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2017 AGM poll results

2017 AGM Voting

At the Annual General Meeting of Smith & Nephew plc held on Thursday 6 April 2017 a poll was held for each resolution. The table below shows the number of votes received for and against each resolution together with the votes validly cast, both as a total and as a proportion of the relevant issued share capital.

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Resolution

For/
Discretion (Number of
votes)

Percent For/
Discretion (%)

Against (Number
of votes)

Total votes validly cast

Percentage of relevant shares
in issue
(%)

Withheld
(Number of votes)

1. To receive and adopt the audited accounts

586,180,837 99.99 37,534 586,218,371 66.99

3,590,379

2. To approve the Directors’ remuneration policy

578,383,031 98.30 10,003,885 588,386,916 67.24

1,422,700

3. To approve the Directors' remuneration report 581,873,387 98.85 6,787,211 588,660,598 67.27 1,149,020

4. To declare a final dividend

589,547,729 99.99 33,462 589,581,191 67.38 228,427
5. To elect Graham Baker 582,628,820 98.84 6,821,757 589,450,577 67.36 356,179
6. To re-elect Vinita Bali 572,852,757 98.36 9,552,476 582,405,233 66.56 7,401,522

7. To re-elect Ian Barlow

582,950,675

98.90

6,490,084

589,440,759 67.36

365,996

8. To re-elect Olivier Bohuon

581,360,475 98.63 8,103,117  589,463,592

67.36

343,164

9. To re-elect The Rt. Hon Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone DL

577,518,717 98.00 11,789,298

589,308,015

67.35

495,998

10. To re-elect Erik Engstrom

587,911,230 99.74 1,523,899 589,435,129 67.36 371,626

11. To re-elect Robin Freestone

584,937,298 99.26 4,354,614 589,291,912 67.34 514,843

12. To re-elect Michael Friedman

586,040,203 99.43 3,382,780 589,422,983 67.36 383,772
13. To re-elect Joseph Papa 575,007,776 97.55 14,428,481 589,436,257 67.36 370,548

14.To re-elect Roberto Quarta

560,911,073 95.24 28,059,117 588,970,190 67.31 836,614

15. To re-appoint KPMG LLP as the Auditor

588,684,358

99.85 871,493 589,555,851 67.37 252,816

16. To authorise the Directors to determine the remuneration of the Auditor

589,372,184

99.97 174,796 589,546,980 67.37 262,588
17. To renew the Directors' authority to allot shares 577,005,741 97.87 12,530,446 589,536,187 67.37 271,940


Special resolutions

18. To renew the Directors’ authority for the disapplication of the pre-emption rights

552,659,786 95.87 23,798,582 576,458,368 65.88 13,349,807

19. To renew the Directors’ limited authority to make market purchases of the Company’s own shares

583,914,861 99.06 5,544,056 589,458,917 67.36

348,960

20. To authorise general meetings to be held on 14 clear days’ notice

534,299,941

91.08

52,322,789

586,622,730

67.04

3,184,846

 

The number of Ordinary Shares in issue on 6 April 2017 at 6pm (excluding shares held in Treasury) was 875,057,786. Shareholders are entitled to one vote per share.  A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes validly cast.

A copy of the Resolutions passed as Special Business at the Annual General Meeting is being submitted to the UK Listing Authority and will shortly be available for inspection at the National Storage Mechanism document viewing facility at: http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/nsm

 

Susan Swabey

Company Secretary

Smith & Nephew plc

 

Tel:  +44 (0)20 7401 7646