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BloomsburyPublishing - Results of the 2020 Annual General Meeting

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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
21 July 2020
 

21 July 2020

 

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (the "Company")

 

Results of the 2020 Annual General Meeting

 

 

The Company held its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 21 July 2020. All the resolutions put to shareholders were duly passed on a poll. Resolutions 1 to 13 were passed as ordinary resolutions and resolutions 14 to 17 were passed as special resolutions.

 

The results of the poll were as follows:

 

Resolutions

For and at discretion

Against

Votes Withheld

 

Total

Number

%

Number

%

1. To receive the audited accounts of the Company for the year ended 29 February 2020, together with the Report of the Directors and the report of the Auditor thereon.

 

49,191,971

 

99.96

 

17,753

0.04

30,314

49,209,724

2. To approve the Annual Statement by the Chair of the Remuneration Committee and the Annual Report on Directors' Remuneration for the year ended 29 February 2020.

 

47,974,060

97.48

1,242,678

2.52

23,302

49,216,738

3. To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy.

 

47,009,932

95.52

2,204,768

4.48

25,340

49,214,700

4. To authorise the Directors to settle the intended final dividend for the year ended 29 February 2020 of 6.89 pence per share by way of a bonus issue of new Ordinary Shares.

 

49,210,030

99.98

10,374

0.02

19,635

49,220,404

5. To re-appoint Steven Hall as a Director of the Company.

 

49,201,552

99.98

11,426

0.02

27,061

49,212,978

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

 

49,159,686

99.91

42,538

0.09

37,814

49,202,224

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

 

49,136,267

99.85

75,957

0.15

27,814

49,212,224

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

 

49,124,036

99.82

88,189

0.18

27,814

49,212,225

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

 

49,125,109

99.82

87,116

0.18

27,814

49,212,225

10. To re-appoint John Warren as a Director.

 

49,190,060

99.98

12,165

0.02

37,814

49,202,225

11. To re-appoint KPMG LLP as Auditor of the Company.

 

48,182,363

97.89

1,036,498

2.11

21,178

49,218,861

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

 

49,206,966

99.98

11,728

0.02

21,345

49,218,694

13. To authorise the Directors to allot shares.

 

49,089,273

99.74

129,378

0.26

21,388

49,218,651

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

 

48,778,530

99.11

439,954

0.89

21,555

49,218,484

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

 

48,774,994

99.11

437,349

0.89

27,695

49,212,343

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

 

49,159,659

99.92

40,472

0.08

39,907

49,200,131

17. To adopt the new Articles of Association in substitution for the existing Articles of Association.

 

46,768,677

95.04

2,442,139

4.96

29,222

49,210,816

 

 

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 17 July 2020, there were 79,094,998 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

 

 

 

 

Maya Abu-Deeb
Group General Counsel & Company Secretary
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Telephone:         +44(0)20 7631 5600

Email:                    maya.abu-deeb@bloomsbury.com


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