Corporate By William Hill IR

AGM Voting Results

William Hill PLC (LSE: WMH) announces the results of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held today, Thursday, 9 May, at 11.00 am at the Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT. All resolutions as set out in the Notice of Meeting dated 19 March 2013 were duly passed on a show of hands. The final proxy voting position by resolution is shown below. Any proxy votes which are at the discretion of the Chairman have been included in the “In Favour” total.

Resolution

 

In Favour

Against

Withheld

Percentage in favour

1

Annual Report

614,152,735

7,574,605

239,874

98.78%

2

Remuneration Report

602,620,148

17,904,025

1,443,528

97.11%

3

Final Dividend

621,373,551

10,341

582,551

100.00%

4

Re-appoint Gareth Davis

610,768,500

7,960,787

3,246,127

98.71%

5

Re-appoint Ralph Topping

620,478,991

1,210,754

285,669

99.81%

6

Re-appoint Neil Cooper

620,530,441

1,151,908

293,065

99.81%

7

Re-appoint David Edmonds

619,605,349

2,039,152

330,913

99.67%

8

Re-appoint Georgina Harvey

620,647,645

1,005,899

321,870

99.84%

9

Re-appoint Ashley Highfield

613,446,433

2,751,633

5,777,347

99.55%

10

Re-appoint David Lowden

616,798,557

1,905,534

3,271,323

99.69%

11

Re-appoint Imelda Walsh

619,694,627

1,960,677

319,025

99.68%

12

Re-appoint Auditors

602,642,619

18,003,121

1,321,961

97.10%

13

Auditors’ Remuneration

606,521,030

14,145,660

1,297,141

97.72%

14

Political Donations & Expenditure

613,921,727

5,363,906

2,673,779

99.13%

15

Allot Shares

605,276,676

15,751,952

932,120

97.46%

16

Establish schedules to the International Plan

621,349,916

262,319

363,179

99.96%

17

Allot Equity Securities for Cash

621,250,564

352,832

372,018

99.94%

18

Market Purchases of Ordinary Shares

614,555,400

1,700,567

5,719,446

99.72%

19

General Meeting

584,460,329

37,231,888

283,197

94.01%

20

Amend Articles of Association

621,558,510

57,658

357,024

99.99%

 

A copy of the resolutions passed at the meeting and the proxy figures is being uploaded today to the National Storage Archive System and will shortly be available for viewing on www.morningstar.com.

The proxy figures for the resolutions will also be displayed on the corporate website www.williamhillplc.com.

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Enquiries:

William Hill PLC
Lyndsay Wright, Director of IR
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8918 3614

Brunswick Group
Simon Sporborg
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7404 5959

 

About William Hill PLC

William Hill, The Home of Betting, is one of the world's leading betting and gaming companies, employing more than 17,000 people. Founded in 1934, it is now the UK's largest bookmaker with around 2,400 licensed betting offices that provide betting opportunities on a wide range of sporting and non-sporting events, gaming on machines and numbers-based products including lotteries. William Hill Online (www.williamhill.com) is one of Europe's leading online betting and gaming businesses, providing customers with the opportunity to access William Hill's products online, through their mobile, by telephone and by text services. William Hill US was established in June 2012 and provides land-based and mobile sports betting services in Nevada, and is the exclusive risk manager for the State of Delaware’s sports lottery. The Group acquired the Sportingbet Australia business in March 2013, which is one of the leading online corporate bookmakers in Australia, offerings sports betting products online, by telephone and via mobile devices. William Hill PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange and became part of the FTSE100 in May 2013. The Group generates revenues of over £1.2bn a year.