Annual general meeting
Information regarding the 2016 AGM is given on page 95. Shareholders who attend the AGM are invited to ask questions during the meeting and to meet with Directors after the formal AGM business has been completed. Resolutions for consideration at the AGM are voted on by way of a poll rather than by a show of hands to allow the votes of all shareholders to be counted, including those cast by proxy. The results of the poll are announced to the London Stock Exchange and published on our website after the meeting.
This corporate governance statement, together with the Nominations Committee report on pages 68 and 69, the Audit & Risk Committee report on pages 70 to 75 and the Directors’ remuneration report on pages 76 to 91, provide a description of how the main principles of the 2014 edition of the UK Corporate Governance Code (the Code) have been applied within GKN during 2015. The Code is published by the Financial Reporting Council and is available on its website at www.frc.org.uk. It is the Board’s view that, throughout the financial year ended 31 December 2015, GKN was in compliance with the relevant provisions set out in the Code. This statement complies with sub-sections 2.1, 2.2(1), 2.3(1), 2.5, 2.7 and 2.10 of Rule 7 of the Disclosure Rules and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority. The information required to be disclosed by sub-section 2.6 of Rule 7 is shown on pages 95 to 97.
GKN plc Annual Report and Accounts 2015