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Experian plc
22 July 2020
 

Experian plc

 

 

Results of Annual General Meeting

 

 

22 July 2020 - Experian plc, the global information services company, hereby notifies the market that, at its annual general meeting held earlier today, all the resolutions contained in the notice of meeting were duly passed and the results of the poll are as follows: -

 

 

No.

Description

Votes For*

% Cast

Votes Against

% Cast

Votes Withheld**


Ordinary resolutions:






1

Receipt of the Annual Report and financial statements

693,938,254

 

99.96%

 

274,891

 

0.04%

 

4,520,030

 

2

Approval of the Report on directors' remuneration

653,070,165

 

93.50%

 

45,388,636

 

6.50%

 

274,374

 

3

Approval of the Directors' remuneration policy

651,717,394

 

95.34%

 

31,847,208

 

4.66%

 

15,168,573

 

4

To re-elect Dr Ruba Borno as a director

696,137,396

 

99.66%

 

2,401,979

 

0.34%

 

193,801

 

5

To re-elect Brian Cassin as a director

697,815,739

 

99.90%

 

731,307

 

0.10%

 

186,130

 

6

To re-elect Caroline Donahue as a director

696,145,634

 

99.66%

 

2,396,769

 

0.34%

 

190,773

 

7

To re-elect Luiz Fleury as a director

696,003,367

 

99.64%

 

2,525,669

 

0.36%

 

204,140

 

8

To re-elect Deirdre Mahlan as a director

696,151,169

 

99.66%

 

2,388,992

 

0.34%

 

193,015

 

9

To re-elect Lloyd Pitchford as a director

695,192,852

 

99.52%

 

3,355,072

 

0.48%

 

185,252

 

10

To re-elect Mike Rogers as a director

692,811,502

 

99.18%

 

5,730,150

 

0.82%

 

191,524

 

11

To re-elect George Rose as a director

692,625,959

 

99.15%

 

5,913,325

 

0.85%

 

193,892

 

12

To re-elect Kerry Williams as a director

697,409,363

 

99.84%

 

1,141,167

 

0.16%

 

182,646

 

13

To re-appoint KPMG LLP as auditor

698,464,916

 

99.99%

 

85,865

 

0.01%

 

182,395

 

14

Directors' authority to determine the auditors' remuneration

698,376,448

 

99.98%

 

147,001

 

0.02%

 

209,727

 

15

Directors' authority to allot relevant securities

661,936,536

 

94.74%

 

36,738,911

 

5.26%

 

57,729

 


Special resolutions:






16

Directors' authority to disapply pre-emption rights

673,047,773

 

96.35%

 

25,529,689

 

3.65%

 

155,714

 

17

Directors' additional authority to disapply pre-emption rights

667,245,726

 

95.52%

 

31,321,795

 

4.48%

 

165,654

 

18

Directors' authority to purchase the Company's own shares

689,170,674

 

98.71%

 

8,978,056

 

1.29%

 

584,445

 

 

 

*        Includes discretionary votes.

**       A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the votes for or against a resolution.

 

Voting rights

 

Every shareholder has one vote for every ordinary share held. As at 22 July 2020, the issued share capital of the Company consisted of 968,728,778 ordinary shares of 10 US cents each with voting rights and 20 deferred shares of 10 US cents each which have no voting rights. The Company holds 52,278,013 shares in treasury. Therefore, the total number of voting rights in Experian plc is 916,450,765.

 

Documents regarding resolutions passed at the AGM on 22 July 2020

 

In accordance with Listing Rule LR9.6.2R, a copy of all resolutions passed, other than resolutions concerning ordinary business, will shortly be forwarded to the FCA and will be available via the Electronic Submission System, located at https://marketoversight.fca.org.uk 

 

Authority to purchase own shares

 

Included among the resolutions passed at the annual general meeting was the following:

 

"To authorise the Company, generally and unconditionally:

 

(a)      pursuant to Article 57 of the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991, to make market purchases of ordinary shares in the capital of the Company on the London Stock Exchange on behalf of the Company on such terms and in such manner as the directors may from time to time determine, provided that:

 

(i)       the maximum number of ordinary shares which may be purchased under this authority is 90,830,113 ordinary shares of 10 US cents each;

 

(ii)      the minimum price (not including expenses) which may be paid for each ordinary share is 10 US cents;

 

(iii)     the maximum price (not including expenses) which may be paid for each ordinary share is an amount equal to the higher of: (a) 105% of the average market value of the Company's ordinary shares as derived from The London Stock Exchange Daily Official List for the five business days immediately preceding the day on which the relevant share is purchased; and (b) the price of the last independent trade and the highest current bid as stipulated by the Commission-adopted Regulatory Technical Standards pursuant to article 5(6) of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU No.596/2014);

 

(iv)     the authority hereby conferred shall expire on the earlier of 21 October 2021 and the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting of the Company to be held in 2021 (except that the Company shall be entitled, at any time prior to the expiry of this authority, to make a contract to purchase which would or might be executed wholly or partly after such expiry and to purchase shares in accordance with such contract as if the authority conferred had not expired) unless such authority is renewed prior to such time; and

 

(b)      pursuant to Article 58A of the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991, and if approved by the directors, to hold as treasury shares any ordinary shares purchased pursuant to the authority conferred by paragraph (a) of this resolution."

 

Contact:

 

Experian

Nadia Ridout-Jamieson

Gerry Tschopp

Investor Queries

Media Queries


+44 (0)20 3042 4215

 

Finsbury

Rollo Head

Jenny Davey

 



+44 (0)20 7251 3801

 

 

About Experian

Experian is the world's leading global information services company. During life's big moments - from buying a home or a car, to sending a child to college, to growing a business by connecting with new customers - we empower consumers and our clients to manage their data with confidence. We help individuals to take financial control and access financial services, businesses to make smarter decisions and thrive, lenders to lend more responsibly, and organisations to prevent identity fraud and crime.

 

We have 17,800 people operating across 45 countries and every day we're investing in new technologies, talented people and innovation to help all our clients maximise every opportunity. We are listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and are a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

 

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