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Watkin Jones Plc LSE:WJG London Ordinary Share GB00BD6RF223 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  3.50 1.49% 238.00 237.50 238.50 238.00 233.00 233.50 223,242 14:11:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Real Estate 354.1 25.3 8.3 28.8 609

Watkin Jones plc Result of AGM

19/02/2021 3:06pm

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Watkin Jones plc

19 February 2021

 
For immediate release  19 January 2021 
 

Watkin Jones plc

('Watkin Jones' or the 'Company')

Result of AGM

Watkin Jones plc (AIM:WJG), the UK's leading developer and manager of residential for rent, with a focus on the build to rent and student accommodation sectors , announces that at the Company's Annual General Meeting held earlier today, all resolutions were duly passed.

A breakdown of proxy votes lodged prior to and votes received at the meeting for each resolution is set out below and will also be made available on the Company's website:

 
      For                           For         %      Against     %     Withheld 
      Receive the 
       Directors' 
       report and 
 1     financial statements     201,016,115   100.0     2,200     0.0    169,843 
     ------------------------  ------------  ------  ----------  ----  ----------- 
      Declare a final 
       dividend of 
       7.35 pence 
       per ordinary 
 2     share                    201,163,214   100.0       0       0.0     24,944 
     ------------------------  ------------  ------  ----------  ----  ----------- 
      Approve the 
       Directors' 
       remuneration 
 3     report                   196,440,695   97.7    4,667,640   2.3     79,823 
     ------------------------  ------------  ------  ----------  ----  ----------- 
      Re-elect Grenville 
       Turner as a 
 4     Director                 200,372,970   99.6     753,833    0.4     61,355 
     ------------------------  ------------  ------  ----------  ----  ----------- 
      Re-elect Richard 
       Simpson as 
 5     a Director               200,841,325   99.8     285,478    0.2     61,355 
     ------------------------  ------------  ------  ----------  ----  ----------- 
      Re-elect Philip 
       Byrom as a 
 6     Director                 200,799,578   99.8     327,225    0.2     61,355 
     ------------------------  ------------  ------  ----------  ----  ----------- 
      Re-elect Simon 
       Laffin as a 
 7     Director                 195,601,882   97.3    5,487,887   2.7     98,389 
     ------------------------  ------------  ------  ----------  ----  ----------- 
      Re-elect Liz 
       Reilly as a 
 8     Director                 200,373,986   99.6     752,817    0.4     61,355 
     ------------------------  ------------  ------  ----------  ----  ----------- 
      Re-appoint 
       Ernst & Young 
 9     LLP as auditor           199,918,911   99.4    1,190,519   0.6     78,728 
     ------------------------  ------------  ------  ----------  ----  ----------- 
      Authorise the 
       Directors to 
       agree the remuneration 
 10    of the auditor           201,080,618   100.0    39,634     0.0     67,906 
     ------------------------  ------------  ------  ----------  ----  ----------- 
      Authorise the 
       Directors to 
 11    allot shares             199,352,653   99.1    1,773,916   0.9     61,589 
     ------------------------  ------------  ------  ----------  ----  ----------- 
      Standard 5% 
       disapplication 
       of statutory 
       pre-emption 
 12    rights                   200,987,531   99.9     128,976    0.1     71,651 
     ------------------------  ------------  ------  ----------  ----  ----------- 
      Additional 
       5% disapplication 
       of statutory 
       pre-emption 
 13    rights                   199,934,083   99.4    1,193,207   0.6     60,868 
     ------------------------  ------------  ------  ----------  ----  ----------- 
      Approve the 
       purchase and 
       cancellation 
       of up to 10% 
       of the issued 
       ordinary share 
 14    capital                  174,474,638   100.0    44,877     0.0   26,668,643 
     ------------------------  ------------  ------  ----------  ----  ----------- 
      Allow meetings 
       other than 
       annual general 
       meetings to 
       be called on 
       not less than 
       14 clear days' 
 15    notice                   200,014,378   99.4    1,137,101   0.6     36,679 
     ------------------------  ------------  ------  ----------  ----  ----------- 
 

- Ends -

For further information:

 
Watkin Jones plc 
Richard Simpson, Chief Executive            Tel: +44 (0) 20 3617 4453 
 Officer 
Phil Byrom, Chief Financial Officer            www.watkinjonesplc.com 
 
 
Peel Hunt LLP (Nominated Adviser & Joint         Tel: +44 (0) 20 7418 
 Corporate Broker)                                               8900 
Mike Bell / Ed Allsopp                               www.peelhunt.com 
 
 
Jefferies Hoare Govett (Joint Corporate          Tel: +44 (0) 20 7029 
 Broker)                                                         8000 
Max Jones / Will Soutar                             www.jefferies.com 
 
 
 

Media enquiries:

 
Buchanan 
Henry Harrison-Topham / Richard Oldworth 
 Jamie Hooper / Steph Watson                Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000 
watkinjones@buchanan.uk.com                       www.buchanan.uk.com 
 

Notes to Editors

Watkin Jones is the UK's leading developer and manager of residential for rent, with a focus on the build to rent and student accommodation sectors. The Group has strong relationships with institutional investors, and a reputation for successful, on-time-delivery of high quality developments. Since 1999, Watkin Jones has delivered over 43,000 student beds across 130 sites, making it a key player and leader in the UK purpose built student accommodation market. In addition, Fresh, the Group's specialist accommodation management business, manages over 20,000 student beds and build to rent apartments on behalf of its institutional clients. Watkin Jones has also been responsible for over 80 residential developments, ranging from starter homes to executive housing and apartments. The Group is increasingly expanding its operations into the build to rent sector.

The Group's competitive advantage lies in its experienced management team and business model, which enables it to offer an end-to-end solution for investors, delivered entirely in-house with minimal reliance on third parties, across the entire life cycle of an asset.

Watkin Jones was admitted to trading on AIM in March 2016 with the ticker WJG.L. For additional information please visit www.watkinjonesplc.com

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