Unilever PLC AGM 2017 voting results
Unilever PLC shareholders today approved all resolutions put to the 2017 Annual General Meeting in London. Voting was by poll on each resolution and the results are set out below.
The following directors stood for re-election and were duly re-elected by the shareholders of Unilever PLC: Nils Andersen, Laura Cha, Vittorio Colao, Marijn Dekkers, Ann Fudge, Judith Hartmann, Mary Ma, Strive Masiyiwa, Youngme Moon, Graeme Pitkethly, Paul Polman, John Rishton and Feike Sijbesma.
Each proposed candidate for re-election was also proposed and all resolutions were passed approving his or her appointment as an Executive or Non-Executive Director at the Unilever N.V. AGM on 26 April 2017.
Louise Fresco retired as a Non-Executive Director at the close of the Unilever PLC Annual General Meeting.
Poll results - Annual General Meeting 27 April 2017
|Total Votes For||%||Total Votes Against||%||Total Votes Cast||% Of Share Capital Validly Cast Voted For And Against||Votes Withheld|
|1. To receive the Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2016||852,865,033||98.83||10,111,338||1.17||862,976,371||67.24%||391,164|
|2. To approve the Directors’ Remuneration Report||839,684,040||98.14||15,895,964||1.86||855,580,004||66.66%||7,780,454|
|3. To approve the Directors’ Remuneration Policy||825,768,774||95.83||35,953,515||4.17||861,722,289||67.14%||1,634,396|
|4. To approve the Unilever Share Plan 2017||817,769,502||94.88||44,151,172||5.12||861,920,674||67.16%||1,431,093|
|5. To re-elect Mr N S Andersen as a Director||861,892,789||99.91||800,669||0.09||862,693,458||67.22%||664,427|
|6. To re-elect Mrs L M Cha as a Director||862,075,078||99.93||632,293||0.07||862,707,371||67.22%||648,719|
|7. To re-elect Mr V Colao as a Director||860,764,358||99.78||1,913,155||0.22||862,677,513||67.22%||678,578|
|8. To re-elect Dr M Dekkers as a Director||856,629,631||99.30||6,055,591||0.70||862,685,222||67.22%||669,281|
|9. To re-elect Ms A M Fudge as a Director||850,568,937||98.59||12,137,949||1.41||862,706,886||67.22%||653,195|
|10. To re-elect Dr J Hartmann as a Director||860,931,373||99.80||1,751,986||0.20||862,683,359||67.22%||672,531|
|11. To re-elect Ms M Ma as a Director||861,911,011||99.91||786,119||0.09||862,697,130||67.22%||658,959|
|12. To re-elect Mr S Masiyiwa as a Director||860,714,135||99.77||1,963,411||0.23||862,677,546||67.22%||678,363|
|13. To re-elect Professor Y Moon as a Director||861,860,815||99.91||813,069||0.09||862,673,884||67.21%||681,181|
|14. To re-elect Mr G Pitkethly as a Director||860,331,272||99.73||2,349,424||0.27||862,680,696||67.22%||662,136|
|15. To re-elect Mr P Polman as a Director||862,104,204||99.93||601,162||0.07||862,705,366||67.22%||643,338|
|16. To re-elect Mr J Rishton as a Director||861,624,159||99.88||1,035,402||0.12||862,659,561||67.21%||696,249|
|17. To re-elect Mr F Sijbesma as a Director||861,307,653||99.84||1,364,036||0.16||862,671,689||67.21%||684,236|
|18. To reappoint KPMG LLP as Auditors of the Company||862,150,195||99.91||744,212||0.09||862,894,407||67.23%||467,094|
|19. To authorise the Directors to fix the remuneration of the Auditor||861,887,600||99.89||956,635||0.11||862,844,235||67.23%||515,372|
|20. To authorise Political Donations and Expenditure||847,062,833||98.71||11,078,842||1.29||858,141,675||66.86%||5,212,550|
|21. To renew the authority to Directors to issue shares||857,426,858||99.39||5,241,991||0.61||862,668,849||67.21%||692,872|
|22. To renew the authority to Directors to disapply pre-emption rights||858,564,519||99.56||3,782,633||0.44||862,347,152||67.19%||1,011,915|
|23. To renew the authority to Directors to disapply pre-emption rights for the purposes of acquisitions or capital investments||824,678,712||95.62||37,765,446||4.38||862,444,158||67.20%||915,446|
|24. To renew the authority to the Company to purchase its own shares||852,677,347||98.86||9,804,327||1.14||862,481,674||67.20%||874,487|
|25. To shorten the Notice period for General Meetings||779,355,691||90.81||78,917,286||9.19||858,272,977||66.87%||5,083,906|
- The ‘For’ vote includes votes given at the Chairman’s discretion and details of proxy votes cast are included to in the table above.
- The total number of Unilever PLC Ordinary shares with voting rights in issue at 10.00am on Thursday 27 April 2017 was 1,283,459,367. 26,696,994 Ordinary shares are held in treasury and do not have voting rights attached.
A ‘Vote withheld’ is not a vote in law and will not be counted in the calculation of the proportion of the votes ‘for’ and ‘against’ a resolution.
In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2 copies of all the resolutions passed, other than ordinary business, will be submitted to and available for inspection at the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.Hemscott.com/nsm.do A copy of the resolutions can also be found in the Chairman’s Letter and Notice of Meeting which is available on our website: www.unilever.com/AGM
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