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23rd July 2013

Result of AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc was held at 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP on Tuesday 23 July 2013.

All 10 resolutions put to the members were passed on a show of hands. Resolutions 1 to 7 were passed as ordinary resolutions and resolutions 8 to 10 were passed as special resolutions.

Copies of all resolutions passed at the meeting other than as ordinary business are being submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.Hemscott.com/nsm.do.  

Percentages of proxy votes lodged in advance of the meeting:


Resolution In favour Discretion Against
1 Receive the report and account 99.4% <0.1% 0.6%
2 Approve Directors Remuneration Report 99.5% <0.1% 0.5%
3 Approve the final dividend 99.9% <0.1% <0.1%
4 Re-elect Wendy Pallot 99.9% <0.1% <0.1%
5 Re-elect Jeremy Wilson 99.9% <0.1% <0.1%
6 Reappoint Baker Tilly 99.4% <0.1% 0.6%
7 Authority to allot ordinary shares 99.9% <0.1% <0.1%
8 Disapplication of pre-emption rights 99.2% <0.1% 0.7%
9 Authority to purchase ordinary shares 99.9% <0.1% <0.1%
10 Approval to call general meeting at reduced notice 97.8% <0.1% 2.1%

The numbers of proxy votes lodged for each resolution:

Resolution In favour Discretion Against Withheld*
1 45,984,573 11,776 265,456 1,748,082
2 45,982,873 11,776 228,107 1,787,131
3 46,252,029 11,776 0 1,746,082
4 46,235,661 14,128 9,804 1,750,294
5 46,238,065 14,128 5,195 1,752,499
6 45,970,984 14,578 272,031 1,752,294
7 46,232,129 14,620 12,500 1,750,638
8 45,900,334 16,972 338,348 1,754,233
9 46,204,297 14,620 24,848 1,766,122
10 45,263,753 16,972 981,080 1,748,082

* A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes in favour, discretionary or against a resolution.

 

Michael Daykin
Group Company Secretary
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

 

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