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Voting results of 2020 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 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.

2020 Financial Calendar

Half Year Preliminary Results Announcement: 6 August 2020

Enquiries

Roy Tooley, Head of Secretariat – Corporate & Board Governance
+44 (0)7800 699 781

Media:

Andrew Reid
+44 (0)7800 694 276

Sarah Swailes
+44 (0)7800 694 859

Analysts:

Chris Esson
ir@aviva.com

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