Voting results of 2023 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 2023 General Meeting

For % of votes cast
% of votes cast
Votes cast as % of Issued Share Capital

1. THAT the share premium account of the Company be reduced by £1,253,374,072.*







2. THAT the capital redemption reserve of the Company be reduced by £3,855,245,941.*








*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.    

As at 5pm (UK time) on 2 May 2023 there were 2,774,737,491 Aviva plc ordinary shares and 200,000,000 Aviva plc preference shares in issue. On a poll in respect of the resolutions, ordinary shareholders are entitled to one vote per ordinary share held and preference shareholders are entitled to four votes per preference share held. Therefore, on a poll in respect of the resolutions, the total voting rights in the Company as at that time was 3,574,737,491 (in aggregate 2,774,737,491 in respect of the ordinary shares and 800,000,000 in respect of the preference shares).

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 AuthorityFinancial Conduct Authority via the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at

A copy of the poll results for the Annual General Meeting will also be available on the Aviva website at shortly.

Further details on the resolutions is provided in the Circular to Shareholders and Notice of General Meeting which is available on the Aviva website at


Roy Tooley, Head of Secretariat – Corporate 
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Andrew Reid
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Sarah Swailes
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Rupert Taylor Rea
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Joel von Sternberg
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Michael O'Hara
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