Company meetings

Annual General Meeting 2015

The AGM was held on Thursday 14 May 2015. The Notice of Meeting is contained in the Annual Report and Accounts January 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)             (3,000,000)  
 
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.

 
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