AGM 2016 Result

​Nationwide members raise over £200,000 in the 2016 AGM

21 July 2016: At Nationwide Building Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), held today at the Sage Gateshead the votes of over 644,000 Nationwide members helped to raise a total of £205,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support and Shelter. 

Results: Ordinary resolutions

1. To receive the Annual Report and Accounts
For: 632,896

Against: 5,930

Votes withheld: 4,493

2. To approve the Directors’ Remuneration Report

For: 592,100

Against: 40,987

Votes withheld: 10,211

3. To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Auditors

For: 616,865

Against: 18,417

Votes withheld: 8,060

Election and Re-election of Directors

The results of the election/re-election of Directors for Nationwide are as follows:

Candidate Votes for​ Votes against​ Withheld​

​Mai Fyfield

​619,840

​14,787

​8,710

​Tim Tookey

​615,534

​17,218

​10,584

​Rita Clifton

​619,500

​15,321

​8,507

​Mitchel Lenson

​615,648

​​17,517

​10,185

​Lynne Peacock

​617,430

​17,135

​8,760

​Tony Prestedge

​613,298

​19,417

​10,642

​Mark Rennison

​613,825

​19,023

​10,504

​Chris Rhodes

​614,134

​18,947

​10,282

​David Roberts

​616,655

​17,083

​9,617

Accordingly, all of the Directors standing for election/re-election were elected and re-elected.

As previously announced Roger Perkin, Senior Independent Director, has retired from the Board.  Lynne Peacock has been appointed as the Senior Independent Director, with Kevin Parry being appointed as Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination and Governance Committee.

Commenting on the vote, David Roberts, Nationwide’s Chairman, said: “I would like to thank our members for their votes at this year’s AGM which has helped to raise a total of £205,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support and Shelter.  They have also shown their strong support for the Society and its directors. 

“From buying a home to planning for a happy retirement, we all have financial and life ambitions.  At Nationwide, our strength means we can help more people achieve these ambitions than ever before.  It is a privilege to have led the Board in what has been a year of strong performance for the Society.  I would like to extend my thanks to the management team and all colleagues across the Society for their professionalism, dedication and care for our members.  I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Roger Perkin who has given Nationwide many years of valued service and advice and we wish him well for his retirement.”

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