The Public Register is the world’s first register tracking shareholder dissent at listed companies. The Register details companies in the UK FTSE All Share that have received significant opposition by shareholders to a resolution (written statements by a company’s board of directors detailing a binding corporate action), or any resolution withdrawn before a shareholder vote. 

In doing so, it helps to identify which companies are acknowledging shareholder dissent and how they are addressing their shareholders’ concerns.

We included the idea of setting up a Public Register of shareholder votes in our response to the Government’s Green Paper on Corporate Governance Reform in 2017. In its final response in August 2017, the Government asked the IA to develop and maintain the Register, which includes:

  • key details about the resolution (title, meeting date etc)
  • results of the shareholder vote (percentage of votes cast for and against, number of votes withheld, and percentage of the issued share capital voted)
  • a link to the AGM/GM results, including any statement made by the Board in response to the significant vote against at the time of the meeting – as required under provision E.2.2. of the UK Corporate Governance Code
  • a link to any further announcements by the company in response to the dissent, including shareholder views and what the company has done or plans to do.

The new UK Corporate Governance Code requires an update statement within six months of the shareholder meeting. To help companies, we’ve produced guidance setting out what investors would like to see from these update statements. You can find this guidance here.

You can find more details about the approach on the methodology page. For any further questions or to submit an update statement to the Public Register email [email protected]. For media enquiries email [email protected].

 

Remuneration policy
Company name Meeting date Meeting type (AGM/GM) Resolution number & title % Voted for % Voted against % Withheld % Issued share capital voted Statement in results Update statement
ASTRAZENECA PLC 11/04/2024 AGM Resolution 7: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy 64.43 35.57 2.85 76.26 Yes
No
SMITH & NEPHEW PLC 01/05/2024 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy 56.78% 43.22% 0.26% 77.45% Yes
No
SPIRENT COMMUNICATIONS PLC 01/05/2024 AGM Resolution 3: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy 56.81% 43.19% 1.17% Yes
No
STV GROUP PLC 01/05/2024 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy 73.57% 26.43% 0.00% 82.98% Yes
No
THE GYM GROUP PLC 09/05/2024 AGM Resolution 3: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy 77.32% 22.68% 3.36% 63.56% Yes
No
TRAVIS PERKINS PLC 22/04/2024 AGM Resolution 3: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy 79.06% 20.94% 0.00% 78.17% Yes
No
Remuneration report
Company name Meeting date Meeting type (AGM/GM) Resolution number & title % Voted for % Voted against % Withheld % Issued share capital voted Statement in results Update statement
CLARKSON PLC 09/05/2024 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the directors' remuneration report
57.43% 42.57% 5.92% 70.04% Yes
No
HUNTING PLC 17/04/2024 AGM Resolution 4: To approve the Annual Report on Remuneration 76.02 23.98 0.59 Yes
No
PEARSON PLC 24/04/2024 AGM Resolution 13: To approve the Annual Report on Remuneration 69.83% 30.17% 0.04% 78.66% Yes
No
PLUS500 LTD 07/05/2024 AGM Resolution 9: To approve the directors' remuneration report 34.14% 65.86% 0.00% 36.8% Yes
No
STV GROUP PLC 01/05/2024 AGM Resolution 3: To approve the Annual Report on Remuneration 74.11% 25.89% 4.84% 78.97% Yes
No
SYNTHOMER PLC 09/05/2024 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Annual Report on Remuneration 55.4% 44.6% 0.02% Yes
No
TBC BANK GROUP PLC 21/05/2024 AGM Resolution 3: To approve the Annual Report on Directors Remuneration 75.09% 24.91% 4.42% 60.5% Yes
No
Share scheme approval
Company name Meeting date Meeting type (AGM/GM) Resolution number & title % Voted for % Voted against % Withheld % Issued share capital voted Statement in results Update statement
ASTRAZENECA PLC 11/04/2024 AGM Resolution 8: To approve amendments to the AstraZeneca Performance Share Plan 2020 65.34 34.66 3.21 75.97 Yes
No
DIVERSIFIED ENERGY COMPANY PLC 10/05/2024 AGM Resolution 19: Amendment of Long Term Incentive Plan 74% 26% 0.33% Yes
No
SMITH & NEPHEW PLC 01/05/2024 AGM Resolution 19: To approve the Restricted Share Plan 55.95% 44.05% 0.25% 77.45% Yes
No
SPIRENT COMMUNICATIONS PLC 01/05/2024 AGM Resolution 14: Amendment of 2022 Long Term Incentive Plan 59.06% 40.94% 1.17% Yes
No
STV GROUP PLC 01/05/2024 AGM Resolution 14: Amendment of Long Term Incentive Plan 75.38% 24.62% 0.00% 82.98% Yes
No
THE GYM GROUP PLC 09/05/2024 AGM Resolution 4: To approve the rules of the Company’s Incentive Plan. 76.84% 23.16% 3.36% 63.56% Yes
No
Director re-election
Company name Meeting date Meeting type (AGM/GM) Resolution number & title % Voted for % Voted against % Withheld % Issued share capital voted Statement in results Update statement
ALFA FINANCIAL SOFTWARE HOLDINGS PLC 01/05/2024 AGM Resolution 6: to re-elect Chris Sullivan as a director of the company (independent shareholder vote) 73.67% 26.33% 5.08% Yes
No
ASTRAZENECA PLC 11/04/2024 AGM Resolution 5m: To re-elect Marcus Wallenberg as a Director 77.93 22.07 0.09 78.42 Yes
No
CLARKSON PLC 09/05/2024 AGM Resolution 4: to re-elect Laurence Hollingworth as a director of the company 78.27% 21.73% 0.55% No
No
CLARKSON PLC 09/05/2024 AGM Resolution 9: to re-elect Dr Tim Miller as a director of the company 61.95% 38.05% 0.61% No
No
FERREXPO PLC 23/05/2024 AGM Resolution 9: to re-elect Vitalii Lisovenko as a director of the company 47.14% 52.86% 1.28% No
No
FRESNILLO PLC 21/05/2024 AGM Resolution 9: to re-elect Alberto Tiburcio as a director of the company 78.03% 21.97% 0.01% Yes
No
GCP ASSET BACKED INCOME FUND LTD 20/05/2024 AGM Resolution 3: to re-elect Alex Ohlsson as a director of the company 72.18% 27.82% 7.50% Yes
additional announcement
No
INDIVIOR PLC 09/05/2024 AGM Resolution 9: to re-elect Joanna Le Couilliard as a director of the company 76.62% 23.38% 0.02% 63.00% Yes
No
INDIVIOR PLC 09/05/2024 AGM Resolution 11: to re-elect Barbara Ryan as a director of the company 76.11% 23.89% 0.02% 63.00% Yes
No
INDIVIOR PLC 09/05/2024 AGM Resolution 13: to re-elect Juliet Thompson as a director of the company 76.24% 23.76% 0.02% 63.00% Yes
No
MITCHELLS & BUTLERS 23/01/2024 AGM Resolution 10: Election of Josh Levy as a director 77.72% 22.28% 2.26% 87.51% No
No
MITCHELLS & BUTLERS PLC 23/01/2024 AGM Resolution 8: Election of Bob Ivell as a director 70.44% 29.56% 0.01% 89.52% No
No
PEARSON PLC 24/04/2024 AGM Resolution 6: to re-elect Sherry Couti as a director of the company 71.84% 28.16% 0.05% 78.65% Yes
No
PLUS500 LTD 07/05/2024 AGM Resolution 5: to re-elect Jacob A. Frenkel as a director of the company 71.57% 28.43% 5.28% 34.86% Yes
No
PLUS500 LTD 08/01/2024 GM Resolution 1: Re-election of Anne Grim as a director 77.6% 22.4% 0.59% 70.25% Yes
No
PLUS500 LTD 08/01/2024 GM Resolution 2: Re-election of Tami Gottlieb as a director 78.47% 21.53% 0.08% 70.61% Yes
No
PLUS500 LTD 08/01/2024 GM Resolution 3: Election of Daniel King as a director 75.24% 24.76% 3.67% 68.07% Yes
No
STV GROUP PLC 01/05/2024 AGM Resolution 5: to re-elect Naomi Climer CBE as a director of the company 76.08% 23.92% 0.00% 82.98% Yes
No
THE GYM GROUP PLC 09/05/2024 AGM Resolution 11: to re-elect Richard Stables as a director of the company 71.19% 28.81% 3.36% 63.56% Yes
No
TRAVIS PERKINS PLC 22/04/2024 AGM Resolution 12: to re-elect Jasmine Whitbread as a director of the company 76.41% 23.59% 0.00% 78.17% Yes
No
VISTRY GROUP PLC 16/05/2024 AGM Resolution 3: to re-elect Gregory Paul Fitzgerald as a director of the company 79.28% 20.72% 1.05% 79.76% Yes
No
Authority to allot shares
Company name Meeting date Meeting type (AGM/GM) Resolution number & title % Voted for % Voted against % Withheld % Issued share capital voted Statement in results Update statement
ENERGEAN PLC 23/05/2024 AGM Resolution 15: Directors' authority to allot shares 77.50% 22.50% 0.06% 78.46% Yes
No
FERREXPO PLC 23/05/2024 AGM Resolution 13: Directors' authority to allot shares 30.30% 69.70% 0.00% Yes
No
HAMMERSON PLC 25/04/2024 AGM Resolution 14: Directors' authority to allot shares 79.39% 20.61% 0.05% 84.67% Yes
No
XP POWER LTD 25/04/2024 AGM Resolution 14: Directors' authority to allot shares 75.89% 24.11% 0.15% Yes
No
Disapplication of pre-emption rights
Company name Meeting date Meeting type (AGM/GM) Resolution number & title % Voted for % Voted against % Withheld % Issued share capital voted Statement in results Update statement
ASCENTIAL PLC 09/05/2024 AGM Resolution 16: To approve an additional authority to disapply pre-emption rights 79.72% 20.28% 0.00% Yes
No
ENERGEAN PLC 23/05/2024 AGM Resolution 16: To approve an additional authority to disapply pre-emption rights 77.46% 22.54% 0.00% 78.51% Yes
No
ENERGEAN PLC 23/05/2024 AGM Resolution 17: To approve an additional authority to disapply pre-emption rights 75.50% 24.50% 0.00% 78.51% Yes
No
FERREXPO PLC 23/05/2024 AGM Resolution 14: To approve an additional authority to disapply pre-emption rights 30.46% 69.54% 0.01% Yes
No
FUNDING CIRCLE HOLDINGS PLC 15/05/2024 AGM Resolution 17: To approve an additional authority to disapply pre-emption rights 78.52% 21.48% 0.03% 74.96% Yes
No
FUNDING CIRCLE HOLDINGS PLC 15/05/2024 AGM Resolution 18: To approve an additional authority to disapply pre-emption rights in connection with an acquisition or specified capital investment
78.52% 21.48% 0.03% 74.96% Yes
No
TRIPLE POINT SOCIAL HOUSING REIT PLC 16/05/2024 AGM Resolution 14: To approve an additional authority to disapply pre-emption rights 78.91% 21.09% 0.02% 51.4% Yes
No
Rule 9 waiver
Company name Meeting date Meeting type (AGM/GM) Resolution number & title % Voted for % Voted against % Withheld % Issued share capital voted Statement in results Update statement
HIKMA PHARMACEUTICALS PLC 25/04/2024 AGM Resolution 22: To approve the Rule 9 Waiver 56.62% 43.38% 0.22% 57.38% Yes
No
Own share purchase
Company name Meeting date Meeting type (AGM/GM) Resolution number & title % Voted for % Voted against % Withheld % Issued share capital voted Statement in results Update statement
Rio Tinto Plc 04/04/2024 AGM Resolution 25: Authority to purchase Rio Tinto plc shares 79.59 20.41 0.14 72.77 No
No
Political donations
Company name Meeting date Meeting type (AGM/GM) Resolution number & title % Voted for % Voted against % Withheld % Issued share capital voted Statement in results Update statement
QUILTER PLC 23/05/2024 AGM Resolution 15: To authorise the Company to make political donations 72.74% 27.26% 0.03% 76.42% Yes
No
Other resolutions
Company name Meeting date Meeting type (AGM/GM) Resolution number & title % Voted for % Voted against % Withheld % Issued share capital voted Statement in results Update statement
ABRDN PROPERTY INCOME TRUST LIMITED 27/03/2024 GM Resolution 1: Approval of the All-share Merger of the Company and Custodian Property Income REIT plc 61.37% 38.63% 0.2 36.87 Yes
No
ENERGEAN PLC 23/05/2024 AGM Resolution 18: To call general meetings on 14 clear days' notice 77.64% 22.36% 0.05% 78.47% Yes
No
GCP ASSET BACKED INCOME FUND LTD 20/05/2024 GM Resolution 2: THAT the Side Letter to the Investment Management Agreement be and is hereby approved 61.62% 38.38% 0.04% Yes
No
Climate resolution
Company name Meeting date Meeting type (AGM/GM) Resolution number & title % Voted for % Voted against % Withheld % Issued share capital voted Statement in results Update statement
EMPIRIC STUDENT PROPERTY PLC 22/05/2024 AGM Resolution 14: To approve the Company's Climate Progress Report 74.78% 25.22% 3.40% Yes
No
Withdrawn resolution
Company name Meeting date Meeting type (AGM/GM) Resolution number & title % Voted for % Voted against % Withheld % Issued share capital voted Statement in results Update statement
AVIVA PLC 02/05/2024 AGM Resolution 11: To re-elect Mike Craston as a director of the company No
No
BRITVIC PLC 25/01/2024 AGM Resolution 11: Election of Euan Sutherland as a director No
No
PHAROS ENERGY PLC 23/05/2024 AGM Resolution 6: to re-elect Marianne Daryabegui as a director of the company No
No
PORVAIR PLC 16/04/2024 AGM Resolution 10: To elect Sarah Vawda as a Director No
No
Requisitioned resolutions
Company name Meeting date Meeting type (AGM/GM) Resolution number & title % Voted for % Voted against % Withheld % Issued share capital voted Statement in results Update statement
Grafton Group PLC 02/05/2024 AGM Resolution 12: Impact of share buybacks on earnings per share performance condition of awards granted to participants of the 2021 Long Term Incentive Plan of the Company. 21.41% 78.59% 0.17% Yes
No