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Funding Circle Holdings PLC
09 June 2022
 

9 June 2022

 

Funding Circle Holdings plc

 

Poll Results of 2022 Annual General Meeting

 

Following its Annual General Meeting ("AGM") held today, Funding Circle Holdings plc (the "Company") announces that all resolutions proposed to shareholders as set out in the Notice of AGM were carried by the requisite majority on a poll.  Resolutions 1 to 15 and 20 were passed as ordinary resolutions and resolutions 16 to 19 were passed as special resolutions.  The table set out below shows the votes cast on each resolution.

 

 

Resolution

Votes for

% of votes cast

Votes against

% of votes cast

Total votes

% of issued share capital voted

Votes withheld

1.

To receive the Annual Report and Accounts of the Company for the year ended 31 December 2021

242,532,100

100.00

0

0.00

242,532,100

67.25%

7,122

2.

To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report for the year ended 31 December 2021

242,440,714

99.96

89,361

0.04

242,530,075

67.25%

9,147

3.

To reappoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditors of the Company

242,522,168

100.00

6,509

0.00

242,528,677

67.25%

10,545

4.

To authorise the Audit Committee to fix the remuneration of the auditors

242,523,962

100.00

5,510

0.00

242,529,472

67.25%

9,750

5.

To re-elect Andrew Learoyd as a Director

233,927,338

96.80

7,743,368

3.20

241,670,706

67.01%

868,516

6.

To elect Lisa Jacobs as Director

241,462,174

99.56

1,065,457

0.44

242,527,631

67.25%

11,591

7.

To re-elect Oliver White as a Director

241,462,074

99.56

1,065,557

0.44

242,527,631

67.25%

11,591

8.

To re-elect Geeta Gopalan as a Director

239,896,458

98.92

2,631,173

1.08

242,527,631

67.25%

11,591

9.

To re-elect Eric Daniels as a Director

234,119,505

96.53

8,407,899

3.47

242,527,404

67.25%

11,818

10.

To elect Helen Beck as a Director

239,820,567

98.88

2,707,064

1.12

242,527,631

67.25%

11,591

11.

To elect Matthew King as a Director

242,520,520

100.00

7,111

0.00

242,527,631

67.25%

11,591

12.

To re-elect Samir Desai as a Director

236,835,984

97.65

5,691,776

2.35

242,527,760

67.25%

11,462

13.

To re-elect Hendrik Nelis as a Director

237,954,767

98.11

4,572,637

1.89

242,527,404

67.25%

11,818

14.

To re-elect Neil Rimer as a Director

237,954,717

98.11

4,572,687

1.89

242,527,404

67.25%

11,818

15.

To authorise the Directors to allot shares

 

242,442,649

99.96

87,610

0.04

242,530,259

67.25%

8,963

16.

To disapply pre-emption rights*

242,517,974

100.00

6,584

0.00

242,524,558

67.25%

14,664

17.

To further disapply pre-emption rights in connection with an acquisition or specified capital investment*

242,423,672

99.96

101,113

0.04

242,524,785

67.25%

14,437

18.

To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares*

242,527,620

100.00

2,737

0.00

242,530,357

67.25%

8,865

19.

To authorise the Company to call general meetings (other than an annual general meeting) on not less than 14 clear days' notice*

241,228,271

99.46

1,302,352

0.54

242,530,623

67.25%

8,599

20.

To authorise the Company to make political donations

242,509,557

99.99

16,928

0.01

242,526,485

67.25%

12,737

 

Other

 

1.     * indicates a Special Resolution requiring 75% of votes cast to be carried.

 

2.     Votes "For" and "Against" are expressed as a percentage of votes cast.

 

3.     Votes "For" include discretionary votes.

 

4.     A "Vote withheld" is not a vote in law and is therefore not counted in the calculation of the votes "For" or "Against" a resolution.

 

5.     Equiniti, the Company's registrar, acted as scrutineer of the poll on all resolutions.

 

6.     To view the full wording of the resolutions, please refer to the Notice of 2022 Annual General Meeting on the Company's website.

 

7.     In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2, copies of all the resolutions passed other than resolutions concerning ordinary business will shortly be available for inspection on the National Storage Mechanism at: https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism.

 

8.     On Tuesday 7 June 2022, the total number of issued ordinary shares of £0.001 each entitling the holders to attend and vote on all the resolutions at the AGM was 360,643,568.

 

For and on behalf of

Funding Circle Holdings plc

 

Lucy Vernall

Company Secretary

 

Investor relations and media relations:

 

Abigail Whittaker - Director of Communications (07989 876136)

 

Headland Consultancy - Mike Smith / Stephen Malthouse (020 3805 4822)

 

About Funding Circle:

 

Funding Circle (LSE: FCH) is a small and medium enterprise ("SME") loans platform. Since launching in 2010, investors and lenders across Funding Circle's geographies - including banks, asset management companies, insurance companies, government-backed entities, retail investors and funds - have lent more than £12 billion to 100,000 businesses globally.

 

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