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14 September 2016

Oxford Instruments plc

Annual General Meeting – Proxy Votes

At the AGM of Oxford Instruments plc held on 13 September 2016, all resolutions were passed on a show of hands.  The following proxy votes were recorded for each resolution.  Each resolution was duly passed.

Resolution                                                (No. as noted on proxy form) In Favour Against Abstentions/Withheld
Votes % Votes % Votes
1 To receive and adopt the Reports and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2016 45,982,240 98.7% 593,253 1.3% 1,496
2 To declare the final dividend 45,983,696 98.7% 593,253 1.3% 40
3 To elect Alan Thomson 45,372,589 97.4% 1,200,572 2.6% 3,828
4 To elect Ian Barkshire 46,167,405 99.1% 407,626 0.9% 1,958
5 To elect Gavin Hill 46,169,441 99.1% 405,534 0.9% 2,014
6 To elect Mary Waldner 45,938,246 98.6% 636,691 1.4% 2,052
7 To re-elect Thomas Geitner 46,196,984 99.2% 377,641 0.8% 2,364
8 To re-elect Richard Friend 46,197,816 99.2% 377,121 0.8% 2,052
9 To re-appoint KPMG LLP as Auditor 45,661,765 98.6% 659,085 1.4% 256,139
10 To authorise the Directors to set the remuneration of the Auditor 46,568,717 99.99% 6,032 0.01% 2,240
11 To approve the Annual Report on Remuneration 46,401,715 99.6% 169,505 0.4% 5,769
12 To authorise the allotment of shares 42,482,248 91.2% 4,090,619 8.8% 4,122
13 To disapply pre-emption rights 46,564,768 99.98% 9,099 0.02% 3,122
14 To disapply pre-emption rights for an acquisition or specified capital investment 42,197,094 90.6% 4,377,311 9.4% 2,584
15 To authorise the purchase of shares 46,091,792 99.0% 482,387 1.0% 2,810
16 To authorise the calling of general meetings on 14 days' notice 44,763,355 96.4% 1,812,393 3.9% 1,240

Notes:

  1. Votes were tendered in respect of 46,576,949 shares representing 81.3% of the issued capital.

  2. Any proxy appointments which gave discretion to the Chairman have been included in the "For" total.

  3. 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.

    The full text of the resolutions is shown in the Notice of Annual General Meeting which is available on our website at www.oxford-instruments.com/investors

For further information please contact:

Oxford Instruments plc

Susan Johnson-Brett, Company Secretary                                                            01865 393324