Results of AGM

26 April 2022

The Annual General Meeting of the Company was held on 26 April 2022. All resolutions were passed. Resolutions 1 - 13 were passed as Ordinary Resolutions and Resolutions 14 - 18 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

210,964,099

100.00

0

0.00

210,964,099

76.02%

14,603,917

2

Remuneration Report

188,046,736

86.46

29,450,331

13.54

217,497,067

78.37%

8,070,949

3

Remuneration Policy

118,282,906

54.48

98,813,434

45.52

217,096,340

78.23%

8,471,676

4

Allison Bainbridge

221,081,360

98.03

4,445,569

1.97

225,526,929

81.27%

41,087

5

Judith Cottrell

225,502,696

99.99

19,310

0.01

225,522,006

81.27%

46,010

6

John Douglas

225,456,997

99.97

64,477

0.03

225,521,474

81.27%

46,542

7

Catherine Glickman

210,929,460

97.00

6,531,071

3.00

217,460,531

78.36%

8,107,485

8

Kenneth Lever

199,659,419

94.64

11,308,851

5.36

210,968,270

76.02%

14,599,746

9

Michael McKelvy

221,060,983

98.02

4,460,491

1.98

225,521,474

81.27%

46,542

10

Elizabeth Peace

221,058,143

98.02

4,463,863

1.98

225,522,006

81.27%

46,010

11

Re-Appoint Auditors

210,971,512

99.99

30,613

0.01

211,002,125

76.03%

14,565,891

12

Auditors Remuneration

225,539,640

100.00

7,454

0.00

225,547,094

81.28%

20,922

13

Authority to Allot Shares

222,639,266

98.71

2,899,786

1.29

225,539,052

81.27%

28,964

14

Waive Pre-emption Rights

224,180,253

99.39

1,365,727

0.61

225,545,980

81.27%

22,036

15

Waive Further Pre-emption Rights

209,641,594

92.95

15,904,386

7.05

225,545,980

81.27%

22,036

16

Purchase Own Shares

210,918,306

93.51

14,641,847

6.49

225,560,153

81.28%

7,863

17

New Articles of Association

225,507,749

99.99

20,306

0.01

225,528,055

81.27%

39,961

18

GM Notice period

224,378,390

99.48

1,180,247

0.52

225,558,637

81.28%

9,379

 

The Board has noted that whilst resolution 3 was passed with the required majority, around 45% of votes were cast against this resolution. The Board and its Remuneration Committee are aware of the reasons for this result and account will be taken of it as part of the review of Remuneration policy which, as was stated in the Company's Report and Accounts and Notice of AGM, the Remuneration Committee will be undertaking later this year.

 

 

For further information:

RPS Group plc

 

Nicholas Rowe, Company Secretary

Tel: +44 (0) 1253 863 206

 

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 277,510,925.

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 and built on a legacy of environmental and social engagement, RPS is a diversified global professional services firm of over 5,000 consultants, designers, planners, engineers, and technical specialists.

As an established technology enabled consultancy, RPS provides specialist services to government and private sector clients.

RPS creates shared value for all stakeholders. Focusing on natural resources, urbanisation, and sustainability, RPS concentrates its expertise on the parts of project lifecycles that have the biggest impact on project outcomes. Solving problems that matter to a complex, urbanising, resource-scarce world.

Listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE: RPS), RPS is classified within the Professional Business Support Services subsector.

For further information, please visit www.rpsgroup.com