Results of AGM

28 April 2021

The Annual General Meeting of the Company was held on 28 April 2021. All resolutions were passed. Resolutions 1 – 12 were passed as Ordinary Resolutions and Resolutions 13 - 16 were passed as Special Resolutions. The Voting Results are given below:

 Resolution Votes For % Votes Against % Total Votes % of Total of Voting Rights Votes Withheld
 
1 Report & Accounts 214,208,444 99.94 137,718 0.06 214,346,162 77.24% 17,683,095
2 Remuneration Report 160,010,434 68.98 71,965,553 31.02 231,975,987 83.59% 53,270
3 Allison Bainbridge 228,378,449 98.44 3,615,760 1.56 231,994,209 83.60% 35,048
4 Judith Cottrell 231,501,743 99.78 511,227 0.22 232,012,970 83.60% 16,287
5 John Douglas 231,508,689 99.78 504,281 0.22 232,012,970 83.60% 16,287
6 Catherine Glickman 228,375,855 98.44 3,619,674 1.56 231,995,529 83.60% 33,728
7 Ken Lever 193,141,237 83.25 38,854,292 16.75 231,995,529 83.60% 33,728
8 Michael McKelvy 228,377,763 98.44 3,616,446 1.56 231,994,209 83.60% 35,048
9 Elizabeth Peace 228,375,355 98.44 3,618,854 1.56 231,994,209 83.60% 35,048
10 Re-Appoint Auditors 214,051,763 99.84 344,805 0.16 214,396,568 77.26% 17,632,689
11 Auditors Remuneration 232,010,391 99.99 16,746 0.01 232,027,137 83.61% 2,120
12 Authority to Allot Shares 229,140,464 98.77 2,864,265 1.23 232,004,729 83.60% 24,528
13 Waive Pre-emption Rights 230,604,793 99.41 1,379,774 0.59 231,984,567 83.59% 44,690
14 Waive Further Pre-emption Rights 212,972,057 91.80 19,014,354 8.20 231,986,411 83.60% 42,846
15 Purchase Own Shares 214,266,515 92.38 17,679,631 7.62 231,946,146 83.58% 83,111
16 GM Notice period 231,080,392 99.59 941,147 0.41 232,021,539 83.61% 7,718

 

A video of the AGM is available to view on the Company’s website.

 

Resolution 2

The Board notes that although resolution 2 was passed with the necessary majority, around 30% of votes received were against this resolution.  Although disappointed by the result, the Chairman and the Chair of the Remuneration Committee did consult fully with shareholders over the application of the remuneration policy during the year and are aware of the recommendation of ISS, to vote against due to Gary Young’s notice period starting two months after the Group announced his retirement. The Remuneration Committee and the Board will continue to respond to shareholder concerns and engage fully with the shareholders on remuneration matters.

 

For further information:

RPS Group plc  
David Gormley, Company Secretary Tel: +44 (0) 1253 438 016
 www.rpsgroup.com

Media enquiries:

Buchanan  
Henry Harrison-Topham / Chris Lane / Tilly Abraham Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000
[email protected] www.buchanan.uk.com

 

 

Notes to AGM figures:

The percentage of votes "For" and "Against" each resolution are expressed as a percentage of the total votes cast "For" and "Against" the resolution (together the "Total Votes"). A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes "For" and "Against" a resolution.

The "% of total voting rights" column shows the percentage that the Total Votes on that resolution represent of the total number of voting rights attached to shares in issue at the date of the AGM. The total number of voting rights attached to shares in issue at the date of the AGM was 227,882,326.

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2, copies of all the resolutions passed by the Company at its Annual General Meeting have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism

 

Notes to Editors

Founded in 1970, RPS is a leading global professional services firm of c.4,800 consultants and service providers. Having operated in 125 countries across six continents RPS defines, designs and manages projects that create shared value for a complex, urbanising and resource scarce world.

RPS delivers a broad range of services in six sectors: property, energy, transport, water, defence and government services and resources. Services provided across RPS' six sectors cover twelve service clusters: project and programme management, design and development, water services, environment, advisory and management consulting, exploration and development, planning and approvals, health, safety and risk, oceans and coastal, laboratories, training and communications, creative & digital services.

RPS stands out for its clients by using its deep expertise to solve problems that matter, making them easy to understand. Making complex easy.

RPS' London Stock Exchange ticker is RPS.L.  For further information, please visit www.rpsgroup.com.