Company meetings

Annual General Meeting 2014

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

Annual General Meeting 2014 results

The Board of NEXT plc is pleased to announce that, at the AGM of NEXT shareholders held on 15 May 2014, all resolutions as set out in the Notice of Meeting contained in the Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 25 January 2014 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 13 May 2014, being those eligible to be voted on at the AGM, was 155,032,317.

For Against TOTAL VOTES CAST % of
shares
on
register
at 6pm
13 May
2014
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 102,150,118
99.52
493,915
0.48
102,644,033
66.21
617,556
2. To approve the remuneration policy Ordinary 100,456,860
97.92
2,132,633
2.08
102,589,493
66.17
672,096
3. To approve the Remuneration Report    Ordinary    102,217,243    99.64    372,175    0.36    102,589,418    66.17    672,171
4. To declare a final dividend of 93p per share Ordinary 102,650,527
100.00
109
0.00
102,650,636
66.21
610,953
5. To re-elect John Barton as a director Ordinary 99,311,438
97.51
2,534,221
2.49
101,845,659
65.69
1,415,930
6. To re-elect Christos Angelides Ordinary 100,866,852
98.25
1,792,469
1.75
102,659,321
66.22
602,268
7. To re-elect Steve Barber as a director Ordinary 102,381,546
99.73
275,065
0.27
102,656,611
66.22
604,978
8. To re-elect Jonathan Dawson as a director Ordinary 99,656,007
97.18
2,888,197
2.82
102,544,204
66.14
717,385
9. To re-elect Caroline Goodall as a director Ordinary 102,382,440
99.73
274,143
0.27
102,656,583
66.22
605,006
10. To re-elect David Keens as a director   Ordinary   101,187,267
98.57
1,470,931
1.43
102,658,198
66.22
603,391
11. To elect Michael Law as a director Ordinary 100,877,812
98.27
1,780,172
1.73
102,657,984
66.22
603,605
12. To re-elect Francis Salway as a director Ordinary 102,175,291
99.53
481,320
0.47
102,656,611
66.22
604,978
13. To elect Jane Shields as a director Ordinary 100,867,573
98.26
1,791,011
1.74
102,658,584
66.22
603,005
14. To re-elect Lord Wolfson as a director Ordinary 101,595,976
99.01
1,016,318
0.99
102,612,294
66.19
649,295
15. To re-appoint Ernst & Young LLP as auditors and authorise the directors to set their remuneration Ordinary 102,334,474
99.76
248,515
0.24
102,582,989
66.17
678,600
16. Authority to allot shares Ordinary 99,907,667
97.33
2,745,911
2.67
102,653,578
66.21
608,011
17. Authority to disapply pre-emption rights Special 102,126,279
99.54
469,585
0.46
102,595,864
66.18
665,725
18. Authority for on-market purchase of own shares Special 100,362,918
97.77
2,288,832
2.23
102,651,750
66.21
609,839
192. Authority to enter into Programme Agreements with each of Goldman Sachs International, UBS AG, Deutsche Bank AG, HSBC Bank plc and Barclays Bank plc   Ordinary   100,294,943
97.81
2,241,875
2.19
102,536,818
66.14
724,771
Less votes disregarded under the provisions of the Companies Act 2006   (4,000,000)             (4,000,000)      
Resolution 19 total 96,294,943
97.72
2,241,875
2.28
98,536,818
63.56
724,771
20. To authorise the calling of general meeting (other than annual general meetings) on 14 clear days' notice Special 92,514,514
90.12
10,137,451
9.88
102,651,965
66.21
609,624

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 4.0 million. As explained in the Notice of Meeting, Next has disregarded 4.0 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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