08 May 2014
At the Annual General Meeting of Howden Joinery Group Plc held on 8 May 2014, 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 19 were passed as special business of the AGM. Resolutions 16 to 19 were passed as special resolutions.
The total number of Ordinary Shares in issue at the close of business on 7 May 2014 was 646,444,702.
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||% of the Company's issued share capital represented by votes validly cast||Votes withheld*|
|1||Annual report & accounts||466,299,007||100.00||1,784||0.00||466,300,791||72.13%||2,585|
|3||Elect Richard Pennycook||465,377,315||99.80||914,488||0.20||466,291,803||72.13%||11,573|
|4||Re-elect Will Samuel||458,310,085||99.26||3,426,469||0.74||461,736,554||71.43%||4,566,822|
|5||Re-elect Michael Wemms||465,091,303||99.74||1,205,302||0.26||466,296,605||72.13%||6,771|
|6||Re-elect Tiffany Hall||465,383,379||99.80||913,549||0.20||466,296,928||72.13%||6,448|
|7||Re-elect Mark Allen||465,185,802||99.76||1,107,331||0.24||466,293,133||72.13%||6,785|
|8||Re-elect Matthew Ingle||465,466,238||99.82||829,697||0.18||466,295,935||72.13%||7,441|
|9||Re-elect Mark Robson||463,870,819||99.48||2,425,416||0.52||466,296,235||72.13%||7,141|
|14||Authority to make political donations||460,842,828||98.85||5,339,162||1.15||466,181,990||72.11%||118,386|
|15||Authority to allot shares||447,243,491||96.00||18,655,851||4.00||465,899,342||72.07%||404,034|
|16||Disapply of pre-emption rights||459,516,784||99.86||625,708||0.14||460,142,492||71.18%||6,160,134|
|17||Purchase own shares||464,496,669||99.61||1,802,230||0.39||466,298,899||72.13%||4,477|
|18||Authority to call a general meeting on 14 clear days' notice||439,764,357||94.40||26,110,868||5.60||465,875,225||72.07%||428,151|
|19||Articles of Association||454,755,273||99.02||4,523,755||0.98||459,279,028||71.05%||7,023,348|
*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: www.howdenjoinerygroupplc.com/investors/shareholder/agm/
Enquiries should be directed to:
Forbes McNaughton, Deputy Company Secretary: +44 (0)207 535 1137