Company meetings

Annual General Meeting 2014

The AGM will be held on Thursday 15 May 2014. The Notice of Meeting is contained in the Annual Report and Accounts January 2014.

Annual General Meeting 2013 results

The Board of NEXT plc is pleased to announce that, at the AGM of NEXT shareholders held on 16 May 2013, all resolutions as set out in the Notice of Meeting contained in the Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 26 January 2013 were passed. All resolutions were put to the meeting and approved on a poll and results are detailed below.

The total number of shares on the register at 6pm on 14 May 2013, being those eligible to be voted on at the AGM, was 160,472,983.

For Against TOTAL VOTES CAST % of
shares
on
register
at 6pm
14 May
2013
Votes
withheld1
Resolution Special /
Ordinary
No. of
Votes
% No. of
Votes
% No. of
Votes
% No. of
Votes
1. To receive and adopt the accounts and reports of the directors and auditors Ordinary 110,986,589 99.97 29,638 0.03 111,016,227 69.18 108,179
2. To approve the remuneration report Ordinary 108,929,272 99.67 357,212 0.33 109,286,484 68.10 1,837,922
3. To declare a final dividend of 74p per share Ordinary 111,014,685 100.00 384 0.00 111,015,069 69.18 109,337
4. To re-elect John Barton as a director Ordinary 109,367,494 99.16 930,420 0.84 110,297,914 68.73 826,492
5. To re-elect Christos Angelides Ordinary 110,740,129 99.76 271,653 0.24 111,011,782 69.18 112,624
6. To re-elect Steve Barber as a director Ordinary 110,744,946 99.76 268,990 0.24 111,013,936 69.18 110,470
7. To re-elect Christine Cross as a director Ordinary 108,981,481 99.62 410,371 0.38 109,391,852 68.17 1,732,554
8. To re-elect Jonathan Dawson as a director Ordinary 110,534,216 99.74 292,570 0.26 110,826,786 69.06 297,620
9. To elect Caroline Goodall as a director   Ordinary   110,696,700   99.76    270,019    0.24    110,966,719    69.15    157,687 
10. To re-elect David Keens as a director Ordinary 110,739,390 99.75 274,183 0.25 111,013,573 69.18 110,833
11. To re-elect Francis Salway as a director Ordinary 110,744,754 99.76 268,799 0.24 111,013,553 69.18 110,853
12. To re-elect Andrew Varley as a director Ordinary 110,737,998 99.75 276,198 0.25 111,014,196 69.18 110,210
13. To re-elect Simon Wolfson as a director Ordinary 110,741,993 99.75 272,333 0.25 111,014,326 69.18 110,080
14. To re-appoint Ernst & Young LLP as auditors and authorise the directors to set their remuneration Ordinary 110,624,454 99.78 247,334 0.22 110,871,788 69.09 252,618
15. Authority to allot shares Ordinary 108,961,752 98.28 1,903,765 1.72 110,865,517 69.09 258,889
16. Authority to disapply pre-emption rights Special 110,876,411 99.96 46,674 0.04 110,923,085 69.12 201,321
17. Authority for on-market purchase of own shares Special 108,378,056 98.87 1,243,244 1.13 109,621,300 68.31 1,503,106
182. Authority to enter into Programme Agreements with each of Goldman Sachs International, UBS AG, Deutsche Bank AG, HSBC Bank plc and Barclays Bank plc   Special   108,624,733   97.92   2,304,821   2.08   110,929,554   69.13   194,852
Less votes disregarded under the provisions of the Companies Act 2006   (5,000,000)             (5,000,000)      
Resolution 18 total 103,624,733 97.82 2,304,821 2.18 105,929,554 66.01 194,852
19. To authorise the calling of general meeting (other than annual general meetings) on 14 clear days' notice Special 100,415,692 90.46 10,592,058 9.54 111,007,750 69.18 116,656

Note1: The ‘Vote Withheld’ option is provided to enable the shareholder to abstain on any resolution. It is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes for and against a resolution.

Note2: The total maximum number of Ordinary Shares which may be purchased by Next for cancellation pursuant to such contingent purchase contracts is 5.0 million. As explained in the Notice of Meeting, Next has disregarded 5.0 million votes from both the total number of votes cast in favour of the resolution and the total votes cast so that the voting of those shares did not affect the result of the poll.

 
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