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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 Circular 18 Jan 2016

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.

Annual General Meeting May 2015

The AGM was held on Thursday 14 May 2015. The Notice of Meeting is contained in the Annual Report and Accounts January 2015.

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Annual General Meeting Circular May 2015
Annual General Meeting Results May 2015

Annual General Meeting 2015 results

The Board of NEXT plc is pleased to announce that, at the AGM of NEXT shareholders held on 14 May 2015, all resolutions as set out in the Notice of Meeting contained in the Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 24 January 2015 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 12 May 2015, being those eligible to be voted on at the AGM, was 152,873,556.

For Against TOTAL VOTES CAST % of
shares
on
register
at 6pm
12 May
2015
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 auditor Ordinary 102,118,490 99.23 791,527 0.77 102,910,017 67.32 223,787
2. To approve the Remuneration Report    Ordinary   99,473,354 98.22 1,801,516 1.78 101,274,870 66.25 1,858,931
3. To declare a final dividend of 100p per share Ordinary 102,915,817 100.00 731 0.00 102,916,548 67.32 217,256
4. To re-elect John Barton as a director Ordinary 99,048,006 96.74 3,340,826 3.26 102,388,832 66.98 744,970
5. To re-elect Steve Barber as a director Ordinary 102,573,942 99.67 340,946 0.33 102,914,888 67.32 218,916
6. To re-elect Caroline Goodall as a director Ordinary 102,728,098 99.82 186,096 0.18 102,914,194 67.32 219,610
7. To elect Amanda James as a director   Ordinary   102,550,411 99.65 360,619 0.35 102,911,030 67.32 222,774
8. To re-elect Michael Law as a director Ordinary 102,275,839 99.38 638,267 0.62 102,914,106 67.32 219,698
9. To re-elect Francis Salway as a director Ordinary 102,727,172 99.82 187,274 0.18 102,914,446 67.32 219,358
10. To re- elect Jane Shields as a director Ordinary 102,229,421 99.34 682,721 0.66 102,912,142 67.32 221,662
11. To elect Dame Dianne Thompson as a director     Ordinary   102,886,318 99.98 24,660 0.02 102,910,978 67.32 222,826
12. To re-elect Lord Wolfson as a director Ordinary 102,595,561 99.69 319,242 0.31 102,914,803 67.32 219,001
13. To re-appoint Ernst & Young LLP as auditor and authorise the directors to set their remuneration Ordinary 100,599,474 97.77 2,293,852 2.23 102,893,326 67.31 240,476
14. To authorise the NEXT Long Term Incentive Plan     Ordinary    99,820,341 97.04 3,047,184 2.96 102,867,525 67.29 266,277
15. Authority to allot shares Ordinary 100,412,602 97.77 2,286,434 2.23 102,699,036 67.18 434,768
16. Authority to disapply pre-emption rights Special 102,401,962 99.50 510,189 0.50 102,912,151 67.32 221,653
17. Authority for on-market purchase of own shares Special 101,868,762 98.98 1,046,573 1.02 102,915,335 67.32 218,469
182. Authority to enter into Programme Agreements with each of Goldman Sachs, UBS AG, Deutsche Bank AG, HSBC Bank plc and Barclays Bank plc   Special   100,566,570 97.74 2,320,245 2.26 102,886,815 67.30 246,989
Less votes disregarded under the provisions of the Companies Act 2006   (3,000,000)2       (3,000,000)2    
Resolution 18 total 97,566,570 97.68 2,320,245 2.26 99,886,815 65.34 246,989
19. To authorise the calling of general meeting (other than annual general meetings) on 14 clear days' notice Special 92,629,964 90.27 9,986,386 9.73 102,616,350 67.12 517,451

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 3.0 million. As explained in the Notice of Meeting, Next has disregarded 3.0 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.