Regulatory News Item

RNS Number : 7145S
Smiths Group PLC
17 November 2021
 

17 NOVEMBER 2021

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 17 November 2021. The results of the poll are:

 

  


VOTES
FOR

%

VOTES
AGAINST

%

VOTES
TOTAL

% of ISC VOTED

VOTES
WITHHELD

1

Adoption of Annual Report FY2021

323,714,210

99.98

65,426

0.02

323,779,636

81.66%

5,938,783

2

Approval of the Directors' Remuneration Policy

282,034,458

86.69

43,312,009

13.31

325,346,467

82.05%

4,371,952

3

Approval of Directors' Remuneration Report

315,633,416

95.86

13,615,338

4.14

329,248,754

83.04%

469,665

4

Declaration of a final dividend

326,663,076

99.10

2,981,109

0.90

329,644,185

83.14%

74,234

5

Election of Paul Keel as a director

329,604,991

99.99

23,109

0.01

329,628,100

83.13%

90,319

6

Re-election of Sir George Buckley as a director

298,607,930

98.80

3,637,996

1.20

302,245,926

76.23%

27,472,493

7

Re-election of Pam Cheng as a director

329,591,125

99.99

33,369

0.01

329,624,494

83.13%

93,925

8

Re-election of Dame Ann Dowling as a director

329,592,493

99.99

38,264

0.01

329,630,757

83.13%

87,662

9

Re-election of Tanya Fratto as a director

321,300,847

98.63

4,475,693

1.37

325,776,540

82.16%

3,941,879

10

Re-election of Karin Hoeing as a director

329,039,826

99.82

588,955

0.18

329,628,781

83.13%

89,638

11

Re-election of William Seeger as a director

327,425,706

99.33

2,192,198

0.67

329,617,904

83.13%

100,515

12

Re-election of Mark Seligman as a director

319,053,210

96.79

10,568,476

3.21

329,621,686

83.13%

96,733

13

Re-election of John Shipsey as a director

326,622,636

99.09

3,000,294

0.91

329,622,930

83.13%

95,489

14

Re-election of Noel Tata as a director

268,556,922

85.45

45,737,513

14.55

314,294,435

79.27%

15,423,984

15

Re-appointment of KPMG LLP as auditors

328,589,066

99.68

1,048,102

0.32

329,637,168

83.14%

81,251

16

Auditors' remuneration

329,612,761

100.00

15,813

0.00

329,628,574

83.13%

89,845

17

Authority to allot shares

291,772,135

88.60

37,537,166

11.40

329,309,301

83.05%

33,599

18

Authority to disapply pre-emption rights

309,035,762

93.74

20,637,509

6.26

329,673,271

83.14%

45,148

19

Additional authority to disapply pre-emption rights

302,828,403

91.86

26,844,210

8.14

329,672,613

83.14%

45,806

20

Authority to make market purchases of shares

327,668,684

99.54

1,526,061

0.46

329,194,745

83.02%

523,674

21

Authority to call general meetings on short notice

290,972,031

88.27

38,666,668

11.73

329,638,699

83.14%

77,170

22

Authority to make political donations and expenditure

315,315,440

97.58

7,812,685

2.42

323,128,125

81.49%

6,587,744

 

Notes

As at 6.30 p.m. on 15 November 2021, the Company's issued share capital consisted of 396,505,049 ordinary shares of 37.5p. The Company does not hold any ordinary shares in the capital of the Company in treasury, and therefore, the total voting rights in the Company as at the voting record time were 396,505,049.

 

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 17 and 22 were passed as ordinary resolutions and resolutions 18 to 21 were passed as special resolutions.

 

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2 copies of the resolutions (other than those resolutions comprising ordinary business) approved by shareholders will be uploaded to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk.

 

 

Enquiries:

Matthew Whyte, Company Secretary

Smiths Group plc

+44 (0) 20 7004 1600

secretary@smiths.com

 

 

 

 

About Smiths Group

For over 170 years, Smiths Group has been pioneering progress by improving the world through smarter engineering. We serve millions of people every year, to help create a safer, more efficient and better-connected world, across four major global markets:  Energy, General Industry, Security & Defence, and Aerospace. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, Smiths employs c.22,000 colleagues in over 50 countries. For more information visit www.smiths.com.

 

Smiths Group plc's LEI number is: 213800MJL6IPZS3ASA11

 

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