Source - LSE Regulatory
RNS Number : 9882Y
Go-Ahead Group PLC
19 January 2022
 

THE GO-AHEAD GROUP PLC

(THE "COMPANY")

 

Outcome of AGM and Directorate change

 

The Company has been informed by its registrar, Equiniti, that they have discovered an error in the collection of certain proxy votes submitted in relation to the resolutions put to shareholders at the Annual General Meeting ("AGM") held on 21 December 2021. As a result of Equiniti's error, approximately 3.2 million proxy votes validly submitted by shareholders were not included in the vote count produced by the registrar.

 

Had these votes been included in the vote count, Resolution 4 to re-elect Adrian Ewer as a director of the Company would have received fewer than 50% of votes in favour and, therefore, he would not have been re-elected as a director of the Company.  The outcomes in relation to the other resolutions put to the AGM would not have been affected by this error and those resolutions would still have been approved by the requisite majority of shareholders.

 

In light of this, Adrian Ewer will step down from the Board with immediate effect. In line with previously announced succession plans, Dominic Lavelle and David Blackwood, who were appointed to the roles of Audit Committee Chair Designate and Senior Independent Director Designate respectively on 1 January 2022, will now assume the roles of Audit Committee Chair and Senior Independent Director respectively with immediate effect. 

 

The person responsible for arranging the release of this announcement on behalf of the Group is Carolyn Ferguson, Company Secretary.

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Media - Andrew Clark, Go-Ahead            07977 343 846 / communications@go-ahead.com

 

Investor Relations - Holly Gillis, Citigate Dewe Rogerson               07940 797 560

 

 

Go-Ahead 

Go-Ahead is a leading public transport operator, connecting communities through bus and rail services. Our purpose is to be the local partner taking care of journeys that enhance the lives and wellbeing of our communities across the world.  

 

We employ more than 27,000 people across our bus and rail businesses in the UK, Singapore, Ireland, Norway and Germany. In addition to the travelling public, our customers include governments and local authorities. We are committed to tackling climate change, poor air quality and social isolation. 

 

Bus 

Go-Ahead is one of the UK's largest bus operators. We run a fleet of more than 6,000 buses across England and run a quarter of London's buses for Transport for London. Outside London, we serve high-density commuter markets in the North East, Greater Manchester, East Yorkshire, Oxfordshire, East Anglia, the South East and the South West of England. We also operate a bus contract in Singapore and two bus contracts in Ireland. 

 

Rail 

We operate rail franchises in the UK, Germany and Norway. In the UK, we run the country's largest passenger franchise, GTR (Southern, Gatwick Express, Great Northern and Thameslink). This is managed through our 65 per cent owned subsidiary Govia, which is 35 per cent owned by Keolis.  In Germany and Norway, our contracts are run exclusively by Go-Ahead.  

 

 

This information is provided by RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information Provider in the United Kingdom. Terms and conditions relating to the use and distribution of this information may apply. For further information, please contact rns@lseg.com or visit www.rns.com.

RNS may use your IP address to confirm compliance with the terms and conditions, to analyse how you engage with the information contained in this communication, and to share such analysis on an anonymised basis with others as part of our commercial services. For further information about how RNS and the London Stock Exchange use the personal data you provide us, please see our Privacy Policy.
 
END
 
 
BOAXKLFFLFLFBBX
Find out how to deal online from £1.50 in a SIPP, ISA or Dealing account.