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AGM poll results 2014

2014 AGM Voting

At the Annual General Meeting of Smith & Nephew plc held on Thursday, 10 April 2014 all resolutions were passed on a poll. 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. 

Notice of the annual general meeting is contained here.




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

622,713,012

99.68 1,992,306 624,705,318
69.85

5,045,140

2. To approve the Directors’ Remuneration Report

586,941,104  93.50 40,818,512 627,759,616
70.19

1,990,842

3. To approve the Directors’ Remuneration Report (excluding Policy) 615,870,158 97.97 12,774,146 628,644,304 70.29  1,106,154

4. To declare a final dividend

628,770,101   100.00 13,169 628,783,270 70.31 967,178

5. To re-elect Ian Barlow

621,147,090

98.82

7,417,483

628,564,573 70.28

1,185,885

6. To re-elect Olivier Bohuon

594,977,861  94.66
33,578,887
628,556,748

70.28

1,193,710

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

626,993,802
99.72
1,764,180 

628,697,982

70.30

1,052,476

8. To re-elect Julie Brown

624,669,673
99.36

4,039,988

628,709,661
70.30

1,040,797

9. To re-elect Michael Friedman

626,877,714 99.73
1,683,581
628,561,295
70.28

1,189,163

10. To re-elect Dr Pamela Kirby

622,269,044 99.07 5,850,003 628,119,047  70.23

1,631,411

11. To re-elect Brian Larcombe

614,885,994
98.38 10,112,056  624,998,050  69.88

4,752,408

12. To re-elect Joseph Papa

620,630,053
98.74 7,931,190 628,561,243  70.28

1,189,215

13. To re-elect Roberto Quarta 614,101,334  97.74  14,201,797 628,303,131  70.25  1,447,327

14.To re-appoint Ernst & Young LLP as the Auditor

604,710,563 98.18 11,212,693  615,923,256  68.87

13,827,202

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

614,150,230

98.94
6,593,008 620,743,238 69.41

9,007,220

16. To renew the Directors' authority to allot shares

597,137,440

94.98

31,566,807

628,704,247

70.30

1,046,211


Special resolutions

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

600,116,420 95.46  28,556,622 628,673,042  70.30

1,077,416

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

628,428,141  99.96 264,227 628,692,368  70.30

1,058,090

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

537,865,394

85.54

90,887,829

628,753,223

70.30

997,235


The number of Ordinary Shares in issue on 8 April 2014 at 6pm (excluding shares held in Treasury) was 894,324,750. 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.