2020 Annual General Meeting

We held our 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 26 May 2020.

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Shareholders were asked to register their vote in advance by appointing the Chairman of the AGM as their proxy by 1.30pm on Thursday 21 May 2020.

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Voting results of 2020 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 2019 Annual report and accounts

2,522,665,591

99.99

365,256

0.01

64.24%

10,417,037

 

2. To approve the Directors’ remuneration report in the Company’s 2019 Annual report and accounts

2,426,163,368

95.84

105,081,885

4.16

64.45%

2,308,589

 

3. 

 

4. To elect Amanda Blanc

2,528,794,266

99.85

3,689,386

0.15

64.48%

1,082,243

 

5. To elect George Culmer

2,523,673,163

99.65

8,822,259

0.35

64.48%

1,080,243

 

6. To elect Patrick Flynn

2,525,403,956

99.72

7,049,868

0.28

64.48%

1,115,758

 

7. To elect Jason Windsor

2,516,821,427

99.38

15,628,741

0.62

64.48%

1,123,662

 

8. To re-elect Patricia Cross

2,504,449,879

98.89

28,095,545

1.11

64.48%

1,020,691

 

9. To re-elect Belén Romana García

2,507,686,918

99.02

24,816,004

0.98

64.48%

1,062,741

 

10. To re-elect Michael Mire

2,504,390,132

98.89

28,100,826

1.11

64.48%

1,077,876

 

11. To re-elect Sir Adrian Montague

2,503,914,388

98.91

27,677,057

1.09

64.46%

1,969,120

 

12. To re-elect Maurice Tulloch

2,526,807,364

99.77

5,790,086

0.23

64.48%

978,284

 

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

2,488,235,569

99.78

5,527,965

0.22

63.49%

39,813,816

 

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

2,524,769,760

99.68

8,061,433

0.32

64.49%

745,517

 

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

2,486,239,047

98.17

46,384,051

1.83

64.48%

922,530

 

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

2,407,803,264

95.06

124,937,111

4.94

64.48%

832,890

 

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

2,522,354,842

99.62

9,693,972

0.38

64.47%

1,529,910

 

18. Disapplication of pre-emption rights

– specified capital projects*

2,474,531,776

97.73

57,465,646

2.27

64.47%

1,581,906

 

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

2,484,119,968

98.10

48,008,865

1.90

64.47%

1,433,573

 

20. Disapplication of pre-emption rights –

Solvency II Instruments*

2,476,376,633

97.80

55,652,661

2.20

64.47%

1,538,672

 

21. Authority to allot sterling new preference shares

2,525,996,071

99.74

6,577,864

0.26

64.48%

1,006,725

 

22. Disapplication of pre-emption rights – sterling new preference shares*

2,519,774,126

99.50

12,592,973

0.50

64.48%

1,210,778

 

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

2,476,748,633

97.88

53,686,842

2.12

64.43%

3,143,857

 

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

2,518,463,539

99.53

11,858,689

0.47

64.42%

3,256,639

 

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

2,518,454,352

99.53

11,852,347

0.47

64.42%

3,275,389

 

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

2,375,512,073

93.77

157,501,218

6.23

64.49%

463,539

 

Notes

*Special resolution

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

On 22 May 2020 there were 3,927,667,321 Aviva plc ordinary shares in issue. Ordinary shareholders are entitled to one vote per share held.

In accordance with UK Listing Rule 9.6.2R copies of all the resolutions passed other than resolutions concerning ordinary business have been submitted to the UK Listing Authority via the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism

A copy of the poll results for the Annual General Meeting will also be available on the Aviva website at www.aviva.com/agm shortly.

The full text of each of the resolutions is set out in the Notice of Annual General Meeting which is available on the Aviva website at www.aviva.com/agm.