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AGM poll results 2015

2015 AGM Voting

At the Annual General Meeting of Smith & Nephew plc held on Thursday, 9 April 2015 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 case, 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

595,421,632 100.00
10,704
 595,432,336 66.46

2,406,369

2. To approve the Directors’ Remuneration Report (excluding Policy)

533,724,308 92.09
45,839,876
579,564,184
64.69

18,275,546

3. To declare a final dividend

596,987,241 100.00 20,337
597,007,578
66.64
831,127
4. To elect Vinita Bali 591,048,601  99.12  5,269,762 596,318,363  66.56 1,520,342

5. To re-elect Ian Barlow

584,523,774

 98.02

11,778,389

596,302,163
66.56

1,536,542

6. To re-elect Olivier Bohuon

550,467,077 92.31
45,828,510
596,295,587
66.56
1,543,117

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

 589,220,821  98.81 7,078,730

596,299,551

66.56

1,539,154

8. To re-elect Julie Brown

 590,826,680  99.09

5,447,915

596,274,595
66.56
1,564,109

9. To elect Erik Engstrom

589,378,675  98.84 6,925,551 596,304,226
66.56
 1,534,478

10. To re-elect Michael Friedman

589,329,607  98.84 6,943,614
596,273,221
66.56
 1,565,484

11. To re-elect Brian Larcombe

552,537,198
 94.52 32,053,223
584,590,421
65.25
13,248,283

12. To re-elect Joseph Papa

582,402,401  97.67 13,873,539
596,275,940
66.56
1,562,765
13. To re-elect Roberto Quarta 581,991,006
98.12 11,132,658
593,123,664
66.20
4,715,040

14.To appoint KPMG LLP as the Auditor

 593,110,033  99.35 3,881,933
596,991,966
66.64
846,739

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

591,586,643

 99.09 5,426,719
597,013,362
66.64
825,118

16. To renew the Directors' authority to allot shares

579,842,721

97.14

17,083,961

596,926,682

66.63

911,406


Special resolutions

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

581,646,606  97.55  14,586,763
596,233,369  66.55 

1,605,336

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

596,246,526  99.90  585,644
 596,832,170 66.62 

1,006,535

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

517,053,163

86.61

79,915,793

596,968,956

66.63

870,365

 

The number of Ordinary Shares in issue on 7 April 2015 at 6pm (excluding shares held in Treasury) was 895,905,480. 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.