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Merlin Entertainments plc
03 May 2019
 

MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS PLC

(the "Company")

RESULTS OF POLL

The Merlin Entertainments plc Annual General Meeting was held at

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Hotel, Winkfield Road, Windsor, SL4 4AY on Friday 3 May 2019 at 11.00a.m. 

In line with recommended practice, a poll was conducted on each Resolution proposed at the Meeting. 

Each Resolution was passed and the results of the poll on each Resolution are set out below:

RESOLUTION

* VOTES
FOR

%

VOTES AGAINST

%

VOTES
TOTAL

% of ISC VOTED

** VOTES WITHHELD

1

To receive the Annual Report and Accounts

888,032,033

100.00

42,826

0.00

888,074,859

86.72%

271,625

2

To declare a final dividend of 5.5 pence per share

888,335,438

100.00

5,308

0.00

888,340,746

86.75%

5,738

3

To approve the Annual Report on Director's Remuneration

862,828,642

97.23

24,587,838

2.77

887,416,480

86.66%

929,771

4

To re-elect Sir John Sunderland as a Director

886,944,130

99.84

1,401,578

0.16

888,345,708

86.75%

775

5

To re-elect Nick Varney as a Director

887,403,842

99.89

939,061

0.11

888,342,903

86.75%

3,581

6

To elect Anne-Francoise Nesmes as a Director

887,125,062

99.86

1,220,861

0.14

888,345,923

86.75%

561

7

To re-elect Charles Gurassa as a Director

869,524,274

97.88

18,810,224

2.12

888,334,498

86.75%

11,986

8

To re-elect Fru Hazlitt as a Director

887,425,561

99.90

909,466

0.10

888,335,027

86.75%

11,457

9

To re-elect Søren Sørensen as a Director

887,407,510

99.90

927,517

0.10

888,335,027

86.75%

11,457

10

To re-elect Trudy Rautio as a Director

887,200,065

99.87

1,134,962

0.13

888,335,027

86.75%

11,457

11

To re-elect Yun (Rachel) Chiang as a Director

886,933,262

99.84

1,401,765

0.16

888,335,027

86.75%

11,457

12

To elect Andrew Fisher as a Director

887,515,656

99.91

819,214

0.09

888,334,870

86.75%

11,614

13

To re-appoint KPMG LLP as auditors

871,370,633

98.09

16,950,715

1.91

888,321,348

86.74%

25,135

14

To authorise the Directors to determine the remuneration of the auditors

888,103,956

99.97

229,045

0.03

888,333,001

86.75%

13,483

15

To authorise political donations and expenditure

877,237,244

98.83

10,428,006

1.17

887,665,250

86.68%

678,657

16

 

To authorise the Directors to allot shares

824,993,288

92.87

63,347,847

7.13

888,341,135

86.75%

5,349

17 ***

To empower the Directors to allot equity securities under section 570 of the Companies Act 2006.

879,280,871

98.98

9,063,218

1.02

888,344,089

86.75%

2,395

18 ***

To empower the Directors to allot equity securities in connection with an acquisition or capital investment under section 570 of the Companies Act 2006.

873,992,882

98.38

14,350,715

1.62

888,343,597

86.75%

2,886

19

***

To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares.

887,093,528

99.88

1,032,931

0.12

888,126,459

86.72%

220,024

20

***

To enable a General Meeting, other than an Annual General Meeting, to be called on not less than 14 clear days' notice

870,269,192

97.97

18,073,100

2.03

888,342,292

86.75%

4,192

 

 

Notes:

*              Includes discretionary votes received.

**            A vote Withheld is not a vote in English Law and is not counted towards the proportion of votes For or Against a Resolution.

***          Indicates a Special Resolution.

 

This Announcement is available for viewing on the Company's website, www.merlinentertainments.biz/shareholder-meetings.

 

In accordance with the UK Listing Authority's Listing Rule 9.6.2, copies of all the Resolutions passed by Merlin Entertainments plc shareholders have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and are available for inspection at www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM.

 

Further enquiries:

 

Matthew Jowett

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Merlin Entertainments plc

00 44 1202 634 955


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