Corporate By William Hill IR

Result of AGM

William Hill PLC (LSE:WMH) announces the results of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held today, Thursday 8 May 2014 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 3 March 2014 were duly passed on a show of hands.  Each resolution was also supported by proxy votes received and 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 “For” total.

Resolution

 

For

%

Against

%

Withheld

1

To receive the annual report and accounts

603,739,019

99.96

232,178

0.04

241,937

2

To approve the directors’ remuneration policy

590,046,765

97.72

13,749,825

2.28

417,595

3

To approve the annual report on directors’ remuneration

592,159,592

99.27

4,371,674

0.73

7,682,090

4

To declare a final dividend

603,981,006

100

14,769

0.00

220,281

5

To elect Sir Roy Gardner

603,502,603

99.94

389,138

0.06

324,315

6

To re-elect Gareth Davis

573,760,393

95.14

29,320,647

4.86

1,135,016

7

To re-elect Ralph Topping

602,954,974

99.84

962,211

0.16

298,871

8

To re-elect Neil Cooper

602,987,166

99.85

923,991

0.15

304,899

9

To re-elect Georgina Harvey

602,949,128

99.84

962,004

0.16

304,924

10

To re-elect Ashley Highfield

602,546,086

99.77

1,371,477

0.23

298,493

11

To re-elect David Lowden

602,664,559

99.79

1,246,114

0.21

305,383

12

To re-elect Imelda Walsh

602,557,630

99.78

1,354,875

0.22

303,518

13

To re-appoint the Auditors

591,575,495

98.11

11,410,733

1.89

1,229,795

14

To authorise the directors to determine the auditors’ remuneration

602,887,308

99.83

1,025,813

0.17

300,732

15

Authority for political donations and political expenditure

600,977,791

99.54

2,771,081

0.46

458,579

16

Authority to allot shares

519,073,151

85.96

84,808,276

14.04

333,001

17

To authorise the directors to establish the William Hill 2014 Performance Share Plan

572,122,177

97.47

14,878,605

2.53

17,215,274

18

To authorise the directors to establish schedules to or further share plans based on the William Hill 2014 Performance Share Plan

590,864,938

97.86

12,937,179

2.14

412,163

19

Authority to disapply pre-emption rights

602,267,343

99.74

1,563,926

0.26

376,287

20

Authority to purchase own shares

603,722,515

99.96

247,331

0.04

245,668

21

Notice of General Meeting

568,216,615

94.08

35,755,171

5.92

244,270

 

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

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

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