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Safestore Holdings plc
17 March 2021
 

 

 

 17 March 2021

 

Safestore Holdings plc

("Safestore", "the Company" or "the Group")

 

Result of Annual General Meeting

 

 

Annual General Meeting

 

The 2021 Annual General Meeting of Safestore Holdings plc was held at midday today at the Company's registered office in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.

 

The Annual General Meeting was a closed meeting in accordance with the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 and shareholders, other than those required for a quorum, were not permitted to attend. Voting was conducted by way of a poll so that all shareholders were fairly represented.

 

All resolutions were passed by the requisite majority by way of a poll.

 

The following votes were cast in respect of the AGM resolutions:

 

 

Resolution

Votes For

%

Votes Against

%

 

Total Votes (excluding withheld)

% of Issued Share Capital Voted

Votes Withheld

1

To receive the Annual Report and Accounts

163,598,427

99.99%

16,429

0.01%

 

163,614,856

77.61%

456,503

2

To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report

158,436,298

96.58%

5,615,966

3.42%

 

164,052,264

77.82%

19,095

3

To appoint Deloitte LLP as auditor

162,595,038

99.40%

985,061

0.60%

 

163,580,099

77.60%

491,260

4

To authorise the Directors to determine the auditors' remuneration

163,071,111

99.40%

984,998

0.60%

 

164,056,109

77.82%

15,250

5

To declare a final dividend of 12.7 pence per ordinary share

164,056,713

100.00%

0

0.00%

 

164,056,713

77.82%

14,646

6

To elect Gert van de Weerdhof as a Director

133,244,757

81.22%

30,808,293

18.78%

 

164,053,050

77.82%

18,309

7

To re-elect David Hearn as a Director

142,965,799

90.33%

15,309,690

9.67%

 

158,275,489

75.08%

5,795,870

8

To re-elect Frederic Vecchioli as a Director

164,053,679

99.99%

1,471

0.01%

 

164,055,150

77.82%

16,209

9

To re-elect Andy Jones as a Director

162,554,043

99.09%

1,500,507

0.91%

 

164,054,550

77.82%

16,809

10

To re-elect Ian Krieger as a Director

158,796,776

96.80%

5,257,774

3.20%

 

164,054,550

77.82%

16,809

11

To re-elect Joanne Kenrick as a Director

163,794,826

99.84%

258,287

0.16%

 

164,053,113

77.82%

18,246

12

To re-elect Claire Balmforth as a Director

164,021,468

99.98%

33,745

0.02%

 

164,055,213

77.82%

16,146

13

To re-elect Bill Oliver as a Director

164,051,579

99.99%

1,471

0.01%

 

164,053,050

77.82%

18,309

14

To authorise political donations and political expenditure

158,096,144

96.37%

5,957,557

3.63%

 

164,053,701

77.82%

17,658

15

To authorise the directors to allot relevant securities

153,985,467

93.86%

10,068,433

6.14%

 

164,053,900

77.82%

17,459

 

 

 

16

To authorise the dis-application of pre-emption rights

163,729,740

99.80%

324,060

0.20%

 

164,053,800

77.82%

17,559

17

To authorise market purchases of ordinary shares

162,847,653

99.54%

748,529

0.46%

 

163,596,182

77.60%

475,177

18

To authorise general meetings  (other than annual general meetings) to be called on not less than 14 clear days' notice meetings

151,716,106

92.48%

12,339,072

7.52%

 

164,055,178

77.82%

16,181

 

 

Resolutions 1 to 15 were ordinary resolutions, requiring more than 50 per cent. of shareholders' votes to be cast in favour of the resolutions. Resolutions 16 to 18 were special resolutions, requiring at least 75 per cent. of shareholders' votes to be cast in favour of the resolutions.

 

Where shareholders appointed the Chairman of the meeting as their proxy with discretion as to voting, their votes were cast in favour of the resolutions and their shares have been included in the "votes for" column.

 

A "vote withheld" is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the percentages of votes cast for and against a resolution.

 

The current issued capital of Safestore Holdings plc is 210,811,175 ordinary shares.

 

In accordance with LR 9.6.2, copies of the resolutions passed as special business have been submitted to the Financial Conduct Authority's National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Safestore Holdings plc

Helen Bramall,

Company Secretary

020 8732 1500

 

 

www.safestore.com

 

 

 

Instinctif Partners

Guy Scarborough

Catherine Wickman

020 7457 2020

 

 

Notes to editors:

 

·     Safestore is the UK's largest self-storage group with 159 stores at 31 January 2021 comprising 127 wholly owned stores in the UK (including 71 in London and the South East with the remainder in key metropolitan areas such as Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle and Bristol) and 28  wholly owned stores in the Paris region and  4 stores in Barcelona. In addition, the Group operates 9 stores in the Netherlands and 6 stores in Belgium under a joint venture agreement with Carlyle.

 

·   Safestore operates more self-storage sites inside the M25 and in central Paris than any competitor providing more proximity to customers in the wealthiest and densest UK and French markets.

 

·     Safestore was founded in the UK in 1998. It acquired the French business "Une Pièce en Plus" ("UPP") in 2004 which was founded in 1998 by the current Safestore Group CEO Frederic Vecchioli.

 

·      Safestore has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 2007. It entered the FTSE 250 index in October 2015.

 

·      The Group provides storage to around 75,000 personal and business customers.

 

·    As at 31 January 2021, Safestore had a maximum lettable area ("MLA") of 6.871 million sq ft (excluding the expansion pipeline stores, and the Carlyle Joint Venture) of which 5.506 million sq ft was occupied.

 

·      Safestore employs around 660 people in the UK, Paris, and Barcelona.

 

·      Following a recent assessment by Investors in People, Safestore has been awarded the prestigious We invest in people, platinum accreditation. Platinum is the highest level of accreditation achievable through the We invest in people accreditation, with only 2% of organisations achieving this standard.

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