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2018 AGM poll results

2018 AGM Voting

At the Annual General Meeting of Smith & Nephew plc held on Thursday 12 April 2018 a poll was held for each resolution. The table below shows the number of votes received for and against each resolution together with the votes validly cast, both as a total and as a proportion of the relevant issued share capital.

Resolution

For/
Discretion

(Number of
votes) 

%
For/
Discretion

 Against
(Number of votes) 

 %
Against

Total
votes validly
cast
 

% relevant shares
in issue

Withheld
(Number of votes)

Ordinary 
resolutions  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. To receive the audited accounts

593,854,649

100.00%

29,230

0.00%

593,883,879

67.88%

3,779,105

2. To approve the Directors’ Remuneration Report (excluding Policy)

581,091,881

97.29%

16,160,313

2.71%

597,252,194

68.27%

407,092

3. To declare a final dividend

597,457,521

100.00%

10,624

0.00%

597,468,145

68.29%

194,039

4. To re-elect Graham
Baker

591,692,790

99.05%

5,663,180

0.95%

597,355,970

68.28%

305,264

5. To re-elect Vinita Bali

566,117,171

96.47%

20,685,124

3.53%

586,802,295

67.07%

10,858,938

6. To re-elect Ian Barlow

578,006,724

96.76%

19,339,149

3.24%

597,345,873

68.28%

315,361

7. To re-elect Olivier Bohuon

588,101,537

98.45%

9,249,083

1.55%

597,350,620

68.28%

310,923

8. To re-elect The Rt. Hon Baroness Virginia Bottomley of Nettlestone DL

585,172,316

97.97%

12,149,626

2.03%

597,321,942

68.28%

339,601

9. To re-elect Erik Engstrom

595,217,566

99.64%

2,120,558

0.36%

597,338,124

68.28%

323,419

10. To elect Roland Diggelmann

592,456,802

99.18%

4,885,396

0.82%

597,342,198

68.28%

319,344

11. To re-elect Robin Freestone

593,294,462

99.32%

4,044,071

0.68%

597,338,533

68.28%

323,010

12. To re-elect Michael Friedman

588,885,749

98.59%

8,449,278

1.41%

597,335,027

68.28%

326,516

13. To elect Marc Owen

595,913,562

99.76%

1,421,918

0.24%

597,335,480

68.28%

326,063

14. To elect Angie Risley

593,684,388

99.40%

3,611,907

0.60%

597,296,295

68.27%

365,248

15. To re-elect Roberto Quarta

570,254,470

95.54%

26,648,066

4.46%

596,902,536

68.23%

759,006

16. To re-appoint the Auditor 

596,579,310

99.86%

858,546

0.14%

597,437,856

68.29%

223,687

17. To authorise the Directors to determine the remuneration of the Auditor

597,316,686

99.98%

134,183

0.02%

597,450,869

68.29%

212,115

18. To renew the Directors’ authority to allot shares

583,072,801

97.60%

14,318,871

2.40%

597,391,672

68.28%

267,306

 Special Resolutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.To renew the Directors’ authority for the disapplication of the pre-emption rights

587,465,711

98.35%

9,884,630

1.65%

597,310,341

68.28

348,946

20. To renew the Directors' limited authority to make market purchases of the Company’s own shares

592,142,139

99.13%

5,206,384

0.87%

597,348,523

68.28

310,763

21. To authorise general meetings to
be held on 14 clear days’ notice

541,557,932

90.66%

55,815,536

9.34%

597,373,468

68.28

289,516

 

The number of Ordinary Shares in issue on 10 April 2018 at 6pm (excluding shares held in Treasury) was 875,057,786. Shareholders are entitled to one vote per share.  A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes validly cast.

A copy of the Resolutions passed as Special Business at the Annual General Meeting is being submitted to the UK Listing Authority and will shortly be available for inspection at the National Storage Mechanism document viewing facility at: http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/nsm

Joseph Papa did not stand for re-election as a Director and stepped down from the Board with effect from the conclusion of the AGM.

In accordance with section 430(2B) of the Companies Act 2006, Smith & Nephew confirms that Joseph Papa will receive payment of fees for service whilst a Director but no other remuneration payment or payment for loss of office will be made in connection with his departure.

Susan Swabey

Company Secretary

Smith & Nephew plc

 

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