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Annual General Meeting May 2016
The Annual General Meeting of the Company will be held on 19 May 2016. The Notice of Meeting can be found in the Annual Report and Accounts 2016.
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General Meeting Feb 2016

A General Meeting was held on 10 February 2016 at 9:00am at the offices of Allen & Overy, One Bishops Square, London E1 6AD. The Notice of Meeting was sent to shareholders on 18 January 2016.

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GENERAL MEETING FEB 2016 RESULTS

The Board is pleased to announce that at the General Meeting of Next plc shareholders held on 10 February 2016, the Special Resolution as set out in the Notice of Meeting was put to the meeting and duly passed on a poll. The results are detailed below.

The total number of shares on the register at 6pm on 8 February 2016, being those eligible to be voted on at the meeting, was 150,669,683

For Against TOTAL VOTES CAST2 % of
shares
on
register
at 6pm
8 Feb
2016
Votes
withheld1
Special Resolution3 No. of
Votes
% No. of
Votes
% No. of
Votes2
% No. of
Votes
(a) To authorise the appropriations of distributable profits of Next plc to the payment of the Relevant Distributions, each by reference to the same record date as the original accounting entries for the Relevant Distributions 100,379,139 98.1% 1,914,057 1.9% 102,293,196 67.9 69,478
(b) To waive and release any and all claims which Next plc has or may have against each of its shareholders who appeared on the register of shareholders on the relevant record date for each Relevant Distribution arising out of or in connection with the payment of the Relevant Distributions  

(c) To waive and release any and all claims which Next plc has or may have against each of its directors and former directors arising out of or in connection with the approval, declaration or payment of the Relevant Distributions

 

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

Note2: The directors and former directors (including their connected persons) have not voted on their combined shareholdings which represents  1,874,837 ordinary shares.

Note3: Following the passing of the resolution, and as described in detail in the circular published by Next plc on 18 January 2016, Next plc has today entered into a deed of release in respect of its shareholders and a deed of release in respect of its directors and former directors.