Endeavour Mining plc is pleased to announce that all resolutions at today’s annual general meeting (“AGM”) were duly passed by shareholders.
Sébastien de Montessus, President and CEO, commented “Michael Beckett has played an invaluable role in Endeavour’s transformation into the leading global gold producer we are today. On behalf of us all at Endeavour, I would like to thank him for his outstanding contribution and leadership. On a personal level, I am grateful for the mentorship and support that Michael has offered me throughout this period. His breadth of knowledge has been indispensable, and we all wish him the very best on his retirement. I would also like to welcome Venkat as our new Chair, and I look forward to working closely with both him and Ian Cockerill, our new Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, as they join our Board.”
As at the date and time of the AGM, the total number of issued ordinary shares of the Company was 248,646,262 and the Company held 213,900 ordinary shares in treasury. The total number of voting rights for the ordinary shares was therefore 248,432,362. 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.
While Resolution 13, to approve the Directors’ Remuneration Policy, received support exceeding 90%, the Board notes that Resolution 14, to approve the annual report on directors’ remuneration contained in the Directors’ Remuneration Report, received approximately 70% support. Endeavour will therefore continue to engage with shareholders in the coming months and will publish an update on that engagement within six months of the AGM.