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Voting results of 2019 Annual General Meeting

Aviva plc announces the results of its Annual General Meeting held today.

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

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
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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

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 2019 there were 3,916,337,034 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.morningstar.co.uk/uk/nsm.

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.

2019 Financial Calendar

Half Year Preliminary Results Announcement: 8 August 2019

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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