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23rd July 2015

Results of voting on resolutions at the AGM

All nine resolutions put to the members were passed on a show of hands. All resolutions were passed as ordinary resolutions except for resolution 8 and resolution 9, which 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 99.3% 0.8% 0%
2 Approve the Remuneration Annual Report/ Statement 99.0% 0.8% 0.2%
3 Approve the final dividend 99.3% 0.7% 0%
4 Re-elect Wendy Pallot 99.2% 0.7% <0.1%
5 Reappoint KPMG as external auditor 99.2% 0.7% <0.1%
6 Authorise Directors to set the auditor's remuneration 99.2% 0.7% <0.1%
7 Authority to allot ordinary shares 99.2% 0.7% <0.1%
8 Disapplication of pre-emption rights 95.9% 0.8% 3.4%
9 Authority to purchase ordinary shares 99.2% 0.8% <0.1%

The numbers of proxy votes lodged for each resolution:

Resolution In Favour Discretion Against Withheld*
1 56,368,041 426,787 0 7,500
2 56,237,240 428,387 127,001 9,700
3 56,380,641 419,687 0 2,000
4 56,271,516 421,448 9,100 100,264
5 56,366,335 419,387 14,342 2,264
6 56,369,808 419,387 11,133 2,000
7 56,251,177 420,187 23,464 107,500
8 54,466,101 427,587 1,903,451 5,189
9 56,344,322 427,587 30,155 264

* 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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