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Experian plc
21 July 2022
 

Experian plc

 

 

Results of Annual General Meeting

 

 

21 July 2022 - 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

693,214,427

99.99%

6,726

0.01%

6,478,757

2

Approval of the Report on directors' remuneration

647,529,103

95.66%

29,342,951

4.34%

22,827,856

3

To re-elect Dr Ruba Borno as a director of the Company

691,749,558

98.90%

7,688,116

1.10%

262,236

4

To re-elect Alison Brittain as a director of the Company

676,577,915

98.42%

10,871,692

1.58%

12,250,303

5

To re-elect Brian Cassin as a director

698,070,881

99.80%

1,386,940

0.20%

242,089

6

To re-elect Caroline Donahue as a director

691,772,665

98.90%

7,665,788

1.10%

261,457

7

To re-elect Luiz Fleury as a director

691,329,370

98.84%

8,108,803

1.16%

261,737

8

To re-elect Jonathan Howell as a director

691,224,638

98.83%

8,214,452

1.17%

260,820

9

To re-elect Lloyd Pitchford as a director

696,167,796

99.53%

3,286,904

0.47%

245,210

10

To re-elect Mike Rogers as a director

670,642,884

97.47%

17,417,257

2.53%

11,639,769

11

To re-appoint KPMG LLP as auditor

695,523,512

99.44%

3,931,793

0.56%

244,605

12

Directors' authority to determine the auditors' remuneration

698,937,725

99.93%

521,103

0.07%

241,082

13

Directors' authority to allot relevant securities

669,309,005

95.68%

30,222,376

4.32%

168,529

14

To approve (i) the schedule for US residents (including Californian residents) to the rules of the Experian Performance

Share Plan; (ii) the schedule for US residents (including Californian residents) to the rules of the Experian Co-Investment Plan; and as required by Californian law: (iii) the rules of the Experian Thank You Award 2021 plan; and (iv) the rules of the Experian Tax-Qualified Employee Share Purchase Plan, the key features of which are summarised in Appendix 3 to the

notice of meeting

695,083,830

99.90%

707,880

0.10%

3,907,845

 

Special resolutions:






15

Directors' authority to disapply pre-emption rights

672,395,094

96.14%

27,009,422

3.86%

295,394

16

Directors' additional authority to disapply pre-emption rights

664,958,447

95.07%

34,453,452

4.93%

288,011

17

Directors' authority to purchase the Company's own shares

694,706,912

99.37%

4,420,533

0.63%

572,465

 

 

*        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 21 July 2022, the issued share capital of the Company consisted of 970,619,038 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 50,027,416 shares in treasury. Therefore, the total number of voting rights in Experian plc is 920,591,622.

 

Documents regarding resolutions passed at the AGM on 21 July 2022

 

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 92,080,068 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 higher of the price of the last independent trade and the highest current independent bid for an ordinary share on the exchange on which the purchase is to be carried out; and

 

(iv)     the authority hereby conferred shall expire on the earlier of 20 October 2023 and the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting of the Company to be held in 2023 (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 4278

 

Tulchan

Graeme Wilson,

Louise Male and

Guy Bates



+44 (0)20 7353 4200

 

 

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 20,600 people operating across 43 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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