Annual General Meeting Rotterdam, all resolutions approved
Rotterdam, 9 May 2012 - Unilever N.V. shareholders today approved all resolutions put to the annual general meeting in Rotterdam. Voting was by poll on each resolution and the results are set out below.
All continuing directors stood for election and were duly re-appointed. These were Paul Polman, Jean-Marc Huët, Louise Fresco, Ann Fudge, Charles Golden, Byron Grote, Sunil B Mittal, Hixonia Nyasulu, The Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP, Kees Storm, Michael Treschow and Paul Walsh.
Poll Results Annual General Meeting 2012
|Resolution||For||Against||Vote withheld||Issued share capital present|
|Adoption Annual Accounts and appropriation of the profit for the 2011 financial year||1,840,014,288||174,516||175,183||1,840,373,691|
|Discharge Executive Directors||1,817,274,381||14,348,705||8,740,799||1,840,373,691|
|Discharge Non-Executive Directors||1,817,251,224||14,350,943||8,747,823||1,840,373,691|
|Re-appointment Paul Polman||1,839,781,633||369,157||213,739||1,840,373,691|
|Re-appointment Jean Marc-Huët||1,838,535,251||1,532,678||289,309||1,840,373,691|
|Re-appointment Louise Fresco||1,839,718,343||340,979||287,364||1,840,373,691|
|Re-appointment Ann Fudge||1,837,225,723||2,841,122||288,255||1,840,373,691|
|Re-appointment Charles Golden||1,839,327,288||320,334||700,922||1,840,373,691|
|Re-appointment Byron Grote||1,839,532,437||316,909||299,146||1,840,373,691|
|Re-appointment Sunil B Mittal||1,839,532,437||3,868,490||699,953||1,840,373,691|
|Re-appointment Hixonia Nyasulu||1,839,374,076||678,175||296,190||1,840,373,691|
|Re-appointment The Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP||1,839,511,613||350,343||486,555||1,840,373,691|
|Re-appointment Kees Storm||1,831,031,923||9,028,432||288,208||1,840,373,691|
|Re-appointment Michael Treshcow||1,837,504,509||2,556,837||284,610||1,840,373,691|
|Re-appointment Paul Walsh||1,746,941,443||93,115,317||291,803||1,840,373,691|
|Amendment of the Company's Articles of Association||1,839,127,823||496,652||728,016||1,840,373,691|
|Authorisation of the Board to purchase ordinary shares and depositary receipts thereof||1,827,838,768||11,317,393||1,189,419||1,840,373,691|
|Capital reduction with respect to shares and depositary receipts thereof||1,839,180,057||485,565||680,569||1,840,373,691|
|Designation of the Board as the company body authorised to issue shares in the Company||1,704,940,989||133,005,233||2,399,186||1,840,373,691|
|Appointment of Auditors charged with the auditing of the Annual Accounts for the 2012 financial year||1,827,201,664||9,050,072||4,097,983||1,840,373,691|
The shares represented were good for 1,840,373,691 votes, which is 82.52% of our issued share capital.
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