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Voting results of 2022 General Meeting

Aviva plc announces the results of its 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 General Meeting

Resolution
For % of votes cast
Against
% of votes cast
Votes cast as % of Issued Share Capital
Withheld

1. To approve the adoption of new Articles of Association*

2,457,058,870

99.67

8,238,575

0.33

66.86%

2,053,517

2. To authorise the directors of the Company to Issue B Shares*

2,456,678,646

99.62

9,255,995

0.38

66.88%

1,431,040

3. To authorise the Share Consolidation

2,456,726,000

99.63

9,108,992

0.37

66.87%

1,522,034

4. To authorise the directors of the Company to allot new ordinary shares

2,340,628,930

94.93

125,092,429

5.07

66.87%

1,623,150

5. Disapplication of pre-emption rights*

2,431,750,797

98.68

32,626,437

1.32

66.83%

2,967,288

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

2,368,181,064

96.10

96,112,707

3.90

66.83%

3,054,918

7. To authorise the directors to allot new ordinary shares – SII Instruments

2,417,074,737

98.07

47,557,732

1.93

66.84%

2,723,718

8. Disapplication of pre-emption rights – SII Instruments*

2,387,958,920

96.90

76,334,899

3.10

66.83%

3,048,355

9. To authorise the Company to purchase new ordinary shares*

2,413,855,404

97.91

51,478,854

2.09

66.86%

2,023,202

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 Circular to Shareholders and Notice of 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

Notes to editors:

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