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(written statements by a company’s board of directors detailing a binding corporate action), or any resolution withdrawn before a shareholder vote.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

We also track companies appearing on the Public Register for consecutive years. Our Repeated Dissent list captures all companies appearing on the Register for two consecutive years, for the same resolution. Investors consider this shows a company is not responding adequately to investor views or engaging with them effectively.

You can find more details about the approach on the methodology page. For any further questions email [email protected]. For media enquiries email [email protected]

Last Updated: 17 May 2019

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
CHARLES TAYLOR PLC 08/05/2019 AGM Resolution 3: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy 78.78% 21.22% 0.01% 65.09% Yes
No
ITE GROUP PLC 24/01/2019 AGM Resolution 10: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy 63.65% 36.35% 0.00% Yes
No
OCADO GROUP PLC 01/05/2019 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy 75.77% 24.23% 0.62% Yes
No
PLAYTECH PLC 15/05/2019 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Director's Remuneration Policy
59.05% 40.95% 0.30% Yes
No
SHAFTESBURY PLC 08/02/2019 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy 70.76% 29.24% 0.25% 90.76% Yes
No
SHAFTESBURY PLC 08/02/2019 AGM Resolution 3: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 70.98% 29.02% 0.28% 90.74% Yes
No
STANDARD CHARTERED PLC 08/05/2019 AGM Resolution 4: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy 63.80% 36.20% 2.42% 77.69% 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
BANK OF GEORGIA GROUP PLC 17/05/2019 AGM Resolution 3: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 73.57% 26.43% 0.01% 85.68% Yes
No
BARCLAYS PLC 02/05/2019 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 70.79% 29.21% 3.68% 72.51% Yes
No
CAPITA PLC 14/05/2019 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Director's Remuneration Report
72.66% 27.34% 21.03% 64.94% Yes
No
CENTAMIN PLC 08/04/2019 AGM Resolution 3: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report
66.31% 33.69% 0.32% Yes
No
CHARLES TAYLOR PLC 08/05/2019 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 78.67% 21.33% 0.50% 64.77% Yes
No
CLARKSON PLC 09/05/2019 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 51.49% 48.51% 3.49% 74.30% Yes
No
CONVATEC GROUP PLC 09/05/2019 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 61.55% 38.45% 0.02% 80.14% Yes
No
CYBG PLC 30/01/2019 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 65.79% 34.21% 0.69% Yes
No
DIALIGHT PLC 17/04/2019 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Director's Remuneration Report 71.01% 28.99% 9.40% 71.19% Yes
No
HAMMERSON PLC 30/04/2019 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 70.26% 29.74% 5.69% 70.43% Yes
No
KELLER GROUP PLC 16/05/2019 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report
79.97% 20.03% 0.45% Yes
No
LONMIN PLC 25/03/2019 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Director's Remuneration Report
26.19% 73.81% 0.05% 67.28% Yes
No
MENZIES (JOHN) PLC 17/05/2019 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report
77.13% 22.87% 0.04% 80.53% Yes
No
MICRO FOCUS INTERNATIONAL PLC 29/03/2019 AGM Resolution 3: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 49.67% 50.33% 3.56% 78.46% Yes
additional announcement
No
OCADO GROUP PLC 01/05/2019 AGM Resolution 3: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 74.62% 25.38% 0.02% Yes
No
ON THE BEACH GROUP PLC 07/02/2019 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 78.56% 21.44% 0.89% Yes
No
PLAYTECH PLC 15/05/2019 AGM Resolution 3: To approve the Director's Remuneration Report
58.20% 41.80% 1.61% Yes
No
PREMIER OIL PLC 16/05/2019 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report
58.14% 41.86% 0.52% Yes
No
SAFESTORE HOLDINGS PLC 20/03/2019 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 70.37% 29.63% 2.27% 77.53% Yes
No
SEGRO PLC 18/04/2019 AGM Resolution 3: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 53.30% 46.70% 4.79% Yes
No
SSP GROUP PLC 21/02/2019 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors Remuneration Report 66.39% 33.61% 1.80% 82.06% Yes
No
STANDARD LIFE ABERDEEN PLC 14/05/2019 AGM Resolution 5: To approve the Director's Remuneration Report
57.98% 42.02% 7.86% Yes
No
STV GROUP PLC 23/04/2019 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 70.46% 29.54% 0.00% Yes
additional announcement
No
VESUVIUS PLC 15/05/2019 AGM Resolution 3: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report
76.91% 23.09% 0.29% 86.37% 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
ITE GROUP PLC 24/01/2019 AGM Resolution 12: To approve the amended ITE Group Performance Share Plan SP 2014 63.78% 36.22% 0.00% Yes
No
OCADO GROUP PLC 01/05/2019 AGM Resolution 19: To approve the Ocado Value Creation Plan 75.72% 24.28% 0.37% Yes
No
Other remuneration 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
OCADO GROUP PLC 01/05/2019 AGM Resolution 23: To approve the amendment to the Chairman's Share Matching Award 77.04% 22.96% 0.12% 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
ABERDEEN STANDARD ASIA FOCUS PLC 16/01/2019 AGM Resolution 6: To re-elect Martin Gilbert as a Director 72.52% 27.48% 0.22% No
No
ANGLO AMERICAN PLC 30/04/2019 AGM Resolution 3: To re-elect Marcelo Bastos as a Director 73.80% 26.20% 0.13% 74.64% Yes
No
COMPASS GROUP PLC 07/02/2019 AGM Resolution 12: To re-elect Ireena Vittal as a Director 77.62% 22.38% 3.50% Yes
No
CONNECT GROUP PLC 31/01/2019 AGM Resolution 6: To re-elect Gary Kennedy as a Director 78.00% 22.00% 0.59% Yes
Yes
COUNTRYWIDE PLC 30/04/2019 AGM Resolution 6: To re-elect Caleb Kramer as a Director 74.30% 25.70% 0.64% 88.84% Yes
No
DEBENHAMS PLC 10/01/2019 AGM Resolution 5: To re-elect Sergio Bucher as a Director 44.15% 55.85% 0.02% 67.26% Yes
additional announcement
Yes
DEBENHAMS PLC 10/01/2019 AGM Resolution 4: To re-elect Ian Cheshire as a Director 43.38% 56.62% 0.36% 67.03% Yes
additional announcement
Yes
HENDERSON HIGH INCOME TRUST PLC 08/05/2019 AGM Resolution 5: To re-elect Anthony Newhouse as a Director 78.61% 21.39% 0.46% Yes
additional announcement
No
HILL & SMITH HOLDINGS PLC 16/05/2019 AGM Resolution 4: To re-elect Jock Lennox as a Director
76.08% 23.92% 0.02% Yes
No
ITE GROUP PLC 24/01/2019 AGM Resolution 3: To re-elect Richard Last as a Director 75.65% 24.35% 0.34% Yes
No
JUPITER FUND MANAGEMENT PLC 15/05/2019 AGM Resolution 9: To re-elect Karl Sternberg as a Director
74.70% 25.30% 0.27% Yes
No
MEGGITT PLC 25/04/2019 AGM Resolution 24 To re-elect Sir Nigel Rudd as a Director 72.56% 27.44% 15.75% 66.71% Yes
No
MITCHELLS & BUTLERS PLC 22/01/2019 AGM Resolution 3: To re-elect Keith Browne as a Director 78.89% 21.11% 3.73% No
No
MITCHELLS & BUTLERS PLC 22/01/2019 AGM Resolution 5: To re-elect Eddie Irwin as a Director 72.17% 27.83% 3.95% No
No
MITCHELLS & BUTLERS PLC 22/01/2019 AGM Resolution 6: To re-elect Bob Ivell as a Director 78.99% 21.01% 0.49% No
No
MITCHELLS & BUTLERS PLC 22/01/2019 AGM Resolution 8: To re-elect Josh Levy as a Director 76.21% 23.79% 3.95% No
No
MITCHELLS & BUTLERS PLC 22/01/2019 AGM Resolution 9: To re-elect Ron Robson as a Director 72.17% 27.83% 3.95% No
No
PLAYTECH PLC 15/05/2019 AGM Resolution 12: To re-elect Alan Jackson as a Director
64.23% 35.77% 4.14% Yes
No
RDI REIT PLC 24/01/2019 AGM Resolution 10: To re-elect Stephen Oakenfull as a Director 72.69% 27.31% 0.44% Yes
No
RDI REIT PLC 24/01/2019 AGM Resolution 12: To re-elect Adrian Horsburgh as a Director 72.69% 27.31% 0.44% Yes
No
RPS GROUP PLC 01/05/2019 AGM Resolution 8: To re-elect Ken Lever as a Director 77.91% 22.09% 7.66% 70.81% Yes
No
SAFESTORE HOLDINGS PLC 20/03/2019 AGM Resolution 11: To re-elect Claire Balmforth as a Director 76.64% 23.36% 0.71% 78.76% Yes
No
SHAFTESBURY PLC 08/02/2019 AGM Resolution 6: To re-elect Jonathan Nicholls as a Director 70.52% 29.48% 0.15% 90.86% Yes
No
SHAFTESBURY PLC 08/02/2019 AGM Resolution 7: To re-elect Brian Bickell as a Director 70.75% 29.25% 0.03% 90.96% Yes
No
SHAFTESBURY PLC 08/02/2019 AGM Resolution 10: To re-elect Christopher Ward as a Director 70.67% 29.33% 0.03% 90.96% Yes
No
SMURFIT KAPPA GROUP PLC 03/05/2019 AGM Resolution 5e: To re-elect Christel Bories as a Director 65.62% 34.38% 0.00% Yes
No
SSP GROUP PLC 21/02/2019 AGM Resolution 4: To re-elect Vagn Sørensen as a Director 65.78% 34.22% 13.98% 71.88% Yes
No
SYNTHOMER PLC 25/04/2019 AGM Resolution 11: To re-elect Neil Johnson as a Director 64.75% 35.25% 0.48% Yes
No
THE WEIR GROUP PLC 30/04/2019 AGM Resolution 15: To re-elect Richard Menell as a Director 75.19% 24.81% 3.56% 79.98% Yes
No
Independent shareholder vote on independent directors
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
CLS HOLDING PLC 25/04/2019 AGM Resolution 11: To re-elect Christopher Jarvis as a Director 78.68% 21.32% 2.53% 67.88% No
No
MILLENNIUM AND COPTHORNE HOTELS PLC 10/05/2019 AGM Resolution 5: To re-elect His Excellency Shaukat Aziz as a Director 77.45% 22.55% 0.53% Yes
No
MILLENNIUM AND COPTHORNE HOTELS PLC 10/05/2019 AGM Resolution 6: To re-elect Christian de Charnacé as a Director 77.82% 22.18% 0.00% Yes
No
MILLENNIUM AND COPTHORNE HOTELS PLC 10/05/2019 AGM Resolution 7: To re-elect Daniel Desbaillets as a Director 77.83% 22.17% 0.00% Yes
No
MILLENNIUM AND COPTHORNE HOTELS PLC 10/05/2019 AGM Resolution 11: To re-elect Martin Leitch as a Director 76.91% 23.09% 0.00% Yes
No
MILLENNIUM AND COPTHORNE HOTELS PLC 10/05/2019 AGM Resolution 4: To re-elect Paola Broyd as a Director 79.65% 20.35% 2.30% 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
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC 25/04/2019 AGM Resolution 16: To approve an authority to allot shares 74.41% 25.59% 0.08% 77.27% Yes
No
CAPITAL & COUNTIES PROPERTIES PLC 03/05/2019 AGM Resolution 15: To approve an authority to allot shares 64.59% 35.41% 0.09% 79.68% Yes
No
COBHAM PLC 25/04/2019 AGM Resolution 14: To approve an authority to allot shares 78.64% 21.36% 0.01% Yes
No
CYBG PLC 30/01/2019 AGM Resolution 22: To approve an authority to allot shares in connections with AT1 Securities 79.97% 20.03% 0.09% Yes
No
HAMMERSON PLC 30/04/2019 AGM Resolution 14: To approve an authority to allot shares 69.76% 30.24% 0.19% 74.54% Yes
No
INTU PROPERTIES PLC 03/05/2019 AGM Resolution 13: To approve an authority to allot shares
66.38% 33.62% 0.25% Yes
No
JUPITER FUND MANAGEMENT PLC 15/05/2019 AGM Resolution 14: To authorise an authority to allot shares
75.16% 24.84% 0.12% Yes
No
LONMIN PLC 25/03/2019 AGM Resolution 13: To approve an authority to allot shares
51.48% 48.52% 0.01% 67.31% No
No
MENZIES (JOHN) PLC 17/05/2019 AGM Resolution 13: To approve an authority to allot shares
47.48% 52.52% 0.01% 80.55% Yes
No
QUILTER PLC 16/05/2019 AGM Resolution 19: To authorise the Company to allot shares
49.47% 50.53% 0.01% 74.17% Yes
No
RDI REIT PLC 24/01/2019 AGM Resolution 15: To approve an authority to allot shares 76.00% 24.00% 0.44% Yes
No
SHAFTESBURY PLC 08/02/2019 AGM Resolution 18: To approve an authority to allot shares 68.97% 31.03% 0.00% 90.99% 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
ANGLO AMERICAN PLC 30/04/2019 AGM Resolution 18: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption rights 77.75% 22.25% 0.13% 74.64% Yes
No
CYBG PLC 30/01/2019 AGM Resolution 23: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption for an additional issuance in connection with AT1 securities 79.66% 20.34% 0.09% Yes
No
DIALIGHT PLC 17/04/2019 AGM Resolution 15: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption rights up to 5% of issued share capital 78.91% 21.09% 0.01% Yes
No
DIALIGHT PLC 17/04/2019 AGM Resolution 16: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption rights up to an additional 5% of issued share capital 78.70% 21.30% 0.01% 78.57% Yes
No
JUPITER FUND MANAGEMENT PLC 15/05/2019 AGM Resolution 16: To authorise an authority to dissaply pre-emption rights
79.32% 20.68% 0.12% Yes
No
LSL PROPERTY SERVICES PLC 30/04/2019 AGM Resolution 15: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption for an additional 5% of the issued share capital 79.25% 20.75% 0.00% 87.24% Yes
No
MAN GROUP PLC 10/05/2019 AGM Resolution 20: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption for an additional 5% of the issued share capital 77.95% 22.05% 0.01% Yes
No
MCCOLLS RETAIL GROUP PLC 03/04/2019 AGM Resolution 15: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption rights 78.79% 21.21% 0.04% 82.00% Yes
No
RDI REIT PLC 24/01/2019 AGM Resolution 16: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption for 5% of the issued share capital 78.89% 21.11% 0.44% Yes
No
SHAFTESBURY PLC 08/02/2019 AGM Resolution 19: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption for 5% of issued share capital 70.93% 29.07% 0.23% 90.79% Yes
No
SHAFTESBURY PLC 08/02/2019 AGM Resolution 20: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption for an additional 5% of the issued share capital 70.17% 29.83% 0.23% 90.79% Yes
No
THE SCOTTISH AMERICAN INVESTMENT COMPANY PLC 04/04/2019 AGM Resolution 14: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption rights at a discount to NAV 78.01% 21.99% 1.25% Yes
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
DRAX GROUP PLC 17/04/2019 AGM Resolution 15: Authority to make EU political donations to a specified limit 58.23% 41.77% 4.66% Yes
No
QUILTER PLC 16/05/2019 AGM Resolution 18: To authorise the Company to make Political Donations
75.52% 24.48% 0.32% 70.79% Yes
No
REACH PLC (Previously TRINITY MIRROR PLC) 02/05/2019 AGM Resolution 17: To authorise the company to make political donations
77.05% 22.95% 0.00% 79.12% 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
DEBENHAMS PLC 10/01/2019 AGM Resolution 16: To authorise the Company to call general meetings on 14 days' notice 75.87% 24.13% 0.01% 67.27% No
additional announcement
Yes
INMARSAT PLC 10/05/2019 GM Resolution 1: To authorise the Directors to carry the Scheme of Arrangement into effect 78.97% 21.03% 0.01% 62.62% No
No
JPMORGAN AMERICAN INVESTMENT TRUST PLC 02/05/2019 AGM Resolution 14: To approve the new Investment Policy 79.19% 20.81% 0.08% Yes
additional announcement
No
LOW & BONAR PLC 05/04/2019 AGM Resolution 17: To allow general meetings (other than AGMs) to be called on 14 clear days' notice 74.19% 25.81% 0.01% 82.51% Yes
No
LSL PROPERTY SERVICES PLC 30/04/2019 AGM Resolution 18: To authorise the Company to call general meetings on 14 days' notice 77.71% 22.29% 0.00% 87.24% Yes
No
MILLENNIUM AND COPTHORNE HOTELS PLC 10/05/2019 AGM Resolution 14: To renew the authority given in regard to pre-emption rights under the terms of the Co-operation Agreement with City Developments Limited 79.39% 20.61% 68.53% Yes
No
RIO TINTO PLC 10/04/2019 AGM Resolution 19: To approve an authority to purchase the Company's own shares 79.06% 20.94% 1.61% 73.47% No
No
SHAFTESBURY PLC 08/02/2019 AGM Resolution 22: To authorise the Company to call general meetings on 14 days' notice 68.74% 31.26% 0.03% 90.96% 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
ALFA FINANCIAL SOFTWARE HOLDINGS PLC 26/04/2019 AGM Resolution 4: To re-elect Vivienne Maclachlan as a Director Yes
additional announcement
No
BLACKROCK WORLD MINING TRUST PLC 02/05/2019 AGM Resolution 6: To re-elect Ian Cockerill as a Director Yes
additional announcement
No
CAPITAL & COUNTIES PROPERTIES PLC 03/05/2019 AGM Resolution 16: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption rights up to 5% of issued share capital Yes
No
CREST NICHOLSON HOLDINGS PLC 26/03/2019 AGM Resolution 4: To re-elect Patrick Bergin as a Director Yes
additional announcement
No
INTU PROPERTIES PLC 03/05/2019 AGM Resolution 4: To re-elect David Fischel as a Director
Yes
additional announcement
No
ON THE BEACH GROUP PLC 07/02/2019 AGM Resolution 8: To re-elect Lee Ginsberg as a Director Yes
additional announcement
No
PENDRAGON PLC 25/04/2019 AGM Resolution 7: To re-elect Gillian Kent as a Director Yes
additional announcement
No
SPIRENT COMMUNICATIONS PLC 01/05/2019 AGM Resolution 8: To re-elect Eric Hutchinson as a Director Yes
additional announcement
No
STARWOOD EUROPEAN REAL ESTATE FINANCE LIMITED 15/05/2019 GM Resolution 1: To approve an authority to allot shares in connection with the Tap Issue
Yes
additional announcement
No
STARWOOD EUROPEAN REAL ESTATE FINANCE LIMITED 15/05/2019 GM
Resolution 2: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption rights in connection with the Tap Issue
Yes
additional announcement
No
TAYLOR WIMPEY PLC 25/04/2019 AGM Resolution 21: To approve the sale of an apartment by the Company to the Chief Executive No
No
TYMAN PLC 09/05/2019 AGM Resolution 6: To re-elect James Brotherton as a Director Yes
additional announcement
No
TYMAN PLC 09/05/2019 AGM Resolution 19: To adopt new articles of association of the Company Yes
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
GULF MARINE SERVICES PLC 18/03/2019 GM Resolution 3: To elect Abdullah Mazrui as a Director
43.67% 56.33% 12.95% Yes
No
GULF MARINE SERVICES PLC 18/03/2019 GM Resolution 4: To elect Hisham Halbouny as a Director
33.52% 66.48% 0.00% Yes
No
SUPERDRY PLC 02/04/2019 GM Resolution 1: To re-elect Julian Dunkerton as a Director 51.15% 48.85% 0.01% No
No
SUPERDRY PLC 02/04/2019 GM Resolution 2: To re-elect Peter Williams as a Director 51.15% 48.85% 0.01% No
No