Filed: 5 May 21, 12:58pm
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN ISSUER
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the month of May, 2021
(Translation of registrant's name into English)
UNILEVER HOUSE, BLACKFRIARS, LONDON, ENGLAND
(Address of principal executive offices)
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under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.
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Exhibit 99 attached hereto is incorporated herein by reference.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|/S/ R SOTAMAA|
|BY R SOTAMAA|
|CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER AND GROUP SECRETARY|
Date: 05 May, 2021
|EXHIBIT NUMBER||EXHIBIT DESCRIPTION|
|99||Notice to London Stock Exchange dated 05 May 2021|
|Result of AGM|
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
ALL RESOLUTIONS APPROVED
Unilever PLC shareholders today approved all resolutions put to the 2021 Annual General Meeting. Voting was by poll on each resolution and the results are set out below.
The following directors stood for re-election and were duly re-elected by the shareholders of Unilever PLC:
Nils Andersen, Laura Cha, Judith Hartmann, Alan Jope, Andrea Jung, Susan Kilsby, Strive Masiyiwa, Youngme Moon, Graeme Pitkethly, John Rishton and Feike Sijbesma.
POLL RESULTS - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 5 MAY 2021
|TOTAL VOTES FOR||%||TOTAL VOTES AGAINST||%||TOTAL VOTES CAST||% OF SHARE CAPITAL VALIDLY CAST VOTED FOR AND AGAINST||VOTES WITHHELD|
|1. To receive the Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2020||1,811,695,338||99.94%||1,120,917||0.06%||1,812,816,255||68.98%||7,621,326|
|2. To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report||1,755,659,010||96.88%||56,815,456||3.12%||1,812,474,466||68.96%||7,962,282|
|3. To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy||1,694,098,948||93.51%||118,174,821||6.49%||1,812,273,769||68.96%||8,161,369|
|4. To approve the Climate Transition Action Plan||1,773,436,202||99.59%||7,484,010||0.41%||1,780,920,212||67.76%||39,514,930|
|5. To re-elect Mr N Andersen as a Non-Executive Director||1,805,058,501||99.43%||10,302,517||0.57%||1,815,361,018||69.07%||5,066,088|
|6. To re-elect Mrs L Cha as a Non-Executive Director||1,810,137,372||99.71%||5,271,647||0.29%||1,815,409,019||69.07%||5,022,665|
|7. To re-elect Dr J Hartmann as a Non-Executive Director||1,809,399,932||99.67%||5,945,278||0.33%||1,815,345,210||69.07%||5,088,056|
|8. To re-elect Mr A Jope as an Executive Director||1,814,062,194||99.93%||1,346,536||0.07%||1,815,408,730||69.07%||5,025,387|
|9. To re-elect Ms A Jung as a Non-Executive Director||1,777,346,994||97.91%||38,070,030||2.09%||1,815,417,024||69.07%||5,017,093|
|10. To re-elect Ms S Kilsby as a Non-Executive Director||1,719,206,287||94.71%||96,222,873||5.29%||1,815,429,160||69.08%||5,004,957|
|11. To re-elect Mr S Masiyiwa as a Non-Executive Director||1,808,212,174||99.61%||7,071,996||0.39%||1,815,284,170||69.07%||5,127,947|
|12. To re-elect Professor Y Moon as a Non-Executive Director||1,811,576,958||99.80%||3,721,224||0.20%||1,815,298,182||69.07%||5,113,935|
|13. To re-elect Mr G Pitkethly as an Executive Director||1,809,561,229||99.68%||5,761,348||0.32%||1,815,322,577||69.07%||5,086,540|
|14. To re-elect Mr J Rishton as a Non-Executive Director||1,766,204,720||97.31%||49,053,804||2.69%||1,815,258,524||69.07%||5,153,593|
|15. To re-elect Mr F Sijbesma as a Non-Executive Director||1,811,233,481||99.78%||4,031,509||0.22%||1,815,264,990||69.07%||5,145,777|
|16. To reappoint KPMG LLP as Auditors of the Company||1,783,483,941||98.35%||30,110,559||1.65%||1,813,594,500||69.01%||6,820,881|
|17. To authorise the Directors to fix the remuneration of the Auditor||1,792,572,201||98.85%||20,809,093||1.15%||1,813,381,294||69.00%||7,034,087|
|18. To authorise Political Donations and expenditure||1,761,159,425||97.40%||47,290,002||2.60%||1,808,449,427||68.81%||11,959,136|
|19. To approve the SHARES Plan||1,795,664,810||98.96%||18,833,861||1.04%||1,814,498,671||69.04%||5,916,084|
|20. To renew the authority to Directors to issue shares||1,765,160,312||97.02%||54,202,524||2.98%||1,819,362,836||69.22%||1,052,075|
|21. To renew the authority to Directors to disapply pre-emption rights||1,776,228,031||98.00%||36,356,700||2.00%||1,812,584,731||68.97%||7,825,663|
|22. To renew the authority to Directors to disapply pre-emption rights for the purposes of acquisitions or capital investments||1,777,536,610||98.01%||36,229,467||1.99%||1,813,766,077||69.01%||6,647,698|
|23. To renew the authority to the Company to purchase its own shares||1,796,210,602||99.00%||18,057,480||1.00%||1,814,268,082||69.03%||6,107,167|
|24. To shorten the notice period for General Meetings||1,694,149,982||93.38%||120,534,917||6.62%||1,814,684,899||69.05%||5,688,798|
|25. To adopt new Articles of Association||1,812,304,342||99.91%||1,712,379||0.09%||1,814,016,721||69.02%||6,353,696|
|26. To reduce the share premium account||1,812,249,179||99.91%||1,665,624||0.09%||1,813,914,803||69.02%||6,452,723|
- The 'For' vote includes votes given at the Chairman's discretion and details of proxy votes cast are included to in the table above.
- As at 2.30pm on 5 May 2021 the total number of issued ordinary shares of Unilever PLC was 2,629,243,772 and Unilever PLC did not hold any ordinary shares in treasury. 1,053,291 shares (including ordinary shares represented by Unilever PLC ADSs) were held by or on behalf of companies in the Unilever Group. The voting rights attaching to those ordinary shares are not exercisable. Therefore, as at 2.30pm on 5 May 2021 and excluding those ordinary shares (including ordinary shares represented by Unilever PLC ADSs) held by or on behalf of companies in the Unilever Group, the total number of Unilever PLC ordinary shares with exercisable voting rights was 2,628,190,481.
A 'Vote withheld' is not a vote in law and will not be counted in the calculation of the proportion of the votes 'for' and 'against' a resolution.
In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2 copies of all the resolutions passed, other than ordinary business, will be submitted to and available for inspection at the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism. A copy of the resolutions can also be found in the Chairman's Letter and Notice of Meeting which is available on our website: www.unilever.com/AGM
5 May 2021
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