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ASA International Group PLC
22 June 2022
 



ASA International Group plc announces result of Annual General Meeting


London, United Kingdom / Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22 June 2022 - ASA International Group plc (LSE: ASAI) ('ASA International', the 'Company' or the 'Group'), one of the world's largest international microfinance institutions, today held its Annual General Meeting ('AGM') at the offices of Investec, 30 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7QP, United Kingdom, at 11.00am BST.

Each of the resolutions contained in the Notice of Meeting was put to the AGM and voted on by way of a poll. All were duly approved.

As stated in the Company's AGM Notice and under Listing Rule 9.2.2.E, a resolution to elect or re-elect an Independent Director must be passed by both a majority of the independent shareholders (i.e. shareholders of the Company who are entitled to vote on the election of Directors and who are not controlling shareholders) and a majority of all shareholders (including the majority shareholder). In order to determine this, votes cast by the independent shareholders were counted separately in respect of the election of Guy Dawson, Gavin Laws, Hanny Kemna and Dr Salehuddin Ahmed and are set out below.

The total number of votes received on each resolution put to the AGM was as follows:

No.

Resolution

Votes FOR (a)

%

Votes AGAINST

%

Votes WITHHELD (b)

1

Receive 2021 Annual Report and Financial Statements

84,782,589

 

98.85%

 

982,697

 

1.15%

 

0

2

Approve Directors' Remuneration Policy

 

81,503,686

95.03%

4,261,600

4.97%

0

3

Approve Annual Report on Remuneration

 

85,765,286

100.00%

0

0.00%

0

 

4

 

Elect Guy Dawson as a Director

All

 

 

 

Independent

85,765,286

100.00%

 

0

 

 

0.00%

 

0

38,461,823

100.00%

 

0

0.00%

 

0

 

5

Elect Dirk Brouwer as a Director

 

85,765,286

100.00%

0

0.00%

0

 

6

Elect Aminur Rashid as a Director

 

85,765,470

100.00%

0

0.00%

0

 

7

Elect Karin Kersten as a Director

85,765,470

100.00%

 

0

 

0.00%

 

0

 

 

8

Elect Gavin Laws as a Director

 

 

 

 

 

All

 

Independent

85,765,470

100.00%

0

0.00%

0

38,462,007

100.00%

0

0.00%

0

 

9

Elect Hanny Kemna as a Director

All

 

Independent

85,765,286

100.00%

0

0.00%

0

38,461,823

100.00%

0

0.00%

0

 

10

 

Elect Dr Salehuddin Ahmed as a Director

All

 

Independent

85,765,286

100.00%

0

0.00%

0

38,461,823

100.00%

0

0.00%

0

 

11

 

Re-appoint Ernst & Young LLP as Auditor

85,765,286

100.00%

 

0

0.00%

0

 

12

 

Authorise Audit & Risk Committee to approve Auditor remuneration

85,765,286

100.00%

0

0.00%

0

 

13

 

Authorise Directors to allot shares

82,827,686

96.57%

2,937,600

3.43%

0

 

14

 

Authority to disapply pre-emption rights (up to 5% of issued share capital) (c)

85,765,286

100.00%

0

0.00%

0

 

15

 

Authority to disapply pre-emption rights in connection with specific acquisition/ investment (further 5% of issued share capital) (c)

85,765,286

100.00%

0

0.00%

 

0

 

16

 

Authority to purchase own shares (c)

85,765,286

100.00%

0

0.00%

0

 

17

Adopt new Articles of Association (c)

 

 

85,765,286

100.00%

0

0.00%

0

 

18

 

Authority to call General Meetings (except AGMs) by notice of not less than 14 days (c)

83,810,383

97.72%

1,954,903

2.28%

0

 

 

NOTES:

(a) The "For" proxy vote includes those giving the Chairman discretion.
(b) A vote "Withheld" is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proxy votes "For" or "Against" the resolution.
(c) Special resolution
.

The total number of ordinary shares in issue on 20 June 2022, the deadline for casting votes by proxy in advance of the AGM, was 100,000,000 shares. 85.77% of voting capital, including votes withheld, was instructed in respect of the resolutions put to the AGM.

The full text of the resolutions can be found in the Notice of Annual General Meeting, which is available on the Company's website at www.asa-international.com In accordance with the UK Listing Authority's Listing Rule 9.6.2, copies of all the resolutions passed by the Company's shareholders, other than ordinary business will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism 

 

 

 

Enquiries:

ASA International Group plc

Head of Investor Relations                                                                                                                                         

Véronique Schyns

IR@asa-international.com

 

About ASA International Group plc

ASA International is one of the world's largest international microfinance institutions, with a strong commitment to financial inclusion and socioeconomic progress. The company provides small, socially responsible loans to low-income, financially underserved entrepreneurs, predominantly women, across South Asia, South East Asia, West and East Africa.

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