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Voting results of 2021 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.

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

Voting results of 2021 Annual General Meeting

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 2020 Annual report and accounts

2,408,467,751

99.99

193,332

0.01

61.30%

43,603,310

2. To approve the Directors’ Remuneration Report

2,366,743,575

96.73

79,935,463

3.27

62.27%

5,559,198

3. To approve the Directors’ Remuneration Policy

2,374,520,911

96.93

75,190,042

3.07

62.35%

2,529,266

4. To approve the Company’s climate-related financial disclosure for 2020

2,441,900,985

99.95

1,113,890

0.05

62.18%

9,411,487

5. To declare a final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2020 of 14 pence per ordinary share

2,449,965,687

99.92

1,977,551

0.08

62.40%

314,250

6. To elect Mohit Joshi

2,447,799,406

99.89

2,755,732

0.11

62.37%

1,663,555

7. To elect Pippa Lambert

2,447,903,814

99.89

2,716,972

0.11

62.37%

1,601,165

8. To elect Jim McConville

2,447,887,721

99.89

2,739,231

0.11

62.37%

1,590,053

9. To re-elect Amanda Blanc

2,449,869,413

99.96

1,086,509

0.04

62.38%

1,265,860

10. To re-elect Patricia Cross

2,428,094,148

99.08

22,594,325

0.92

62.37%

1,537,611

11. To re-elect George Culmer

2,443,974,263

99.72

6,861,657

0.28

62.38%

1,384,420

12. To re-elect Patrick Flynn

2,427,752,659

99.07

22,717,963

0.93

62.37%

1,747,328

13. To re-elect Belén Romana García

2,429,974,107

99.16

20,669,677

0.84

62.37%

1,574,863

14. To re-elect Michael Mire

2,421,819,867

98.82

28,829,759

1.18

62.37%

1,570,197

15. To re-elect Jason Windsor

2,440,882,753

99.59

9,925,986

0.41

62.37%

1,410,383

16. To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Auditor

2,386,279,031

97.35

65,067,234

2.65

62.39%

887,720

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

2,429,583,393

99.11

21,861,944

0.89

62.39%

773,562

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

2,393,065,135

97.63

58,028,524

2.37

62.38%

1,097,875

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

2,295,254,828

93.63

156,091,090

6.37

62.39%

878,689

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

2,441,299,021

99.63

8,964,901

0.37

62.36%

1,958,474

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

2,338,036,601

95.42

112,193,101

4.58

62.36%

1,973,301

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

2,389,476,170

97.56

59,739,730

2.44

62.33%

2,989,246

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

2,382,764,553

97.28

66,603,076

2.72

62.34%

2,835,776

24. To approve the Aviva Annual Bonus Plan

2,417,536,838

98.77

30,218,967

1.23

62.30%

4,430,896

25. To approve the Long-Term Incentive Plan

2,351,864,712

96.00

98,086,806

4.00

62.35%

2,256,618

26. To approve the All Employee Share Ownership Plan

2,445,905,892

99.78

5,389,466

0.22

62.39%

911,656

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

2,389,167,195

97.82

53,322,179

2.18

62.16%

9,727,092

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

2,431,678,693

99.21

19,387,969

0.79

62.38%

1,140,375

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

2,431,660,529

99.21

19,392,711

0.79

62.38%

1,155,992

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

2,285,525,185

93.23

166,069,442

6.77

62.39%

616,620

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 5 May 2021 there were 3,929,177,604 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.

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:

Jakub Rosochowski
+44 (0)7385 382 206

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