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Indivior PLC - Result of AGM

Thu 7th May, 2020 5:23pm
RNS Number : 3382M
Indivior PLC
07 May 2020
 

Indivior PLC (the 'Company')

Poll results of 6th Annual General Meeting ('AGM')

May 7, 2020

The Company announces the voting results of its AGM, held earlier today at the Company's Registered Office 234 Bath Road, Slough, Berks, SL1 4EE.  All resolutions were duly passed by shareholders by way of a poll.

Details of each resolution are set out in the Notice of Meeting circulated to shareholders on 13 March 2020 (and available on the Company's website at http://www.indivior.com/shareholders/shareholder-communications/).

The voting results, incorporating proxy votes lodged in advance of the AGM are set out below and will be made available on the Company's website at http://www.indivior.com/shareholders/shareholder-communications/.

 

RESOLUTION 

VOTES 
FOR 

% 

VOTES 
AGAINST 

% 

VOTES 
TOTAL 

% of ISC VOTED1 

VOTES 
WITHHELD2 

1. To receive the Company's audited accounts and reports of the Directors and the Auditor for the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

542,483,170

99.80

1,064,533

0.20

543,547,703

74.21

8,704,887

2. To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report for the year ended December 31, 2019.

335,155,904

76.10

105,280,675

23.90

440,436,579

60.13

111,815,212

3. To re-appoint Howard Pien as a Director.

448,463,696

99.11

4,045,572

0.89

452,509,268

61.78

99,743,013

4. To re-appoint Shaun Thaxter as a Director.

456,085,639

99.61

1,799,629

0.39

457,885,268

62.52

94,365,916

5. To re-appoint Peter Bains as a Director.

455,409,729

99.47

2,447,777

0.53

457,857,506

62.51

94,395,085

6. To re-appoint Mark Crossley as a Director.

449,250,050

98.11

8,636,599

1.89

457,886,649

62.52

94,365,632

7. To re-appoint Graham Hetherington as a Director.

455,427,894

99.46

2,452,029

0.54

457,879,923

62.51

94,372,668

8. To re-appoint Dr A. Thomas McLellan as a Director.

453,818,128

99.11

4,061,273

0.89

457,879,401

62.51

94,373,190

9. To re-appoint Tatjana May as a Director.

456,131,473

99.62

1,745,451

0.38

457,876,924

62.51

94,375,667

10. To re-appoint Lorna Parker as a Director.

451,800,881

98.67

6,078,223

1.33

457,879,104

62.51

94,373,486

11. To re-appoint Daniel J. Phelan as a Director.

447,625,467

97.76

10,250,395

2.24

457,875,862

62.51

94,376,729

12. To re-appoint Daniel Tassé as a Director.

379,745,048

83.92

72,762,522

16.08

452,507,570

61.78

99,745,020

13. To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Auditor of the Company.

452,408,823

99.98

96,769

0.02

452,505,592

61.78

99,746,564

14. To authorize the Audit Committee of the Board to determine the remuneration of the Auditor.

552,191,069

99.99

35,967

0.01

552,227,036

75.40

25,120

15. To authorize the Company and any of its UK subsidiaries to make political donations and incur political expenditure.

551,428,594

99.87

712,659

0.13

552,141,253

75.38

108,164

16. That the Directors be generally and unconditionally authorized to allot shares in the Company up to an aggregate nominal amount of US$24,413,611.

542,768,083

98.29

9,446,874

1.71

552,214,957

75.39

37,134

17. That the Directors be authorized to disapply pre-emption rights up to 5% of the issued capital.

552,043,116

99.98

136,426

0.02

552,179,542

75.39

73,049

18. That the Directors be authorized to disapply pre-emption rights up to an additional 5% for transactions which the Board determines to be an acquisition or other capital investment.

545,542,884

98.79

6,655,392

1.21

552,198,276

75.39

53,814

19. That the Company be generally and unconditionally authorized to make market purchases of its own ordinary shares.

544,126,726

98.82

6,496,803

1.18

550,623,529

75.18

1,629,061

20. That a general meeting other than an annual general meeting may be called on 14 clear days' notice.

538,699,569

97.55

13,532,721

2.45

552,232,290

75.40

19,825

 

Notes

 

1.         As at the close of business on May 5, 2020, the total number of ordinary shares of US$0.10 eligible to be voted at the AGM was 732,436,173.  Therefore, the total voting rights in the Company as at that time was 732,436,173.

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

Resolutions 1 to 16 were Ordinary Resolutions, requiring more than 50% of shareholders' votes to be cast in favour of the resolutions.  Resolutions 17 to 20 were Special Resolutions requiring at least 75% of shareholders' votes to be cast in favour of the resolutions.

A copy of the special business resolutions will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available to view at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism in due course.

Computershare Investor Services PLC acted as scrutineer of the poll on all resolutions.

While all resolutions were passed at today's AGM, the Board notes and has discussed the level of abstention in relation to certain resolutions and intends to engage in further dialogue with investors to fully understand the reasons for them.

Resolution 2

With respect to Resolution 2, approval of the Remuneration Report, we are pleased that 76.10% of shareholders voted in favour of this resolution, but are disappointed by the outcome of the vote.

We understand that some shareholders were concerned that executive remuneration with respect to the 2019 financial year was not completely aligned with the shareholder experience.  Throughout its decision making, the Remuneration Committee remained focused on balancing the alignment of the shareholder experience with rewarding the operational performance of the business and advancement of the Group's long-term strategic objectives.  As such, Long-Term Incentive Plan (LTIP) awards granted in March 2020 were reduced by 55% (from the amount permitted under the approved Remuneration Policy) and the Remuneration Committee exercised negative discretion and reduced outturn under the 2017-2020 LTIP to zero.  This was the second consecutive year in which the Remuneration Committee exercised negative discretion in relation to incentive outcomes, having reduced the 2018 bonus outturn to zero.

We would like to thank the shareholders who have engaged with us and will consider the feedback we have received.  We intend to engage further with our shareholders in order to understand the reasons behind this result.

In accordance with the UK Corporate Governance Code, an update on the views received from shareholders and the actions taken by the Company will be published within six months of today's meeting.

Resolution 12

With respect to Resolution 12, re-appointment of Daniel Tassé, we are pleased that 83.92% of shareholders voted in favour of this resolution.

We understand that some shareholders have observed Mr Tassé's other external commitments.  Mr Tasse joined the Board on demerger and was appointed Senior Independent Director in 2016; he has excellent industry experience, is a strong contributor and has an exemplary attendance record.  During 2019, Mr Tasse reduced his external commitments such that these are within institutional guidelines.  The Board have considered Mr Tassé's external commitments as part of its review of the effectiveness and continued contribution of all directors and is satisfied that Mr Tassé continues to devote sufficient time to effectively discharge his duties.

Contact:               Kathryn Hudson

Company Secretary
Tel: +44 (0)1753 423940 / cosec@indivior.com

Jason Thompson
Vice President, Investor Relations
Tel: +1-804-402-7123 / jason.thompson@indivior.com

Tulchan Communications
Tel: +44 207-353-4200

Indivior PLC's Legal Entity Identifier code is 213800V3NCQTY7IED471.


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