22 January 2020
Mitchells & Butlers plc (the "Company")
LEI no. 213800JHYNDNB1NS2W10
Result of Annual General Meeting
Mitchells & Butlers plc announces the results of the voting at the Company's Annual General Meeting on 21 January 2020 held at Mitchells & Butlers plc, Retail Support Centre, Birmingham at 2.00pm. All Board Directors were in attendance.
All the resolutions were voted on by way of a poll and the results of each resolution are shown below. All resolutions were duly approved by the relevant majority in each case.
|VOTES FOR (a)||%||VOTES AGAINST||%||VOTES TOTAL||% of ISC VOTED||VOTES WITHHELD (b)|
|1||Receipt of accounts||373,312,821||99.96||135,609||0.04||373,448,430||87.01||186,214|
|2||Approval of Annual Report on Remuneration||370,218,405||99.13||3,253,219||0.87||373,471,624||87.02||163,019|
|3||Elect Jane Moriarty||373,252,729||99.91||347,344||0.09||373,600,073||87.05||34,571|
|4||Elect Susan Murray||373,250,961||99.91||347,159||0.09||373,598,120||87.05||36,524|
|5||Re-elect Keith Browne||296,438,344||81.34||67,993,986||18.66||364,432,330||84.91||9,202,313|
|6||Re-elect Dave Coplin||372,560,929||99.72||1,036,576||0.28||373,597,505||87.05||37,139|
|7||Re-elect Eddie Irwin||272,647,961||74.93||91,202,402||25.07||363,850,363||84.78||9,779,115|
|8||Re-elect Bob Ivell||327,066,764||87.68||45,960,404||12.32||373,027,168||86.91||607,796|
|9||Re-elect Tim Jones||370,733,060||99.23||2,870,308||0.77||373,603,368||87.05||32,701|
|10||Re-elect Josh Levy||281,693,501||77.30||82,737,812||22.70||364,431,313||84.91||9,204,435|
|11||Re-elect Ron Robson||269,206,065||73.99||94,649,252||26.01||363,855,317||84.78||9,779,327|
|12||Re-elect Colin Rutherford||370,048,884||99.05||3,547,261||0.95||373,596,145||87.05||38,498|
|13||Re-elect Phil Urban||371,982,859||99.57||1,619,105||0.43||373,601,964||87.05||33,001|
|14||Re-elect Imelda Walsh||372,063,889||99.59||1,537,012||0.41||373,600,901||87.05||33,742|
|15||Reappointment of auditor||372,042,942||99.95||178,659||0.05||372,221,601||86.73||1,413,043|
|18||Notice period for meetings (c)||369,982,306||99.03||3,622,189||0.97||373,604,495||87.05||31,205|
(a) The "For" vote includes those giving the Chairman discretion.
(b) A vote "Withheld" is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the votes "For" or "Against" the resolution.
(c) Special resolution
Votes "For" and "Against" are expressed as a percentage of votes received. Voting was conducted by a poll.
The Board notes the level of votes against resolutions 7, 10 and 11 concerning individuals who represent one or other of our two largest shareholders. The UK Corporate Governance Code contains best practice recommendations in relation to corporate governance yet acknowledges that, in individual cases, these will not all necessarily be appropriate for particular companies. Accordingly, the Code specifically recognises the concept of "Comply or Explain" in relation to divergences from the Code and the Company has explained the circumstances of these appointments in detail in its 2019 Annual Report.
The number of shares in issue at 6.30pm on Sunday 19 January 2020 was 429,188,227.
The full text of the resolutions can be found in the Notice of Annual General Meeting, which is available for inspection at the National Storage Mechanism http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM and also on the Company's website at www.mbplc.com.
Deputy Company Secretary