Annual General Meetings
The Annual General Meetings of Mondi Limited and Mondi plc were both held on 12 May 2016. As required by the dual listed company structure, all resolutions were treated as Joint Electorate Actions and were decided on a poll. All resolutions at both meetings were passed. The voting results of the Joint Electorate Actions are identical and are attached below. Overall in excess of 76% of the total Group shares were voted.
The directors have noted that the votes against resolutions 20, 21, 22, 31 and 32 were higher than for other resolutions. These resolutions relate to the authority to be given to directors to allot and issue shares. The voting is in line with the pattern Mondi has seen at previous Annual General Meetings. Having engaged with shareholders in this regard over recent years the directors are aware that South African shareholders in particular (who represent over 33% of the total voting shares) have particular concerns about these types of resolution. We understand from our engagement with shareholders that this is not specific to Mondi and they routinely vote against such resolutions as a matter of policy.
Copies of the Mondi Group Integrated report and financial statements 2016 and Mondi Limited’s 2016 statutory accounts can be viewed using the following links: