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Voting results of 2022 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 2022 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 2021 Annual report and accounts

2,425,486,182

99.99

211,075

0.01

65.78%

6,541,433

2. To approve the Directors’ Remuneration Report

2,312,723,155

95.17

117,286,675

4.83

65.90%

2,225,918

3. To approve the Company’s climate-related financial disclosure for 2021

2,328,727,320

97.85

51,154,829

2.15

64.54%

52,353,373

4. To declare a final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2021 of 14.7 pence per ordinary share

2,424,071,386

99.71

6,990,824

0.29

65.93%

1,175,308

5. To elect Andrea Blance

2,426,623,119

99.86

3,343,753

0.14

65.90%

2,263,921

6. To elect Shonaid Jemmett-Page

2,119,052,990

87.23

310,339,110

12.77

65.89%

2,839,234

7. To elect Martin Strobel

2,423,469,194

99.75

6,167,310

0.25

65.89%

2,592,890

8. To re-elect Amanda Blanc

2,429,344,134

99.96

1,039,532

0.04

65.91%

1,851,609

9. To re-elect George Culmer

2,388,202,515

98.28

41,744,924

1.72

65.90%

2,288,482

10. To re-elect Patrick Flynn

2,378,914,422

97.90

50,971,697

2.10

65.90%

2,346,917

11. To re-elect Mohit Joshi

2,379,021,386

97.91

50,832,881

2.09

65.90%

2,379,245

12. To re-elect Pippa Lambert

2,377,219,968

97.83

52,692,770

2.17

65.90%

2,318,005

13. To re-elect Jim McConville

2,379,200,958

97.92

50,654,682

2.08

65.90%

2,377,812

14. To re-elect Michael Mire

2,375,866,680

97.78

53,995,992

2.22

65.90%

2,371,035

15. To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Auditor

2,380,992,608

97.98

49,135,269

2.02

65.90%

2,106,813

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

2,413,733,507

99.33

16,319,615

0.67

65.90%

2,163,216

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

2,379,233,552

97.92

50,489,162

2.08

65.89%

2,485,517

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

2,305,993,358

94.88

124,447,276

5.12

65.91%

1,791,151

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

2,399,797,287

98.79

29,274,781

1.21

65.88%

3,158,031

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

2,336,263,266

96.19

92,648,968

3.81

65.87%

3,317,371

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

2,384,745,574

98.17

44,335,979

1.83

65.88%

3,149,789

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

2,355,673,540

96.99

73,026,268

3.01

65.87%

3,529,345

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

2,381,899,158

98.02

48,139,619

1.98

65.90%

2,194,258

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

2,409,067,077

99.15

20,665,631

0.85

65.89%

2,500,012

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

2,409,058,273

99.15

20,671,075

0.85

65.89%

2,501,508

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

2,287,325,300

94.11

143,225,436

5.89

65.92%

1,683,105

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 6 May 2022 there were 3,687,322,000 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 are now available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism.

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 
+44 (0)7800 699 781

Media

Andrew Reid
+44 (0)7800 694 276

Sarah Swailes
+44 (0)7800 694 859

Analysts

Rupert Taylor Rea
+44 (0)7385 494 440

Tegan Gill
+44 (0)7800 691 138

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