Poll results 2016

SHAREHOLDERS ARE INFORMED THAT THE RESULTS OF THE POLL ON THE RESOLUTIONS PUT BEFORE THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF LADBROKES PLC HELD ON 5 MAY 2016 ARE AS DETAILED BELOW

  Resolution Total for Total against Votes withheld(1)
No. of votes % of votes No. of votes % of votes No. of votes
1. To receive and adopt the report and accounts for 2015 704,136,499 99.98 130,728 0.02 150,649
2. To approve the Directors’ remuneration report 379,672,923 57.92 275,865,755 42.08 48,878,365
3. To declare a final dividend 701,761,614 99.63 2,636,894 0.37 23,632
4. To appoint Jim Mullen as a director 703,738,731 99.92 595,747 0.08 87,716
5. To appoint Mark Pain as a director 701,021,013 99.53 3,281,080 0.47 113,801
6. To re-appoint John Kelly as a director 703,668,024 99.91 636,756 0.09 117,387
7. To re-appoint Christine Hodgson as a director 703,694,800 99.91 635,143 0.09 92,369
8. To re-appoint Sly Bailey as a director 703,560,902 99.90 732,540 0.10 128,642
9. To re-appoint David Martin as a director 699,453,072 99.31 4,850,176 0.69 116,929
10. To re-appoint Richard Moross as a director(2) WITHDRAWN
11. To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditor 694,188,830 98.55 10,184,557 1.45 48,280
12. To authorise the directors to agree the auditor’s remuneration 699,460,375 99.30 4,913,621 0.70 48,316
13. To authorise political donations and expenditure 699,166,185 99.27 5,117,032 0.73 122,627
14. To authorise the directors to allot shares 635,339,437 90.20 68,989,863 9.80 92,377
15. To disapply pre-emption rights 607,073,339 86.21 97,125,686 13.79 223,287
16. To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares 699,966,033 99.38 4,375,762 0.62 80,517
17. To authorise the calling of general meetings (excluding annual general meetings) by notice of at least 14 clear days 686,113,731 97.41 18,268,643 2.59 33,187
18. To adopt new Articles of Association 702,843,425 99.97 228,073 0.03 1,349,801

(1)A ‘vote withheld’ is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of votes ‘For’ or ‘Against’ a resolution.
(2)As announced on 25 April 2016, Richard Moross stepped down as a non-executive director with effect from 5 May 2016. Resolution 10 was therefore withdrawn.

The Board notes the vote in respect of the Directors’ Remuneration Report. Ladbrokes understands the concerns expressed by some shareholders towards the termination arrangement with Ian Bull. The Board is very aware of shareholder observations and these will play a key part in the Board’s thinking as remuneration is considered for the business going forward and the potential merger with Coral.

Ladbrokes Coral Group plc

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