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G4S plc UK DK : Poll Results of 2018 Annual General Meeting

16 May 2018

G4S PLC

AGM 2018 POLL RESULTS

G4S plc, the parent company of the G4S global security group, announces that, at its AGM held on 15 May 2018, all the resolutions put to shareholders were duly passed.

This included resolutions: to allow the payment of political donations; to amend the company's articles of association; to allow general meetings other than AGMs to be called on 14 days' notice; and a general authority to make market purchases for up to 10% of its own shares.

The board has no present intention of utilising the authority to buy back shares, which has been renewed in accordance with common business practice.

The results of the poll on the resolutions put before the AGM are:

Resolution For % Against % Withheld* Total votes
1.To adopt
the financial
statements and
reports of
directors and auditor
1,246,619,196 99.99 14,297 0.01 14,867,366 1,246,633,493
2.To approve
the Directors' Remuneration
Report
1,227,594,682 97.36 33,302,949 2.64 603,228 1,260,897,631
3.To confirm
and declare
the dividend
1,261,421,603 99.99 1,018 0.01 74,432 1,261,422,621
4.Election of
John Ramsay 
as a director
1,261,396,783 99.99 16,874 0.01 85,996 1,261,413,657
5.Re-election
of Ashley
Almanza
1,261,355,173 99.99 19,778 0.01 124,702 1,261,374,951
6.Re-election
of John Connolly
as a director
1,209,946,320 96.52 43,662,653 3.48 7,890,680 1,253,608,973
7.Re-election
of John Daly as a director
1,258,987,506 99.81 2,426,392 0.19 85,755 1,261,413,898
8.Re-election
of Winnie Kin
Wah Fok as a
director
1,261,333,630 99.99 80,268 0.01 85,333 1,261,413,898
9. Re-election
of Steve
Mogford as
a director
1,254,304,257 99.45 6,955,940 0.55 239,034 1,261,260,197
10.Re-election
of Paul Spence as a director
1,261,396,689

 
99.99 17,615

 
0.01 85,349

 
1,261,414,304

 
11.Re-election
of Barbara
Thoralfsson  as a director
1,252,925,021 99.34 8,335,176 0.66 239,456 1,261,260,197
12.Re-election of Tim Weller as a director 1,251,604,531 99.22 9,809,367 0.78 85,755 1,261,413,898
13.To re-appoint Pricewaterhouse-
Coopers LLP as auditor
1,260,628,990 99.94 738,606 0.06 133,263 1,261,367,596
14.To authorise
the audit committee
of the board to
determine the auditor's remuneration
1,261,318,094 99.99 91,312 0.01 90,247 1,261,409,406
15. Authority to make political donations and incur political expenditure 1,253,986,328

 
99.82

 
2,254,943

 
0.18

 
5,268,382

 
1,256,241,271

 
16.To authorise the directors to allot shares up to a specified amount 1,224,202,821 97.06 37,125,008 2.94 181,402 1,261,327,829
17.Special resolution to give authority to directors to disapply statutory pre-emption rights emption rights 1,261,246,029 99.99 75,997 0.01 177,627 1,261,322,026
18.Special resolution to give additional authority to directors to disapply statutory pre-emption rights 1,207,816,940

 
95.76

 
53,504,586

 
4.24

 
178,127

 
1,261,321,526

 
19.Special resolution to give limited authority for the purchase of its own shares by the company 1,245,107,135 98.79 15,203,803 1.21 1,198,715 1,260,310,938
20. Special Resolution to approve amendments to the company's  Articles of Association 1,240,344,382

 
98.74

 
15,889,074

 
1.26

 
5,265,906

 
1,256,233,456

 
21.Special resolution to authorise the calling of general meetings (excluding Annual General Meetings) on 14 days' notice 1,184,069,898 94.25 72,263,651 5.75 5,166,235 1,256,333,549

Clare Spottiswoode retired from the board at the conclusion of the meeting and so there was no resolution relating to her re-election.

In compliance with Listing Rule 9.6.2R, copies of resolutions 15 to 21 will be forwarded to the FCA for publication through its document viewing facility where they will shortly be available for inspection at www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM.

The percentage of issued share capital which was voted was 81.3%**.

* Votes withheld are not votes in law and are not counted in the calculation of the proportion of the votes for and against a resolution.

**Total voting rights of the shares in issue: 1,551,594,436. Every shareholder has one vote for every ordinary share held.

For further enquiries, please contact:

Helen Parris                            Director of Investor Relations             +44 (0)208 7222125

Media enquiries:

Sophie McMillan                     Head of Media                                                +44 (0) 759 5523483

Press office                                                                                         +44 (0) 207 9633333

Notes to Editors:

G4S is the leading global, integrated security company, specialising in the provision of security services and solutions to customers. Our mission is to create material, sustainable value for our customers and shareholders by being the supply partner of choice in all our markets.

G4S is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S is active in around 90 countries and has around 570,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com.

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