18 July 2019
The results of the voting at Nationwide Building Society's Annual General Meeting (AGM) held today, Thursday 18 July 2019, at Manchester Central Convention Complex, Manchester, M2 3GX are detailed below.
1. To receive the Directors’ Report, the Annual Accounts, the Annual Business Statement and the Auditors’ Report for the financial year ended 4 April 2019
For: 559,950 (98.84%)
Against: 6,553 (1.16%)
Votes withheld*: 5,040
2. To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report for the financial year ended 4 April 2019
For: 511,752 (91.06%)
Against: 50,240 (8.94%)
Votes withheld*: 9,544
3. To appoint Ernst & Young LLP as Auditors until the end of the next AGM
For: 542,608 (96.55%)
Against: 19,367 (3.45%)
Votes withheld*: 9,577
Election or re-election of Directors
The results of the election or re-election of Directors of Nationwide Building Society are as follows:
Accordingly, all of the Directors standing for election or re-election were elected and re-elected.
*A ‘Vote Withheld’ is not a vote in law and will not be and has not been counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes ‘For’ and ‘Against’ the resolutions or candidates in the election or re-election of Directors.
Welcoming members to this year’s AGM in Manchester, David Roberts, Nationwide's Chairman, said:
“As a member-owned Society, our AGM is an important annual event for us where our members have an equal vote on deciding how the Society is governed and led. We’re encouraged by members’ strong support for all the Resolutions recommended by the Board. Each resolution passed with over 90% of votes cast in favour.”
“The Society is thriving, and succeeding on many different measures. Our membership is at a record high, as was our gross mortgage lending last year, which is predominantly to homebuyers. Our service has been better than our peer group competitors for the last 7 years1. Last year members benefited from £705 million in member financial benefit, the extra value we can offer our members as a building society. We are also financially safe, secure and profitable, fulfilling our core responsibility of being a safe home for our members’ finances.”
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mitchel Lenson on behalf of the Board for his valuable contribution over the last eight years, as he retires from the Board today.”
1 Source: © Ipsos MORI 2019, Financial Research Survey (FRS), lead held over seven-year period covering 12 months ending 31 March 2013 to 12 months ending 31 March 2019, c.60,000 adults surveyed per annum, proportion of extremely/very satisfied customers minus proportion of extremely/very/fairly dissatisfied customers summed across main current account, mortgage and savings. Peer group defined as providers with main current account market share >4% (Barclays, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, NatWest, Santander and TSB). Prior to April 2017, peer group defined as providers with main current account market share >6% (Barclays, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds Bank (Lloyds TSB prior to April 2015), NatWest and Santander).