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Result of General Meeting

Thu, 11th Oct 2018 07:52


RNS Number : 7125D
Whitbread PLC
11 October 2018

Whitbread PLC

Result of General Meeting

11 October 2018

Whitbread PLC (the "Company" or "Whitbread") is pleased to announce that at the General Meeting of the Company, held on 10 October 2018, an ordinary resolution to approve the proposed sale of Costa Limited to The Coca Cola Company (the "Transaction") was decided on a poll and passed by shareholders.

Details of the resolution were set out in Whitbread's circular to shareholders, dated 21 September 2018 (the "Circular").

At the voting record time the Company had 195,767,790 ordinary shares in issue, of which 12,131,506 ordinary shares were held in treasury. Therefore, the total number of voting rights in the Company was 183,636,284.

The number of votes for and against the resolution, and the number of votes withheld are as follows:









VOTES
FOR

%

VOTES
AGAINST

%

VOTES
TOTAL

% of ISC VOTED

VOTES
WITHHELD*

116,220,495

99.27%

849,657

0.73%

117,070,152

63.75%

632,695

*Votes withheld are not votes in law and are not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes "For" and "Against" the resolution.

A copy of the resolution will be submitted to the UK Listing Authority's National Storage Mechanism (the "NSM") and will be available for inspection on the NSM's website at www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/nsm. The result will also be made available for viewing on Whitbread's website at www.whitbread.co.uk.

Completion of the Transaction remains subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions summarised in the Circular.

For more information please contact:

Daren Lowry, Whitbread PLC | daren.lowry@whitbread.com | +44 (0) 1582 889 346

Matt Johnson, Whitbread PLC | matt.johnson@whitbread.com | +44 (0) 7848 146 761

Ann Hyams, Whitbread PLC | ann.hyams@whitbread.com |+44 (0) 7796 709 087

Media queries:

Andrew Grant / David Allchurch / Jessica Reid, Tulchan Communications | +44 (0) 20 7353 4200


For photographs and video please visit Whitbread's media library at www.whitbread.co.uk/media.

Cautionary statement

This announcement is not intended to, and does not constitute, or form part of, any offer to sell or an invitation to purchase or subscribe for any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction. The information contained in this announcement is not for release, publication or distribution to persons in any jurisdiction where to do so might constitute a violation of local securities laws or regulations.

Important information

Goldman Sachs International ("Goldman Sachs"), which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority in the United Kingdom, is acting exclusively as sponsor and financial adviser to Whitbread and for no one else in connection with the Transaction and will not be responsible to anyone other than Whitbread for providing the protections afforded to clients of Goldman Sachs or for providing advice in relation to the Transaction, the contents of this announcement or any transaction, arrangement or other matter referred to in this announcement.

Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc ("Morgan Stanley"), which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority in the United Kingdom, is acting exclusively as sponsor, financial adviser and corporate broker to Whitbread and for no one else in connection with the Transaction and will not be responsible to anyone other than Whitbread for providing the protections afforded to clients of Morgan Stanley or for providing advice in relation to the Transaction, the contents of this announcement or any transaction, arrangement or other matter referred to in this announcement.

Deutsche Bank AG is authorised under German Banking Law (competent authority: European Central Bank) and the Prudential Regulation Authority in the United Kingdom. It is subject to supervision by the European Central Bank and by BaFin, Germany's Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, and is subject to limited regulation in the United Kingdom by the Prudential Regulation Authority and Financial Conduct Authority. Deutsche Bank AG, acting through its London branch ("DB London") is acting as financial adviser and corporate broker to Whitbread and for no one else in connection with the Transaction and will not be responsible to anyone other than Whitbread for providing the protections afforded to clients of DB London nor for providing advice in relation to the Transaction, the contents of this announcement or any transaction, arrangement or other matter referred to in this announcement.

Incorporation by reference

Neither the content of Whitbread's website (or any other website) nor the content of any website accessible from hyperlinks on Whitbread's website (or any other website) is incorporated into or forms part of this announcement.

Whitbread PLC's LEI number is: 21380099VMZKRMN3EX36


This information is provided by RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information Provider in the United Kingdom. Terms and conditions relating to the use and distribution of this information may apply. For further information, please contact rns@lseg.com or visit www.rns.com.
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