The Company announces the results of the voting by poll on the resolutions put to its general meeting (GM) today, 3 November 2020.
A poll was held on each of the resolutions set out in the notice of GM and the results of the poll are set out below. All of the resolutions voted on at the GM were duly passed.
|Number of votes cast “For”||% of votes cast “For”||Number of votes cast “Against”||% of votes cast “Against”||Number of votes Withheld||Total votes cast as a % of Issued Share Capital|
|1. That the Director's Remuneration Policy be approved||186,838,378||97.75||4,295,787||2.25||3,143,710||76.60|
|2. That Provident Financial be authorised to apply a ratio of the fixed to variable components of total remuneration for 'Material Risk Takers’ that exceeds 1:1, provided that the ratio does not exceed 1:2||193,783,492||99.91||171,366||0.09||323,018||76.60|
|3. a) That the rules of the Provident Financial 2020 Restricted Share Plan (“RSP”) be approved; and b) That the Directors be authorised to enact RSP schedules or sub-plans||186,547,277||96.17||7,433,678||3.83||296,920||76.60|
- Votes "For" and "Against" are expressed as a percentage of votes received.
- A "vote withheld" is not a vote in law and is therefore not counted towards the proportion of votes "For" or "Against" a resolution.
- As at 6.00pm on 30 October 2020, the time by which shareholders who wanted to vote at the GM must have been entered on the Company's register of members, there were 253,615,794 ordinary shares in issue and 76.60% of the voting capital was instructed. Shareholders are entitled to one vote per share.
In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2R, copies of all the resolutions passed other than resolutions concerning ordinary business have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism.
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