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Costain Group PLC
06 May 2021
 

Costain Group PLC

(the "Company")

 

Results of 2021 AGM

 

At the Company's Annual General Meeting held on 6 May 2021 (the "AGM"), the resolutions set out in the Notice of Meeting, circulated to shareholders on 1 April 2021, were passed by the requisite majorities. The meeting was convened with the minimum necessary quorum of two shareholders. Resolutions 1 to 13 were passed as ordinary resolutions and Resolutions 14 to 17 were passed as special resolutions.

 

As at 6.30pm on 4 May 2021, the number of issued shares in the Company was 274,949,741 ordinary shares, which was the total number of shares entitling the holders to attend and vote for or against all the resolutions at the AGM. In accordance with the Company's Articles of Association, the resolutions were put to the meeting on a poll in which every member present in person or by proxy had one vote for every share held.

 

The poll results, on which Equiniti, the Company's registrar, acted as scrutineer are as follows:

 

RESOLUTION

 

 

 

NUMBER OF VOTES

FOR

% of Votes Cast

NUMBER OF VOTES AGAINST

% of Votes Cast

TOTAL VOTES

CAST

% of

Issued Share Capital Voted

 

NUMBER OF VOTES WITHHELD

Resolution 1

Receive the 2020 Annual Report and Accounts

 

173,981,616

99.95%

86,549

0.05%

174,068,165

63.31%

17,070

Resolution 2

Approve the Directors' Remuneration Report

 

170,444,719

98.18%

3,160,283

1.82%

173,605,002

63.14%

480,233

Resolution 3

Re-elect

Dr Paul Golby

 

173,721,793

99.81%

333,022

0.19%

174,054,815

63.30%

30,420

Resolution 4

Re-elect

Mr Alex Vaughan

 

173,721,668

99.80%

340,334

0.20%

174,062,002

63.31%

23,233

Resolution 5

Elect

Ms Helen Willis

 

173,747,541

99.82%

305,363

0.18%

174,052,904

63.30%

32,331

Resolution 6

Elect

Mr Bishoy Azmy

 

173,573,256

99.88%

211,484

0.12%

173,784,740

63.21%

300,495

Resolution 7

Re-elect

Ms Jacqueline de Rojas

 

173,739,303

99.82%

319,940

0.18%

174,059,243

63.31%

25,992

Resolution 8

Elect

Mr Tony Quinlan

 

173,530,526

99.84%

269,887

0.16%

173,800,413

63.21%

284,822

Resolution 9

Re-elect

Ms Alison Wood

 

173,735,545

99.82%

318,006

0.18%

174,053,551

63.30%

31,684

Resolution 10

Re-appoint PwC

as auditor

 

173,452,413

99.82%

313,010

0.18%

173,765,423

63.20%

319,812



 

RESOLUTION

 

 

 

NUMBER OF VOTES

FOR

% of Votes Cast

NUMBER OF VOTES AGAINST

% of Votes Cast

TOTAL VOTES

CAST

% of

Issued Share Capital Voted

NUMBER OF VOTES WITHHELD

Resolution 11

Authorise the auditor's remuneration

 

173,897,259

99.93%

116,028

0.07%

174,013,287

63.29%

71,948

Resolution 12

Authorise political donations

 

154,662,936

88.86%

19,386,047

11.14%

174,048,983

63.30%

36,252

Resolution 13

Authorise the allotment of shares

 

173,239,394

99.54%

805,068

0.46%

174,044,462

63.30%

40,773

Resolution 14

Approve the disapplication of pre-emption rights (general)

 

173,310,261

99.59%

717,415

0.41%

174,027,676

63.29%

57,559

Resolution 15

Approve the disapplication of pre-emption rights (acquisition or capital investment)

 

173,356,530

99.61%

676,418

0.39%

174,032,948

63.30%

52,287

Resolution 16

Authorise the purchase of own shares

 

173,779,878

99.83%

290,699

0.17%

174,070,577

63.31%

14,658

Resolution 17

Approve the holding of General Meetings (not AGMs) on 14 clear days' notice

 

173,630,658

99.75%

435,085

0.25%

174,065,743

63.31%

19,492

 

Notes:

1.   There were no restrictions on shareholders to cast votes on any of the resolutions proposed at the AGM.

2.   Percentages are expressed as a proportion of the total votes cast (which does not include votes withheld).

3.   A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not included in the calculation of the votes 'For' or 'Against' the resolutions, nor the total votes cast.

4.   Any proxy appointments which gave discretion to the Chairman have been included in the 'For' totals.

 

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2R, copies of all resolutions passed at the AGM today, other than those concerning ordinary business, will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism, where they will shortly be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism. In addition, copies of these resolutions will also be filed with Companies House.

The results of the 2021 AGM will be available to view on the Company's website at www.costain.com.

                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                6 May 2021

Enquiries:

 

Costain

Tel: 01628 842 444

Alex Vaughan, Chief Executive Officer


Helen Willis, Chief Financial Officer


Sara Lipscombe, Group Communications Director

 

 


MHP Communications

Tel: 020 3128 8658

Tim Rowntree

Peter Hewer

Costain@mhpc.com

 

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