Kin and Carta plc (the 'Company') announces that at its Annual General Meeting ('AGM') held earlier today, all resolutions contained in the Notice of Annual General Meeting 2022 were
passed. The results of the poll held at the AGM are shown in the table below.
The Company also announces that the Board appointed Nigel Pocklington as Senior Independent Director of the Company with effect from today. Nigel has been a Non-Executive Director of Kin and Carta plc since 1 June 2016. He chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.
To receive the 2022 Annual Report
To approve the Directors'
To approve the Directors'
To appoint KPMG as the auditor of
To authorise the Audit Committee
to determine the auditor's
To elect Kelly Manthey as a
To re-elect Chris Kutsor as a
To re-elect David Bell as a Director
To re-elect Maria Gordian as a
10. To re-elect John Kerr as a
11. To re-elect Michele Maher as a
12. To re-elect Nigel Pocklington as a
13. To amend the Kin and Carta Long
Term Incentive Plan 2020
14. To authorise the Directors to allot
To disapply statutory pre-emption
To disapply statutory pre-emption
rights for acquisitions or specified
To authorise the Company to
purchase its own shares
To authorise the Company to call
a general meeting on not less than 14
clear days' notice
*Votes for include discretionary votes
**A vote withheld is a not a vote in law and is not counted in the votes for or against a resolution
As at 29 November 2022, the AGM voting record date, there were 178,012,498 ordinary shares of 10p in issue, of which the Company holds 90,637 shares in Treasury. Therefore, the total number of shares with full voting rights in the Company on 29 November 2022 was 177,921,861.
In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2R, copies of the resolutions that do not constitute ordinary business at an AGM have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism.
Resolutions 3 and 13
In relation to Resolution 3 to approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy and Resolution 13 to amend the Long-Term Incentive Plan 2020, the Board acknowledges that, while these resolutions were passed with a clear majority, more than 20% of the votes were cast against the Board's recommendation on each resolution. The Board is committed to an open and transparent dialogue with the Company's shareholders and the Remuneration Committee engaged extensively with our largest shareholders on the proposed changes to both the Directors'
Remuneration Policy and the Long-Term Incentive Plan 2020 prior to the publication of the Annual Report, as set out in the Directors' Remuneration Report. We are grateful for shareholders' feedback and will continue that engagement, in particular to understand fully the views of those shareholders who voted against these resolutions. We will publish an update on this engagement, in accordance with the UK Corporate Governance Code, within six months of the 2022 AGM as well as a final summary in the Company's Annual Report for the current Financial Year.
Kin + Carta
+44 (0)20 7928 8844
Kelly Manthey, CEO
Chris Kutsor, CFO and COO
Daniel Fattal, Company Secretary
+44 (0) 7713 246126
Elly Williamson / Jane Glover
Numis Securities Limited
+44 (0)207 260 1345
Nick Westlake / Tejas Padalkar
Peel Hunt LLP
+44 (0) 20 7418 8900
Paul Gillam / John Welch
About Kin + Carta
Kin + Carta is a London Stock Exchange listed global digital transformation consultancy committed to working alongside clients to build a world that works better for everyone.
Kin + Carta's 2,000 consultants, engineers and data scientists around the world bring the connective power of technology, data and experience to the world's most influential companies - helping them to accelerate their digital roadmap, rapidly innovate, modernise their systems, enable their teams and optimise for continued growth. Headquartered in London and Chicago with offices across three continents, the borderless model of service allows for the best minds to be connected to collaborate on client challenges.
With purpose at its core, Kin + Carta became the first company listed on the London Stock Exchange to achieve B Corp certification. It meets high standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and accountability to balance the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit.
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