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HSBC Holdings PLC
24 April 2020
 

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24 April 2020

 

(Hong Kong Stock Code: 5)

 

HSBC Holdings plc

 

Poll results of 2020 Annual General Meeting

1.  Poll Results

Following its Annual General Meeting ("AGM") held today, HSBC Holdings plc (the "Company") announces the results of the poll vote for each of the resolutions set out in the Notice of AGM.

 

 


VOTES
FOR

% OF VOTES CAST

VOTES
AGAINST

% OF VOTES CAST

VOTES
TOTAL

% OF ISC VOTED*

 

VOTES
WITHHELD

1.  To receive the Annual Report and Accounts 2019

9,061,010,216

99.02

89,747,334

0.98

9,150,757,550

44.93

39,719,447

2.  To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report

8,842,653,970

96.47

323,238,790

3.53

9,165,892,760

45.01

36,605,397

3.  (a) To elect Noel Quinn

  as a Director

9,154,007,314

99.80

18,742,371

0.20

9,172,749,685

45.04

29,837,067

3.  (b) To re-elect Laura Cha as a Director

9,133,962,559

99.58

38,644,371

0.42

9,172,606,930

45.04

29,751,039

3.(c) To re-elect Henri de Castries as a Director

9,056,349,856

98.73

116,154,873

1.27

9,172,504,729

45.04

29,343,134

3.  (d) To re-elect Irene Lee as

  a Director

8,962,518,084

97.70

210,797,540

2.30

9,173,315,624

45.04

28,982,827

3.(e)   To re-elect José Antonio Meade Kuribreña as a Director

9,148,900,179

99.74

24,130,533

0.26

9,173,030,712

45.04

29,246,894

3.(f) To re-elect Heidi Miller as a Director

9,151,276,277

99.76

22,032,752

0.24

9,173,309,029

45.04

28,959,296

3.(g)   To re-elect David Nish as a Director

9,130,421,212

99.57

39,785,374

0.43

9,170,206,586

45.03

29,079,860

3.(h)   To re-elect Ewen Stevenson as a Director

9,136,269,071

99.61

36,154,425

0.39

9,172,423,496

45.04

29,759,612

3.(i) To re-elect Jackson Tai

  as a Director

9,107,086,414

99.28

66,093,012

0.72

9,173,179,426

45.04

29,064,580

3.(j) To re-elect Mark Tucker as a Director

8,997,867,319

99.00

90,947,881

1.00

9,088,815,200

44.63

113,458,043

3.(k)   To re-elect Pauline van der Meer Mohr as a Director

9,057,913,046

98.75

114,903,061

1.25

9,172,816,107

45.04

29,028,718

4.  To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Auditor of the Company

9,064,834,109

99.56

39,829,502

0.44

9,104,663,611

44.71

97,866,152

5.  To authorise the Group Audit Committee to determine the remuneration of the Auditor

9,131,842,633

99.54

42,160,681

0.46

9,174,003,314

45.05

28,607,566

6.  To authorise the Company to make political donations

8,971,671,597

98.54

132,626,061

1.46

9,104,297,658

44.71

98,534,059

7.  To authorise the Directors to allot shares

8,718,789,898

95.05

453,960,964

4.95

9,172,750,862

45.04

29,200,982

8.  To disapply pre-emption rights (special resolution)

9,101,642,155

99.28

65,820,870

0.72

9,167,463,025

45.02

34,303,133

9.  To further disapply pre-emption rights for acquisitions (special resolution)

8,976,342,462

97.91

191,180,582

2.09

9,167,523,044

45.02

34,182,594

10.  To authorise the Directors to allot any repurchased shares

8,991,433,355

98.04

179,976,405

1.96

9,171,409,760

45.03

30,748,810

11.  To authorise the Company to purchase its own ordinary shares (special resolution)

9,058,245,024

98.75

114,891,231

1.25

9,173,136,255

45.04

29,636,687

12.  To authorise the Directors to allot equity securities in relation to Contingent Convertible Securities

8,977,658,476

97.92

190,903,636

2.08

9,168,562,112

45.02

33,306,270

13.  To disapply pre-emption rights in relation to the issue of Contingent Convertible Securities (special resolution)

8,862,685,779

96.68

304,772,201

3.32

9,167,457,980

45.02

34,278,321

14.  To amend the rules of the HSBC Share Plan 2011

9,038,273,325

98.57

130,680,034

1.43

9,168,953,359

45.02

32,749,625

15. To amend the rules of the HSBC Holdings Savings-Related Share Option Plan (UK)

9,086,246,045

99.09

83,712,951

0.91

9,169,958,996

45.03

31,879,244

 

16. To amend the rules of the HSBC Holdings UK Share Incentive Plan and the HSBC International Employee Share Purchase Plan

9,110,137,201

99.37

57,996,744

0.63

9,168,133,945

45.02

33,834,245

17. To call general meetings (other than an AGM) on 14 clear days' notice (special resolution)

8,326,813,738

90.77

846,376,911

9.23

9,173,190,649

45.04

28,993,334

18.  Shareholder requisitioned resolution regarding the Midland Bank defined benefit pension scheme (special resolution)

282,143,318

3.08

8,879,788,198

96.92

9,161,931,516

44.99

39,941,890

*  based on total issued share capital (the "ISC") (excluding 325,273,407 ordinary shares held in treasury) as at 12.01am (London time) on Thursday 23 April 2020.

 

2.  Other

Computershare Investor Services PLC, the Company's Share Registrar, acted as scrutineer of the poll on all resolutions.

 

Copies of the resolutions passed at the AGM (other than resolutions concerning ordinary business) have been submitted to the UK Listing Authority, and will shortly be available for inspection at the UK Listing Authority's National Storage Mechanism which is located at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism .

 

-  As at 12.01am (London time) on Thursday 23 April 2020, the total number of issued ordinary shares of US$0.50 each entitling the holders to attend and vote on all the resolutions at the AGM was 20,365,117,704, which excludes 325,273,407   ordinary shares held in treasury. A 'vote withheld' is not a vote in law and is therefore not counted in the calculation of the proportion of the votes 'for' and 'against' a resolution.

 

-  In accordance with Rule 13.40 of the Hong Kong Listing Rules there were no shares entitling the holder to attend and abstain from voting in favour of any of the resolutions. No shareholder was required under the Hong Kong Listing Rules to abstain from voting.

 

As at the time of this announcement, the following are Directors of the Company: Mark Tucker*, Noel Quinn , Laura Cha, Henri de Castries , Irene Lee, José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Heidi Miller, David Nish, Ewen Stevenson, Jackson Tai and Pauline van der Meer Mohr.

 

 

* Non-executive Group Chairman

Independent non-executive Director

 

For and on behalf of

HSBC Holdings plc

 

Aileen Taylor

Group Company Secretary and Chief Governance Officer


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