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Press Release

POLL RESULT FOR 2013 AGM

09 Jul 2013

 

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

Receive Annual Report and Accounts

  954,728,204

99.86

1,350,257

0.14

4,822,114

59.47%

2

Approve the Remuneration report

877,888,013

91.94

76,968,514

8.06

6,029,313

59.47%

3

Declare final dividend

959,099,964

99.99

94,981

0.01

1,681,202

59.47%

4

Elect Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne

948,067,989

98.91

10,445,383

1.09

2,299,747

59.47%

5

Elect Andy Halford

951,069,016

99.21

7,599,301

0.79

2,200,291

59.47%

6

Elect Steve Rowe 

948,705,144

98.95

10,033,053

1.05

2,125,040

59.47%

7

Re-elect Vindi Banga

953,327,879

99.46

5,201,788

0.54

2,321,419

59.47%

8

Re-elect Marc Bolland

915,832,010

95.53

42,821,413

4.47

2,229,102

59.47%

9

Re-elect Miranda Curtis

954,331,291

99.54

4,439,483

0.46

2,082,715

59.47%

10

Re-elect John Dixon

952,612,812

99.36

6,106,936

0.64

2,131,303

59.47%

11

Re-elect Martha Lane Fox

950,735,658

99.17

7,979,042

0.83

2,158,458

59.47%

12

Re-elect Steven Holliday

941,241,888

98.18

17,415,181

1.82

2,203,882

59.47%

13

Re-elect Jan du Plessis

949,079,691

99.04

9,225,746

0.96

2,294,163

59.45%

14

Re-elect Alan Stewart

952,341,927

99.36

6,092,525

0.64

2,177,731

59.45%

15

Re-elect Robert Swannell

950,920,068

99.19

7,744,102

0.81

2,148,649

59.47%

16

Re-elect Laura Wade-Gery

952,363,731

99.33

6,402,455

0.67

2,070,230

59.47%

17

Re-appoint PwC as auditors

917,509,371

97.99

18,825,472

2.01

24,543,879

59.47%

18

Authorise Audit Committee to determine auditors' remuneration

933,391,401

98.23

16,782,094

1.77

10,489,728

59.46%

19

Authorise allotment of shares

845,865,742

92.96

64,084,560

7.04

9,006,189

56.88%

20

Disapply pre-emption rights *

954,329,189

99.77

2,175,956

0.23

4,345,024

59.47%

21

Authorise purchase of own shares *

955,738,084

99.70

2,903,012

0.30

2,131,776

59.46%

22

Call general meetings on 14 days notice *

750,843,002

81.88

166,213,919

18.12

1,977,434

56.88%

23

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

892,802,082

93.43

62,736,044

6.57

5,335,850

59.47%

 * 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 5 July 2013 = 1,615,732,456 shares.  59.47% 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.