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Burberry Group PLC

15 July 2020

BURBERRY GROUP PLC

(the "Company")

Result of Annual General Meeting 2020

The Company announces the results of voting at its Annual General Meeting held earlier today and confirms that all resolutions were passed with majorities as set out below. All resolutions were taken on a poll.

Resolutions 1 to 18 were proposed as Ordinary Resolutions and resolutions 19 to 21 as Special Resolutions. The results were as follows:

 
 Resolution                       Votes For*    %        Votes Against   %      Total votes   Total        Votes 
                                                                                 validly       votes        Withheld** 
                                                                                 cast          cast 
                                                                                               as % 
                                                                                               of issued 
                                                                                               share 
                                                                                               capital** 
       To receive the 
        Company's Annual 
        Report and Accounts 
        for the year 
        ended 28 March 
 1.     2020.                     328,783,085   99.95       158,737      0.05   328,941,822     81.28%       293,372 
      -------------------------  ------------  -------  --------------  -----  ------------  -----------  ------------ 
       To approve the 
        Directors' Remuneration 
 2.     Policy.                   305,504,279   94.91     16,370,393     5.09   321,874,672     79.53%      7,360,521 
      -------------------------  ------------  -------  --------------  -----  ------------  -----------  ------------ 
       To approve the 
        Directors' Remuneration 
        Report for the 
        year ended 28 
 3.     March 2020.               324,755,420   99.26      2,429,784     0.74   327,185,204     80.84%      2,049,990 
      -------------------------  ------------  -------  --------------  -----  ------------  -----------  ------------ 
       To re-elect 
        Dr Gerry Murphy 
        as a Director 
 4.     of the Company.           327,997,792   99.68      1,060,035     0.32   329,057,827     81.31%       177,368 
      -------------------------  ------------  -------  --------------  -----  ------------  -----------  ------------ 
       To re-elect 
        Marco Gobbetti 
        as a Director 
 5.     of the Company.           329,024,673   99.99       33,887       0.01   329,058,560     81.31%       176,635 
      -------------------------  ------------  -------  --------------  -----  ------------  -----------  ------------ 
       To re-elect 
        Julie Brown 
        as a Director 
 6.     of the Company.           328,579,971   99.85       479,154      0.15   329,059,125     81.31%       176,070 
      -------------------------  ------------  -------  --------------  -----  ------------  -----------  ------------ 
       To re-elect 
        Fabiola Arredondo 
        as a Director 
 7.     of the Company.           329,020,181   99.99       35,476       0.01   329,055,657     81.31%       179,538 
      -------------------------  ------------  -------  --------------  -----  ------------  -----------  ------------ 
       To elect Sam 
        Fischer as a 
        Director of 
 8.     the Company.              329,020,436   99.99       35,179       0.01   329,055,615     81.31%       179,580 
      -------------------------  ------------  -------  --------------  -----  ------------  -----------  ------------ 
       To re-elect 
        Ron Frasch as 
        a Director of 
 9.     the Company.              329,016,632   99.99       40,629       0.01   329,057,261     81.31%       177,934 
      -------------------------  ------------  -------  --------------  -----  ------------  -----------  ------------ 
       To re-elect 
        Matthew Key 
        as a Director 
 10.    of the Company.           329,021,406   99.99       34,547       0.01   329,055,953     81.31%       179,242 
      -------------------------  ------------  -------  --------------  -----  ------------  -----------  ------------ 
       To elect Debra 
        Lee as a Director 
 11.    of the Company.           329,019,378   99.99       38,393       0.01   329,057,771     81.31%       177,424 
      -------------------------  ------------  -------  --------------  -----  ------------  -----------  ------------ 
       To re-elect 
        Dame Carolyn 
        McCall as a 
        Director of 
 12.    the Company.              328,945,807   99.97       112,223      0.03   329,058,030     81.31%       177,165 
      -------------------------  ------------  -------  --------------  -----  ------------  -----------  ------------ 
       To re-elect 
        Orna NíChionna 
        as a Director 
 13.    of the Company.           323,042,280   99.86       459,408      0.14   323,501,688     79.93%      5,733,507 
      -------------------------  ------------  -------  --------------  -----  ------------  -----------  ------------ 
       To appoint Ernst 
        & Young LLP 
        as auditor of 
 14.    the Company.              327,905,558   99.65      1,159,102     0.35   329,064,660     81.31%       170,535 
      -------------------------  ------------  -------  --------------  -----  ------------  -----------  ------------ 
       To authorise 
        the Audit Committee 
        of the Company 
        to determine 
        the auditor's 
        remuneration 
        for the year 
        ended 27 March 
 15.    2021.                     329,051,638   100.00      14,867       0.00   329,066,505     81.31%       168,690 
      -------------------------  ------------  -------  --------------  -----  ------------  -----------  ------------ 
       To approve, 
        adopt and establish 
        a new discretionary 
        employee share 
        plan, the Burberry 
        Share Plan 2020 
 16.    (the BSP).                314,211,094   95.49     14,838,619     4.51   329,049,713     81.31%       185,480 
      -------------------------  ------------  -------  --------------  -----  ------------  -----------  ------------ 
       To authorise 
        political donations 
        by the Company 
 17.    and its subsidiaries.     324,509,734   98.62      4,544,231     1.38   329,053,965     81.31%       181,230 
      -------------------------  ------------  -------  --------------  -----  ------------  -----------  ------------ 
       To authorise 
        the Directors 
 18.    to allot shares.          326,550,318   99.24      2,502,536     0.76   329,052,854     81.31%       182,341 
      -------------------------  ------------  -------  --------------  -----  ------------  -----------  ------------ 
       To renew the 
        Directors' authority 
        to disapply 
        pre-emption 
        rights. (Special 
 19.    Resolution)               328,574,673   99.85       479,909      0.15   329,054,582     81.31%       180,613 
      -------------------------  ------------  -------  --------------  -----  ------------  -----------  ------------ 
       To authorise 
        the Company 
        to purchase 
        its own ordinary 
        shares. 
 20.    (Special Resolution)      324,703,867   98.74      4,158,212     1.26   328,862,079     81.26%       373,114 
      -------------------------  ------------  -------  --------------  -----  ------------  -----------  ------------ 
       To authorise 
        the Directors 
        to call general 
        meetings (other 
        than an AGM) 
        on not less 
        than 14 clear 
        days' notice. 
 21.    (Special Resolution)      315,230,272   95.80     13,833,253     4.20   329,063,525     81.31%       171,669 
      -------------------------  ------------  -------  --------------  -----  ------------  -----------  ------------ 
 

Notes:

* Includes discretionary votes.

** A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the votes for or against a resolution.

Every shareholder has one vote for every ordinary share held. As at 6.30pm on 13 July 2020, the issued share capital of the Company consisted of 404,708,566 ordinary shares. The Company held no shares in Treasury. Therefore, the total number of voting rights in Burberry Group plc as at 13 July 2020 was also 404,708,566 . In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2 copies of all the resolutions passed, other than ordinary business, have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism

Retirement

As previously notified, the Company confirms that, Jeremy Darroch did not stand for re-election and retired as a Director following the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting.

15 July 2020

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