21 August 2020
Rutherford Health plc
Rutherford Health plc (the "Company" or "Group" or "Rutherford Health") announces that at its annual general meeting ("AGM") held earlier today, shareholders passed resolutions 1,5,6,7, and 9.
Shareholders did not pass resolutions 2, 3 and 4, being the resolutions to re-elect as directors Timothy Irish, Andrew Bennett and Diana Dyer-Bartlett, who therefore retire from the board. The Company thanks them for their service.
Resolution 8, which would have enabled the Company to make off-market purchases of its own shares, was also not passed by shareholders.
Holding in Company and Total Voting Rights
As a result of the passing of resolution 9, the Company's articles of association ("Articles") have been changed with the result that LF Equity Income Fund is no longer restricted to 19.50% of the Company's voting rights.
As announced on 11 March 2020, LF Equity Income Fund holds 57,027,018 Rutherford ordinary shares of GBP0.001 each ("Ordinary Shares"), representing 28.81% of the Company's issued share capital. As a result of the amendment to the Articles, LF Equity Income Fund now also holds 28.81% of the Company's voting rights.
For the purposes of the Financial Conduct Authority's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules ("DTRs"), as a result of the changes to the Articles, Rutherford has 197,973,238 Ordinary Shares in issue with voting rights attached. Rutherford holds no shares in treasury. This figure of 197,973,238 may be used by shareholders in the Company as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in the Company, under the DTRs.
A copy of the notice of AGM and the amended Articles may be found on the Company's website, https://rutherfordhealth.com/investors/reports-presentations
The information contained within this announcement is deemed to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014. Upon the publication of this announcement, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.
The directors of the Company accept responsibility for the content of this announcement.