Shareholder meetings

Annual General Meeting 2016

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Our AGM was held at 2pm on Tuesday 17 May 2016 at 200 Aldersgate in London.

  AGM guide 2016 (pdf)

The Resolutions

Read the resolutions below and find out how our shareholders voted.

 

The resolutions For Against Witheld
Resolution 1: To receive and consider the Annual report and accounts 2015 843,784,546   (99.94%) 543,015   (0.06%) 714,054
Resolution 2: To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditors 823,650,708   (98.37%) 13,663,377   (1.63%) 7,717,822
Resolution 3: To authorise the audit committee to set the auditors’ fees 835,054,452   (98.92%) 9,083,097   (1.08%) 910,639
Resolution 4: To declare a final dividend for 2015 843,574,087   (99.86%) 1,176,880   (0.14%) 297,019
Resolution 5: To approve the Directors’ remuneration report, excluding the remuneration policy 639,048,996   (77.69%) 183,477,683   (22.31%) 22,528,635
Resolution 6: To cancel the capital redemption reserve 838,547,063   (99.66%) 2,892,887   (0.34%) 3,607,483
Resolution 7: To authorise a fixed to variable pay ratio exceeding 1:1 but not exceeding 1:2 for Remuneration Code staff 794,257,174   (98.07%) 15,640,235   (1.93%) 35,152,581
Resolution 8: To approve the rules of Part B of the Standard Life (Employee) Share Plan 837,130,077   (99.37%) 5,293,591   (0.63%) 2,618,921
Resolution 9A: To re-elect Sir Gerry Grimstone 837,353,514   (99.26%) 6,240,304   (0.74%) 1,455,626
Resolution 9B: To re-elect Pierre Danon 831,997,840   (98.64%) 11,448,298   (1.36%) 1,602,122
Resolution 9C: To re-elect Noel Harwerth 838,291,782   (99.39%) 5,141,085   (0.61%) 1,625,860
Resolution 9D: To re-elect Isabel Hudson 839,003,125   (99.47%) 4,495,786   (0.53%) 1,551,090
Resolution 9E: To re-elect Kevin Parry 837,082,348   (99.25%) 6,345,548   (0.75%) 1,622,297
Resolution 9F: To re-elect Lynne Peacock 806,888,072   (98.80%) 9,831,770   (1.20%) 28,319,606
Resolution 9G: To re-elect Martin Pike 833,912,676   (98.88%) 9,482,722   (1.12%) 1,651,605
Resolution 9H: To re-elect Luke Savage 837,102,129   (99.25%) 6,364,405   (0.75%) 1,579,517
Resolution 9I: To re-elect Keith Skeoch 838,001,090   (99.37%) 5,342,573   (0.63%) 1,703,340
Resolution 10A: To elect Colin Clark 837,907,018   (99.39%) 5,143,243   (0.61%) 1,993,110
Resolution 10B: To elect Melanie Gee 836,680,371   (99.23%) 6,480,687   (0.77%) 1,885,945
Resolution 10C: To elect Paul Matthews 837,874,583   (99.38%) 5,219,637   (0.62%) 1,957,158
Resolution 11: To authorise the Directors to issue further shares 832,126,798   (98.66%) 11,275,466   (1.34%) 1,644,453
Resolution 12: To disapply share pre-emption rights 836,053,223   (99.29%) 5,971,696   (0.71%) 3,031,113
Resolution 13: To give authority for the Company to buy back shares 833,367,254   (98.78%) 10,330,545   (1.22%) 1,343,994
Resolution 14: To provide limited authority to make political donations and to incur political expenditure 781,071,203   (93.73%) 52,290,942   (6.27%) 11,689,233
Resolution 15: To allow the Company to call general meetings on 14 days’ notice 765,909,610   (91.69%) 69,390,630   (8.31%) 9,757,268

Issued share capital and total voting rights

On 19 February 2016 – the latest practical business day before the printing and publication of the Notice of Annual General Meeting – the Company’s issued share capital consisted of 1,970,010,465 ordinary shares, carrying one vote each. No shares were held in treasury. Therefore, the total voting rights in the Company as at 19 February 2016 were 1,970,010,465.