Voting results of 2015 Annual General Meeting

Article date: 29 April 2015

Aviva plc announces the results of its Annual General Meeting held today. All resolutions were voted on by way of a poll and were passed.

The total number of votes received on each resolution is as follows:

 

Resolution

For

 

% of votes cast

Against

% of votes cast

Votes cast as % of Issued Share Capital

Withheld

1.

To receive and consider the Company’s 2014 Annual report and accounts

2,510,765,470

99.91

2,143,561

0.09

62.12%

11,367,323

2.

To approve the Directors’ remuneration report in the Company’s 2014 Annual report and accounts

2,479,022,690

98.68

33,178,733

1.32

62.10%

12,079,913

3.

To approve the Directors’ remuneration policy in the Company’s 2014 Annual report and accounts

2,379,508,415

97.46

61,947,024

2.54

60.35%

82,821,178

4.

To declare a final dividend of 12.25 pence per ordinary share

2,519,890,460

99.99

129,664

0.01

62.29%

4,257,108

5.

To re-elect Glyn Barker

2,403,513,824

98.84

28,095,303

1.16

60.11%

92,648,528

6.

To re-elect Patricia Cross

2,510,971,825

99.64

9,140,172

0.36

62.29%

4,162,399

7.

To re-elect Michael Hawker AM

2,510,541,774

99.62

9,491,871

0.38

62.29%

4,231,888

8.

To re-elect Michael Mire

2,512,052,605

99.68

7,999,757

0.32

62.29%

4,215,651

9.

To re-elect Sir Adrian Montague CBE

2,472,271,011

99.31

17,192,097

0.69

61.54%

34,801,409

10.

To re-elect Bob Stein

2,511,969,047

99.69

7,918,981

0.31

62.29%

4,379,719

11.

To re-elect Thomas D. Stoddard

2,517,575,208

99.91

2,330,827

0.09

62.29%

4,365,013

12.

To re-elect Scott Wheway

2,510,836,504

99.63

9,221,605

0.37

62.29%

4,209,475

13.

To re-elect Mark Wilson

2,518,641,476

99.94

1,454,804

0.06

62.29%

4,164,510

14.

To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Auditor of the Company

2,466,207,104

97.90

52,954,126

2.10

62.27%

5,097,545

15.

To authorise the Audit Committee to determine the Auditor’s remuneration

2,496,597,256

99.11

22,538,653

0.89

62.27%

5,120,797

16.

To authorise the Company and its subsidiaries to make political donations and incur political expenditure

2,421,905,093

97.25

68,537,525

2.75

61.56%

33,212,462

17.

To authorise the directors of the Company  to allot ordinary shares

2,431,634,923

96.72

82,521,138

3.28

62.15%

10,099,867

18.

To authorise the directors of the Company to make non pre-emptive ordinary share allotments*

 

2,506,499,436

99.72

7,110,108

0.28

62.13%

10,645,781

19.

To authorise the Company to purchase its own ordinary shares*

 

2,518,514,352

99.93

1,748,156

0.07

62.30%

3,991,194

20.

To authorise the Company to purchase 8 3/4 % preference shares.*

2,510,563,851

99.78

5,459,986

0.22

62.19%

8,225,171

21.

To authorise the Company to purchase 8 3/8% preference shares*

 

2,510,530,115

99.78

5,474,930

0.22

62.19%

8,247,435

22.

To authorise the Company to call general meetings other than the Annual General Meeting on not less than 14 clear days’ notice*

2,311,450,055

91.71

208,836,607

8.29

62.30%

3,966,680

23.

To authorise the directors to allot Sterling New Preference Shares

 

2,506,658,411

99.63

9,263,859

0.37

62.19%

8,323,582

24.

To authorise the directors to make non pre-emptive share allotments of Sterling New Preference Shares*

2,500,909,821

99.41

14,906,562

0.59

62.19%

8,436,462

25.

To authorise the directors to allot Additional Dollar Preference Shares

2,506,008,840

99.61

9,733,525

0.39

62.19%

8,505,818

26.

To authorise the directors to make non pre-emptive share allotments of Additional Dollar Preference Shares*

2,500,453,800

99.40

15,091,988

0.60

62.18%

8,700,052

27.

To authorise the directors to allot ordinary shares in respect of Solvency II Tier 1 Instruments

2,361,252,698

93.86

154,376,777

6.14

62.18%

8,619,907

28.

To authorise the directors to make non pre-emptive share allotments in respect of Solvency II Tier 1 Instruments*

2,327,352,786

92.52

188,275,842

7.48

62.18%

8,620,929

29.

To adopt new articles of association*

2,513,727,774

99.76

5,984,856

0.24

62.28%

4,529,071

Notes:

*Special resolution

A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the votes for or against a resolution.

On 27 April 2015, there were 4,045,468,049 Aviva plc ordinary shares in issue. Ordinary shareholders are entitled to one vote per share held.

In accordance with UK Listing Rule 9.6.2R copies of all the resolutions passed other than resolutions concerning ordinary business have been submitted to the UK Listing Authority via the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.Hemscott.com/nsm.do.

A copy of the poll results for the Annual General Meeting will also be available on the Aviva website at www.aviva.com/agm shortly.

The full text of each of the resolutions is set out in the Notice of Annual General Meeting which is available on the Aviva website at www.aviva.com/agm.

Enquiries:

Kirstine Cooper, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary +44 (0)20 7662 6646

Media

Nigel Prideaux                                                                                      +44 (0)20 7662 0215

Andrew Reid                                                                                          +44 (0)20 7662 3131

Sarah Swailes                                                                                       +44 (0)20 7662 6700

Analysts

Colin Simpson                                                                                      +44 (0)20 7662 8115

David Elliot                                                                                             +44 (0)20 7662 8048

Back to top