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Compass Group PLC
08 June 2017
 

 

LEI: 2138008M6MH9OZ6U2T68

 

COMPASS GROUP PLC

 

                GENERAL MEETING - 7 JUNE 2017: POLL RESULTS

 

Compass Group PLC announces that all of the resolutions proposed at the General Meeting of the Company held on 7 June 2017 relating to its proposed Shareholder Return by way of a Special Dividend of approximately £1 billion and the resultant Share Capital Consolidation were passed by the requisite majorities. All resolutions were decided on a poll.  

 

The number of votes for and against each of the resolutions, and the number of votes withheld are set out below:

 

 

Res

No

Details

No. of Votes 'For' & 'Discretionary'

%

No. of Votes 'Against'

%

Total No. of Votes Cast

No. of 

Votes

Withheld

1

Approve Special Dividend and Share Consolidation

1,289,673,226

99.99

141,721

0.01

1,289,814,947

181,598

2

Authority to allot shares

1,197,890,331

93.21

87,298,535

6.79

1,285,188,866

4,807,631

3

Authority to allot shares for cash*

 

1,233,699,825

95.80

54,083,113

4.20

1,287,782,938

2,213,560

4

Authority to allot shares for cash in limited circumstances*

 

1,198,870,847

93.10

88,881,540

6.90

1,287,752,387

2,244,110

5

Authority to purchase own shares*

 

1,274,075,863

98.89

14,365,413

1.11

1,288,441,276

1,555,221

 

* Passed as a special resolution.

 

Votes 'withheld' have not been included in the calculation of whether a resolution is carried.  Percentages have been rounded to two decimal places.

 

A copy of the above results will shortly be available in the investor section of the Company's website www.compass-group.com.

 

A copy of the resolutions will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and in due course will be available to view at http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM using Compass Group PLC's code 'CPG'.

 

As at the close of business on 7 June 2017, the issued share capital was 1,644,621,489 ordinary shares of 10 5/8 pence each (excluding 8,704,626 treasury shares) and the total number of voting rights in respect of these ordinary shares was 1,644,621,489 with each ordinary share having one vote.

 

Enquiries to:

 

Mark J White, General Counsel and Company Secretary

Sandra Moura, Group Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs Director

Compass Group PLC                        

Tel. +44 (0) 1932 573000

 

Notes to Editors: Compass Group PLC is a world-leading food and support services company, which generated annual revenues of £19.6 billion in the year to 30 September 2016.  It operates in over 50 countries, employs over 500,000 people and serves over 5 billion meals every year.  The Company specialises in providing food and a range of support services across the core sectors of Business & Industry, Healthcare & Seniors, Education, Defence, Offshore & Remote, Sports & Leisure and Vending with an established brand portfolio.


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