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abrdn PLC

18 May 2022

abrdn plc

Results of Annual General Meeting

The Board of abrdn plc ('the Company') is pleased to announce that all the resolutions put to its Annual General Meeting held earlier today, Wednesday 18 May 2022, were duly passed.

The results of the polls were as follows:

 
                                            For        % For     Against     Total Votes Validly Cast   Votes Withheld 
 Resolution 1: 
  To receive and consider the Annual 
  report and accounts 2021             1,036,764,601   99.03   10,199,242         1,046,963,843           10,446,606 
                                      --------------  ------  ------------  -------------------------  --------------- 
 Resolution 2: 
  To declare a final dividend for 
  2021                                 1,040,230,069   98.41   16,832,845         1,057,062,914            347,535 
                                      --------------  ------  ------------  -------------------------  --------------- 
 Resolution 3: 
  To re-appoint KPMG LLP as auditors   1,036,692,688   98.16   19,435,555         1,056,128,243           1,282,206 
                                      --------------  ------  ------------  -------------------------  --------------- 
 Resolution 4: 
  To authorise the audit committee 
  to set the auditors' fees            1,044,968,402   98.93   11,253,638         1,056,222,040           1,188,409 
                                      --------------  ------  ------------  -------------------------  --------------- 
 Resolution 5: 
  To approve the Directors' 
  remuneration report                  1,009,839,204   96.23   39,512,722         1,049,351,926           8,058,523 
                                      --------------  ------  ------------  -------------------------  --------------- 
 Resolution 6A: 
  To re-elect Sir Douglas Flint CBE 
  as a Director                        1,016,087,065   96.91   32,372,391         1,048,459,456           8,950,993 
                                      --------------  ------  ------------  -------------------------  --------------- 
 Resolution 6B: 
  To re-elect Jonathan Asquith as a 
  Director                             1,012,399,530   96.86   32,816,563         1,045,216,093           12,193,761 
                                      --------------  ------  ------------  -------------------------  --------------- 
 Resolution 6C: 
  To re-elect Stephen Bird as a 
  Director                             1,039,954,796   98.53   15,531,199         1,055,485,995           1,924,454 
                                      --------------  ------  ------------  -------------------------  --------------- 
 Resolution 6D: 
  To re-elect Stephanie Bruce as a 
  Director                             1,039,597,827   98.49   15,911,756         1,055,509,583           1,896,434 
                                      --------------  ------  ------------  -------------------------  --------------- 
 Resolution 6E: 
  To re-elect John Devine as a 
  Director                             1,025,920,748   97.21   29,468,630         1,055,389,378           2,004,804 
                                      --------------  ------  ------------  -------------------------  --------------- 
 Resolution 6F: 
  To re-elect Brian McBride as a 
  Director                              881,815,001    83.55   173,590,503        1,055,405,504           1,995,158 
                                      --------------  ------  ------------  -------------------------  --------------- 
 Resolution 6G: 
  To re-elect Cathleen Raffaeli as a 
  Director                             1,038,716,710   98.41   16,793,483         1,055,510,193           1,897,913 
                                      --------------  ------  ------------  -------------------------  --------------- 
 Resolution 6H: 
  To re-elect Cecilia Reyes as a 
  Director                             1,038,627,939   98.40   16,895,229         1,055,523,168           1,887,263 
                                      --------------  ------  ------------  -------------------------  --------------- 
 Resolution 7A: 
  To elect Catherine Bradley CBE as 
  a Director                            889,145,502    84.25   166,215,240        1,055,360,742           2,024,740 
                                      --------------  ------  ------------  -------------------------  --------------- 
 Resolution 7B: 
  To elect Hannah Grove as a 
  Director                             1,049,255,061   99.43    6,014,095         1,055,269,156           2,138,932 
                                      --------------  ------  ------------  -------------------------  --------------- 
 Resolution 7C: 
  To elect Pam Kaur as a Director, 
  with effect from 1 June 2022         1,035,603,009   98.14   19,624,226         1,055,227,235           2,180,871 
                                      --------------  ------  ------------  -------------------------  --------------- 
 Resolution 7D: 
  To elect Michael O'Brien as a 
  Director, with effect from 1 June 
  2022                                 1,040,218,373   98.58   15,000,414         1,055,218,787           2,190,070 
                                      --------------  ------  ------------  -------------------------  --------------- 
 Resolution 8: 
  To provide limited authority to 
  the Company and its subsidiaries 
  to make political donations 
  and to incur political expenditure   1,029,566,404   97.59   25,432,251         1,054,998,655           2,411,199 
                                      --------------  ------  ------------  -------------------------  --------------- 
 Resolution 9: 
  To authorise the Directors to 
  issue further shares                  854,012,310    80.88   201,920,042        1,055,932,352           1,478,097 
                                      --------------  ------  ------------  -------------------------  --------------- 
 Resolution 10 (Special): 
  To disapply share pre-emption 
  rights                                870,176,413    83.00   178,267,190        1,048,443,603           8,966,672 
                                      --------------  ------  ------------  -------------------------  --------------- 
 Resolution 11 (Special): 
  To give authority for the Company 
  to buy back up to 10% of its 
  issued ordinary shares               1,035,051,451   98.03   20,782,942         1,055,834,393           1,573,713 
                                      --------------  ------  ------------  -------------------------  --------------- 
 Resolution 12: 
  To authorise the Directors to 
  allot shares in relation to the 
  issuance of Convertible Bonds         867,715,396    82.73   181,170,324        1,048,885,720           8,524,134 
                                      --------------  ------  ------------  -------------------------  --------------- 
 Resolution 13 (Special): 
  To disapply pre-emption rights in 
  respect of allotments of equity 
  securities in relation to 
  the issuance of Convertible Bonds     859,330,096    81.99   188,796,669        1,048,126,765           9,283,089 
                                      --------------  ------  ------------  -------------------------  --------------- 
 Resolution 14 (Special): 
  To allow the Company to call 
  general meetings on 14 days' 
  notice                                995,983,935    94.29   60,328,733         1,056,312,668           1,097,353 
                                      --------------  ------  ------------  -------------------------  --------------- 
 Resolution 15 (Special): 
  To cancel the capital redemption 
  reserve                              1,041,964,619   98.83   12,299,127         1,054,263,746           3,145,111 
                                      --------------  ------  ------------  -------------------------  --------------- 
 

Other matters

As previously announced, we confirm that Martin Pike and Jutta af Rosenborg did not seek re-election, and retired from the Board at the conclusion of the meeting.

John Devine has been appointed Chair of the Risk & Capital Committee and Catherine Bradley has been appointed Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Nomination & Governance Committee with effect from 18 May 2022.

We also confirm that Resolution 15, relating to the cancellation of the Company's capital redemption reserve (the "Cancellation"), was passed as a special resolution. As explained in the AGM Guide, the Cancellation, which was proposed as a matter of balance sheet management and in order to create distributable reserves, remains subject to the confirmation of the Court of Session in Edinburgh.

The total number of shares in issue at 6pm on Tuesday 17 May 2022 was 2,180,725,768 ordinary shares of 13(61) /(63) pence each.

Votes withheld are not a vote in law and have not been counted in the calculation of the votes for and against each resolution, the total votes validly cast or the calculation of the proportion of issued share capital voted.

Copies of all resolutions are available for inspection in the AGM Guide previously submitted to the National Storage Mechanism at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2, copies of the resolutions that do not constitute ordinary business at an annual general meeting will also be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism

The AGM Guide and the voting results are also available on the abrdn plc website at www.abrdn.com

18 May 2022

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