RATHBONE BROTHERS PLC ('Rathbones')
RESULTS OF THE 2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
N OTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LISTING RULE 9.6.18
At the forty-sixth Annual General Meeting of the Company held at 8 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7AZ on Thursday 11 May 2017, all the resolutions proposed (which were contained in the Notice of Meeting dated 7 April 2017) were passed on a poll.
Resolutions 1 to 15 were ordinary resolutions and resolutions 15 to 18 were special resolutions.
The full text of the resolutions is set out in the Notice of Annual General Meeting, a copy of which is on the Company's website at http://www.rathbones.com/investor-relations/governance . A copy has also been made available for inspection through the National Storage Mechanism which can be found at http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM .
The results of the poll were as follows:
|Resolution||For||%||Against||%||Votes cast||Votes cast as a % of the voting capital||Withheld|
|1||To adopt the report and accounts for the year ended 31 December 2016||41,267,109||99.94||23,101||0.06||41,290,210||81.45%||57,490|
|2||To approve the directors' remuneration report for the year ended 31 December 2016||38,555,276||96.20||1,524,379||3.80||40,079,655||79.06%||1,268,045|
|3||To declare a final dividend of 36p per share for the year ended 31 December 2016||41,319,949||100.00||1,101||0.00||41,321,050||81.51%||26,650|
|4||To re-elect Mark Nicholls as a director||41,159,189||99.92||34,032||0.08||41,193,221||81.25%||154,479|
|5||To re-elect Philip Howell as a director||41,180,192||99.80||84,203||0.20||41,264,395||81.39%||83,305|
|6||To re-elect Paul Stockton as a director||41,311,229||99.99||4,815||0.01||41,316,044||81.50%||31,656|
|7||To re-elect James Dean as a director||41,298,540||99.99||2,162||0.01||41,300,702||81.47%||46,998|
|8||To elect Sarah Gentleman as a director||41,295,940||99.99||2,162||0.01||41,298,102||81.46%||49,598|
|9||To re-elect Kathryn Matthews as a director||41,265,018||99.92||34,535||0.08||41,299,553||81.46%||48,147|
|10||To elect Jim Pettigrew as a director||40,283,499||99.91||36,794||0.09||40,320,293||79.53%||1,027,407|
|11||To re-appoint KPMG LLP as auditors of the Company||40,454,186||98.87||464,036||1.13||40,918,222||80.71%||429,478|
|12||To authorise the directors to agree the remuneration of the auditors||41,278,577||99.93||27,563||0.07||41,306,140||81.48%||41,560|
|13||To approve an authority to make political donations and to incur political expenditure||39,888,925||98.25||712,361||1.75||40,601,286||80.09%||746,414|
|14||To approve a general authority to allot ordinary shares||39,431,880||95.45||1,879,553||4.55||41,311,433||81.49%||36,267|
|15||To authorise the disapplication of pre-emption rights||40,703,522||98.55||598,648||1.45||41,302,170||81.47%||45,530|
|16||To further authorise the disapplication of pre-emption rights regarding shares issued in connection with an acquisition or capital investment||36,911,698||89.36||4,394,828||10.64||41,306,526||81.48%||41,174|
|17||To authorise market purchases of ordinary shares||40,494,219||98.01||820,281||1.99||41,314,500||81.49%||33,200|
|18||To authorise the convening of a general meeting (other than the AGM) or not less than 14 days' notice||40,875,827||98.95||434,673||1.05||41,310,500||81.49%||37,200|
For the purposes of section 341 of the Companies Act 2006, the votes cast are expressed as a percentage of 50,696,817 ordinary shares. A vote "withheld" is not a vote in law and has not been counted as a vote "for" or "against" a resolution. In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2, a copy of the resolutions passed at today's AGM will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism.
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