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Next PLC
20 May 2021
 

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NEXT PLC

Results of 2021 Annual General Meeting ("AGM")

The Board of Next plc is pleased to announce that at the AGM of Next shareholders held on 20 May 2021 all resolutions as set out in the Notice of Meeting contained in the Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 30 January 2021 were passed.

All resolutions were put to the meeting and approved on a poll and results are detailed below.

The total number of shares on the register at 6.30 pm on 18 May 2021, being those eligible to be voted on at the AGM, was 132,949,276.

 



For

Against

TOTAL VOTES CAST

% of shares on register at 6.30pm 18 May 2021

Votes withheld1

Resolution

Special / Ordinary

No. of Votes

%

No. of Votes

%

No. of Votes

%

No. of Votes

1 To receive and adopt the accounts and reports of the directors and auditor

Ordinary

96,319,573

100.00

4,048

0.00

96,323,621

72.45%

70,586

2 To approve the Remuneration report

Ordinary

88,473,445

93.86

5,792,569

6.14

94,266,014

70.90%

2,128,192

3 To elect Tom Hall as a director

Ordinary

96,066,159

99.70

290,915

0.30

96,357,074

72.48%

37,133

4 To re-elect Jonathan Bewes as a director

Ordinary

93,952,480

97.50

2,404,392

2.50

96,356,872

72.48%

37,334

5 To re-elect Tristia Harrison as a director

Ordinary

95,743,679

99.36

614,096

0.64

96,357,775

72.48%

36,432

6 To re-elect Amanda James as a director

Ordinary

95,101,060

98.69

1,257,493

1.31

96,358,553

72.48%

35,654

7 To re-elect Richard Papp as a director

Ordinary

95,205,404

98.80

1,152,848

1.20

96,358,252

72.48%

35,955

8 To re-elect Michael Roney as a director

Ordinary

81,065,707

86.03

13,166,821

13.97

94,232,528

70.88%

2,161,678

9 To re-elect Jane Shields as a director

Ordinary

95,212,671

98.81

1,145,834

1.19

96,358,505

72.48%

35,702

10 To re-elect Dame Dianne Thompson as a director

Ordinary

95,710,388

99.34

640,378

0.66

96,350,766

72.47%

43,441

11 To re-elect Lord Wolfson as a director

Ordinary

95,376,172

98.98

982,523

1.02

96,358,695

72.48%

35,512

12 To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditor

Ordinary

95,336,457

98.94

1,026,098

1.06

96,362,555

72.48%

31,652

13 To authorise the Audit Committee to set the auditor's remuneration

Ordinary

96,321,138

99.96

35,518

0.04

96,356,656

72.48%

37,551

14  Directors' authority to allot shares

Ordinary

92,957,518

96.47

3,399,864

3.53

96,357,382

72.48%

36,824

15 General authority to disapply pre-emption rights

Special

96,254,606

99.90

98,283

0.10

96,352,889

72.47%

41,318

16 Additional authority to disapply pre-emption rights

Special

92,958,619

96.48

3,390,134

3.52

96,348,753

72.47%

45,454

17 Authority for on-market purchase of own shares

Special

95,055,180

98.93

1,030,655

1.07

96,085,835

72.27%

308,371

182 Authority for off-market purchases of own shares

Special

94,411,536

98.27%

1,658,967

1.73%

96,070,503

72.26%

323,703

Less votes disregarded under the provisions of the Companies Act 2006


(3,000,000)




(3,000,000)



Resolution 18 total


91,411,536

98.22%

1,658,967

1.78%

93,070,503

70.00%

323,703

19 To adopt new articles of association

Special

96,339,030

99.99

6,060

0.01

96,345,090

72.47%

49,117

20 Notice period of general meetings

Special

92,297,416

95.78

4,061,972

4.22

96,359,388

72.48%

34,818


 

Note1:  The 'Vote Withheld' option is provided to enable the shareholder to abstain on any resolution. It is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes for and against a resolution.

 

Note2: The total maximum number of Ordinary Shares which may be purchased by Next for cancellation pursuant to such contingent purchase contracts is 3.0 million. Next has disregarded 3.0 million votes from both the total number of votes cast in favour of the resolution and the total votes cast so that the voting of those shares did not affect the result of the poll.

 

In accordance with LR 9.6.2 and 9.2.6ER(1), a copy of resolutions passed as special business along with the new articles of association will be submitted as soon as practicable to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available shortly for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism.

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