Lonmin plc’s major shareholder opposing KPMG’s re-appointment

Audit-related voting dissent still rare When it comes to audit-related voting, shareholders have traditionally paid less attention to audit issues than other governance issues. Using Minerva’s VoteWatch module, this week we’re looking at two topical cases: Lonmin plc and SIG plc. At platinum mining group Lonmin plc’s 2018 AGM 49.2% of the shareholder ballot withheld […]

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Blue Prism Group: LTIP structure around performance shares award

Blue Prism Group is overhauling its remuneration structure for the coming year with an increase in pay opportunity and the introduction of new long-term incentive awards. As Blue Prism is listed on AIM the company is not required to put its forward-looking remuneration policy to shareholders for approval, although they are offered a non-binding vote […]

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AIM & remuneration disclosure: still room for improvement

AIM & remuneration disclosure: still room for improvement Unlike their main market peers, AIM companies are not obliged to follow the detailed legislation surrounding executive pay practice. After AIM Rule 26 was changed in March 2018, they now just have to disclose which governance code they follow. For many, that will be the QCA Governance […]

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Sage Group: New remuneration policy in response to strategy focus

Sage Group: pensions down, shareholdings up FTSE 100-listed accountancy software provider Sage Group plc holds its 2019 AGM on 27 February at which a new remuneration policy will be put to the shareholder vote. The policy was last approved at the 2016 AGM and received 97% shareholder support. Sage’s Remuneration Committee has highlighted three key […]

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Board chair tenure – how will companies respond? FTSE 250-listed food retail company SSP Group holds its AGM on 21 Feb 2019 and shareholders may have noticed that the board chair, Vagn Sørensen has served on the Board since June 2006. The new UK Corporate Governance Code, however, states that the chair should not serve […]

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TUI AG: shareholders will note deviations from certain UK good governance practices

TUI AG: Board view deviations from UK governance practice as necessary TUI AG holds its 2019 AGM on 12 February and shareholders will note deviations from certain UK good governance practices. This is due to TUI having a primary listing on both the German Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange. TUI states that while […]

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Compass Group AGM: 37% dissent on “overboard” NED

Compass Group AGM: 37% dissent on “overboard” NED At FTSE 100-listed Compass Group’s 2018 AGM significant shareholder dissent of 37% was recorded on the re-election of non-executive Ireena Vittal. The dissent was due to ‘overboarding’ concerns, that is concerns that Vittal held too many other directorships such that she could not devote sufficient time to […]

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ITE Group AGM

ITE Group to seek shareholder approval to amend remuneration policy At FTSE SmallCap ITE Group’s upcoming AGM the board is seeking shareholder approval to amend its remuneration policy and Performance Share Plan (PSP) to allow for enhanced awards to be granted to CEO Mark Shashoua and CFO Andrew Beach in the 2019 financial year. The […]

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Applied Graphene Materials: Shareholders's concerns with the disclosures provided

AIM-listed Applied Graphene Materials holds its AGM on 18 December 2018 and with the elevated awareness of AIM governance standards, it’s worth taking a look at AGM’s AGM disclosures to better understand the differences between what’s expect of main and junior market companies. Good governance disclosures and financial reporting support open and effective dialogue between […]

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MJGleeson Group

FTSE SmallCap urban regeneration and land development specialist MJ Gleeson Group holds its AGM on 6 December and shareholders may hold concerns with the level of independence on its board. MJ Gleeson’s board consists of CEO & Managing Director Jolyon Harrison, CFO & Company Secretary Stefan Allanson, Chairman Dermot Gleeson, and non-executives James Ancell, Colin […]

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