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Robert Walters PLC - Results of 2020 Annual General Meeting

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Robert Walters PLC
13 May 2020
 

13 May 2020

 

ROBERT WALTERS PLC

 

(the 'Company' or the 'Group')

 

RESULTS OF 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

The Board announces that the Annual General Meeting of the Company was held this morning. All resolutions as set out in the Notice of Meeting dated 7 April 2020 were duly passed on a show of hands. For information, the results of the proxy voting are given below:

 

RESOLUTION

FOR

%

DISCRETION

%

AGAINST

%

WITHHELD

 

1. To receive the Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2019.

61,845,737

99.99

0

0

6,952

0.01

154,196

2. To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report for the year ended 31 December 2019 (other than the part containing the Directors' Remuneration Policy).

29,993,163

52.52

0

0

27,112,884

47.48

4,900,839

3. To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy.

60,100,257

96.93

0

0

1,903,372

3.07

3,256

4. To re-elect Carol Hui as a Director.

62,001,891

99.99

0

0

3,751

0.01

1,244

5. To re-elect Robert Walters as a Director.

61,849,753

99.97

0

0

16,159

0.03

140,974

6. To re-elect Alan Bannatyne as a Director.

61,976,043

99.95

0

0

29,599

0.05

1,244

7.  To re-elect Brian McArthur-Muscroft as a Director.

55,145,562

88.94

0

0

6,860,080

11.06

1,244

8.  To re-elect Tanith Dodge as a Director.

54,629,965

88.1

0

0

7,375,677

11.9

1,244

9.  To re-elect Steven Cooper as a Director.

55,142,512

88.93

0

0

6,863,130

11.07

1,244

10. To re-appoint BDO LLP as Auditor.

62,005,642

100

0

0

0

0

1,244

11. To authorise the Directors to fix the Auditor's remuneration.

62,005,642

100

0

0

0

0

1,244

12. To authorise the Directors to allot shares pursuant to section 551 Companies Act 2006.

61,906,926

99.84

0

0

97,295

0.16

2,665

13. To disapply section 561 Companies Act 2006.

62,003,221

100

0

0

0

0

3,665

14. To authorise the Company to make purchases of its own shares.

61,856,864

99.76

0

0

146,682

0.24

3,339

15. To call general meetings other than annual general meetings of the Company on not less than 14 clear days' notice.

61,678,718

99.47

0

0

326,924

0.53

1,244

 

Tanith Dodge, Chairman of the Robert Walters Group Remuneration Committee, commented:

 

"The Group delivered record profits in 2019. We note the vote in respect of last year's remuneration report and the desire from a number of shareholders for the Group to refine disclosure levels moving forward.

 

The Group has been engaged in ongoing efforts to ensure there is an improved level of visibility year on year and we will strive to improve disclosure albeit also balanced against legitimate commercial concerns.

 

The Board will continue discussions with shareholders to ensure that views are fully understood and the Group will publish an update within six months of the Annual General Meeting.

 

As already announced, on 9 April, Executive Directors have taken a voluntary pay cut of 20% effective 1 April."

 

At the date of the meeting, there were 80,140,680 ordinary shares in issue.

 

A vote withheld is not a vote at law and has not been counted in the votes for and against.

 

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2, a copy of all resolutions passed other than resolutions concerning ordinary business will shortly be 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.

 

- Ends -

 

Further information

 

Robert Walters Group

Robert Walters, Chief Executive

Alan Bannatyne, Chief Financial Officer

 

+44 20 7379 3333

Portland Communications

Steffan Williams

Simon Hamer

 

+44 7767 345 563

About Robert Walters Group

The Robert Walters Group is a market-leading international specialist professional recruitment group with over 3,900 staff spanning 31 countries. We specialise in the placement of the highest calibre professionals across the disciplines of accountancy and finance, banking, engineering, HR, IT, legal, sales, marketing, secretarial and support and supply chain and procurement. Our client base ranges from the world's leading blue-chip corporates and financial services organisations through to SMEs and start-ups. The Group's outsourcing division, Resource Solutions is a market leader in recruitment process outsourcing and managed services.

www.robertwaltersgroup.com

 

           

 


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