Cobham plc - General Meeting - Voting Result

Released : 18.04.2017

RNS Number : 5953C
Cobham PLC
18 April 2017
 

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18 April 2017

 

Cobham plc

 

General Meeting - Voting Result

 

Cobham plc (the Company or Cobham) announces that a General Meeting was held today to consider resolutions relating to the proposed rights issue (the Rights Issue), details of which were set out in the Notice of General Meeting included in each of the prospectus (the Prospectus) and the circular that were distributed to shareholders on 28 March 2017.

 

The resolutions summarised below were considered by means of a poll vote and duly adopted.

 

Resolution 1:

 

The Board is authorised to allot 683,145,540 new ordinary shares up to an aggregate nominal amount of £17,078,638.50 in connection with the Rights Issue.

 

Resolution 2:

 

The Board is authorised to allot new ordinary shares pursuant to the Rights Issue as if statutory pre-emption rights did not apply.

 

The votes cast were as follows:

 

Resolution number

Total Votes FOR

% of Votes cast

Total Votes AGAINST

% of Votes cast

Total Votes Cast

% of issued share capital Voting

Votes WITHHELD

1

35,152,532

99.94

20,837

0.06

35,173,369

82.38

145,142

2

34,453,054

97.95

720,234

2.05

35,173,288

82.38

145,213


 

Notes:

(1) Where shareholders appointed the chairman of the meeting as their proxy with discretion as to voting, these votes have been cast in favour of all resolutions.

(2) A vote 'WITHHELD' is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes 'FOR' or 'AGAINST' a resolution.

(3) Resolution 2 is a Special Resolution requiring a 75% majority.

 

 

 

The Voting results will be placed on our website (www.cobhaminvestors.com).

 

As at close of business on 13 April 2017, the total number of Existing Ordinary Shares eligible to be voted at the General Meeting was 1,707,863,851 and the total number of Preference Shares eligible to be voted at the General Meeting was 19,700. On a poll, there is one vote for every £1 in nominal value of shares. Therefore, the total number of voting rights in the Company as at 13 April 2017 was 42,716,296.

 

The passing of the resolutions will enable Cobham to proceed with the Rights Issue as described in the Circular and the Prospectus.

 

Capitalised terms used in this announcement shall have the meanings set out in the Prospectus and available on www.cobhaminvestors.com.

 

Mrs Lyn Colloff

Company Secretary

Cobham plc

18 April 2017

 

Enquiries

 

Cobham plc

+44 (0)1202 857 998

Julian Wais, Director of Investor Relations




MHP Communications

+44 (0)20 3128  8100

Reg Hoare/Tim Rowntree/Jamie Ricketts




 

Cautionary Statements

 

This announcement is an advertisement and not a prospectus and not an offer of Nil Paid Rights, Fully Paid Rights or New Ordinary Shares for sale in any jurisdiction, including in or into the United States, Australia, Canada, Dubai International Financial Centre, Guernsey, Japan, Jersey, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, South Africa or any jurisdiction where the availability of the Rights Issue (and any other transactions contemplated in relation to it) would breach any applicable laws or regulations (each an Excluded Territory).  

 

Neither this announcement nor anything contained in it shall form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, any offer or commitment whatsoever in any jurisdiction. Investors should not acquire any Nil Paid Rights, Fully Paid Rights or New Ordinary Shares referred to in this announcement except on the basis of the information contained in the Prospectus.

 

Copies of the Prospectus are available from Cobham plc, Brook Road, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 2BJ and on Cobham's website at www.cobhaminvestors.com. Neither the content of the Company's website nor any website accessible by hyperlinks on the Company's website is incorporated in, or forms part of, this announcement.

 

The distribution of this announcement, the Prospectus, the Provisional Allotment Letter, and the offering or transfer of Nil Paid Rights, Fully Paid Rights or New Ordinary Shares into jurisdictions other than the United Kingdom may be restricted by law, and, therefore, persons into whose possession this announcement, the Prospectus, the Provisional Allotment Letter and/or any accompanying documents comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with any such restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of such jurisdiction. In particular, subject to certain exceptions, this announcement, the Prospectus and the Provisional Allotment Letters should not be distributed, forwarded to or transmitted in or into the United States or any other Excluded Territory.

 

Recipients of this announcement and/or the Prospectus should conduct their own investigation, evaluation and analysis of the business, data and property described in this announcement and/or the Prospectus. This announcement does not constitute a recommendation concerning any investor's options with respect to the Rights Issue. The price and value of securities can go down as well as up. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The contents of this announcement are not to be construed as legal, business, financial or tax advice. Each Shareholder or prospective investor should consult his, her or its own legal adviser, business adviser, financial adviser or tax adviser for legal, financial, business or tax advice.

 

This announcement is not and does not contain an offer of securities for sale or a solicitation of an offer to purchase or subscribe for securities in the United States or any other Excluded Territory, or any other state or jurisdiction in which such release, publication or distribution would be unlawful. The securities to which this announcement relates (the Securities) have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), and may not be offered or sold in the United States unless registered under the Securities Act or pursuant to an exemption from, or a transaction not subject to, registration under the Securities Act. There will be no public offer of the Securities in the United States or any other jurisdiction. Subject to certain exceptions, the Securities may not be offered or sold in any other Excluded Territory or to, or for the account or benefit of, any national, resident or citizen of such countries. 

 

Accordingly, subject to certain exceptions, the Rights Issue is not being made in the United States and neither this announcement, the Prospectus nor the Provisional Allotment Letters constitute or will constitute an offer, or an invitation to apply for, or an offer or an invitation to subscribe for or acquire any Nil Paid Rights, Fully Paid Rights or New Ordinary Shares in the United States. Subject to certain limited exceptions, Provisional Allotment Letters have not been, and will not be, sent to, and Nil Paid Rights have not been, and will not be, credited to the CREST account of, any Qualifying Shareholder with a registered address in or that is located in the United States.

 

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