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Previous AGMs

AGM results and meeting summaries

2013 Annual General Meeting

Our AGM was attended by over 60 LV= members.

Rachel Small, LV='s Company Secretary welcomed everyone to the meeting and Chairman, Dennis Holt gave a brief update on how LV= has been doing over the past year and opened the floor to questions. He then officially announced that he would be stepping down as LV= Chairman at the end of the meeting.

All six resolutions, including the re-election of Mike Rogers, Mark Austen and James Dean, were passed.

In his first official action as LV='s new Chairman, Mark Austen offered a few final words about how far LV= has come since 2007. He commented that he inherits a healthy, well-structured business which is well-positioned for future success.

The results of the 54,112 proxy votes (including 12,496 which were received online) are shown in the table below. As a result of these votes we will be donating £20,000 to a charity nominated by one of our voting members.

Resolution

% in favour

1. To receive the 2012 Report and Accounts

98.9

2. To re-appoint Mike Rogers as a director

97.9

3. To re-appoint Mark Austen as a director

97.7

4. To re-appoint James Dean as a director

97.9

5. To approve the 2012 Remuneration Report

94.0

6. To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Society's auditor

97.3

2012 Annual General Meeting

50 LV= members attended the meeting which began at 3:00pm.

The meeting opened at 3:00pm with remarks from our chairman Dennis Holt which included a summary of our business performance. The chairman then opened the floor to questions, after which our company secretary asked members to consider and vote on six resolutions. Each resolution was successfully carried and the meeting closed at 3.22pm.

The results of the 59,022 proxy votes (18% of which were online) are shown in the table below. The mid way charity target of between 50,000 and 100,000 proxy votes was achieved. £15,000 was therefore donated to Scope, a charity nominated by a member who voted.

Resolution

% in favour

1. To receive the report and accounts for the year ending 31 December 2011. You can view the annual report online.

96.8

2. To re-appoint Dennis Holt as a director.

96.2

3. To re-appoint Caroline Burton as a director.

96.0

4. To re-appoint John O''Roarke as a director.

95.9

5. To approve the 2011 Remuneration Report.

90.0

6. To re-appoint Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLC as the Societies auditor until the end of the next AGM.

96.0

2011 Annual General Meeting

62 LV= members attended the meeting which began at 3pm.The meeting opened with a statement from our chairman Dennis Holt, during which he announced the LV= mutual bonus. The chairman then opened the floor to questions, after which he asked members to vote on eight resolutions. Each resolution was successfully carried and the meeting closed at 3.40pm.

The results of the 58,873 proxy votes are shown in the table below. As a result of these votes we will be donating £20,000 to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

Resolution

% in favour

1. To receive the 2010 Report and Accounts

98.9

2. To re-appoint John Edwards as a director

98.0

3. To re-appoint Philip Moore as a director 98.0
4. To re-appoint Cath Keers as a director 97.7
5. To re-appoint Richard Rowney as a director for a second term of three years 97.6
6. To re-appoint Ian Reynolds as a director for a second term of three years 96.9
7. To approve the 2010 Remuneration Report

94.6

8. To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLPas the Society's auditor

97.8

2010 Annual General Meeting

On Thursday 27 May we held our AGM at the Lighthouse Arts Centre in Poole – 58 members voted by a show of hands in favour of all the resolutions.This year we received more proxy votes than ever before.

The results of the 61,146 proxy postal votes are summarised in the table below.

We’re delighted that as a result of the proxy votes we also raised £20,000 for charity. This amount will be shared equally between Great Ormond Street Hospital and The Sparkle Appeal.

Resolution

% in favour

1. To receive the Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2009

98.83

2. To re-appoint as a Director Dennis Holt, who retires in accordance with Rule 9.11(a)

96.96

3. To re-appoint as a Director Mark Austen, who retires in accordance with Rule 9.11(a) 96.89
4. To re-appoint as a Director Mike Rogers, who retires in accordance with Rule 9.11(a) 96.79
5. To approve the Remuneration Report for the year ended 31 December 2009 93.81
6. To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditor of the Society 97.71

2009 Annual General Meeting

Members who attended the meeting voted in favour of each resolution.

55,280 members voted by proxy. Here are the resolutions and the % of votes in favour:

Resolution

% in favour

1. To receive the Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2008

98.6

2. To re-appoint as a Director, Steven Daniels, who retires in accordance with Rule 9.11(a)

96.43

3. To re-appoint as a Director, Stuart Sinclair, who retires following his appointment under Rule 9.10(d)

96.41

4. To approve the Remuneration Report for the year ended 31 December 2008

92.62

5. To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditor of the Society

97.84

6. To approve new Rules for the Society

97.95

Both Home-Start and Make-A-Wish received £6,500 as a result of the proxy votes.

2008 Annual General Meeting

In addition, over 45,000 of you voted by proxy. This resulted in around £15,000 being raised for charity so thank you for your participation. The 2008 charities were the Youth Cancer Trust, LV= Streetwise and Great Ormond St Hospital.

The seven resolutions (and the % of positive votes cast in their favour) were:

Resolution

% in favour

1. Receive the Annual Report and Accounts for 2007

98.67

2. Re-appoint Gill Nott as a director

96.44

3. Re-appoint Keith Abercromby as a director

96.98

4. Re-appoint Ian Reynolds as a director

96.51

5. Re-appoint Richard Rowney as a director

96.76

6. Approve the 2007 Remuneration Report

93.87

7. Re-appoint Ernst & Young as our auditors

97.94

2007 Annual General Meeting

Highlights of the AGM include:

  • All resolutions passed
  • John Woolhouse re-appointed as a director for a further year
  • Change to the Society's Rules
  • Announcement of John Woolhouse's intention to step down from the Board and Dennis Holt's succession to the position of Chairman

At the AGM, members voted on a number of resolutions:

Re-appointment of directors

Mark Austen and Dennis Holt were appointed as directors in September 2006 and Mike Rogers was appointed as a director in June 2006. Under the Rules of the Society they hold the office of director until the conclusion of the AGM and therefore sought re-appointment.

John Woolhouse who reached the age of 70 in November 2006 retired as a director under section 3(3) of Schedule 11 of the Friendly Societies 1992. The Board had recommended his re-appointment for a further year.

Change to the Society's Rules

The Rules of the Society allow payment of discretionary benefits only to members, the resolution proposed at the AGM makes an amendment to the Rules which enables such benefits to be provided to a wider range of individuals associated with members, including spouses, civil partners, parents and grandparents, children and grandchildren.

Other resolutions

Other resolutions proposed were the receipt of the Report and Accounts for 2006, the re-appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Society's auditors and, as an advisory vote, the approval of the Remuneration Report.

All resolutions were passed overwhelmingly by the members in attendance and by the postal votes.

New chairman announced

Current Chairman John Woolhouse announced at the AGM that he will step down as Chairman and as a member of the Board on the 30th June 2007 and will be succeeded as Chairman by Dennis Holt.

Charitable donations

From the votes sent in by proxy, £18,547 was divided between our chosen charities, the NSPCC, Streetwise, and CLIC Sargent.

LV=, County Gates, Bournemouth, BH1 2NF, UK