HAYS PLC: Result of AGM

HAYS PLC 
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2012 
RESULTS OF THE POLL 
Hays plc held its twenty fifth Annual General Meeting today, 7 November 2012, 
at the Royal College of Physicians, 
11 St Andrews Place, Regents Park, London NW1 4LE at 12 noon. All resolutions 
were duly passed on a poll. The 
results are shown below. 
POLL RESULTS 
The results of the poll are as follows: 
                                                Votes                     
Votes        Votes 
Resolution                                            For     % For         
Against     Withheld 
            
1.   To receive and adopt the Directors'                                         


                     
     and Auditor's Reports and the                                              
       
     financial statements for the year                                          
            


 ended 30 June 2012                     1,072,992,244     99.12       
9,510,123       86,313          
                                                                             
       
2.   To declare a final dividend for                                             
        
 the year ended 30 June 2012            1,081,653,104     99.91         
921,356       14,220          
                                                                             
       
3.   To approve the Directors'                                                   
        
 Remuneration Report                    1,059,948,272     98.19      
19,534,121    3,106,286       
                                                                             
       
4.   To reappoint Pippa Wicks as a                                               
        
 director of the Company                1,080,427,202     99.81       
2,081,118       80,360          
                                                                             
       
5.   To reappoint Alan Thomson as a                                              
        
 director of the Company                1,080,431,349     99.81       
2,076,804       80,527          
                                                                             
       
6.   To reappoint Alistair Cox as a                                              
        
 director of the Company                1,080,474,605     99.81       
2,035,948       78,127          
                                                                             
       
7.   To reappoint Paul Venables as a                                             
        
 director of the Company                1,080,477,591     99.81       
2,030,362       80,727          
                                                                             
       
8.   To reappoint William Eccleshare                                             
        
 as a director of the Company           1,080,406,310     99.81       
2,102,380       79,990          
                                                                             
        
9.   To reappoint Paul Harrison as a                                             
        
 director of the Company                1,080,405,398     99.81       
2,099,203       84,079          
                                                                             
       
10.  To reappoint Victoria Jarman as a                                           
        
 director of the Company                1,080,424,235     99.81       
2,089,824       74,621          
                                                                             
       
11.  To reappoint Richard Smelt as a                                             
        
 director of the Company                1,080,388,618     99.80       
2,116,321       83,741          
                                                                             
       
12.  To reappoint Deloitte LLP as                                                
        
 Auditor of the Company                 1,081,853,529     99.94         
659,150       76,001          
                                                                             
       
13.  To authorise the directors to                                               


           
     determine the Auditor's                                                    
           


 remuneration                           1,081,575,563     99.93         
729,244      283,873         
                                                                             
       
14.  To authorise the directors to                                               


           
     allot Ordinary shares in the                                               
           


 Company                                1,059,782,175     97.90      
22,772,478       34,027          
                                                                             
         
15.  To authorise the directors to                                               
        
 disapply pre-emption rights *          1,082,104,399     99.97         
362,738      121,543         
                                                                             
             
16.  To authorise the Company to                                                 
        
 purchase its own shares *              1,071,207,774     99.87       
1,417,603    9,963,303       
                                                                             
       
17.  To authorise the calling of a                                               


           
     general meeting with 14 clear                                              
           


 days' notice *                         1,046,559,607     96.67      
35,995,078       33,995          
                                                                             
       
18.  To approve the 2012 Performance                                             
        
 Share Plan                             1,009,254,694     94.01      
64,266,638    9,067,347       
Special resolutions are indicated by an asterisk. 
The total number of votes cast was 1,082,588,680 which represents 73.94% of the 
Company's issued share 
capital (77.42% excluding shares held in Treasury in respect of which no votes 
were cast). 
The total number of shares in issue at the close of business on 5 November 2012 
was 1,464,096,566 
(1,398,296,896 excluding shares held in Treasury). 
The full text of each of the resolutions is set out in the Notice of Annual 
General Meeting, which 
is available at hays.com/investors. 
In accordance with UK Listing Rule 9.6.2R, copies of the resolutions other than 
those concerning 
ordinary business passed at the Annual General Meeting have been submitted to 
the National Storage 
Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at Hemscott.com/nsm.do. 
Neil Tsappis
Deputy Company Secretary 
7 November 2012 
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