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S4 Capital PLC
08 June 2020
 

8 June 2020

S4 Capital plc

("S4Capital" or "the Company")

Results of Annual General Meeting

S4Capital plc (SFOR.L), the tech-led, new age, new era, digital advertising and marketing services company, announces that at the Company's Annual General Meeting held earlier today, the resolutions proposed were duly passed by way of a poll and without amendment.

 

The total number of votes received on each resolution is as follows:

 


Resolution

For

% of votes cast

Against

% of votes cast

Votes cast as a % of Issued Share Capital

Withheld

1.    

To receive the Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2019

270,438,488

100%

0

0.00%

55.34%

1,000

2.    

To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report

258,238,753

100%

3,063

0.00%

52.84%

12,197,672

3.    

To re-elect Sir Martin Sorrell as a Director

245,447,126

95.66%

11,137,275

4.34%

52.50%

13,855,087

4.    

To re-elect Victor Knaap as a Director

262,522,656

97.07%

7,916,832

2.93%

55.34%

0

5.    

To re-elect Wesley ter Haar as a Director

262,522,656

97.07%

7,916,832

2.93%

55.34%

0

6.    

To re-elect Peter Kim as a Director

262,522,656

97.07%

7,916,832

2.93%

55.34%

0

7.    

To re-elect Christopher S. Martin as a Director

262,522,656

97.07%

7,916,832

2.93%

55.34%

0

8.    

To re-elect Peter Rademaker as a Director

262,522,656

97.07%

7,916,832

2.93%

55.34%

0

9.    

To re-elect Paul Roy as a Director

260,713,230

100%

1,400

0.00%

53.35%

9,724,858

10.

To re-elect Rupert Faure Walker as a Director

270,438,088

100%

1,400

0.00%

55.34%

0

11.

To re-elect Susan Prevezer as a Director

270,438,088

100%

1,400

0.00%

55.34%

0

12.

To re-elect Daniel Pinto as a Director

252,797,798

96.96%

7,916,832

3.04%

53.35%

9,724,858

13.

To elect Scott Spirit as a Director

262,522,656

97.07%

7,916,832

2.93%

55.34%

0

14.

To elect Elizabeth Buchanan as a Director

270,438,088

100%

1,400

0.00%

55.34%

0

15.

To elect Margaret Ma Connolly as a Director

270,438,088

100%

1,400

0.00%

55.34%

0

16.

To elect Naoko Okumoto as a Director

270,438,088

100%

1,400

0.00%

55.34%

0

17.

To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditors

270,435,903

100%

2,585

0.00%

55.34%

1,000

18.

To authorise the Directors to fix the remuneration of the auditors

270,435,903

100%

2,585

0.00%

55.34%

1,000

19.

To authorise the Directors generally to issue ordinary shares

270,431,532

100%

7,956

0.00%

55.34%

0

20.

To authorise the disapplication of pre-emption rights generally

270,419,268

99.99%

19,691

0.01%

55.34%

529

21.

To authorise the disapplication of pre-emption rights in connection with a specified acquisition or capital investment

270,424,268

99.99%

14,691

0.01%

55.34%

529

22.

To authorise the disapplication of pre-emption rights to facilitate pro-rata offers to overseas Shareowners

270,419,339

99.99%

19,620

0.01%

55.34%

529

23.

To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares

270,425,197

99.99%

14,291

0.01%

55.34%

0

24.

To adopt new articles of association

270,424,268

100%

12,506

0.00%

55.34%

2,714

25.

To enable the Company to call general meetings, other than an Annual General Meeting, on reduced notice

270,419,739

100%

8,114

0.00%

55.34%

11,635

 

 

S4Capital plc                                                      

Sir Martin Sorrell, Executive Chairman                                    Tel: +44 (0)20 3793 0003

 

Powerscourt (PR adviser to S4Capital plc)                             Tel: +44 (0)7970 246 725

Elly Williamson

Jessica Hodgson

 

About S4Capital

 

S4Capital plc (SFOR.L) is the tech-led, new age, new era, digital advertising and marketing services company, established by Sir Martin Sorrell in May 2018.

 

Its strategy is to build a purely digital advertising and marketing services business for global, multinational, regional, local clients and millennial-driven influencer brands. This will be achieved initially by integrating leading businesses in three practice areas: first-party data, digital content, digital media planning and buying, along with an emphasis on "faster, better, cheaper" executions in an always-on consumer-led environment, with a unitary structure.

 

Digital is by far the fastest-growing segment of the advertising market. S4Capital estimates that in 2019 digital accounted for approximately 47.5% or $275 billion of total global advertising spend of $550-600 billion (excluding about $400 billion of trade support, the primary target of the Amazon advertising platform), and projects that by 2022 this share will grow to approximately 55-60%.

 

S4Capital combined with MediaMonks, the leading AdAge A-listed creative digital content production company led by Victor Knaap and Wesley ter Haar, in July 2018, and with MightyHive, the market-leading programmatic solutions provider for future thinking marketers and agencies, led by Peter Kim and Christopher S. Martin, in December 2018. 

 

In April 2019, MightyHive merged with ProgMedia to expand operations into Latin America and MediaMonks acquired film studio Caramel Pictures to expand content studio capabilities. In June 2019, MediaMonks announced a planned merger with Australia-based BizTech, a leading marketing transformation and customer experience company. In August 2019, MediaMonks merged with Amsterdam-based digital influencer marketing agency IMA. In October 2019, MediaMonks merged with Firewood Marketing, the largest digital marketing agency based in Silicon Valley, that was recently ranked, along with MediaMonks, as one of the fastest growing agencies by Adweek, and MightyHive merged with award-winning UK-based digital analytics, biddable media and data science company ConversionWorks and South Korea-based data and analytics consultancy MightyHive Korea. In November 2019, MediaMonks merged with Delhi-based content creation and production company WhiteBalance and then with fully integrated digital agency Circus Marketing in January 2020. In April 2020 MightyHive announced its merger with Digodat, a leading Latin American data and analytics consultancy.

 

Victor, Wesley, Pete, Christopher and Peter Rademaker (formerly Chief Financial Officer of MediaMonks, now Chief Financial Officer of S4Capital), all joined the S4Capital Board as Directors. The S4Capital Board also includes Rupert Faure Walker, Paul Roy, Daniel Pinto, Sue Prevezer, Elizabeth Buchanan, Scott Spirit, Naoko Okumoto and Margaret Ma Connolly.

 

The Company has a market capitalisation of approximately £1.2 billion (c.$1.5 billion) and 2,550 people in 30 countries across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Asia-Pacific. It has achieved Unicorn status in a little over one year, unique in the advertising and marketing services industry.

 

Sir Martin was CEO of WPP for 33 years, building it from a £1 million "shell" company in 1985 into the world's largest advertising and marketing services company with a market capitalisation of over £16 billion on the day he left. Today its market capitalisation is £8 billion. Prior to that he was Group Financial Director of Saatchi & Saatchi Company plc for nine years.

 

 


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