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Next PLC
17 May 2018
 

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NEXT PLC

Results of 2018 Annual General Meeting ("AGM")

The Board of Next plc is pleased to announce that at the AGM of Next shareholders held on 17 May 2018 all resolutions as set out in the Notice of Meeting contained in the Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 27 January 2018 were passed.

All resolutions were put to the meeting and approved on a poll and results are detailed below.

The total number of shares on the register at 6.30pm on 15 May 2018, being those eligible to be voted on at the AGM, was 141,459,776.

 



For

Against

TOTAL VOTES CAST

% of shares on register at 6.30pm 15 May 2018

Votes withheld1

Resolution

Special / Ordinary

No. of Votes

%

No. of Votes

%

No. of Votes

%

No. of Votes

1 To receive and adopt the accounts and reports of the directors and auditor

Ordinary

102,887,694

99.93

72,315

0.07

102,960,009

72.78%

74,432

2 To approve the Remuneration Report

Ordinary

101,160,713

99.25

763,682

0.75

101,924,395

72.05%

1,110,044

3 To declare a final dividend of 105p per ordinary share

Ordinary

102,973,527

100.00

125

0.00

102,973,652

72.79%

60,789

4 To re-elect Jonathan Bewes as a director

Ordinary

102,299,622

99.35

667,585

0.65

102,967,207

72.79%

67,234

5 To re-elect Caroline Goodall as a director

Ordinary

102,308,477

99.36

658,624

0.64

102,967,101

72.79%

67,340

6 To re-elect Amanda James as a director

Ordinary

101,394,422

98.47

1,573,505

1.53

102,967,927

72.79%

66,514

7 To elect Richard Papp as a director

Ordinary

101,582,475

98.66

1,384,711

1.34

102,967,186

72.79%

67,255

8 To re-elect Michael Roney as a director

Ordinary

99,958,867

97.15

2,936,047

2.85

102,894,914

72.74%

139,526

9 To re-elect Francis Salway as a director

Ordinary

102,355,768

99.41

611,299

0.59

102,967,067

72.79%

67,374

10 To re-elect Jane Shields as a director

Ordinary

101,587,965

98.66

1,380,082

1.34

102,968,047

72.79%

66,394

11 To re-elect Dame Dianne Thompson as a director

Ordinary

102,321,317

99.37

645,155

0.63

102,966,472

72.79%

67,969

12 To re-elect Lord Wolfson as a director

Ordinary

101,645,327

98.71

1,323,607

1.29

102,968,934

72.79%

65,507

13 To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditor and authorise the directors to set their remuneration

Ordinary

102,954,868

99.99

12,909

0.01

102,967,777

72.79%

66,664

14  Directors' authority to allot shares

Ordinary

98,528,583

95.69

4,434,061

4.31

102,962,644

72.79%

71,797

15 Authority to disapply pre-emption rights

Special

102,886,614

99.93

68,577

0.07

102,955,191

72.78%

79,250

16 Authority to disapply additional pre-emption rights

Special

100,528,590

97.64

2,431,468

2.36

102,960,058

72.78%

74,382

17 Authority for on-market purchase of own shares

Special

102,405,766

99.48

532,952

0.52

102,938,718

72.77%

95,723

182 Authority for off-market purchases of own shares

Special

101,509,757

98.61

1,427,699

1.39

102,937,456

72.77%

96,984

Less votes disregarded under the provisions of the Companies Act 2006


(3,000,000)2




 

(3,000,000)2

 



Resolution 18 total


98,509,757

98.57

1,427,699

1.43

99,937,456

70.65

96,984

19 To authorise the calling of general meetings (other than Annual General Meetings) on 14 clear days' notice

Special

96,770,330

94.42

5,719,858

5.58

102,490,188

72.45%

544,253


 

Note1:  The 'Vote Withheld' option is provided to enable the shareholder to abstain on any resolution. It is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes for and against a resolution.

 

Note2: The total maximum number of Ordinary Shares which may be purchased by Next for cancellation pursuant to such contingent purchase contracts is 3.0 million. As explained in the Notice of Meeting, Next has disregarded 3.0 million votes from both the total number of votes cast in favour of the resolution and the total votes cast so that the voting of those shares did not affect the result of the poll.

 

In accordance with LR 9.6.2, a copy of resolutions passed as special business will be submitted as soon as practicable to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available shortly for inspection at http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM 


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