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07/25/2019 | 11:52am EST


FirstGroup plc (the 'Company') announces that, at the AGM held earlier today, all resolutions were duly passed by the Company’s shareholders on a poll. The results of the poll are shown in the table below and will also be available on the Company’s website.

The Board notes that more than 20% of shareholders voted against four of the resolutions put to today’s meeting. The Board takes seriously its responsibility to understand shareholders’ opinions and will continue to discuss investors’ views on these and other matters as part of our ongoing programme of engagement.

As noted in our statement earlier today, overall trading in the first quarter has been in line and there is no change to our expectations for the current financial year. The Group is focused on delivering the strategy announced on 30 May at pace.

Number of Votes % of Vote Number of Votes % of Vote Number of Votes Number of Votes
1 receive the Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year to 31 March 2019 971,136,531 98.62 13,582,983 1.38 984,719,514 1,137,239
2 approve the Directors’ Remuneration Report 651,870,362 76.32 202,287,050 23.68 854,157,412 131,689,340
3 elect Steve Gunning as a Director 827,577,997 84.44 152,520,058 15.56 980,098,055 5,748,698
4 elect Julia Steyn as a Director 835,796,166 94.87 45,182,494 5.13 880,978,660 104,868,093
5 elect Ryan Mangold as a Director 832,483,464 94.49 48,522,814 5.51 881,006,278 104,840,475
6 re-elect Warwick Brady as a Director 831,595,125 94.39 49,408,377 5.61 881,003,502 104,843,251
7 re-elect Matthew Gregory as a Director 717,083,785 93.87 46,800,346 6.13 763,884,131 221,962,622
8 re-elect Jimmy Groombridge as a Director 939,068,393 95.26 46,690,022 4.74 985,758,415 88,338
9 re-elect Martha Poulter as a Director 828,865,660 84.56 151,305,666 15.44 980,171,326 5,675,427
10 re-elect David Robbie as a Director 823,563,907 83.55 162,168,274 16.45 985,732,181 118,336
11 re-elect Imelda Walsh as a Director 589,082,162 60.10 391,136,467 39.90 980,218,629 5,634,137
12 re-elect Jim Winestock as a Director 614,231,829 62.66 365,961,300 37.34 980,193,129 5,653,624
13 re-appoint Deloitte LLP as auditors 817,593,768 92.79 63,506,081 7.21 881,099,849 104,746,903
14 authorise the Directors to determine the remuneration of the auditors 953,099,444 98.38 15,658,377 1.62 968,757,821 17,088,932
15 authorise the Directors to allot shares 823,748,780 83.56 162,017,237 16.44 985,766,017 80,736
16 authorise the Directors to disapply pre-emption rights 835,724,136 84.78 150,013,056 15.22 985,737,192 108,286
17 disapply pre-emption rights for acquisitions or other capital investments 806,719,524 81.84 178,977,986 18.16 985,697,510 145,467
18 authorise the Directors to make market purchases of the Company’s shares 947,430,640 96.20 37,391,136 3.80 984,821,776 1,024,976
19 authorise the Company to make political donations and incur political expenditure 746,855,622 77.10 221,814,856 22.90 968,670,478 17,176,275
20 authorise the calling of general meetings on 14 clear days’ notice 937,902,316 95.14 47,884,522 4.86 985,786,838 59,915

Votes 'For' and 'Against' are expressed as a percentage of votes received. A 'Vote withheld' is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the votes 'For' and 'Against' a resolution. Votes were cast for a total of 985,786,838 ordinary shares of 5 pence per share, representing 81.13% of the total number of votes capable of being cast at the AGM. The Company's issued share capital as at today's date is 1,215,032,965 ordinary shares and the number of votes per share is one. The Company held 157,229 shares in Treasury, which do not carry any voting rights. Resolutions 1 to 15, and 19 were proposed as Ordinary Resolutions and resolutions 16 to 18 and 20 as Special Resolutions.

Contacts at FirstGroup:
Stuart Butchers, Group Head of Media
Silvana Glibota-Vigo, Deputy Company Secretary
Faisal Tabbah, Head of Investor Relations
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7725 3354

Contacts at Brunswick PR:
Nick Cosgrove / Alison Lea, Tel: +44 (0) 20 7404 5959

Legal Entity Identifier (LEI): 549300DEJZCPWA4HKM93. Classification as per DTR 6 Annex 1R: 3.1.

About FirstGroup

FirstGroup plc (LSE: FGP.L) is a leading provider of transport services in the UK and North America. With £7.1 billion in revenue and around 100,000 employees, we transported 2.2 billion passengers last year. Whether for business, education, health, social or recreation – we get our customers where they want to be, when they want to be there. We create solutions that reduce complexity, making travel smoother and life easier.

We provide easy and convenient mobility, improving quality of life by connecting people and communities.

Each of our five divisions is a leader in its field: In North America, First Student is the largest provider of home-to-school student transportation with a fleet of 42,500 yellow school buses, First Transit is one of the largest providers of outsourced transit management and contracting services, while Greyhound is the only nationwide operator of scheduled intercity coaches. In the UK, First Bus is one of Britain's largest bus companies with 1.6 million passengers a day, and First Rail is one of the country's largest and most experienced rail operators, carrying 345 million passengers last year.

Visit our website at www.firstgroupplc.com and follow us @firstgroupplc on Twitter.

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