Regulatory News

Result of Annual General Meeting

16 May 2023

Equals (AIM:EQLS), a leading fintech payments group focused on the SME marketplace, announces that at the Company's Annual General Meeting held earlier today, all resolutions put to shareholders were duly passed.  The results of the proxy voting position received in advance of the meeting and received at the meeting are reported below.


 Resolution Votes for % Votes against % Votes withheld
Resolution 1 (Ordinary)
To receive and adopt the statement of accounts for the year ended 31 December 2022 together with the reports of the Directors and the auditors thereon.
99.99 6,120 0.01 6,380
Resolution 2 (Ordinary)
To re-elect Alan Hughes as a director of the Company.
105,888,522 99.99 10,798 0.01 22,611
Resolution 3 (Ordinary)
To re-elect Richard Cooper as a director of the Company.
104,483,894 99.99 10,092 0.01 1,427,945
Resolution 4 (Ordinary)
To reappoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditor to the Company and to authorise the Directors to set the auditor's remuneration.
105,886,013 99.97 29,538 0.03 6,380
Resolution 5 (Ordinary)
To authorise the Directors to allot relevant securities.
105,868,063 99.99 14,120 0.01 39,784
Resolution 6 (Special)
To empower the Directors to allot equity securities for cash otherwise than on a pre-emptive basis.
101,237,757 95.60 4,656,409 4.40 27,765
Resolution 7 (Special)
To empower the Directors to allot equity securities for cash otherwise than on a pre-emptive basis for an acquisition or other capital investment.
101,243,197 95.61 4,650,969 4.39 27,765
Resolution 8 (Special)
To empower the Directors to make market purchases of the Company’s shares.
105,871,491 99.98 22,675 0.02 27,765
Resolution 9 (Special)
That a general meeting of the Company, other than an annual general meeting, may be called on not less than 14 clear days’ notice.
105,887,761 99.97 26,996 0.03 7,174



All resolutions put to the meeting were carried.

As at the time of the Meeting, there were 181,793,295 ordinary shares in issue. Shareholders are entitled to one vote per share. Votes withheld are not votes in law and so have not been included in the calculation of the proportion of votes for and against a resolution.



For more information, please contact:

Equals Group plc  
Ian Strafford-Taylor, CEO
Richard Cooper, CFO
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7778 9308
Canaccord Genuity (Nominated Adviser & Joint Broker) 
Max Hartley / Harry Rees Tel: +44 (0) 20 7523 8150
Peel Hunt LLP (Joint Broker)  
Paul Shackleton / John Welch Tel: +44 (0) 20 7418 8900
Buchanan (Financial Communications)  
Henry Harrison-Topham / Toto Berger
[email protected]
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000


Notes to Editors:

Equals Group is a technology-led international payments group augmented by highly personalised service for the payment needs of SME’s whether these be FX, card payments or via Faster Payments. Founded in 2007, the Group listed on AIM in 2014. For more information, please visit