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Result of AGM

Released 14:09 29-Aug-2019

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Edge Performance VCT PLC
29 August 2019
 

Edge Performance VCT plc 

Results of AGM

The thirteenth Annual General Meeting of Edge Performance VCT plc (the "Company") was held at 10am on Wednesday, 28 August 2019 at 2 Stephen Street, London W1T 1AN.  The results are as follows.

 

A total of 4,925,141 votes were cast (including withheld votes which, per resolution ranged from 16,131 votes to 69,635 votes) from total voting rights of 84,696,080 - a voting percentage of 5.82%.

 

Resolutions 1 and 7 were duly passed on a show of hands as ordinary resolutions and resolution 10 was duly passed on a show of hands as a special resolution:

 

Ordinary Resolutions

 

1.         To receive and adopt the directors' and the independent auditor's reports and the Company's financial statements for the year ended 28 February 2019.

 

7.         To authorise the directors of the Company to fix the remuneration of the auditor.

 

Special Resolution

 

10.       That the Company be and is hereby generally and unconditionally authorised, pursuant to   section 701 of the Act, to make market purchases (within the meaning of section 693(4) of the Act) of H Shares and I Shares of 10p each in the capital of the Company (respectively, "H Shares" and "I Shares"), provided that:    

(i) 

such authority is limited to the purchase of 14.99 per cent of the issued H Share capital, and 14.99 per cent of the issued I Share capital, in each case as at the date of this resolution;

(ii)

the minimum price (excluding expenses) which may be paid for such H or I Shares is 10p per share, the nominal amount of each such share;

(iii)

the maximum price (excluding expenses) which may be paid for such H or I Shares shall be the higher of:


(a)

an amount equal to 105 per cent of the average of the middle market quotations for such class of the Company's shares, as derived from the daily Official List of the London Stock Exchange, for the five business days immediately preceding the day on which the purchase was made; and


(b)

the value of such class of the Company's shares calculated on the basis of the higher of the price quoted for (1) the last independent trade of and (2) the highest current independent bid for any number of such class of the Company's shares on the trading venue where the purchase is carried out; and

(iv)

the Company may make a contract or contracts to purchase its own H or I Shares under this authority prior to the expiry of this authority which will or may be executed wholly or partly after the expiry of the authority, and the Company may make a purchase of its own H or I Shares in pursuance of any such contract or contracts as if the authority conferred hereby had not expired.

The authority hereby conferred shall (unless previously renewed or revoked) expire on the later of: (1) the date of the annual general meeting of the Company to be held in 2020, and (2) the date which is 15 months after the date on which this resolution is passed.

 

 

The table below indicates the proxy votes cast in advance of the meeting for each of the resolutions passed on a show of hands.

 

 

 

 

Proxy votes cast were as follows:

 


Resolution

For

Against

Withheld

1.

Receive and adopt directors' and independent auditor's reports and Company's financial statements

4,787,630

121,380

16,131

7.

Authorise directors to determine remuneration of auditor

4,840,302

58,190

26,649

10.

Authorise Company to make market purchases

4,791,784

133,357

0

 

Resolutions 2 - 6 and 8 were defeated on a show of hands as ordinary resolutions and resolution 9 was defeated on a show of hands as a special resolution:

 

Ordinary Resolutions

 

2.         To approve the directors' remuneration report for the year ended 28 February 2019.

 

3.         To re-elect Sir Robin Miller who is retiring in accordance with the UK Code and who, being eligible, offers himself for re-election as a director of the Company.

 

4.         To re-elect Lord Flight who is retiring by rotation in accordance with the Articles and who, being eligible, offers himself for re-election as a director of the Company.

 

5.         To re-elect David Glick as a director of the Company, pursuant to Listing Rule 15.2.13A.

 

6.         To re-appoint Grant Thornton UK LLP as auditor of the Company, to hold office until the conclusion of the next general meeting at which accounts are laid before the Company.

 

8.

(i)

That the directors of the Company be and are hereby generally and unconditionally authorised in accordance with section 551 of the Companies Act 2006 (the "Act") to exercise all the powers of the Company to allot shares in the Company, up to an aggregate nominal value equal to 10% of the nominal value of the issued ordinary share capital of the Company as at the date of this resolution, during the period commencing on the passing of this resolution and expiring on the later of: (1) the date of the annual general meeting of the Company to be held in 2020, and (2) the date which is 15 months after the date on which this resolution is passed (unless the authority is previously revoked, varied or extended by the Company in general meeting) but so that this authority shall allow the Company to make, before the expiry of this authority, offers or agreements which would or might require relevant securities to be allotted after such expiry; and


(ii)

That all previous authorities given to the directors of the Company in accordance with section 551 of the Act be and are hereby revoked, provided that such revocation shall not have retrospective effect.

 

Special Resolutions

 

9.         That the directors of the Company be and are hereby empowered, pursuant to sections 570 and 573 of the Act, to allot or make offers or agreements to allot equity securities (as defined in section 560 of the Act) for cash pursuant to the authority given pursuant to resolution 8 set out in this notice of annual general meeting as if section 561(1) of the Act did not apply to such allotment, provided that this power shall expire on the later of: (1) the date of the annual general meeting of the Company to be held in 2020, and (2) the date which is 15 months after the date on which this resolution is passed and provided further that this power shall be limited to the allotment of equity securities from time to time with an aggregate nominal value equal to 10% of the nominal value of the issued ordinary share capital of the Company as at the date of this resolution.

 

The Board wishes to thank Sir Robin Miller, Lord Flight and David Glick for their much-valued service and advice to the Board and the Company.

 

The table below indicates the proxy votes cast in advance of the meeting for each of the resolutions defeated on a show of hands.

 

Proxy votes cast were as follows:

 


Resolution

For

Against

Withheld

2.

Approve directors' remuneration report

1,770,628

3,106,545

47,968

3.

Re-elect Sir Robin Miller

1,725,784

3,140,268

59,089

4.

Re-elect Lord Flight

1,659,996

3,206,056

59,089

5.

Re-elect David Glick

1,715,071

3,183,421

26,649

6.

Re-appoint Grant Thornton UK LLP as auditor

2,147,140

2,751,352

26,649

8.

Authorise directors to allot shares

1,960,585

2,938,060

26,496

9.

Authorise directors to allot shares with disregard to pre-emption rights

 

1,737,431

 

3,118,075

 

69,635

 

The information contained within this announcement constitutes inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 ("MAR"). Upon the publication of this announcement, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain. 

For further information please contact:

The City Partnership (UK) Limited on 0131 2437210.

 

 

 


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