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Bunzl PLC
21 April 2021
 

RESULTS OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

Bunzl plc (the "Company") confirms that all resolutions proposed at its Annual General Meeting ("AGM") held on 21 April 2021 were duly passed by shareholders on a poll.

 

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2, copies of the resolutions passed, other than resolutions constituting ordinary business, at the AGM have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism ("NSM") and will shortly be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism. In addition, and in accordance with Listing Rule 9.2.6E, a copy of the Company's new Articles of Association, which set out the principal rights and restrictions attached to its ordinary shares, has also been submitted to the NSM.

 

The AGM voting results are as follows:

 

Company name:

Bunzl plc

Meeting date:

21 April 2021

Number of cards (shareholders) at voting record date:

4,887

Issued share capital at voting record date:

337,026,438

Number of votes per share:

1

 

Resolution (No. as noted on the Form of Proxy)

Votes For

(including votes at Chairman's discretion)

% of shares voted

Votes Against

% of shares voted

Votes Withheld*

Ordinary resolutions:


1

Consideration of accounts

275,662,597

100.00%

1,852

0.00%

1,995,573

2

Declaration of a final dividend

276,221,680

99.49%

1,413,668

0.51%

24,674

3

Re-appointment of Peter Ventress as a director

243,400,696

88.55%

31,478,018

11.45%

2,781,308

4

Re-appointment of Frank van Zanten as a director

265,042,788

95.47%

12,581,804

4.53%

35,430

5

Re-appointment of Richard Howes as a director

275,760,687

99.33%

1,860,695

0.67%

38,640

6

Re-appointment of Vanda Murray as a director

275,184,831

99.12%

2,436,302

0.88%

38,889

7

Re-appointment of Lloyd Pitchford as a director

276,299,146

99.52%

1,323,352

0.48%

37,524

8

Re-appointment of Stephan Nanninga as a director

208,506,619

78.26%

57,931,085

21.74%

11,222,317

9

Appointment of Vin Murria as a director

194,598,436

75.61%

62,762,380

24.39%

20,299,205

10

Appointment of Maria Fernanda Mejía as a director

276,590,089

99.63%

1,030,281

0.37%

39,652

11

Re-appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditors

275,692,311

99.30%

1,932,849

0.70%

34,862

12

Remuneration of auditors

277,461,782

99.94%

167,201

0.06%

30,860

13

Approval of remuneration policy

258,507,726

94.42%

15,269,784

5.58%

3,880,511

14

Approval of remuneration report

262,042,684

95.71%

11,738,080

4.29%

3,879,257

15

Approval of Policy related amendments to the Company's Long Term Incentive Plan

258,867,926

93.95%

16,663,652

6.05%

2,126,110

16

Approval of new US employee stock purchase plan

277,182,966

 

99.84%

431,925

0.16%

45,131

17

Renewal of savings-related share option scheme

274,798,034

98.98%

2,823,447

1.02%

38,541

18

Authority to allot shares

252,179,947

90.83%

25,449,532

9.17%

30,543

Special resolutions:


19

General authority to disapply pre-emption rights

270,657,773

97.64%

6,550,193

2.36%

452,056

20

Specific authority to disapply pre-emption rights in connection with an acquisition or specified capital investment

268,290,454

96.78%

8,916,636

3.22%

452,932

21

Authority for the Company to purchase its own ordinary shares

274,789,304

99.01%

2,741,815

0.99%

128,902

22

Notice of general meetings

251,845,088

90.71%

25,784,592

9.29%

30,341

23

Amendments to articles of association

277,503,369

99.96%

100,947

0.04%

55,705

 

* A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted towards the votes cast 'For' or 'Against' a resolution.

 

The Board notes that, although resolution 8, to re-appoint Stephan Nanninga, and resolution 9, to appoint Vin Murria, were each passed with the necessary majority, 21.74% and 24.39% (respectively) of votes received were against.

 

The Board is fully satisfied with both Stephan's and Vin's contribution and commitment of time to the Company and strongly supports their re-appointment and appointment (respectively). However, the Company will engage with those shareholders who voted against the relevant resolutions to understand and discuss their concerns. The Company will provide further updates in due course, in accordance with the Financial Reporting Council's UK Corporate Governance Code.

 

Suzanne Jefferies

Interim General Counsel & Company Secretary

21 April 2021

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