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Ashtead Group PLC

AGM Statement

7th September 2016

ASHTEAD GROUP PLC

AGM Statement

Ashtead Group plc held its Annual General Meeting at 2.30 pm on 7th September 2016 in London.

The Board is pleased to announce that all resolutions placed before the meeting were carried on a show of hands.

The proxy votes were as follows:

RESOLUTION FOR AGAINST WITHHELD
1.  That the account for the year ended 30 April 2016, the directors’ report and the auditor’s report be adopted. 366,844,748 1,071,147 623,110
2.  That the directors’ remuneration report for the year ended 30 April 2016 be approved. 270,346,417 95,007,190 3,185,397
3.  That the director’s remuneration policy be approved. 263,345,869 103,202,232 1,990,903
4.  That a final dividend of 18.5 pence per ordinary share be declared for the year ended 30 April 2016. 368,457,040 0 81,965
5.  That Chris Cole be re-elected as a director of the Company. 334,176,444 30,592,323 3,770,238
6.  That Geoff Drabble be re-elected as a director of the Company. 338,516,215 29,944,514 78,275
7.  That Brendan Horgan be re-elected as a director of the Company. 357,837,365 10,623,365 78,725
8.  That Sat Dhaiwal be re-elected as a director of the Company. 357,838,052 10,622,678 78,725
9.  That Suzanne Wood be re-elected as a director of the Company. 355,799,926 12,660,804 78,725
10. That Ian Sutcliffe be re-elected as a director of the Company. 356,785,604 11,674,626 78,775
11.  That Wayne Edmunds be re-elected as a director of the Company. 354,677,389 13,176,110 685,506
12. That Lucinda Riches be elected as a director of the Company. 366,580,248 1,879,616 79,141
13. That Tanya Fratto be elected as a director of the Company. 367,832,826 627,038 79,141
14. That Deloitte LLP be re-appointed as auditor of the Company. 360,479,152 7,971,937 87,916
15. That the directors be authorised to determine the auditor’s remuneration. 368,349,385 98,205 91,415
16. That the directors are authorised to allot the shares under section 551 (1) (a) and (b) of the Companies Act 2006. 342,855,696 24,941,446 741,863
17. That the directors be empowered to disapply the provisions of section 561 (1) to (6) of the Companies Act 2006. 366,620,974 154,126 1,763,905
18. That the directors be empowered to issue 
      shares on a non pre-emptive basis.
343,359,358 23,415,742 1,763,905
19. That the directors be authorised to make market purchases of the Company’s shares under section 701 of the Companies Act. 357,977,427 8,174,477 2,387,101
20. That a general meeting other than an annual general meeting be called on not less than 14 clear days’ notice. 339,962,258 26,134,834 2,441,913

Contact:

Chris Cole – Chairman, 020 7314 5152

Geoff Drabble – Chief Executive, 020 7726 9700

Tom Eckersley – Maitland, 020 7379 5151

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