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Annual General Meeting 2017 voting results

Thank you to our members who voted in the 2017 Annual General Meeting. This year around 136,000 members voted, which represents 12.7% of our eligible membership. 

We are pleased that members who were unable to attend the meeting were able to vote online, by post, or in branch.

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.

AGM Minutes 

The results of the resolutions proposed at our 2017 Annual General Meeting are recorded in the minutes of the meeting which are available below.

Annual General Meeting Minutes 2017

2017 results
Ordinary resolutions
Result
1. To receive the Directors' Report, Annual Accounts and Annual Business Statement for the year ended 31 December 2016
For: 134,923
Against: 1,086  
Withheld: 924
In favour: 99.2%
2. To approve the Annual Remuneration Report for the year ended 31 December 2016
For: 124,542
Against: 10,097  
Withheld: 2,298
In favour: 92.5%
3. To approve the Remuneration Policy
For: 123,277
Against: 11,043
Withheld: 2,607
In favour: 91.8%
4. To reappoint Ernst & Young LLP as Auditor of the Society
For: 132,270
Against: 3,328  
Withheld: 1,334
In favour: 97.5%
Election of directors
Result
5. To re-elect
Peter George Edwin Ayliffe
For: 131,301
Against: 3,509 
Withheld: 2,126
In favour: 97.4%
6. To re-elect
Roger Douglas Burnell
For: 131,416
Against: 3,433 
Withheld: 2,089
In favour: 97.5%
7. To elect
Catherine Martina Mary Doran
For: 131,331
Against: 3,578
Withheld: 2,023
In favour: 97.3%
8. To re-elect
Peter Nicholas Frost
For: 131,210
Against: 3,602  
Withheld: 2,125
In favour: 97.3%
9. To re-elect
Ian Scott Geden
For: 131,021
Against: 3,793
Withheld: 2,120
In favour: 97.2%
10. To elect
Alasdair Bruce Lenman
For: 131,049
Against: 3,534
Witheld: 2,346
In favour: 97.4%
11. To re-elect
Mark Alistair Parsons
For: 130,881
Against: 3,888
Withheld: 2,166
In favour: 97.1%
12. To re-elect
Ian Pickering 
8. For: 131,020
Against: 3,800
Withheld: 2,116
In favour: 97.2%
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 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.