Voting results of 2018 Annual General Meeting

We announce the results of our Annual General Meeting held today.

All resolutions were voted on by way of a poll and were passed.  

Voting results of 2018 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 2017 Annual report and accounts 
2,880,045,908
99.91
2,546,471
0.09
71.76
14,211,881
2. To approve the Directors’ remuneration report in the Company’s 2017 Annual report and accounts
2,808,999,968
97.13
83,109,802
2.87
72.00
4,671,678
3. To approve the 2018 Directors’ remuneration policy
2,809,661,298
97.13
83,164,398
2.87
72.01
3,970,718
4. To declare a final dividend of 19 pence per ordinary share
2,896,320,617
100.00
112,796
0.00
72.10
372,453
5. To elect Maurice Tulloch
2,878,758,262
99.41
17,125,760
0.59
72.09
912,605
6. To re-elect Claudia Arney 
2,869,428,485
99.18
23,718,834
0.82
72.02
3,654,466
7. To re-elect Glyn Barker
2,739,480,764
94.63
155,484,527
5.37
72.07
1,831,066
8. To re-elect Andy Briggs
2,878,784,803
99.40
17,243,986
0.60
72.09
771,880
9. To re-elect Patricia Cross
2,865,619,697
98.96
30,092,416
1.04
72.09
1,088,990
10. To re-elect Belén Romana García
2,876,907,771
99.34
19,080,929
0.66
72.09
810,101
11. To re-elect Michael Hawker AM
2,870,040,037
99.10
25,957,193
0.90
72.09
801,070
12. To re-elect Michael Mire 
2,872,417,061
99.19
23,583,748
0.81
72.09
799,522
13. To re-elect Sir Adrian Montague CBE
2,862,823,645
98.85
33,210,546
1.15
72.09
766,542
14. To re-elect Tom Stoddard
2,871,380,160
99.15
24,658,156
0.85
72.09
760,944
15. To re-elect Keith Williams
2,872,361,182
99.19
23,364,064
0.81
72.09
1,073,926
16. To re-elect Mark Wilson
2,790,081,419
96.34
106,001,271
3.66 
72.09
712,948
17. To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Auditor of the Company
2,841,792,127
98.19
52,370,904
1.81
72.05
2,634,189
18. To authorise the Audit Committee to determine the Auditor’s remuneration
2,889,242,811
99.77
6,767,812
0.23
72.09
756,721
19. To authorise the Company and its subsidiaries to make political donations and incur political expenditure
2,793,390,908
96.92
88,641,775
3.08
71.74
14,724,178
20. To authorise the directors of the Company  to allot ordinary shares
2,706,782,868
93.46
189,422,251
6.54
72.10
574,509
21. Disapplication of pre-emption rights on allotment of ordinary shares* 2,873,973,277
99.64
10,248,818
0.36
71.80
12,555,394

22. Disapplication of pre-emption rights

– specified capital projects*

2,720,274,351
94.32
163,914,322
5.68
71.80
12,590,411
23. To authorise the directors to allot ordinary shares in respect of Solvency II Instruments  2,827,428,671
98.03
56,843,114
1.97
71.80
12,509,986

24. Disapplication of pre-emption rights –

Solvency II Instruments*

2,821,694,932
97.83
62,509,337
2.17
71.80
12,577,818
25. To authorise the Company to purchase its own ordinary shares* 
2,836,565,638
98.10
54,907,279
1.90
71.98
5,316,107
26. To authorise the Company to purchase its own 8 3/4% preference shares* 2,867,425,155
99.18
23,792,541
0.82
71.97
5,521,356
27. To authorise the Company to purchase its own 8 3/8% preference shares* 2,821,547,658
99.16
23,825,732
0.84
70.83
5,538,022
28. To authorise the Company to call general meetings other than an Annual General Meeting on not less than 14 clear days’ notice* 2,721,284,981
94.39
161,708,218
5.61
71.77
13,765,189
29. To adopt new Articles of Association  2,878,092,161
99.98
700,388
0.02
71.66
15,542,045

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Notes

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 8 May 2018, there were 4,017,077,978 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 www.Hemscott.com/nsm.do.

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.

2018 Financial Calendar
Half Year Preliminary Results Announcement on 2 August 2018.

Enquiries:

Kirstine Cooper, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary
+44 (0)20 7662 6646

Media:

Nigel Prideaux
+44 (0)20 7662 0215

Andrew Reid
+44 (0)20 7662 3131

Analysts:

Chris Esson
+44 (0)20 7662 8115

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