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Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting 2018 voting results

Thank you to our members who voted in the 2018 Annual General Meeting. This year around 133,000 members voted, which represents 12.3% of our eligible membership.

The table below shows the total number of votes cast. Members voted overwhelmingly in support of the resolutions and approved all of the director elections and re-elections.

To ensure fairness and accuracy, the AGM vote was independently scrutinised by Electoral Reform Services, part of the Electoral Reform Society.

The results of the voting are shown below.

You can read our Annual General Meeting 2018 minutes.

2018 results
Ordinary resolutions
To receive the Directors’ Report, Annual Accounts and Annual Business Statement for the year ended 31 December 2017
For: 131,138
Against: 1,109 
Withheld: 939
In favour: 99.2%
To approve the Annual Remuneration Report for the year ended 31 December 2017
For: 121,357
Against: 9,560  
Withheld: 2,259
In favour: 92.7%
To re-appoint Ernst & Young LLP as Auditor
For: 127,824
Against: 3,878
Withheld: 1,484
In favour: 97.1%
Election and re-election of directors
To re-elect Peter George Edwin Ayliffe
For: 127,409
Against: 3,809 
Withheld: 1,971
In favour: 97.1%
To re-elect Roger Douglas Burnell
For: 127,921
Against: 3,354 
Withheld: 1,909
In favour: 97.4%
To elect Andrew William Deeks
For: 127,840
Against: 3,278
Withheld: 2,064
In favour: 97.5%
To re-elect Catherine Martina Mary Doran
For: 127,566
Against: 3,825  
Withheld: 1,792
In favour: 97.1%
To elect Michele Jean Faull
For: 127,542
Against: 3,781
Withheld: 1,861
In favour: 97.1%
To re-elect Peter Nicholas Frost
For: 127,534
Against: 3,698
Witheld: 1,950
In favour: 97.2%
To re-elect Ian Scott Geden
For: 127,037
Against: 4,168
Withheld: 1,976
In favour: 96.8%
To elect Joanne Louise Kenrick
For: 127,377
Against: 3,907
Withheld: 1,897
In favour: 97.0%
To re-elect Mark Alistair Parsons
For: 127,120
Against: 4,109
Withheld: 1,954
In favour: 96.9%
Are you eligible to vote in the AGM?

More than 1 million members are invited to vote in our AGM each year.

Eligible members:

·         Are 18 years of age or over on the date of the AGM.

·         Are first-named on a Coventry mortgage or savings account.

·         Owe at least £100 on a mortgage with Coventry Building Society or hold at least £100 in savings accounts with Coventry Building Society as at 31 December in the year before the AGM.

·         Must continue to owe at least £100 on a mortgage to the Society or hold savings with the Society up to and including the date of the AGM.

Go for a paperless vote

If you are registered for Online Services, you can update your settings to receive information about our Annual General Meeting by email and we'll send you the codes you'll need to be able to vote online.

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Updating your AGM preferences

If you're eligible to vote at our Annual General Meeting, and have registered to receive emails from us, we'll send you a link to the official Notice of Meeting and Summary Financial Statement. We'll also provide you with details about the meeting itself and how you can cast your vote online. Our AGM is usually held in April each year.

Please note, you'll need to confirm your paperless preferences by 1 February for them to apply to the next AGM. Any changes you make after 1 February will affect your AGM settings in future years only.

You have the option to change your AGM settings at any time within Online Services.

You can always request a paper copy of a statement if you need one by calling our Customer Service Centre.