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(written statements by a company’s board of directors detailing a binding corporate action), or any resolution withdrawn before a shareholder vote.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: 31 May 2019

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
MEARS GROUP PLC 31/05/2019 AGM Resolution 2: To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report 67.21% 32.79% 1.13% 86.60% 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
MEARS GROUP PLC 31/05/2019 AGM Resolution 7: To re-elect David Miles as a Director 70.18% 29.82% 0.01% 87.60% Yes
No
MEARS GROUP PLC 31/05/2019 AGM Resolution 8: To re-elect Andrew Smith as a Director 70.11% 29.89% 0.01% 87.60% Yes
No
MEARS GROUP PLC 31/05/2019 AGM Resolution 9: To re-elect Alan Long as a Director 68.62% 31.38% 0.01% 87.60% Yes
No
MEARS GROUP PLC 31/05/2019 AGM Resolution 10: To re-elect Geraint Davies as a Director 66.13% 33.87% 6.09% 82.30% Yes
No
MEARS GROUP PLC 31/05/2019 AGM Resolution 11: To re-elect Julia Unwin as a Director 65.83% 34.17% 1.60% 86.20% Yes
No
MEARS GROUP PLC 31/05/2019 AGM Resolution 12: To re-elect Roy Irwin as a Director 68.53% 31.47% 1.60% 86.20% Yes
No
MEARS GROUP PLC 31/05/2019 AGM Resolution 13: To re-elect Jason Burt as a Director 68.53% 31.47% 1.60% 86.20% Yes
No
MEARS GROUP PLC 31/05/2019 AGM Resolution 14: To re-elect Elizabeth Corrado as a Director 68.53% 31.47% 1.60% 86.20% Yes
No
MEARS GROUP PLC 31/05/2019 AGM Resolution 15: To re-elect Amanda Hillerby as a Director 68.51% 31.49% 0.01% 87.60% Yes
No
MEARS GROUP PLC 07/06/2018 AGM Resolution 6: To re-elect Bob Holt as a Director 64.78% 35.22% 18.17% 65.64% Yes
No
MEARS GROUP PLC 31/05/2019 AGM Resolution 6: To re-elect Kieran Murphy as a Director 67.94% 32.06% 0% 87.60% 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
MEARS GROUP PLC 31/05/2019 AGM Resolution 17: To approve an authority to allot shares 62.92% 37.08% 0.00% 87.60% Yes
No
MEARS GROUP PLC 07/06/2018 AGM Resolution 16: To approve an authority to allot shares 79.90% 20.10% 0.00% 80.18% 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
MEARS GROUP PLC 07/06/2017 AGM Resolution 19: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption rights for an additional 5% of the issued share capital 77.90% 22.10% 0.01% No
No
MEARS GROUP PLC 31/05/2019 AGM Resolution 18: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption rights up to 5% of issued share capital 67.96% 32.04% 0.00% 87.60% Yes
No
MEARS GROUP PLC 31/05/2019 AGM Resolution 19: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption for an additional 5% of the issued share capital 60.67% 39.33% 0.00% 87.60% Yes
No
MEARS GROUP PLC 07/06/2018 AGM Resolution 18: To approve an authority to disapply pre-emption for an additional 5% of the issued share capital 77.53% 22.47% 0.00% 80.18% 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
MEARS GROUP PLC 31/05/2019 AGM Resolution 20: To authorise the Company to call general meetings on 14 days' notice 69.41% 30.59% 0.00% 87.60% 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
MEARS GROUP PLC 31/05/2019 AGM Resolution 21: To re-elect Andrew Coppel as a Director 48.10% 51.90% 0.84% 86.90% Yes
No
MEARS GROUP PLC 31/05/2019 AGM Resolution 22: To re-elect Ian Lawson as a Director 44.58% 55.42% 0.00% 87.60% Yes
No