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GIFS Gulf Investment Fund Plc

186.50
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12 Jun 2024 - Closed
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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Gulf Investment Fund Plc LSE:GIFS London Ordinary Share IM00B1Z40704 ORD USD0.01 (GBX)
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.00% 186.50 183.00 190.00 0.00 01:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover Profit EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap
Finance Services 17.27M 16.46M 0.4001 5.82 95.82M

Gulf Investment Fund PLC Result of AGM (6773X)

27/12/2023 7:00am

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Gulf Investment Fund PLC

27 December 2023

Legal Entity Identifier: 2138009DIENFWKC3PW84

27 December 2023

Gulf Investment Fund plc

(the "Company")

2023 Annual General Meeting Results

The Board of Gulf Investment Fund plc (GIF.L) announces that at the Annual General Meeting ("AGM") held at 2.00 pm on 22 December 2023, all resolutions were duly passed on a poll. The results are shown below.

Resolution 1 (Ordinary Resolution)

The Report of the Investment Manager and Investment Adviser, Report of the Directors, Directors' Remuneration Report, Report of the Independent Auditors and the Audited Financial Statements of the Company for the year to 30 June 2023 were approved with 17,560,834 votes cast in favour, 7,892 votes cast against and 4,722 abstentions.

Resolution 2 (Ordinary Resolution)

The final dividend of USD 4.05 cents per ordinary share for the year ended 30 June 2023 was approved with 17,560,834 votes cast in favour, 7,892 votes cast against and 4,722 abstentions.

Resolution 3 (Ordinary Resolution)

KPMG Audit LLC Isle of Man were re-appointed as auditors of the Company for the year ending 30 June 2024 with 17,555,868 votes cast in favour, 11,421 votes cast against and 6,159 abstentions.

Resolution 4 (Ordinary Resolution)

Mr David Humbles who retires in accordance with the Articles of Association was re-elected a director of the Company with 17,555,834 votes cast in favour, 9,951 votes cast against and 7,663 abstentions.

Resolution 5 (Ordinary Resolution)

Mr Patrick Grant who retires in accordance with the Articles of Association was elected a director of the Company with 17,555,834 votes cast in favour, 9,951 votes cast against and 7,663 abstentions.

Resolution 6 (Ordinary Resolution)

That the Company generally and unconditionally be authorised to make market purchases of shares of US$0.01 each provided that: (a) the maximum aggregate number of shares that may be purchased is 6,011,470 (being the equivalent of 14.99% of the Company's issued share capital as at 28 November 2023); (b) the minimum price (excluding expenses) which may be paid for each share is US$0.01 being the nominal value per share; (c) the maximum price (excluding expenses) which may be paid for each share is the higher of: (i) 105 per cent of the average market value of a share in the Company for the five business days prior to the day the purchase is made; and (ii) the value of a share calculated on the basis of the higher of the price quoted for (I) the last independent trade of and (II) the highest current independent bid for, any number of the Company's shares on the trading venue where the purchase is carried out; and (d) the authority conferred by this resolution shall expire on 31 December 2024 or, if earlier, at the conclusion of the Company's next annual general meeting save that the Company may, before the expiry of the authority granted by this resolution, enter into a contract to purchase shares which will or may be executed wholly or partly after the expiry of such authority. All Shares purchased pursuant to the above authority shall be either: (i) held, sold, transferred or otherwise dealt with as treasury shares; or (ii) cancelled immediately upon completion of the purchase. The resolution was passed with 17,558,775 votes cast in favour, 9,951 votes cast against and 4,722 abstentions.

Resolution 7 (Ordinary Resolution)

That the Company shall continue as a closed ended investment company was approved with 17,559,287 votes cast in favour, 9,439 votes cast against and 4,722 abstentions.

Resolution 8 (Special Resolution)

That the provisions of Article 5A.2 of the Company's Articles of Association requiring equity securities proposed to be issued for cash, first to be offered to the members in proportion as nearly as practicable to the number of existing equity securities held by them respectively be and are hereby disapplied in relation to the allotment or sale of Shares up to an aggregate maximum of 4,010,320 Shares, such authority to expire at the conclusion of the next annual general meeting of the Company but so that the Company may, before such expiry, make offers or agreements which would or might require Shares to be allotted or sold or rights to subscribe for or convert securities into Shares to be granted after such expiry and the Directors may allot or sell Shares or grant rights to subscribe for or convert securities into Shares pursuant to any such offer or agreement as if this authority had not expired. The resolution was passed with 17,208,287 votes cast in favour, 9,439 votes cast against and 355,722 abstentions.

Resolution 9 (Ordinary Resolution)

THAT, the waiver granted by the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers as described in the circular issued by the Company to its shareholders on 28 November 2023 which contained the notice of meeting (the "Circular"), of any requirement under Rule 9 of the Takeover Code on the Investment Adviser to make a general offer to the Shareholders of the Company as a result of the 2024 Tender Offers was approved with 17,558,287 votes cast in favour, 9,439 votes cast against and 5,722 abstentions.

Resolution 10 (Ordinary Resolution)

THAT, subject to the passing of Resolution 9, in addition to any existing authorities, the Company be and is hereby authorised to make market purchases (within the meaning of section 13 of the Companies Act 1992) of its Shares pursuant to the 2024 tender offers on the terms set out in the Circular (the "2024 Tender Offers") provided that: (a) the maximum number of Shares hereby authorised to be purchased shall be 40,103,204; (b) the price which may be paid for a Share shall be the Tender Price as defined in the Circular (which in each case shall be both the maximum and the minimum price); (c) unless renewed, the authority hereby conferred shall expire on the earlier of (i) the completion of the September 2024 Tender Offer or (ii) one year from the date of passing of this resolution; (d) the Company may make a contract or contracts to purchase Shares under the authority hereby conferred prior to the expiry of such authority which will or may be executed wholly or partly after the expiry of such authority and may make a purchase of Shares in pursuance of any such contract or contracts; and (e) subject to the provisions of the Companies Acts, any of the Shares so acquired will be cancelled. The resolution was passed with 17,558,775 votes cast in favour, 9,951 votes cast against and 4,722 abstentions.

A copy of the results will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism .

The total number of votes cast was 17,573,448 which represents 43.82% of the Company's total voting rights.

As disclosed in the Circular, in the event that the 2024 Tender Offers become wholly unconditional and assuming that: (i) the Investment Adviser does not participate in either of the 2024 Tender Offers (which it has confirmed it does not intend to do); (ii) the Investment Adviser does not acquire any additional Shares prior to the implementation of either of the 2024 Tender Offers; (iii) the aggregate number of Shares that are validly tendered by all other Shareholders represents the maximum number of Shares that can be tendered under the 2024 Tender Offers whilst still satisfying the 2024 Minimum Size Condition; and (iv) there are no other changes to the Share Capital such that the aggregate number of Shares in issue following completion of either of the 2024 Tender Offers will be equal to 38,000,000, it is expected that the Investment Adviser will retain an interest in 17,319,758 Shares and the Investment Adviser's interest in the voting rights of the Company will increase to approximately 45.58 per cent.

For further information:

Anderson Whamond

Gulf Investment Fund plc +44 (0) 1624 630 400

Frazer Pickering/Suzanne Jones

   Apex Corporate Services (IOM) Limited                                      +44 (0) 1624 630 400 

Alex Collins/Atholl Tweedie

Panmure Gordon +44 (0) 20 7886 2500

William Clutterbuck

Maitland/AMO +44 (0) 7785 292 617

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