Buckley as a director

320,498,325

97.86

7,012,208

2.14

327,510,533

82.63%

109,834

7

Re-election of Dame Ann Dowling as a director

327,477,591

99.99

38,272

0.01

327,515,863

82.63%

104,504

8

Re-election of Tanya Fratto as a director

323,547,535

98.79

3,970,358

1.21

327,517,893

82.63%

102,474

9

Re-election of William Seeger as a director

324,879,086

99.20

2,636,271

0.80

327,515,357

82.63%

105,010

10

Re-election of Mark Seligman as a director

318,599,672

97.28

8,913,028

2.72

327,512,700

82.63%

107,667

11

Re-election of John Shipsey as a director

326,066,883

99.56

1,450,157

0.44

327,517,040

82.63%

100,122

12

Re-election of Andrew Reynolds Smith as a director

327,487,684

99.99

26,543

0.01

327,514,227

82.63%

106,140

13

Re-election of Noel Tata as a director

286,909,747

87.77

39,975,637

12.23

326,885,384

82.48%

734,983

14

Re-appointment of KPMG LLP as auditors

327,476,358

99.99

47,157

0.01

327,523,515

82.64%

96,852

15

Auditors' remuneration

327,474,534

99.99

38,740

0.01

327,513,274

82.63%

107,093

16

Authority to issue shares

305,443,116

93.25

22,115,833

6.75

327,558,949

82.65%

61,418

17

Authority to disapply pre-emption rights

317,978,860

97.08

9,552,894

2.92

327,531,754

82.64%

88,613

18

Additional authority to disapply pre-emption rights

306,517,464

93.59

21,010,550

6.41

327,528,014

82.64%

92,353

19

Authority to make market purchases of shares

318,783,301

97.36

8,651,798

2.64

327,435,099

82.61%

185,268

20

Authority to call general meetings on short notice

310,838,667

94.91

16,686,252

5.09

327,524,919

82.64%

95,448

21

Authority to make political donations and expenditure

314,174,120

97.80

7,067,729

2.20

321,241,849

81.05%

6,378,518

 

As at 13 November 2020 the Issued Share Capital of the Company was 396,343,060 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 https://data.fca.org.uk.

 

Legal Entity Identifier (LEI): 213800MJL6IPZS3ASA11

 

Enquiries:

 

Matthew Whyte

Deputy Company Secretary

Matthew.Whyte@smiths.com 

 

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