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20 June 2017

2017 Annual General Meeting ("AGM") Results

At GVC's AGM held in Gibraltar today, all resolutions as set out in the Company's notice of AGM dated 26 April 2017, were approved.

The proxy votes lodged in respect of the AGM resolutions were as follows:

Ordinary Resolutions Total For Against Withheld
Number Votes Cast Number % of shares voted Number % of shares voted Number
1. To receive the Company's annual report and
audited accounts for the year ended 31 December 2016
226,106,777 224,727,274 99.39% 1,379,503 0.61% 1,475,377
2. To approve the Directors' remuneration report for 2016 227,580,260 129,532,003 56.92% 98,048,257 43.08% 1,894
3. To approve the Directors' remuneration policy 227,576,480 205,214,885 90.17% 22,361,595 9.83% 5,674
4. To re-appoint the auditor and authorise the Directors to set the auditor's remuneration 227,578,095 220,895,114 97.06% 6,682,981 2.94% 4,059
5. To re-elect Paul Miles as a Director 227,582,128 220,414,076 96.85% 7,168,052 3.15% 26
6. To re-elect Will Whitehorn as a Director 227,582,128 227,367,086 99.91% 215,042 0.09% 26
7. To re-elect Kenneth Alexander as a Director 227,582,128 225,243,475 98.97% 2,338,653 1.03% 26
8. To re-elect Karl Diacono as a Director 226,184,548 183,877,603 81.30% 42,306,945 18.70% 1,397,605
9. To re-elect Lee Feldman as a Director 223,512,191 210,318,157 94.10% 13,194,034 5.90% 4,069,963
10. To re-elect Peter Isola as a Director 222,149,658 183,461,548 82.58% 38,688,110 17.42% 5,432,495
11. To re-elect Stephen Morana as a Director 227,525,447 217,526,726 95.61% 9,998,721 4.39% 56,707
12. To re-elect Norbert Teufelberger as a Director 227,443,494 215,861,536 94.91% 11,581,958 5.09% 138,660
13. To approve an update to the share allotment authority 227,579,833 192,963,500 84.79% 34,616,333 15.21% 2,321
Special Resolutions
14. To approve the disapplication of pre-emption rights 224,111,061 224,091,376 99.99% 19,685 0.01% 3,471,093
15. To renew the Company's share buy-back authority 227,580,585 226,313,128 99.44% 1,267,457 0.56% 1,569

Note: As at 20 June 2017 GVC has 300,668,046 ordinary shares of €0.01 each in issue and the total number of voting rights is 300,668,046.

In response to the number of votes cast against Resolution 2, GVC's Chairman, Lee Feldman said:

"It should be recognised that the remuneration arrangements disclosed in the 2016 Directors' remuneration report were agreed when GVC was AIM-listed and fully disclosed in our 2015 prospectus, with more than 95% of GVC's shareholders approving our long-term incentive plan arrangements in December 2015. In addition, today's result needs to be seen in the context of the large support for resolution 3, GVC's remuneration policy, which is more representative of our current and future philosophy. Acknowledging that investors in FTSE250 companies can have different expectations on executive remuneration, GVC's Remuneration Committee has already embarked on developing a new remuneration policy with its independent remuneration consultant and we have disclosed publicly our aim of consulting with our major shareholders on this matter by October 2017. This process will be led by Jane Anscombe, appointed today an independent Non-executive Director and the new Chair of the Remuneration Committee. Jane will be supported in the consultation by GVC's Senior Independent Director, Will Whitehorn."

 

Enquiries:

Robert Hoskin, Company Secretary +350 200 78700
GVC Holdings PLC  

 

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