Capita plc - Shareholder approval for sale of 51% interest in Axelos
London, July 15
("Capita" or the "Company")
Shareholder approval for the sale of Capita's 51% interest in AXELOS Limited
Capita is pleased to announce that the resolution proposed at the general meeting of the Company held at 10:30 a.m. on 15 July 2021 (the "General Meeting"), seeking approval for the proposed sale of its 51% interest in AXELOS Limited to PeopleCert International Limited (the "Disposal"), was duly passed by shareholders. Full details of the poll result are set out below.
|Resolution||Votes For||%||Votes Against||%||Votes Total||% of ISC Voted||Votes Withheld|
|THAT the Disposal be approved||1,244,878,060||99.99||113,269||0.01||1,244,991,329||73.92%||479,607|
We have now satisfied all the Capita conditions precedent and are awaiting anti-trust clearance in Cyprus before completion.
The full text of the resolution is set out in the notice of General Meeting forming part of the circular to shareholders dated 28 June 2021.
Please note a 'vote withheld' is not a vote under English law and is therefore not included in the calculation of votes 'for' and 'against' the resolution.
The total number of issued ordinary shares in the Company (excluding treasury shares) as at 6:00 p.m. on 13 July 2021, being the voting record time, was 1,684,273,523 ordinary shares. The Company holds no shares in treasury and therefore the total number of votes exercisable as at the voting record time was 1,684,273,523.
A copy of the resolution passed at the General Meeting will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism.
For more information please contact:
Capita investor enquiries
Director of Investor Relations
Tel: 07989 665484
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Capita external communications
Tel: 0207 654 2399
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This announcement is an announcement and not a circular or prospectus or equivalent document and prospective investors should not make any investment decision on the basis of its contents. Nothing in this announcement constitutes an offer of securities for sale in any jurisdiction.
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Goldman Sachs International, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority ("PRA") and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority and the PRA, is acting exclusively for Capita and no one else in connection with the Disposal and will not be responsible to anyone other than Capita for providing the protections afforded to clients of Goldman Sachs International, or for providing advice in relation to the Disposal or any other matter referred to in this announcement.