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Headline Result of AGM
Released 15:25 23-Jul-2019
Number 4652G15

RNS Number : 4652G
Vodafone Group Plc
23 July 2019
 

 

 

VODAFONE GROUP PLC

RESULTS OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

Results of Annual General Meeting

 

The Annual General Meeting of Vodafone Group Plc was held at the Royal Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY on Tuesday 23 July 2019 at 11.00 am.

 

The results of polls on all 23 resolutions were as follows:

 


Resolution

Total votes validly cast

Percentage of relevant shares in issue (%)

For

For (% of shares voted)

Against

Against (% of shares voted)

Votes withheld

1.

To receive the Company's accounts, the strategic report and reports of the Directors and the auditor for the year ended 31 March 2019.

17,464,929,392

65.25

17,410,743,023

99.69

54,186,369

0.31

59,014,529

2.

To elect Sanjiv Ahuja as a Director.

17,498,152,303

65.37

17,343,829,350

99.12

154,322,953

0.88

25,808,313

3.

To elect David Thodey as a Director.

17,498,474,849

65.37

17,346,505,379

99.13

151,969,470

0.87

25,514,239

4.

To re-elect Gerard Kleisterlee as a Director.

17,459,096,113

65.23

16,439,004,618

94.16

1,020,091,495

5.84

64,881,479

5.

To re-elect Nick Read as a Director.

17,459,907,169

65.23

17,302,726,489

99.10

157,180,680

0.90

64,084,116

6.

To re-elect Margherita Della Valle as a Director.

17,460,352,293

65.23

17,113,795,729

98.02

346,556,564

1.98

63,558,237

7.

To re-elect Sir Crispin Davis as a Director.

17,458,216,912

65.22

16,863,487,423

96.59

594,729,489

3.41

65,775,978

8.

To re-elect Michel Demaré as a Director.

17,458,129,205

65.22

17,298,394,157

99.09

159,735,048

0.91

65,852,227

9.

To re-elect Dame Clara Furse as a Director.

17,445,846,832

65.18

17,286,612,058

99.09

159,234,774

0.91

63,827,393

10.

 

To re-elect Valerie Gooding as a Director.

17,460,325,066

65.23

17,163,537,102

98.30

296,787,964

1.70

63,667,239

11.

To re-elect Renee James as a Director.

17,460,046,980

65.23

17,089,942,164

97.88

370,104,816

2.12

63,912,588

12.

To re-elect Maria Amparo Moraleda Martinez as a Director.

17,458,579,648

65.22

17,253,143,888

98.82

205,435,760

1.18

65,394,890

13.

To re-elect David Nish as a Director.

17,339,575,098

64.78

17,180,601,169

99.08

158,973,929

0.92

184,436,425

14.

To declare a final dividend of 4.16 eurocents per ordinary share for the year ended 31 March 2019.

17,508,326,508

65.41

17,461,129,741

99.73

47,196,767

0.27

15,656,849

15.

To approve the Annual Report on Remuneration contained in the Remuneration Report of the Board for the year ended 31 March 2019.

 

17,235,623,399

64.39

15,104,854,059

87.64

2,130,769,340

12.36

288,299,412

16.

To appoint Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's auditor until the end of the next general meeting at which accounts are laid before the Company.

17,508,031,980

65.41

17,489,351,425

99.89

18,680,555

0.11

15,927,101

17.

To authorise the Audit and Risk Committee to determine the remuneration of the auditor.

17,504,005,498

65.39

17,484,655,675

99.89

19,349,823

0.11

19,963,674

18.

To authorise the Directors to allot shares, grant rights to subscribe for shares and to convert any security into shares in the Company.

17,499,592,167

65.38

16,072,351,660

91.84

1,427,240,507

8.16

24,223,790

19.

To authorise the Directors to dis-apply pre-emption rights.

17,480,111,556

65.30

16,951,637,211

96.98

528,474,345

3.02

43,829,493

20.

To authorise the Directors to dis-apply pre-emption rights up to a further 5 per cent for the purposes of financing an acquisition or other capital investment.

17,482,705,578

65.31

16,581,620,410

94.85

901,085,168

5.15

41,199,040

21.

To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares.

17,497,547,724

65.37

17,296,597,409

98.85

200,950,315

1.15

26,417,463

22.

To authorise political donations and expenditure.

17,330,439,896

64.74

16,910,224,440

97.58

420,215,456

2.42

193,517,792

23.

To authorise the Board to call general meetings (other than annual general meetings) on a minimum of 14 clear days' notice.

17,414,170,946

65.06

16,408,281,946

94.22

1,005,889,000

5.78

109,803,491

 

The number of Ordinary Shares in issue on 19 July 2019 (excluding shares held in Treasury) was 26,767,409,927.  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.

 

Resolutions 1 to 18 (inclusive) and 22 were passed as Ordinary Resolutions. Resolutions 19, 20, 21 and 23 were passed as Special Resolutions.

 

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2, a copy of Resolutions 22 and 23, passed as Special Business at the Annual General Meeting, have been submitted to the Financial Conduct Authority via the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM.

 

 

Other matters

 

Following conclusion of the Annual General Meeting, the below changes to the composition of the Board and its Committees were effective:

 

-      Samuel Jonah KBE did not seek re-election as a Non-Executive Director and therefore retired from the Board.

 

-      Dame Clara Furse was appointed as a member of the Remuneration Committee and stepped down from the Audit and Risk Committee.

 

-      Sanjiv Ahuja and Michel Demaré were appointed as members of the Audit and Risk Committee. Michel Demaré remains a member of the Remuneration Committee.

 

 

For further information:

 

Vodafone Group


Media Relations

Investor Relations

www.vodafone.com/media/contact

ir@vodafone.co.uk

 

 


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