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Result of AGM

SHELL PLC

RESULT OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Shell plc announces the poll results on the resolutions at its Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday May 21, 2024 at the InterContinental London – The O2, 1 Waterview Drive, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0TW. Resolutions 1-22 were carried and resolution 23 was not carried.

In accordance with the Listing Rules, a copy of all resolutions other than resolutions concerning ordinary business at the Annual General Meeting, will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for inspection at: https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism

 

RESOLUTION

VOTES
FOR

%

VOTES
AGAINST

%

VOTES
TOTAL

% of ISC VOTED

VOTES
WITHHELD

1

Receipt of Annual Report & Accounts

4,009,732,721

99.10

36,482,712

0.90

4,046,215,433

63.46%

24,377,242

2

Approval of Directors’ Remuneration Report

3,837,712,517

94.83

209,399,986

5.17

4,047,112,503

63.47%

23,487,236

3

Reappointment of Dick Boer

3,942,771,765

97.41

104,784,962

2.59

4,047,556,727

63.48%

22,984,294

4

Reappointment of Neil Carson

3,997,581,756

98.77

49,763,124

1.23

4,047,344,880

63.47%

23,190,477

5

Reappointment of Ann Godbehere

3,888,176,915

96.06

159,316,307

3.94

4,047,493,222

63.48%

23,046,493

6

Reappointment of Sinead Gorman

3,991,395,067

98.61

56,394,263

1.39

4,047,789,330

63.48%

22,747,157

7

Reappointment of Jane Holl Lute

3,997,349,786

98.76

50,170,807

1.24

4,047,520,593

63.48%

23,016,821

8

Reappointment of Catherine Hughes

3,853,419,013

95.95

162,591,533

4.05

4,016,010,546

62.98%

54,522,444

9

Reappointment of Sir Andrew Mackenzie

3,623,716,656

90.16

395,506,547

9.84

4,019,223,203

63.03%

51,311,361

10

Reappointment of Sir Charles Roxburgh

3,999,894,421

98.83

47,509,826

1.17

4,047,404,247

63.48%

23,133,424

11

Reappointment of Wael Sawan

3,965,223,304

98.66

54,053,413

1.34

4,019,276,717

63.03%

51,249,526

12

Reappointment of Abraham (Bram) Schot

3,978,062,767

98.29

69,181,183

1.71

4,047,243,950

63.47%

23,282,924

13

Reappointment of Leena Srivastava

3,998,196,209

98.79

49,114,863

1.21

4,047,311,072

63.47%

23,224,097

14

Reappointment of Cyrus Taraporevala

3,999,602,499

98.83

47,257,645

1.17

4,046,860,144

63.47%

23,670,224

15

Reappointment of Auditors

4,005,238,096

99.02

39,591,593

0.98

4,044,829,689

63.43%

25,721,016

16

Remuneration of Auditors

4,035,800,899

99.71

11,770,670

0.29

4,047,571,569

63.48%

22,973,578

17

Authority to allot shares

3,959,020,201

97.81

88,490,958

2.19

4,047,511,159

63.48%

23,027,771

18

Disapplication of pre-emption rights*

4,008,888,982

99.24

30,790,514

0.76

4,039,679,496

63.35%

30,899,014

19

Authority to make on-market purchases of own shares*

4,008,568,712

99.05

38,343,081

0.95

4,046,911,793

63.47%

23,629,957

20

Authority to make off-market purchases of own shares*

3,990,697,774

98.62

55,808,260

1.38

4,046,506,034

63.46%

24,037,019

21

Authority for certain donations and expenditure

3,996,889,885

98.77

49,679,442

1.23

4,046,569,327

63.46%

23,981,892

22

Shell's Energy Transition Strategy 2024 resolution

2,982,949,868

78.03

839,906,774

21.97

3,822,856,642

59.95%

247,686,231

23

Shareholder resolution*

735,224,835

18.62

3,213,314,502

81.38

3,948,539,337

61.92%

122,002,084

* Special resolution

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Please note that a ‘vote withheld’ is not a vote under English Law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of the votes ‘for’ and ‘against’ a resolution.

Shell Chief Executive Officer Wael Sawan said: “Shell’s shareholders have strongly backed our strategy to deliver more value with less emissions, as we transform to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050. Our focus on performance, discipline and simplification enables us to invest in providing the energy the world needs today, and in helping to build the low-carbon energy system of the future.”

The level of votes on Resolution 22 requires us to explain what actions we intend to take to consult shareholders in order to understand the reasons behind the result, and report back within six months. We will meet this obligation by continuing to engage with shareholders on why we believe our strategy keeps us on the right path.

May 21, 2024

Caroline J.M. Omloo
Company Secretary
Shell plc

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Cautionary Note
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Forward-Looking Statements
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Shell’s Net Carbon Intensity
Also, in this announcement we may refer to Shell’s “Net Carbon Intensity” (NCI), which includes Shell’s carbon emissions from the production of our energy products, our suppliers’ carbon emissions in supplying energy for that production and our customers’ carbon emissions associated with their use of the energy products we sell. Shell’s NCI also includes the emissions associated with the production and use of energy products produced by others which Shell purchases for resale. Shell only controls its own emissions. The use of the terms Shell’s “Net Carbon Intensity” or NCI are for convenience only and not intended to suggest these emissions are those of Shell plc or its subsidiaries.

Shell’s net-zero emissions target
Shell’s operating plan, outlook and budgets are forecasted for a ten-year period and are updated every year. They reflect the current economic environment and what we can reasonably expect to see over the next ten years. Accordingly, they reflect our Scope 1, Scope 2 and NCI targets over the next ten years. However, Shell’s operating plans cannot reflect our 2050 net-zero emissions target, as this target is currently outside our planning period. In the future, as society moves towards net-zero emissions, we expect Shell’s operating plans to reflect this movement. However, if society is not net zero in 2050, as of today, there would be significant risk that Shell may not meet this target.

Forward Looking non-GAAP measures
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