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Results of the 2019 Annual General Meeting

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RNS Number : 8874F
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
17 July 2019
 

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (the "Company")

 

Results of the 2019 Annual General Meeting

 

 

The Company held its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 17 July 2019. All the resolutions put to shareholders were duly passed on a show of hands. Resolutions 1 to 13 were passed as ordinary resolutions and resolutions 14, 15 and 16 were passed as special resolutions.

 

Details of shareholders' proxy votes lodged in advance of the Annual General Meeting for each resolution are shown in the table below:

 

Resolutions

For and at discretion

Against

Votes Withheld

 

Total

Number

%

Number

%

1. To receive the audited accounts of the Company for the year ended 28 February 2019, together with the Report of the Directors and the report of the Auditor thereon.

 

46,754,994

99.97

12,690

0.03

 

17,774

46,767,684

2. To approve the Annual Statement by the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and the Annual Report on Directors' Remuneration for the year ended 28 February 2019

 

46,417,877

99.22

366,082

0.78

1,500

46,783,959

3. To declare a final dividend of 6.75p per Ordinary share

 

46,785,453

99.99

6

0.01

0

46,785,459

4. To appoint Leslie-Ann Reed as a Director of the Company.

 

47,095,880

99.98

10,208

0.02

2,095

47,106,088

5. To re-appoint John Warren as a Director of the Company.

 

46,773,156

99.98

10,208

0.02

2,095

46,783,364

6. To re-appoint Steven Hall as a Director of the Company.

 

46,773,656

99.98

9,708

0.02

2,095

46,783,364

7. To re-appoint Nigel Newton as a Director

 

46,481,135

99.36

299,311

0.64

5,013

46,780,446

8. To re-appoint Penny Scott-Bayfield as a Director

 

46,672,429

99.77

108,017

0.23

5,013

46,780,446

9. To re-appoint Jonathan Glasspool as a Director

 

46,736,584

99.91

43,862

0.09

5,013

46,780,446

10. To re-appoint Sir Richard Lambert as a Director

 

46,738,513

99.90

44,850

 

0.10

 

2,095

 

46,783,363

11. To re-appoint KPMG LLP as Auditor of the Company

 

46,772,173

99.98

9,969

0.02

3,316

46,782,142

12. To authorise the Directors to determine the auditors' remuneration.

 

46,776,820

99.98

8,169

0.02

470

46,784,989

13. To authorise the Directors to allot shares

 

45,251,805

96.72

1,533,646

3.28

8

46,785,451

14. To authorise the Directors to disapply pre-emption rights

 

44,350,228

94.79

2,435,223

5.21

8

46,785,451

15. To authorise the Directors to disapply pre-emption rights regarding acquisition/investment

 

45,250,729

96.73

1,531,803

3.27

2,926

46,782,532

16. To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares.

 

46,736,428

99.95

25,198

0.05

23,832

46,761,626

 

 

NOTES:

 

1.    The 'For' vote includes those giving discretion to the Chairman.

2.    Votes 'Withheld' are not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes 'For' and 'Against' a resolution.

3.    As at Tuesday 16 July 2019, there were 75,328,570 ordinary shares of 1.25 pence in issue.

4.    The full text of each of the resolutions is set out in the Notice of Annual General Meeting which is available at the National Storage Mechanism http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM and on the Company's website at www.bloomsbury-ir.co.uk.

5.    In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2, copies of the resolutions passed at the meeting other than those considered as ordinary business, will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: https://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM

 

 

Committee Membership Changes

 

Pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.11R, the Company announces that Leslie-Ann Reed, following her appointment as Non-Executive Director, will become a member of the Nomination Committee with immediate effect. Leslie-Ann is also a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.

 

 

 

Maya Abu-Deeb
Group General Counsel & Company Secretary
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Telephone +44(0)20 7631 5627

 


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