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Sky PLC
12 October 2017
 

SKY PLC

(the 'Company')

 

Annual General Meeting voting results

 

At the Annual General Meeting of the Company held today at Sky Central, Grant Way, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 5QD at 11.00am, all resolutions were passed on a poll. The polling results for each resolution are set out below:

 

Resolutions

FOR

%

AGAINST

%

WITHHELD

1.

To receive the financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2017, together with the reports of the Directors and Auditors

1,169,927,205

99.77

2,745,132

0.23

9,149,972

2.

To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy contained in the Directors' Remuneration Report

1,099,069,186

93.76

73,113,237

6.24

9,639,886

3.

To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report (excluding the Directors' Remuneration Policy)

833,056,357

70.99

340,399,243

29.01

9,649,701

4.

To reappoint Jeremy Darroch as a Director

1,157,406,503

98.69

15,314,781

1.31

9,101,025

5.

To reappoint Andrew Griffith as a Director

1,168,114,681

99.61

4,603,797

0.39

9,103,831

6.

To reappoint Tracy Clarke as a Director

1,063,483,168

90.69

109,232,824

9.31

9,106,317

7.

To reappoint Martin Gilbert as a Director

1,012,731,305

93.41

71,462,753

6.59

98,911,243

8.

To reappoint Adine Grate as a Director

1,106,836,930

94.38

65,881,089

5.62

9,104,290

9.

To reappoint Matthieu Pigasse as a Director

1,107,699,412

94.60

63,236,725

5.40

10,886,172

10.

To reappoint Andy Sukawaty as a Director

1,095,946,261

93.46

76,711,515

6.54

9,164,533

11.

To appoint Katrin Wehr-Seiter as a Director

1,170,860,839

99.84

1,858,235

0.16

9,103,235

12.

To reappoint James Murdoch as a Director

913,584,535

78.04

257,044,436

21.96

12,476,330

13.

To reappoint Chase Carey as a Director

1,163,246,865

99.19

9,472,866

0.81

9,102,578

14.

To reappoint John Nallen as a Director

1,163,570,259

99.22

9,143,083

0.78

9,108,967

15.

To reappoint Deloitte LLP as Auditors of the Company and to authorise the Audit Committee of the Board to agree their remuneration

1,127,955,959

96.18

44,760,733

3.82

9,105,617

16.

To authorise the Company and its subsidiaries to make political donations and incur political expenditure

1,162,728,371

99.47

6,185,117

0.53

12,908,821

17.

To authorise the Directors to allot shares under Section 551 of the Companies Act 2006

1,164,201,465

99.27

8,508,029

0.73

9,112,815

18.

To authorise the Directors to disapply pre-emption rights (Special Resolution)

1,165,622,176

99.50

5,895,764

0.50

10,304,369

19.

To authorise the Directors to disapply pre-emption rights for the purposes of acquisitions or capital investments (Special Resolution)

1,165,403,705

99.48

6,116,600

0.52

10,302,004

20.

To allow the Company to hold general meetings (other than annual general meetings) on 14 days' notice (Special Resolution)

1,139,939,999

97.20

32,786,798

2.80

9,095,512

 

 

VOTES OF INDEPENDENT SHAREHOLDERS ON THE  RESOLUTIONS CONCERNING THE

RE-ELECTION OF THE INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Resolutions

 FOR

 %

 AGAINST

 %

WITHHELD

6.

To reappoint Tracy Clarke as a Director

424,180,661

79.52

109,232,824

20.48

9,106,317

7.

To reappoint Martin Gilbert as a Director

373,428,798

83.94

71,462,753

16.06

98,911,243

8.

To reappoint Adine Grate as a Director

467,534,423

87.65

65,881,089

12.35

9,104,290

9.

To reappoint Matthieu Pigasse as a Director

468,396,905

88.11

63,236,725

11.89

10,886,172

10.

To reappoint Andy Sukawaty as a Director

456,643,754

85.62

76,711,515

14.38

9,164,533

11.

To appoint Katrin Wehr-Seiter as a Director

531,558,332

99.65

1,858,235

0.35

9,103,235

 

Notes:

(a)     The votes "for" include those votes giving the Chairman discretion.

(b)     A vote "withheld" is not counted towards the votes cast "for" or "against" a resolution.

(c)     The total number of shares in issue on 12 October 2017 was 1,719,017,230; 68.75% of the    voting capital was instructed.

(d)     Pursuant to the voting agreement between Sky and 21st Century Fox entered into in 2005, the voting rights of 21st Century Fox are capped at 37.19% of the issued share capital, or 639,302,507 shares as at 12 October 2017.

 

 

The Board is pleased that the majority of Resolutions have been passed with a high level of support from shareholders. The Board notes the significant vote against resolution 3, the Directors' Remuneration Report, and resolution 12, the re-election of James Murdoch, and will continue to engage with shareholders to understand their views as part of its ongoing programme of engagement.

 

In accordance with LR 9.6.2, copies of the special resolutions passed at the meeting have been submitted to the FCA's National Storage Mechanism, and will shortly be available to view at www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/nsm.

 

 

Chris Taylor

Company Secretary

 

12 October 2017

 


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