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WH Smith PLC
29 January 2024
 

29 January 2024

 

 

WH SMITH PLC

Result of Annual General Meeting

 

WH Smith PLC held its Annual General Meeting for shareholders at 11.30am on 26 January 2024.  All resolutions put to the AGM were passed by shareholders.

 

The following table shows the results of the poll on the resolutions.

 

Resolution

Votes

For

%

Votes Against

%

Votes Total

% of ISC Voted

Votes Withheld

1

To receive the reports and accounts

105,025,593

100

1,797

0.00

105,027,390

80.23

2,848,794

2

To approve the remuneration report

104,580,661

97.08

3,150,484

2.92

107,731,145

82.29

145,039

3

To declare a final dividend

107,732,673

99.99

9,014

0.01

107,741,687

82.30

134,497

4

To elect Colette Burke

 

107,681,575

99.95

52,149

0.05

107,733,724

82.29

142,460

5

To re-elect Annette Court

99,871,684

92.70

7,864,123

7.30

107,735,807

82.30

140,377

6

To re-elect Carl Cowling

 

106,680,367

99.02

1,055,280

0.98

107,735,647

82.30

140,537

7

To re-elect Nicky Dulieu

 

106,033,121

98.42

1,702,473

1.58

107,735,594

82.30

140,590

8

To re-elect Simon Emeny

106,035,868

98.42

1,700,151

1.58

107,736,019

82.30

140,165

9

To re-elect Robert Moorhead

107,542,329

99.82

194,019

0.18

107,736,348

82.30

139,661

10

To re-elect Marion Sears

103,649,738

96.21

4,085,031

3.79

107,734,769

82.30

141,415

11

To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditors

107,166,846

99.47

570,119

0.53

107,736,965

82.30

139,219

12

To authorise the Audit Committee of the Board to determine the auditors' remuneration

107,447,552

99.73

286,839

0.27

107,734,391

82.29

141,793

13

Authority to make political donations

106,998,620

99.51

528,986

0.49

107,527,606

82.14

348,578

14

Authority to allot shares

103,746,542

96.30

3,988,390

3.70

107,734,932

82.30

141,252

15

Authority to disapply pre-emption rights up to 10 per cent and for follow-on offers

96,297,625

89.39

11,431,207

10.61

107,728,832

 

82.29

147,352

16

Authority to disapply pre-emption rights up to a further 10 per cent for acquisitions or specified capital investments and for follow-on offers

95,401,546

89.91

10,705,711

10.09

106,107,257

 

81.05

1,768,927

17

Authority to make market purchases of ordinary shares

106,570,780

99.77

245,289

0.23

106,816,069

 

81.59

1,060,114

18

To adopt new Articles of Association

107,702,219

99.97

28,181

0.03

107,730,400

82.29

145,784

19

Authority to call general meetings on 14 clear days' notice

105,553,887

97.97

2,182,044

2.03

107,735,931

 

82.30

140,253

 

Notes

1.     Votes "for" and "against" are expressed as a percentage of votes received.

 

2.     A "vote withheld" is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of the votes "for" and "against" a resolution.

 

3.     At the date of the AGM the issued share capital of the Company is 130,912,453 ordinary shares.

 

In accordance with paragraph 9.6.2 of the Listing Rules, a copy of the resolutions passed as special business at the AGM have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism.

 

I Houghton

 

 

 

 

Company Secretary

 

 

-Ends-

 

Enquiries:

 

WH Smith PLC

Mark Boyle                            Investor Relations                07879 897687

Nicola Hillman                     Media Relations                   01793 563354

 

Brunswick                                                                                                          

Tim Danaher                                                                       020 7404 5959

 

 

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