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Thu, 16th May 2019 14:36

16 May 2019



G4S plc, the parent company of the G4S global security group, announces that, at its AGM held on 16 May 2019, all the resolutions put to shareholders were duly passed.

This included resolutions: to allow the payment of political donations; to allow general meetings other than AGMs to be called on 14 days' notice; and a general authority to make market purchases for up to 10% of its own shares.

The board has no present intention of utilising the authority to buy back shares, which has been renewed in accordance with common business practice.

The results of the poll on the resolutions put before the AGM are:

Resolution For % Against % Withheld* Total votes
1.To adopt the financial statements and reports of directors and auditor 1,297,228,588 99.20 10,409,527 0.80 774,077 1,307,638,115
2.To approve the Directors’ Remuneration Report 1,276,295,551 97.60 31,333,421 2.40 783,219 1,307,628,972
3.To confirm and declare the dividend 1,307,635,637 >99.99 3,720 0.00 772,835 1,307,639,357
4.Election of Elisabeth Fleuriot as a director 1,297,198,653 >99.99 22,368 0.00 11,182,299 1,297,221,021
5.Re-election of Ashley Almanza as a director 1,297,137,488 99.20 10,488,441 0.80 777,391 1,307,625,929
6.Re-election of John Connolly as a director 1,250,110,042 95.60 57,518,442 4.40 774,835 1,307,628,484
7.Re-election of Winnie Kin Wah Fok as a director 1,297,114,871 99.99 109,286 0.01 11,179,163 1,297,224,157
8. Re-election of Steve Mogford as a director 1,296,016,483 99.91 1,174,496 0.09 11,212,341 1,297,190,979
9. Re-election of John Ramsay as a director 1,297,200,548 >99.99 23,609 0.00 11,179,163 1,297,224,157
10.Re-election of Paul Spence as a director 1,297,200,124 >99.99 23,705 0.00 11,179,163 1,297,223,829
11.Re-election of Barbara Thoralfsson as a director 1,295,197,171 99.84 2,029,155 0.16 11,176,666 1,297,226,326
12.Re-election of Tim Weller as a director 1,296,534,360 99.15 11,091,241 0.85 777,391 1,307,625,601
13.To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditor 1,297,200,903 >99.99 24,069 0.00 11,178,020 1,297,224,972
14.To authorise the audit committee of the board to determine the auditor’s remuneration 1,297,166,406 >99.99 49,195 0.00 11,187,391 1,297,215,601
15. Authority to make political donations and incur political expenditure 1,288,927,562 99.75 3,220,807 0.25 16,264,623 1,292,148,369
16.To authorise the directors to allot shares up to a specified amount 1,268,127,338 97.76 29,120,677 2.24 11,174,177 1,297,248,015
17.Special resolution to give authority to directors to disapply statutory pre-emption rights emption rights 1,296,925,348 99.18 10,712,178 0.82 775,366 1,307,637,526
18.Special resolution to give additional authority to directors to disapply statutory pre-emption rights 1,224,974,562 93.68 82,661,215 6.32 776,066 1,307,635,777
19.Special resolution to give limited authority for the purchase of its own shares by the company 1,288,783,845 98.60 18,244,556 1.40 1,393,790 1,307,028,401
20.Special resolution to authorise the calling of general meetings (excluding Annual General Meetings) on 14 days’ notice 1,193,600,080 91.64 108,945,900 8.36 5,857,012 1,302,545,980

John Daly retired from the board at the conclusion of the meeting and so there was no resolution relating to his re-election.

In compliance with Listing Rule 9.6.2R, copies of resolutions 15 to 20 will be forwarded to the FCA for publication through its document viewing facility where they will shortly be available for inspection at

The percentage of issued share capital which was voted was 84.3%**.

* Votes withheld are not votes in law and are not counted in the calculation of the proportion of the votes for and against a resolution.

*\* Total voting rights of the shares in issue: 1,551,594,436. Every shareholder has one vote for every ordinary share held.

For further enquiries, please contact:
Helen Parris, Director of Investor Relations +44 (0)20 7963 3189
Media enquiries:
Sophie McMillan, Head of Media +44 (0) 759 5523483
Press office +44 (0) 207 9633333

Notes to Editors:

G4S is the leading global, integrated security company, specialising in the provision of security services and solutions to customers. Our mission is to create material, sustainable value for our customers and shareholders by being the supply partner of choice in all our markets.

G4S is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S is active in around 90 countries and has around 546,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit

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