The thirty-second Annual General Meeting (‘AGM’) of Vodafone Group Plc was held at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel, 225 Edgware Road, London W2 1JU on Friday, 29 July 2016 at 11.00am.

Download the AGM Notice of Meeting

You can access the live webcast of this year’s AGM here on 29 July 2016 and a recording will be available after this date.

Result of Annual General Meeting

 

Resolution

Total votes validly cast

Percentage of relevant shares in issue (%)

For

For (% of shares voted)

Against

Against (% of shares voted)

Votes withheld

1.

To receive the Company’s accounts, the strategic report and reports of the Directors and the auditor for the year ended 31 March 2016

18,476,306,074

69.43%

18,466,010,129

99.94

10,295,945

0.06

216,387,187

2.

To re-elect Gerard Kleisterlee as a Director

18,578,527,697

69.82%

18,343,014,105

98.73

235,513,592

1.27

114,117,975

3.

To re-elect Vittorio Colao as a Director

18,671,823,172

70.17%

18,652,861,279

99.90

18,961,893

0.10

20,830,218

4.

To re-elect Nick Read as a Director

18,671,939,503

70.17%

18,364,406,210

98.35

307,533,293

1.65

20,705,723

5.

To re-elect Sir Crispin Davis as a Director

18,647,950,446

70.08%

18,623,994,985

99.87

23,955,461

0.13

44,672,626

6.

To re-elect Dr Mathias Döpfner as a Director

18,483,052,006

69.46%

15,870,012,186

85.86

2,613,039,820

14.14

209,584,746

7.

To re-elect Dame Clara Furse as a Director

18,644,320,768

70.07%

18,627,380,300

99.91

16,940,468

0.09

48,320,813

8.

To re-elect Valerie Gooding as a Director

18,643,330,114

70.06%

18,594,699,881

99.74

48,630,233

0.26

49,301,961

9.

To re-elect Renee James as a Director

18,504,804,447

69.54%

18,228,467,770

98.51

276,336,677

1.49

187,829,740

10.

To re-elect Samuel Jonah as a Director

18,504,277,834

69.54%

18,418,181,503

99.53

86,096,331

0.47

188,361,065

11.

To re-elect Nick Land as a Director

18,345,060,285

68.94%

18,265,752,390

99.57

79,307,895

0.43

347,575,084

12.

To elect David Nish as a Director in accordance with the Company’s articles of association

18,642,391,031

70.06%

18,602,197,123

99.78

40,193,908

0.22

50,212,328

13.

To re-elect Philip Yea as a Director

18,459,112,752

69.37%

18,035,233,242

97.70

423,879,510

2.30

233,485,622

14.

To declare a final dividend of 7.77 pence per ordinary share for the year ended 31 March 2016

18,677,396,541

70.19%

18,598,156,229

99.58

79,240,312

0.42

15,297,596

15.

To approve the Remuneration Report of the Board (other than the part relating to the directors’ Remuneration Policy, which was approved at the 2014 AGM) for the year ended 31 March 2016

18,200,360,431

68.40%

17,640,195,555

96.92

560,164,876

3.08

492,289,893

16.

To reappoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s auditor until the end of the next general meeting at which accounts are laid before the Company

18,495,717,669

69.51%

18,453,618,140

99.77

42,099,529

0.23

196,982,881

17.

To authorise the Audit and Risk Committee to determine the remuneration of the auditor

18,673,980,382

70.18%

18,656,250,760

99.91

17,729,622

0.09

18,711,088

18.

To authorise the Directors to allot shares

18,636,287,569

70.04%

17,165,493,729

92.11

1,470,793,840

7.89

56,362,192

19.

To authorise the Directors to dis-apply pre-emption rights

18,626,412,294

70.00%

18,425,173,232

98.92

201,239,062

1.08

66,292,694

20.

To authorise the Directors to dis-apply pre-emption rights up to a further 5% for the purposes of financing an acquisition or other capital investment

18,627,701,155

70.00%

17,170,675,004

92.18

1,457,026,151

7.82

64,988,737

21.

To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares

18,553,057,818

69.72%

18,313,124,798

98.71

239,933,020

1.29

136,150,842

22.

To authorise political donations and expenditure

18,515,341,431

69.58%

18,064,453,976

97.56

450,887,455

2.44

176,467,815

23.

To authorise the Directors to call general meetings (other than annual general meetings) on a minimum of 14 clear days’ notice

18,520,506,594

69.60%

16,297,075,872

87.99

2,223,430,722

12.01

171,297,550

The number of ordinary shares in issue on 27 July 2016 (excluding shares held in Treasury) was 26,609,731,647. Shareholders are entitled to one vote per share.  A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes validly cast.

Resolutions 1 to 18 and 22 were passed as ordinary resolutions and Resolutions 19, 20, 21 and 23 were passed as special resolutions.

A copy of Resolutions 22 and 23, passed as special business at the Annual General Meeting, have been submitted to the Financial Conduct Authority via the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM Result of 2016 AGM (Stock Exchange Announcement) (2).doc