Result of General Meeting 2 May 2023

02 May 2023

Carr's (CARR.L), the Speciality Agriculture and Engineering Group, confirms that all resolutions proposed at its General Meeting held in Carlisle at 10.00am today were passed by shareholders.

The results of the poll on the resolutions put before the meeting are set out below.  Votes withheld do not count in the number of votes counted for or against a resolution.

Resolution Number of votes for % of votes for Number of votes against % of votes against Number of votes withheld Total votes cast
1. Approve Annual Report and Accounts 40,192,865 99.91% 34,887 0.09% 6,791 40,234,543
2. Approve final dividend 40,232,543 100.00% 00.00% 2,000 40,234,543
3. Re-appoint Grant Thornton UK LLP as Auditor 40,089,254 99.66% 135,808 0.34% 9,481 40,234,543
4. Authorise remuneration of Auditor 40,193,314 99.93% 26,908 0.07% 14,321 40,234,543
5. Approve Remuneration Report 30,618,159 76.68% 9,309,594 23.32% 47,240 39,974,993

The Board notes that although resolution 5 was passed by the requisite majority, 23.32% of votes were cast against.  The Company will engage with shareholders to fully understand the reasons for this and provide an update within six months as required by the Corporate Governance Code 2018.

The total number of votes cast was 40,234,543 representing 42.75% of the Company's shareholders.  The Board is always open to constructive dialogue with shareholders and is grateful to all those who took the time to consider and vote on the resolutions proposed.


Carr's Group plc
Matthew Ratcliffe, Company Secretary
Tel: +44 (0) 1228 554 600