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Associated British Foods PLC
10 December 2021
 

Associated British Foods plc

 

10 December 2021

 

Result of AGM

 

Associated British Foods plc ("the Company") announces the results of the voting by poll on the resolutions put to the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on Friday 10 December 2021.  All resolutions were passed.

 

Resolution

Votes

For

 

%

For

Votes Against

 

% Against

 

Votes Total

% of Issued Share Capital voted

 

Votes Withheld

1

Annual report and accounts

683,678,491

100.00

2,821

0.00

683,681,312

86.36

287,949

2

Directors' Remuneration report

604,806,298

88.64

77,512,539

11.36

682,318,837

86.19

1,650,382

3

Declaration of final dividend

683,793,756

100.00

33,336

0.00

683,827,092

86.38

142,169

4

Re-election of Emma Adamo as a director

682,528,436

99.81

1,270,726

0.19

683,799,162

86.37

170,099

5

Re-election of Graham Allan as a director

682,746,448

99.85

1,053,234

0.15

683,799,682

86.37

169,579

6

Re-election of John Bason as a director

681,083,778

99.60

2,718,009

0.40

683,801,787

86.37

167,474

7

Re-election of Ruth Cairnie as a director

676,809,485

98.98

6,991,337

1.02

683,800,822

86.37

168,439

8

Re-election of Wolfhart Hauser as a director

682,739,352

99.85

1,056,067

0.15

683,795,419

86.37

173,792

9

Re-election of Michael McLintock as a director

680,252,257

99.48

3,549,261

0.52

683,801,518

86.37

167,743

10

Election of Dame Heather Rabbatts as a director.

683,656,370

99.98

140,982

0.02

683,797,352

86.37

171,909

11

Re-election of Richard Reid as a director

682,748,696

99.85

1,053,698

0.15

683,802,394

86.37

166,867

12

Re-election of George Weston as a director

682,537,666

99.81

1,267,620

0.19

683,805,286

86.37

163,887

13

Reappointment of auditor

682,378,559

99.79

1,425,191

0.21

683,803,750

86.37

165,511

14

Auditor's remuneration

683,051,128

99.89

754,508

0.11

683,805,636

86.37

163,625

15

Political donations or expenditure

679,338,293

99.35

4,449,009

0.65

683,787,302

86.37

175,959

16

Directors' authority to allot shares

669,146,068

97.85

14,697,697

2.15

683,843,765

86.38

125,424

17

Disapplication of pre-emption rights*

681,095,519

99.74

1,768,211

0.26

682,863,730

86.26

1,105,531

18

Authority to purchase own shares*

683,021,658

99.88

807,754

0.12

683,829,412

86.38

140,876

19

Notice of general meetings *

662,113,115

96.83

21,698,878

3.17

683,811,993

86.38

156,048

* Special resolution

Votes excluding controlling shareholders on the resolutions concerning the election or re-election of the independent non-executive directors

Resolution

Votes

For

 

%

For

Votes Against

 

% Against

 

Votes Total

% of Issued Share Capital voted

(excluding controlling share-holders)

 

Votes Withheld

5

Re-election of Graham Allan as a director

233,253,263

99.55

1,053,234

0.45

234,306,497

71.02

169,579

7

Re-election of Ruth Cairnie as a director

227,316,300

97.02

6,991,337

2.98

234,307,637

71.02

168,439

8

Re-election of Wolfhart Hauser as a director

233,246,167

99.55

1,056,067

0.45

234,302,234

71.02

173,792

10

Election of Dame Heather Rabbatts as a director.

234,163,185

99.94

140,982

0.06

234,304,167

71.02

171,909

11

Re-election of Richard Reid as a director

233,255,511

99.55

1,053,698

0.45

234,309,209

71.02

166,867

 

Notes:

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

2. Total number of ordinary shares in issue at 8 December 2021 was 791,674,183.

3. Total ordinary shares held by shareholders excluding the controlling shareholders at 8 December 2021 was 329,930,592.

4. A 'Vote Withheld' is not counted towards the votes cast 'For' or 'Against' a resolution.

 

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2, copies of the resolutions that do not constitute ordinary business at an annual general meeting have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for inspection at: https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism .

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