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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
18 July 2023
 

Results of the 2023 Annual General Meeting

18 July 2023

The Company held its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 18 July 2022. All the resolutions put to shareholders were duly passed on a show of hands. Resolutions 1 to 13 and 17 and 18, were passed as ordinary resolutions and resolutions 14 to 16 and 19 were passed as special resolutions.

Details of shareholders' proxy votes lodged in advance of the Annual General Meeting for each resolution are shown in the table below:

 

Resolutions

For and at discretion

Against

Votes Withheld

 

Total

Number

%

Number

%

1. To receive the audited accounts of the Company for the year ended 28 February 2023, together with the Report of the Directors and the report of the Auditor thereon.

57,757,256

100

0

0.00

10,956

57,757,256

2. To approve the Annual Statement by the Chair of the Remuneration Committee and the Annual Report on Directors' Remuneration for the year ended 28 February 2023.

57,055,315

99.31

398,514

0.69

314,383

57,453,829

3. To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy.

55,661,670

97.07

1,682,662

2.93

423,880

57,344,332

4. To declare a final dividend of 10.34p per Ordinary share.

57,767,655

100

0

0

557

57,767,655

5. To re-elect John Bason as a Director of the Company.

56,966,567

98.63

792,202

1.37

9,443

57,758,769

6. To re-elect Sir Richard Lambert as a Director of the Company.

56,951,743

98.60

807,026

1.40

9,443

57,758,769

7. To re-elect Nigel Newton as a Director of the Company.

56,918,452

98.54

841,902

1.46

7,858

57,760,354

8. To re-elect Leslie-Ann Reed as a Director.

56,952,918

98.61

805,305

1.39

9,989

57,758,223

9. To re-elect Penny Scott-Bayfield as a Director.

57,752,658

99.99

7,696

0.01

7,858

57,760,354

10. To re-elect Baroness Lola Young of Hornsey as a Director.

57,270,521

99.15

489,833

0.85

7,858

57,760,354

11. To re-appoint Crowe U.K. LLP as Auditor of the Company.

57,748,412

99.99

7,636

0.01

12,164

57,756,048

12. To authorise the Directors to determine the auditors' remuneration.

57,757,486

99.99

7,237

0.01

3,489

57,764,723

13. To authorise the Directors to allot shares.

57,717,322

99.93

39,198

0.07

11,692

57,756,520            

14. To authorise the Directors to disapply pre-emption rights.

57,696,438

99.90

56,074

0.10

15,700

57,752,512

15. To authorise the Directors to disapply pre-emption rights regarding acquisition/investment.

50,550,831

90.06

5,581,446

9.94

1,635,935

56,132,277

16. To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares.

56,813,379

99.98

12,132

0.02

942,701

56,825,511

17. To approve the 2023 Executive Share Plan

57,707,410

99.92

49,008

0.08

11,794

57,756,418

18. To approve the 2023 Sharesave Plan

57,739,004

99.97

18,516

0.03

10,692

57,757,520

19. To amend the Articles of Association

57,742,608

99.97

19,866

0.03

5,738

57,762,474

 

NOTES:

1.    The 'For' vote includes those giving discretion to the Chair of the Meeting.

2.    A 'Vote Withheld' is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes 'For' and 'Against' a resolution.

3.    As at Friday 14 July 2023, there were 81,608,672 ordinary shares of 1.25 pence in issue.

4.    The full text of each of the resolutions is set out in the Notice of Annual General Meeting which is available at the National Storage Mechanism https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism and on the Company's website at www.bloomsbury-ir.co.uk.

5.    In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2, copies of the resolutions passed at the meeting other than those considered as ordinary business, will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism

 

 

For further information, please contact:

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc


Maya Abu-Deeb, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary

maya.abu-deeb@bloomsbury.com

 

Hudson Sandler

+44 (0) 20 7796 4133

Dan de Belder / Amelia Craddock / Emily Brooker

bloomsbury@hudsonsandler.com

 

 

 

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