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SSP Group PLC
30 January 2024
 

30 January 2024                                                                                                                         LEI: 213800QGNIWTXFMENJ24

 

 

 

SSP Group plc (the "Company")

 

 

Voting Results of Annual General Meeting held on 30 January 2024

 

 

The Company announces that its Annual General Meeting held at 10.00am on 30 January 2024 at Travers Smith LLP, 10 Snow Hill, London, EC1A 2AL was successfully concluded.

 

All Resolutions were duly passed by shareholders by way of a poll.  The voting results are below and will also be available on the Company's website (www.foodtravelexperts.com).

 

 

Resolution

Votes For

%

Votes Against

%

Votes Total

% of issued share capital voted

Votes withheld

1. To receive the Company's annual accounts for the year ended 30 September 2023 together with the Directors' report and the Auditors' report on those accounts;

584,600,347

100.00%

25,126

0.00%

584,625,473

73.25%

1,797,189

2. To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report for the year ended 30 September 2023 (excluding Directors' Remuneration Policy);

570,455,880

97.28%

15,951,795

2.72%

586,407,675

73.48%

3. To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy for the year ended 30 September 2023;

555,846,383

94.79%

30,565,097

5.21%

586,411,480

73.48%

4. To approve the rules of the UK Share Incentive Plan and International Share Incentive Plan;

586,015,397

99.93%

387,145

0.07%

586,402,542

73.48%

5. To approve the final dividend recommended by the Directors of 2.5 pence per share for the financial year ended 30 September 2023 and to declare it payable on 29 February 2024;

586,400,079

100.00%

19,956

0.00%

586,420,035

73.48%

6. To re-elect Mike Clasper as a Director of the Company;

547,412,164

93.54%

37,821,525

6.46%

585,233,689

73.33%

7. To re-elect Patrick Coveney as a Director of the Company

582,794,760

99.38%

3,614,772

0.62%

586,409,532

73.48%

13,130

8. To re-elect Jonathan Davies as a Director of the Company;

576,330,699

98.28%

10,069,440

1.72%

586,400,139

73.48%

22,523

9. To re-elect Carolyn Bradley as a Director of the Company;

572,108,790

97.56%

14,290,024

2.44%

586,398,814

73.48%

23,848

10. To re-elect Tim Lodge as a Director of the Company;

573,129,858

97.74%

13,266,796

2.26%

586,396,654

73.48%

26,008

11. To re-elect Judy Vezmar as a Director of the Company;

573,311,177

97.77%

13,089,759

2.23%

586,400,936

73.48%

21,726

12. To re-elect Kelly Kuhn as a Director of the Company;

574,268,787

97.93%

12,124,548

2.07%

586,393,335

73.48%

29,327

13. To re-elect Apurvi Sheth as a Director of the Company;

573,304,195

97.77%

13,089,759

2.23%

586,393,954

73.48%

28,708

14. To re-appoint KPMG LLP as auditor of the Company;

571,650,472

98.28%

9,990,215

1.72%

581,640,687

72.88%

4,781,975

15. To authorise the Directors to determine the remuneration of the Auditor;

578,379,756

98.63%

8,024,868

1.37%

586,404,624

73.48%

18,038

16. To authorise the Company and its subsidiaries to make political donations and/or incur political expenditure;

582,614,741

99.36%

3,779,272

0.64%

586,394,013

73.48%

28,649

17. To authorise the Directors to allot shares pursuant to section 551 of the Companies Act 2006;

490,768,722

83.69%

95,620,466

16.31%

586,389,188

73.48%

33,474

18. To authorise the Directors to dis-apply pre-emption rights pursuant to sections 570 and 573 of the Companies Act 2006 (General);             

586,288,341

99.98%

116,281

0.02%

586,404,622

73.48%

18,040

19. To authorise the Directors to dis-apply pre-emption rights pursuant to sections 570 and 573 of the Companies Act 2006 (Acquisition or Capital Investment);

584,785,121

99.72%

1,617,755

0.28%

586,402,876

73.48%

19,786

20. To authorise the Company to make market purchases of its ordinary shares;

585,145,644

99.79%

1,227,148

0.21%

586,372,792

73.47%

49,870

21. That a general meeting other than an annual general meeting may be called on not less than 14 clear days' notice; and

486,612,365

82.98%

99,806,094

17.02%

586,418,459

73.48%

4,203

 

 

Notes:

 

(1)   Full details of the resolutions are set out in the Notice of Annual General Meeting dated 19 December 2023 (which is available on the Company's website at: Shareholder centre | SSP (foodtravelexperts.com)).

 

(2)   Resolutions 1 to 17 were ordinary resolutions, requiring more than 50% of shareholders' votes to be cast in favour of the resolutions. Resolutions 18 to 21 were special resolutions, requiring at least 75% of shareholders' votes to be cast in favour of the resolutions.

 

(3)   Votes 'For' include those votes giving the Chair discretion.

 

(4)   There were 798,070,196 ordinary shares (excluding treasury shares) in issue all of which had the right to vote. 263,499 ordinary shares were held in treasury which do not carry voting rights.

 

(5)   A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the votes for or against a resolution.

 

(6)   Copies of all the resolutions passed, other than ordinary business, have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will soon be available for inspection at data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism

 

 

 

 

For further information contact:

 

Fiona Scattergood

Group General Counsel & Company Secretary

+44 (0)20 7543 3305

 

 

Investor and analyst enquiries

Sarah John

Corporate Affairs Director

+44 (0)203 714 5251

E-mail: sarah.john@ssp-intl.com

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