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William Hill PLC
15 May 2020
 

WILLIAM HILL PLC

 

Result of 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

 

15 May 2020

 

William Hill PLC (LSE:WMH) announces that at its Annual General Meeting ('AGM') held today, Friday 15 May 2020 at 2.00pm at 1 Bedford Avenue, London WC1B 3AU, all resolutions were passed by shareholders.

 

The full text of the resolutions considered are contained in the 2020 Notice of Meeting dated 20 March 2020. These documents are available on the William Hill PLC website http://www.williamhillplc.com/.

 

The following table shows the total number of votes cast for each resolution:

 

Resolution


 

For

 

%

 

Against

 

%

 

Withheld

1

To receive the annual report and accounts

567,120,075

99.74

1,485,683

0.26

4,560,093

2

To approve the annual report on remuneration

437,801,682

98.67

5,885,594

1.33

129,478,575

3

To approve director's remuneration policy

455,175,665

93.04

34,027,384

6.96

83,963,886

4

To elect Ulrik Bengtsson

571,291,137

99.95

289,213

0.05

1,586,586

5

To elect Jane Hanson

570,624,858

99.83

956,144

0.17

1,585,934

6

To elect Lynne Weedall

570,652,565

99.84

928,375

0.16

1,585,996

6a

To elect Matt Ashley

570,365,510

99.99

75,524

0.01

1,797,436

7

To re-elect Roger Devlin

556,430,249

99.00

5,608,473

1.00

11,126,381

9

To re-elect Mark Brooker

566,754,489

99.84

914,788

0.16

5,497,659

10

To re-elect Robin Terrell

567,519,438

99.29

4,059,393

0.71

1,588,105

11

To re-elect Gordon Wilson

570,698,362

99.84

888,086

0.16

1,580,488

 

12

To authorise the Audit and Risk Management Committee to re-appoint the Auditors

481,433,096

84.03

91,469,599

15.97

264,240

 

13

To authorise the Audit and Risk Management Committee to determine the auditors' remuneration

558,250,142

97.45

14,631,556

2.55

285,237

14

557,253,916

97.28

15,606,252

2.72

305,683

15

Authority to allot securities

483,021,062

84.32

89,801,561

15.68

344,313

16

To disapply statutory pre-emption right*

486,020,136

84.85

86,798,238

15.15

347,762

17

To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares*

567,248,031

99.03

5,540,296

0.97

377,488

18

To adopt new Articles of Association*

572,427,872

99.93

405,113

0.07

333,951

 

19

To authorise the Company to call general meetings, other than annual general meetings, on not less than 14 clear days' notice*

561,148,692

97.91

11,984,702

2.09

33,542

*Special Resolution requiring a 75% majority

Any proxy votes which are at the discretion of the Chairman have been included in the "For" total. A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted towards votes cast "For" or "Against" a resolution. The total issued share capital of the Company as at close of business on 15 May 2020 was 900,725,706 with total voting rights as at the same date of 874,277,578.

 

A copy of the resolutions passed at the meeting, other than ordinary business, will be uploaded today to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available to view: https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism

 

The total votes cast for each resolution will also be displayed on the corporate website www.williamhillplc.com.

 

OAM: Additional Regulated Information LEI: 213800MDW41W5UZQIX82


Enquiries:

 

Simon Callander Company Secretary William Hill PLC

 

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7612 3000

 

 

About William Hill

 

 

 

William Hill PLC is one of the world's leading betting and gaming companies, employing c.12,000 people. Its origins are in the UK where it was founded in 1934, and where it is listed on the London Stock Exchange. The majority of its £1.6bn annual revenues are still derived from the UK, where it has a national presence of licensed betting offices and one of the leading online betting and gaming services. William Hill's European Online business is headquartered in Gibraltar and Malta, and is licensed online in 10 countries following the acquisition of Mr Green & Co AB in January 2019. In 2012, it established William Hill US with a focus on retail and mobile operations in Nevada and became the largest sports betting business in the US. Following the ruling in May 2018 by the Supreme Court that the federal ban on state sponsored sports betting was unconstitutional, William Hill US has expanded and continues to expand as new states regulate sports betting. It is now operating in nine states: Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey, Rhode Island and West Virginia in addition to Washington DC. Eldorado Resorts, Inc. currently owns shares representing 20% of the share capital of William Hill US Holdco, Inc., the holding company of William Hill US


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