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(written statements by a company’s board of directors detailing a binding corporate action), or any resolution withdrawn before a shareholder vote.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]

Last Updated: 04 March 2020

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
DIPLOMA PLC 15/01/2020 AGM Resolution 11: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy 79.98% 20.02% 22.25% Yes
No
GREENCORE GROUP PLC 28/01/2020 AGM Resolution 4: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy 68.44% 31.56% 2.52% Yes
additional announcement
No
NORTHGATE PLC 15/01/2020 GM Resolution 4: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy 60.21% 39.79% 0.29% 84.29% No
No
PARAGON BANKING GROUP 13/02/2020 AGM Resolution 3: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy 74.33% 25.67% 0.00% 82.54% Yes
No
STOCK SPIRITS GROUP PLC 06/02/2020 AGM Resolution 3: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy 76.78% 23.22% 0.00% 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
COUNTRYSIDE PROPERTIES PLC 23/01/2020 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 77.97% 22.03% 5.63% 86.74% Yes
No
DIPLOMA PLC 15/01/2020 AGM Resolution 12: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 55.81% 44.19% 5.87% Yes
No
FUTURE PLC 05/02/2020 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 75.09% 24.91% 6.22% 79.15% Yes
No
PARAGON BANKING GROUP 13/02/2020 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 71.02% 28.98% 0.00% 82.54% Yes
No
SHAFTESBURY PLC 31/01/2020 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 71.57% 28.43% 0.21% 92.59% Yes
No
SSP GROUP PLC 26/02/2020 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 68.96% 31.04% 17.19% 70.66% Yes
No
STOCK SPIRITS GROUP PLC 06/02/2020 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 79.11% 20.89% 0.00% 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
NORTHGATE PLC 15/01/2020 GM Resolution 3: To approve and adopt the Northgate Value Creation Plan 60.01% 39.99% 0.05% 84.50% No
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
BRITVIC PLC 31/01/2020 AGM Resolution 7: To re-elect William Eccleshare as a Director 74.07% 25.93% 0.05% Yes
No
BRITVIC PLC 31/01/2020 AGM Resolution 9: To re-elect Ian McHoul as a Director 79.24% 20.76% 0.05% Yes
No
EUROMONEY INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR PLC 28/01/2020 AGM Resolution 11: To re-elect Lorna Tilbian 77.08% 22.92% 0.50% Yes
No
HYVE GROUP PLC (FORMERLY ITE GROUP PLC) 23/01/2020 AGM Resolution 2: To re-elect Richard Last as a Director 70.20% 29.80% 4.59% 84.57% Yes
No
MITCHELLS & BUTLERS PLC 21/01/2020 AGM Resolution 10: To re-elect Josh Levy as a Director 77.30% 22.70% 2.46% 84.91% No
No
MITCHELLS & BUTLERS PLC 21/01/2020 AGM Resolution 11: To re-elect Ron Robson as a Director 73.99% 26.01% 2.62% 84.78% No
No
MITCHELLS & BUTLERS PLC 21/01/2020 AGM Resolution 7: To re-elect Eddie Irwin as a Director 74.93% 25.07% 2.62% 84.78% No
No
PURECIRCLE LTD 10/02/2020 AGM Resolution 4: To re-elect Guy Wollaert as a Director 51.50% 48.50% 0.00% Yes
No
SHAFTESBURY PLC 31/01/2020 AGM Resolution 4: To re-elect Jonathan Nicholls 67.23% 32.77% 0.44% 92.37% Yes
No
SHAFTESBURY PLC 31/01/2020 AGM Resolution 5: To re-elect Brian Bickell as a Director 70.95% 29.05% 0.00% 92.79% Yes
No
SHAFTESBURY PLC 31/01/2020 AGM Resolution 8: To re-elect Christopher Ward as a Director 70.88% 29.12% 0.00% 92.79% Yes
No
TUI AG 11/02/2020 AGM Resolution 8.1: To approve the appointment of Vladimir Lukin as a member of the Supervisory Board 71.06% 28.94% 0.10% 72.59% No
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
RDI REIT PLC 23/01/2020 AGM Resolution 13: To approve an authority to allot shares 74.89% 25.11% 0.46% Yes
No
SHAFTESBURY PLC 31/01/2020 AGM Resolution 15: To approve an authority to allot shares 70.42% 29.58% 0.00% 92.79% 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
CONNECT GROUP 31/01/2020 AGM Resolution 15: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption rights on up to 5% of the issued share capital 71.43% 28.57% 1.03% Yes
No
CONNECT GROUP 31/01/2020 AGM Resolution 16: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption rights for an additional 5% of the issued share capital 71.61% 28.39% 1.03% Yes
No
HIGHBRIDGE TACTICAL CREDIT FUND LTD (FORMERLY HIGHBRIDGE MULTI-STRATEGY FUND LTD) 20/02/2020 GM Resolution 2: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption rights up to 100% of the issued share capital 78.24% 21.76% 0.08% Yes
No
RDI REIT PLC 23/01/2020 AGM Resolution 14: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption rights up to 5% of the issued share capital 75.69% 24.31% 0.46% Yes
No
RDI REIT PLC 23/01/2020 AGM Resolution 15: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption rights for an additional 5% of the issued share capital 74.34% 25.66% 0.46% Yes
No
SHAFTESBURY PLC 31/01/2020 AGM Resolution 16: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption rights up to 5% of issued share capital 71.62% 28.38% 0.00% 92.79% Yes
No
SHAFTESBURY PLC 31/01/2020 AGM Resolution 17: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption rights for an additional 5% of the issued share capital 70.49% 29.51% 0.00% 92.80% Yes
No
TROY INCOME & GROWTH TRUST PLC 20/01/2020 AGM Resolution 13: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption rights for an additional 10% of the issued share capital 75.92% 24.08% 0.30% 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
AJ BELL PLC 22/01/2020 AGM Resolution 18: To approve the Rule 9 Waiver - Purchase of Ordinary Shares 79.51% 20.49% 0.73% No
No
AJ BELL PLC 22/01/2020 AGM Resolution 19: To approve the Rule 9 Waiver - 2019 Share Awards 79.51% 20.49% 0.73% No
No
AJ BELL PLC 22/01/2020 AGM Resolution 20: To approve the Rule 9 Waiver - Trust Options 79.51% 20.49% 0.73% No
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
SHAFTESBURY PLC 31/01/2020 AGM Resolution 19: To authorise the Company to call general meetings on 14 days' notice 68.37% 31.63% 0.00% 92.79% 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
IMPERIAL BRANDS PLC 05/02/2020 AGM Resolution 5: To re-elect Alison Cooper as a Director Yes
additional announcement
No
IMPERIAL BRANDS PLC 05/02/2020 AGM Resolution 8: To re-elect Matthew Phillips Yes
additional announcement
No
PURECIRCLE LTD 10/02/2020 AGM Resolution 8: To re-elect Ann Marie Scichili as a Director Yes
No
PURECIRCLE LTD 10/02/2020 AGM Resolution 2: To re-elect John Slosar as a Director Yes
No
PURECIRCLE LTD 10/02/2020 AGM Resolution 6: To re-elect Rosemarie S.Andolino as a Director Yes
No