Shareholder meetings

Annual General Meeting 2017

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Our AGM will be held at 2pm on Tuesday 16 May 2017 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Read the notice of meeting in our AGM guide and find out more about voting, the resolutions and how to get there.

This year we plan to webcast the meeting live and you can register now to watch.

  AGM guide 2017

 Annual report and accounts 2016

 2016 Strategic report and financial highlights

Letter from the Chairman - dated 22 March 2017

2017 resolutions and how to vote online

The following resolutions will be put to our shareholders at our Annual general meeting on 16 May. You can fill in your voting form on the share portal. It’s easy – all you need is your name and shareholder reference number.

The resolutions For Against Witheld
Resolution 1: To receive and consider the Annual report and accounts 2016      
Resolution 2: To declare a final dividend for 2016      
Resolution 3: To appoint KPMG LLP as auditors      
Resolution 4: To authorise the audit committee to set the auditors’ fees      
Resolution 5: To approve the Directors’ remuneration report, excluding the remuneration policy      
Resolution 6A: To re-elect Sir Gerry Grimstone      
Resolution 6B: To re-elect Colin Clark      
Resolution 6C: To re-elect Pierre Danon      
Resolution 6D: To re-elect Melanie Gee      
Resolution 6E: To re-elect Noel Harwerth      
Resolution 6F: To re-elect Kevin Parry      
Resolution 6G: To re-elect Lynne Peacock      
Resolution 6H: To re-elect Martin Pike      
Resolution 6I: To re-elect Luke Savage      
Resolution 6J: To re-elect Keith Skeoch      
Resolution 7A: To elect John Devine      
Resolution 7B: To elect Barry O’Dwyer      
Resolution 8: To provide limited authority to make political donations and to incur political expenditure      
Resolution 9: To authorise the Directors to issue further shares      
Resolution 10: To disapply share pre-emption rights      
Resolution 11: To give authority for the Company to buy back shares      
Resolution 12: To allow the Company to call general meetings on 14 days’ notice      

Issued share capital and total voting rights

On 24 February 2017 – 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 1,979,059,990 ordinary shares, carrying one vote each. No shares were held in treasury. Therefore, the total voting rights in the Company as at 24 February 2017 were 1,979,059,990.