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Beazley PLC

26 March 2021

Beazley plc

London, 26 March 2021

Beazley plc - 2021 Annual General Meeting Results

Beazley plc held its annual general meeting for shareholders at 2.30pm today and announces that all the resolutions were duly passed.

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.3, full details of the resolutions passed as special business will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection.

For information, the results of the AGM are set out below. The total number of votes received for each resolution is set out below. The number of 5p ordinary shares in issue and the number of voting rights on 24 March 2021 was 609,230,206.

 
 Resolution   Description                   Votes in      Votes Against   Votes Withheld 
  No.                                      Favour and 
                                          discretionary 
              To receive the 
               accounts for 
               the financial 
               year ended 31 
               December 2020, 
               together with 
               the Directors' 
               report and Auditor's 
 1             report thereon               486,713,968           3,377          819,130 
             -------------------------  ---------------  --------------  --------------- 
              To approve the 
               Directors' Remuneration 
               Report for the 
               financial year 
               ended 31 December 
 2             2020                         485,504,081       1,984,177           48,217 
             -------------------------  ---------------  --------------  --------------- 
              To re-elect Adrian 
               Cox as a Director 
 3             of the Company               487,493,070           3,677           39,728 
             -------------------------  ---------------  --------------  --------------- 
              To re-elect Nicola 
               Hodson as a Director 
 4             of the Company               486,691,896         775,165           69,414 
             -------------------------  ---------------  --------------  --------------- 
              To re-elect Andrew 
               Horton as a Director 
 5             of the Company               487,273,926         137,989          124,560 
             -------------------------  ---------------  --------------  --------------- 
              To re-elect Sally 
               Lake as a Director 
 6             of the Company               486,658,211         808,194           70,070 
             -------------------------  ---------------  --------------  --------------- 
              To re-elect Christine 
               LaSala as a Director 
 7             of the Company               484,446,855       3,019,550           70,070 
             -------------------------  ---------------  --------------  --------------- 
              To re-elect John 
               Reizenstein as 
               a Director of 
 8             the Company                  484,446,244       3,020,161           70,070 
             -------------------------  ---------------  --------------  --------------- 
              To re-elect David 
               Roberts as a 
               Director of the 
 9             Company                      484,452,741       3,013,664           70,070 
             -------------------------  ---------------  --------------  --------------- 
              To re-elect Robert 
               Stuchbery as 
               a Director of 
 10            the Company                  487,462,228           3,877           70,370 
             -------------------------  ---------------  --------------  --------------- 
              To re-elect Catherine 
               Woods as a Director 
 11            of the Company               484,453,457       3,012,948           70,070 
             -------------------------  ---------------  --------------  --------------- 
              To elect Pierre-Olivier 
               Desaulle as a 
               Director of the 
 12            Company                      487,449,713          14,048           72,714 
             -------------------------  ---------------  --------------  --------------- 
              To re-appoint 
               EY as Auditors 
 13            of the Company               486,026,590         150,498        1,359,387 
-----------  -------------------------  ---------------  --------------  --------------- 
              To authorise 
               the Audit and 
               Risk Committee 
               to determine 
               the Auditors' 
 14            remuneration                 487,156,677         337,586           42,212 
             -------------------------  ---------------  --------------  --------------- 
              To authorise 
               the Directors 
 15            to allot shares              452,999,365      34,494,015           43,094 
             -------------------------  ---------------  --------------  --------------- 
              To disapply pre-emption 
 16*           rights                       480,545,941       6,945,546           44,987 
             -------------------------  ---------------  --------------  --------------- 
              To authorise 
               the Company to 
               make market purchases 
 17*           of Ordinary Shares           485,782,957       1,518,433          235,084 
             -------------------------  ---------------  --------------  --------------- 
              To adopt new 
 18*           Articles of Association      487,433,136          16,888           86,451 
             -------------------------  ---------------  --------------  --------------- 
              To allow the 
               Company to hold 
               general meetings 
               (other than annual 
               general meetings) 
               on not less than 
               14 clear days' 
 19*           notice                       429,260,160      58,266,663            9,652 
             -------------------------  ---------------  --------------  --------------- 
 

* Special resolution

For further information please contact:

Beazley plc

Christine Oldridge

+44 (0)20 7674 7758

Note to editors:

Beazley plc (BEZ.L), is the parent company of specialist insurance businesses with operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia. Beazley manages six Lloyd's syndicates and, in 2020, underwrote gross premiums worldwide of $3,563.8 million. All Lloyd's syndicates are rated A by A.M. Best.

Beazley's underwriters in the United States focus on writing a range of specialist insurance products. In the admitted market, coverage is provided by Beazley Insurance Company, Inc., an A.M. Best A rated carrier licensed in all 50 states. In the surplus lines market, coverage is provided by the Beazley syndicates at Lloyd's.

Beazley's European insurance company, Beazley Insurance dac, is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland and is A rated by A.M. Best and A+ by Fitch.

Beazley is a market leader in many of its chosen lines, which include professional indemnity, cyber liability, property, marine, reinsurance, accident and life, and political risks and contingency business.

For more information please go to: www.beazley.com

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