2019 Annual General Meeting

We held our 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 23 May at the QEII Centre in London.

AGM downloads

Read our Chairman’s speech - as delivered (PDF 134KB)

Read our Chief Executive Officer’s speech - as delivered (PDF 130KB)

Notice of 2019 Annual General Meeting *

Following the announcement made on 24 April 2019 regarding the decision that Andy Briggs would step down as a Director of Aviva plc with immediate effect, Resolution 6 in the Notice of 2019 Annual General Meeting to re-elect Andy Briggs as a Director of the Company was withdrawn, and this Resolution was not put to the vote at the AGM.

Our Chairman’s 2019 AGM speech

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Download a transcript of the Chairman's speech (PDF 134KB)

Our Chief Executive Officer’s 2019 AGM speech

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You can also watch the formal business of the meeting.

Voting results of 2019 Annual General Meeting

The total number of votes received on each resolution is as follows:

Resolution 
For  % of votes cast 
Against 
% of votes cast 
Votes cast as % of Issued Share Capital 
Withheld 
1 . To receive and consider the Company’s 2018 Annual report and accounts

2,626,681,197

99.99

153,920

0.01

67.07%

13,525,034

2. To approve the Directors’ remuneration report in the Company’s 2018 Annual report and accounts

2,574,643,176

97.61

63,055,053

2.39

67.35%

2,660,993

3. To declare a final dividend of 20.75 pence per ordinary share

2,639,325,722

99.97

812,311

0.03

67.41%

233,940

4. To re-elect Claudia Arney 

2,627,164,947

99.55

11,953,985

0.45

67.39%

1,240,406

5. To re-elect Glyn Barker

2,525,880,824

96.60

88,861,187

3.40

66.76%

25,617,805

6. To re-elect Andy Briggs
RESOLUTION WITHDRAWN
7. To re-elect Patricia Cross

2,578,686,382

97.75

59,253,163

2.25

67.36%

2,432,266

8. To re-elect Belén Romana García

2,626,492,296

99.53

12,531,821

0.47

67.39%

1,341,520

9. To re-elect Michael Mire 

2,626,525,420

99.53

12,516,154

0.47

67.39%

1,320,311

10. To re-elect Sir Adrian Montague CBE

2,625,180,106

99.47

14,021,076

0.53

67.39%

1,156,197

11. To re-elect Tom Stoddard

2,616,456,412

99.14

22,667,377

0.86

67.39%

1,243,103

12. To re-elect Maurice Tulloch

2,627,883,267

99.57

11,318,732

0.43

67.39%

1,170,817

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

2,599,294,424

99.89

2,749,858

0.11

66.44%

38,327,355

14. To authorise the Audit Committee to determine the Auditor’s remuneration

2,629,855,869

99.63

9,766,588

0.37

67.40%

739,035

15. To authorise the Company and its subsidiaries to make political donations and incur political expenditure

2,560,132,161

97.50

65,688,896

2.50

67.05%

14,503,687

16. To authorise the directors of the Company  to allot ordinary shares

2,532,559,972

95.94

107,065,568

4.06

67.40%

711,494

17. Disapplication of pre-emption rights on allotment of ordinary shares*

2,606,888,656

99.29

18,738,069

0.71

67.04%

14,728,873

18. Disapplication of pre-emption rights – specified capital projects*

2,513,578,866

95.73

112,002,031

4.27

67.04%

14,766,308

19. To authorise the directors to allot ordinary shares in respect of Solvency II Instruments

2,584,932,870

98.44

40,990,824

1.56

67.05%

14,427,705

20. Disapplication of pre-emption rights –Solvency II Instruments*

2,570,983,506

97.93

54,411,742

2.07

67.04%

14,743,053

21. To authorise the Company to purchase its own ordinary shares*

2,587,410,088

98.18

48,077,536

1.82

67.29%

4,869,079

22. To authorise the Company to purchase its own 8 3/4% preference shares*

2,622,462,957

99.51

12,936,545

0.49

67.29%

4,957,575

23. To authorise the Company to purchase its own 8 3/8% preference shares*

2,622,425,494

99.51

12,945,238

0.49

67.29%

4,980,858

24. To authorise the Company to call general meetings other than an Annual General Meeting on not less than 14 clear days’ notice*

2,476,780,234

94.28

150,264,212

5.72

67.08%

13,288,024