Result of AGM

RNS Number : 1690Z
William Hill PLC
15 May 2019
 

WILLIAM HILL PLC

 

Result of 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

 

15 May 2019

 

William Hill PLC (LSE:WMH) announces that at its Annual General Meeting ('AGM')  held today, Wednesday 15 May 2019 at 2.30pm at No. 11 Cavendish Square, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN, all resolutions were passed by shareholders.

 

The full text of the resolutions considered are contained in the 2019 Notice of Meeting dated 11 March 2019. These documents are available on the William Hill PLC website http://www.williamhillplc.com/.

 

The following table shows the total number of votes cast for each resolution:

 

Resolution

 

For

 

%

Against

%

 

Withheld

1

To receive the annual report and accounts

606,431,041

99.98

106,848

0.02

8,760,535

2

To approve the annual report on remuneration

529,853,631

99.83

916,747

0.17

84,525,283

3

To declare a final dividend

615,165,224

100.00

29,550

0.00

103,640

4

To elect Gordon Wilson

614,215,583

99.97

211,655

0.03

869,868

5

To re-elect Roger Devlin

611,103,419

99.46

3,315,623

0.54

875,374

6

To re-elect Philip Bowcock

612,473,771

99.67

2,004,464

0.33

819,591

7

To re-elect Ruth Prior

611,722,707

99.55

2,757,204

0.45

817,915

8

To re-elect Mark Brooker

611,605,364

99.53

2,865,768

0.47

826,694

9

To re-elect Georgina Harvey

611,620,527

99.54

2,847,801

0.46

829,498

10

To re-elect Robin Terrell

607,735,118

98.90

6,730,590

1.10

832,118

11

To authorise the Audit and Risk Management Committee to re-appoint the Auditors

591,287,543

96.12

23,869,515

3.88

141,258

12

To authorise the Audit and Risk Management Committee to determine the auditors' remuneration

611,063,182

99.34

4,086,002

0.66

149,133

13

Authority to make or incur EU political donations and EU political expenditure

597,752,272

97.17

17,440,169

2.83

96,389

14

Authority to allot securities

530,446,851

86.24

84,668,500

13.76

182,966

15

To disapply statutory pre-emption right*

529,620,440

86.11

85,464,392

13.89

211,856

16

To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares*

605,458,753

98.45

9,544,641

1.55

294,922

17

To authorise the Company to call general meetings, other than annual general meetings, on not less than 14 clear days' notice*

599,373,131

97.43

15,803,556

2.57

121,630

*Special Resolution requiring a 75% majority

Any proxy votes which are at the discretion of the Chairman have been included in the "For" total. A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted towards votes cast "For" or "Against" a resolution. The total issued share capital of the Company as at close of business on 15 May 2019 was 900,725,706 with total voting rights as at the same date of 874,098,790.

 

A copy of the resolutions passed at the meeting, other than ordinary business, will be uploaded today to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for viewing at www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM.

 

The total votes cast for each resolution will also be displayed on the corporate website www.williamhillplc.com.

 

OAM: Additional Regulated Information

LEI: 213800MDW41W5UZQIX82

 

Enquiries:

 

Balbir Kelly-Bisla

Company Secretary

William Hill PLC

 

Tel: 44 (0) 20 7612 3000

 

 

About William Hill 

 

William Hill PLC is one of the world's leading betting and gaming companies, employing c15,500 people. Its origins are in the UK where it was founded in 1934, and where it is listed on the London Stock Exchange. The majority of its £1.6 billion annual revenues are still derived from the UK, where it has a national presence of licensed betting offices and one of the leading online betting and gaming services. In 2012, it established William Hill US with a focus on retail and mobile operations in Nevada, the largest sports betting business in the US. Following the ruling in May 2018 by the US Supreme Court that the federal ban on state sponsored sports betting was unconstitutional, William Hill US has expanded into new states as they regulate sports betting. It is now operating in seven states: Nevada, New Jersey, Delaware, Rhode Island, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. William Hill's Online business acquired Mr Green & Co AB in January 2019, growing its international operations. William Hill PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of both the FTSE 250 and FTSE4Good Indices.


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