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Go-Ahead Group PLC

21 December 2021

21 December 2021

The Go-Ahead Group plc (the "Company")

VOTING RESULTS OF 2021 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

At the Annual General Meeting of the Company held today at 11.00am, all resolutions were passed on a poll. The total number of votes received on each resolution is as follows:

 
                 Resolution                 For       % of votes    Against    % of vote     Votes cast      Withheld 
                                                         cast                     cast         as % of 
                                                                                               issued 
                                                                                            share capital 
      To elect Christian Schreyer as a 
  1    director                          26,557,354        99.75      66,450        0.25           61.66%        4,343 
     ---------------------------------  -----------  -----------  ----------  ----------  ---------------  ----------- 
      To elect Gordon Boyd as a 
  2   director                           26,554,884        99.74      69,251        0.26           61.66%        4,012 
     ---------------------------------  -----------  -----------  ----------  ----------  ---------------  ----------- 
      To re-elect Clare Hollingsworth 
      as 
  3   a director                         26,117,268        98.10     505,854        1.90           61.66%        5,025 
     ---------------------------------  -----------  -----------  ----------  ----------  ---------------  ----------- 
      To re-elect Adrian Ewer as a 
  4   director                            6,377,853        53.53   5,536,394       46.47           27.59%   14,713,900 
     ---------------------------------  -----------  -----------  ----------  ----------  ---------------  ----------- 
      To re-elect Harry Holt as a 
  5   director                           26,271,953        98.68     351,667        1.32           61.66%        4,527 
     ---------------------------------  -----------  -----------  ----------  ----------  ---------------  ----------- 
      To re-elect Leanne Wood as a 
  6   director                           26,304,002        98.80     319,618        1.20           61.66%        4,527 
     ---------------------------------  -----------  -----------  ----------  ----------  ---------------  ----------- 
      To authorise the Company to make 
      political donations and incur 
      political 
  7   expenditure                        26,399,625        99.81      50,664        0.19           61.26%      177,858 
     ---------------------------------  -----------  -----------  ----------  ----------  ---------------  ----------- 
      To authorise the directors to 
      allot 
  8   shares                             26,333,061        98.91     290,040        1.09           61.66%        5,046 
     ---------------------------------  -----------  -----------  ----------  ----------  ---------------  ----------- 
  9   To authorise the directors to 
      disapply 
      pre-emption rights (special 
      resolution)                        26,571,052        99.81      51,118        0.19           61.66%        5,977 
     ---------------------------------  -----------  -----------  ----------  ----------  ---------------  ----------- 
      To give authority to the Company 
      to make market purchases of its 
      own 
 10   shares (special resolution)        26,396,520        99.22     207,112        0.78           61.61%       24,515 
     ---------------------------------  -----------  -----------  ----------  ----------  ---------------  ----------- 
      To authorise the calling of 
      general 
      meetings of the Company by 
      notice 
      of 14 clear days (special 
 11   resolution)                        25,653,064        96.35     970,937        3.65           61.66%        4,146 
     ---------------------------------  -----------  -----------  ----------  ----------  ---------------  ----------- 
 

Notes:

 
      1. Any proxy appointments which gave discretion to the Chairman have been included in 
       the "for" total. 
       2. The Group's issued capital (excluding treasury shares) at the date of the meeting 
       43,177,390 ordinary shares of 10p each. Each ordinary share carries the right to one 
       vote and, therefore, at the date of the meeting there were 43,177,390 voting rights in 
       the Group. 
       3. A "vote withheld" is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the 
       proportion of the votes "for" and "against" a resolution. 
       4. All percentages are shown to two decimal places. 
 

This information will also shortly be available to view on the Company's website at: www.go-ahead.com. A copy of the resolutions relating to special business at the Annual General Meeting have today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism .

UK Corporate Governance Code statement - Resolution 4

Resolution 4 concerning the re-election of Adrian Ewer as a director of the Company was passed as an ordinary resolution, with 53% of votes in favour. Adrian Ewer is Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee and the Group understands that this voting outcome is attributable to concerns in relation to the issues identified in connection with London & South Eastern Railway Ltd (LSER). In accordance with the UK Corporate Governance Code 2018, the Board will consult with shareholders and will consider their feedback in connection with this matter. As recently announced, the Group has appointed Dominic Lavelle and David Blackwood as Independent Non-Executive Directors, with Dominic Lavelle assuming the role of Audit Committee Chair Designate and David Blackwood assuming the role of Senior Independent Director Designate both with effect from 1 January 2022. These appointments reflect the Board's succession planning, with Adrian Ewer reaching a nine year term in April 2022.

For further information please contact:

Carolyn Ferguson, Group Company Secretary - 0191 232 3123

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