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Empiric Student Property PLC

23 May 2022

23 May 2022

Empiric Student Property plc

("Empiric" or the "Company" or, together with its subsidiaries, the "Group")

RESULT OF AGM

The Board of Empiric Student Property plc (ticker: ESP) (the "Board"), the owner and operator of premium student accommodation serving key UK universities, announces that all resolutions proposed at the Company's Annual General Meeting held on 23 May 2022 were voted on and duly passed by a poll by the Company's shareholders and the results of the poll, including proxy votes received, are set out below.

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2(R), a copy of the resolutions passed at the Annual General Meeting will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism

Resolutions 1 to 11 (inclusive) were proposed as ordinary resolutions and resolutions 12 and 15 (inclusive) were proposed as special resolutions.

As at the date of the meeting, there were 603,203,070 ordinary shares with voting rights in issue. The Company does not hold any shares in Treasury.

 
 RESOLUTION                                  FOR                  AGAINST          WITHHELD 
                                                                                    VOTES* 
                                       VOTES       % OF       VOTES       % OF 
                                                   VOTES                  VOTES 
                                                   CAST*                  CAST* 
                                   ------------  --------  -----------  -------  ----------- 
 1. To receive the Company's 
  Annual Report and Accounts 
  for the financial period 
  ended 31 December 2021            405,130,400   100.00%     17,296     0.00%    7,189,295 
                                   ------------  --------  -----------  -------  ----------- 
 2. To approve the Directors' 
  Remuneration Report               376,664,246   98.10%    7,293,186    1.90%    28,379,559 
                                   ------------  --------  -----------  -------  ----------- 
 3. To re-appoint BDO LLP 
  as Auditors of the Company        405,439,658   99.98%      80,940     0.02%    6,816,393 
                                   ------------  --------  -----------  -------  ----------- 
 4. To authorise the Directors 
  to determine the remuneration 
  of the Auditors                   412,246,153   99.99%      32,268     0.01%      58,570 
                                   ------------  --------  -----------  -------  ----------- 
 5. To authorise the Directors 
  to declare and pay all 
  dividends as interim dividends    412,285,883   100.00%     18,307     0.00%      32,801 
                                   ------------  --------  -----------  -------  ----------- 
 6. To elect Martin Ratchford 
  as a Director of the Company      407,799,905   98.90%    4,527,405    1.10%      9,681 
                                   ------------  --------  -----------  -------  ----------- 
 7. To re-elect Mark Pain 
  as a Director of the Company      377,633,660   94.48%    22,064,340   5.52%    12,638,991 
                                   ------------  --------  -----------  -------  ----------- 
 8. To re-elect Alice Avis 
  as a Director of the Company      404,485,199   98.10%    7,828,104    1.90%      23,688 
                                   ------------  --------  -----------  -------  ----------- 
 9. To re-elect Lynne Fennah 
  as a Director of the Company      398,507,963   96.65%    13,819,932   3.35%      9,096 
                                   ------------  --------  -----------  -------  ----------- 
 10. To re-elect Duncan 
  Garrood as a Director 
  of the Company                    406,100,563   98.49%    6,227,332    1.51%      9,096 
                                   ------------  --------  -----------  -------  ----------- 
 11. To authorise the Directors 
  to allot shares under 
  (section 551 of the Companies 
  Act 2006)                         402,524,697   97.63%    9,781,545    2.37%      30,749 
                                   ------------  --------  -----------  -------  ----------- 
 12. Special Resolution 
  - subject to the passing 
  of Resolution 11, the 
  Directors shall have the 
  power to allot equity 
  securities (pursuant to 
  sections 570 and 573 of 
  the Companies Act 2006) 
  for cash                          412,082,841   99.95%     216,617     0.05%      37,533 
                                   ------------  --------  -----------  -------  ----------- 
 13. Special Resolution 
  - subject to the passing 
  of Resolution 11, the 
  Directors shall have the 
  power to allot equity 
  securities (pursuant to 
  sections 570 and 573 of 
  the Companies Act 2006) 
  for cash for the purpose 
  of financing an acquisition 
  or other capital investment       369,597,195   89.65%    42,679,063   10.35%     60,733 
                                   ------------  --------  -----------  -------  ----------- 
 14. Special Resolution 
  - authorise the Company 
  to make market purchases 
  of own shares in the Company      405,318,593   98.33%    6,878,787    1.67%     139,611 
                                   ------------  --------  -----------  -------  ----------- 
 15. Special resolution 
  - that a general meeting 
  may be called on not less 
  than 14 clear days' notice        398,778,282   96.72%    13,531,576   3.28%      27,133 
                                   ------------  --------  -----------  -------  ----------- 
 

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE COMPANY, PLEASE CONTACT:

 
 Empiric Student Property plc                      (via Maitland/amo below) 
 Duncan Garrood (Chief Executive Officer) 
 Lynne Fennah (Chief Financial & Sustainability 
  Officer) 
 
 Jefferies International Limited                   020 7029 8000 
 Tom Yeadon 
  Andrew Morris 
 
 RBC Europe Limited (trading as RBC 
  Capital Markets)                                 020 7653 4000 
 Marcus Jackson 
  Elliot Thomas 
 
                                                   07747 113 930 / 020 7379 
 M aitland/amo (Communications Adviser)             5151 
 James Benjamin                                    empiric-maitland@maitland.co.uk 
  Alistair de Kare-Silver 
 

The Company's LEI is 213800FPF38IBPRFPU87.

Further information on Empiric can be found on the Company's website at www.empiric.co.uk .

Notes:

Empiric Student Property plc is a leading provider and operator of modern, predominantly direct-let, premium student accommodation serving key UK universities. Investing in both operating and development assets, Empiric is a fully integrated operational student property business focused on premium studio-led accommodation managed through its Hello Student(R) operating platform, that is attractive to affluent growing student segments.

The Company, an internally managed real estate investment trust ("REIT") incorporated in England and Wales, listed on the premium listing segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and was admitted to trading on the main market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange in June 2014.

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