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Ashley (Laura) Hldgs PLC
13 October 2016
 

Laura Ashley Holdings plc (the "Company")

 

Results of 2016 Annual General Meeting

 

The 2016 Annual General Meeting ('AGM') of Laura Ashley Holdings plc was held on 12 October 2016, at Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with a satellite venue at Corus Hotel Hyde Park, London.

A poll was held for all the resolutions proposed which were passed as follows:

Resolution


Summary


For


%


Against


%


Abstain



1.


To receive, acknowledge and adopt the Directors' Report, the Group Strategic Report and the Financial Statements for the period ended 30 June 2016 together with the signed and dated Auditor's Report.

 


544,705,142


100.00


19,470


0.00


29,352



2.


To re-elect Tan Sri Dr Khoo Kay Peng, who retires by rotation in

accordance with the Articles of Association of the Company, as a Non-

Executive Director.

 


531,622,960


97.61


12,996,648


2.39


136,656

 

 

 


3.

 

 


To re-elect Mr Ng Kwan Cheong, who retires by rotation in

accordance with the Articles of Association of the Company, as an Executive Director.

 


544,499,945


99.97


149,795


0.03


106,524



4.


To re-elect Mr David Walton Masters who offers himself for re-election as a Non-Executive Director in accordance with provision B.7.1 of the UK Corporate Governance Code.


530,361,911


97.37


14,343,707


2.63


40,601



 

4*.

 

 


 

To re-elect Mr David Walton Masters who offers himself for re-election as a Non-Executive Director in accordance with provision B.7.1 of the UK Corporate Governance Code.


 

86,577,904


 

85.79


 

14,343,707


 

14.21


 

40,601



 

5.


 

To re-elect Ms Sally Kealey, who offers herself for re-election as a Non-Executive Director in accordance with provision B.7.1 of the UK Corporate Governance Code.

 


 

542,575,303


 

99.85


 

825,410


 

0.15


 

1,345,505


 

 

 

 

5*.

 

 


To re-elect Ms Sally Kealey, who offers herself for re-election as a Non-Executive Director in accordance with provision B.7.1 of the UK Corporate Governance Code.


98,791,296


99.17


825,410


0.83


1,345,505



 

6.

 

 

 

 

 


 

To declare a final dividend of 0.5 pence per ordinary share for the period ended 30 June 2016 to be paid on 27 October 2016 to holders of ordinary shares on the register at the close of business on 7 October 2016 (ex-dividend date 6 October 2016) in respect of each ordinary share.

 

 

 

 

544,658,438


 

100.00


 

16,104


 

0.00


 

76,610



7.

 

 

 

 

 

 


To re-appoint Moore Stephens LLP, as Auditors of the Company, to hold office from the passing of this resolution to the conclusion of the next AGM at which the accounts are laid before shareholders and to authorise the Directors to determine the remuneration of the Auditors.

 


544,401,586


99.94


308,102


0.06


36,531



8.


To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report for the period ended 30 June 2016.

 


544,182,777


99.92


428,208


0.08


145,186



9.


To authorise the Directors to allot relevant securities pursuant to Section 551 of the Companies Act 2006, having an aggregate nominal value of up to £12,309,583.57.

 


544,259,515


99.96


237,665


0.04


259,084



10.


To authorise the Directors to allot equity securities pursuant to Section 571 of the Companies Act 2006, which are to be wholly paid up in cash up to an aggregate nominal amount of £3,730,176.84 representing 10% of the issued share capital of the Company.

 


524,000,507


96.24


20,481,305


3.76


274,451



11.


To authorise the Company to make market purchases of the Company's ordinary 5 pence shares up to 10% of the nominal value of the Company's issued share capital.

 


544,264,788


99.93


403,768


0.07


87,708



12.


To empower the Company to sell 18,272,500 shares held as treasury shares by the Company as at 16 August 2016 and any subsequent purchases of treasury shares not more than 10% of the Company's issued share capital for cash.

 


526,843,840


96.73


17,818,036


3.27


85,304



13.


That a general meeting (rather than an annual general meeting) may be called on not less than 14 clear days' notice.

 


544,057,930


99.88


656,219


0.12


42,114



* Denotes votes by independent shareholders.

 

Enquiries:

 

Kwan Cheong Ng/Seán Anglim                       Laura Ashley                                        020 7880 5100

 

Anita Scott/ Helen Smith                                    Brunswick                                             020 7404 5959

 

Marc Milmo/ Catherine Leftley                           Cantor Fitzgerald Europe                   020 7894 7000

 


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