16 May 2012
At the Annual General Meeting of Howden Joinery Group Plc held on 16 May 2012, all resolutions put to shareholders were duly passed on a poll with the required majorities. The full text of each resolution is contained in the Notice of Annual General Meeting. Resolutions 12 to 17 were passed as special business of the AGM. Resolutions 15 to 17 were passed as special resolutions.
The total number of Ordinary Shares in issue at the close of business on 15 May 2012 was 640,241,143.
The final votes received in respect of each resolution put to the meeting were as set out below.
|Resolution Number||Votes for (including discretionary votes)||% Votes for||Votes against||% Votes against||Total number of votes validly cast||Percentage of the Company's issued share capital represented by votes validly cast||Votes withheld*|
|1.||Annual report & accounts||439,287,938||100.00||1,940||0.00||439,289,878||68.61%||11,842|
|3.||Elect Mark Allen||438,249,836||99.76||1,037,498||0.24||439,287,334||68.61%||15,386|
|4.||Re-elect Will Samuel||438,072,369||99.72||1,223,748||0.28||439,296,117||68.61%||6,603|
|5.||Re-elect Angus Cockburn||438,246,016||99.76||1,043,849||0.24||439,289,865||68.61%||12,855|
|6.||Re-elect Michael Wemms||438,252,686||99.76||1,046,447||0.24||439,299,133||68.61%||3,587|
|7.||Re-elect Tiffany Hall||436,896,730||99.45||2,402,906||0.55||439,299,636||68.61%||3,084|
|8.||Re-elect Matthew Ingle||438,655,851||99.85||640,883||0.15||439,296,734||68.61%||5,986|
|9.||Re-elect Mark Robson||438,646,036||99.85||640,152||0.15||439,286,188||68.61%||16,532|
|13.||Authority to make political donations||435,683,011||99.27||3,205,216||0.73||438,888,227||68.55%||405,993|
|14.||Authority to allot shares||420,067,478||97.14||12,379,011||2.86||432,446,489||67.54%||6,856,231|
|15.||Disapply of pre-emption rights||433,908,415||99.97||108,629||0.03||434,017,044||67.79%||5,285,676|
|16.||Purchase own shares||439,218,323||99.99||61,861||0.01||439,280,184||68.61%||22,536|
|17.||Authority to call a general meeting on 14 clear days' notice||424,456,579||96.62||14,836,604||3.38||439,293,183||68.61%||9,537|
*A vote "withheld" is not a vote in law. Votes "withheld" were not counted in the calculation of the proportion of the votes for and against each of the resolutions.
In accordance with the Listing Rules, a copy of the resolutions passed, other than ordinary business, will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do
Full details of the poll results will also be available on the Company's website: http://www.howdenjoinerygroupplc.com/investors/shareholder/agm/
Enquiries should be directed to:
Caroline Bishop, Company Secretary: +44 (0)207 535 1140