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Press Release

POLL RESULT FOR 2012 AGM

10 Jul 2012

 

Resolution

For (see note 2)

Against (see note 2)

Number of votes Withheld (See note 3)

Total Votes Cast

No. of shares

%

No. of shares

%

1

To receive Annual Report and Accounts

956,439,409

99.74

2,517,591

0.26

1,625,269

960,582,269

2

To approve the Remuneration report

914,089,519

96.26

35,472,690

3.74

11,028,334

960,590,543

3

To declare a final dividend

956,575,791

99.75

2,394,228

0.25

1,649,494

960,619,513

4

Elect Vindi Banga

950,304,706

99.19

7,792,381

0.81

2,498,999

960,596,086

5

Elect Miranda Curtis

950,756,983

99.24

7,282,176

0.76

2,365,071

960,404,230

6

Re-elect Marc Bolland

914,010,596

95.37

44,372,417

4.63

2,215,603

960,598,616

7

Re-elect Kate Bostock

943,625,421

98.51

14,302,970

1.49

2,449,632

960,378,023

8

Re-elect Jeremy Darroch

950,927,756

99.24

7,301,302

0.76

2,320,880

960,549,938

9

Re-elect John Dixon

945,080,674

98.61

13,360,506

1.39

2,139,050

960,580,230

10

Re-elect Martha Lane Fox

949,283,182

99.05

9,057,893

0.95

2,218,606

960,559,681

11

Re-elect Steven Holliday

950,262,987

99.16

8,006,096

0.84

2,324,756

960,593,839

12

Re-elect Jan du Plessis

944,631,049

99.36

6,091,590

0.64

9,843,957

960,566,596

13

Re-elect Steven Sharp

944,598,299

98.58

13,652,134

1.42

2,214,010

960,464,443

14

Re-elect Alan Stewart

947,969,178

98.92

10,337,150

1.08

2,146,387

960,452,715

15

Re-elect Robert Swannell

950,635,097

99.20

7,685,221

0.80

2,180,828

960,501,146

16

Re-elect Laura Wade-Gery

945,372,432

98.65

12,895,401

1.35

2,223,588

960,491,421

17

Re-appoint PwC as auditors

926,243,855

99.08

8,642,886

0.92

25,715,106

960,601,847

18

Authorise Audit Committee to determine auditors' remuneration

939,013,297

98.89

10,565,726

1.11

11,048,746

960,627,769

19

Authorise allotment of shares

806,756,017

89.56

94,054,433

10.44

6,528,947

907,339,397

20

Disapply pre-emption rights *

951,909,264

99.50

4,789,472

0.50

3,796,381

960,495,117

21

Authorise purchase of own shares *

953,237,240

99.46

5,197,363

0.54

2,135,611

960,570,214

22

Call general meetings on 14 days notice *

779,889,605

86.15

125,395,831

13.85

1,958,895

907,244,331

23

Authorise the Company, and its subsidiaries, to make political donations

905,964,828

95.33

44,403,150

4.67

10,233,820

960,601,798

24

Approve renewal of the SIP

952,161,521

99.46

5,132,411

0.54

3,247,724

960,541,656

 * Special Resolution

NOTES:

1. All resolutions were passed.

2. Votes "For" and "Against" are expressed as a percentage of votes received.

3. A "Vote withheld" is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the votes "For" or "Against" a resolution.

4. Total number of shares in issue at 6pm on 9 July 2012 = 1,607,479,478 shares. 59.76% of voting capital was instructed.

In accordance with the UK Listing Authority's Listing Rule 9.6.2, copies of all the resolutions passed by Marks and Spencer Group plc shareholders, other than ordinary business have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and are available for inspection at www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM.