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Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC

20 May 2022

20 May 2022

RESULT OF VOTING AT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF

RECKITT BENCKISER GROUP PLC

HELD ON 20 MAY 2022

The resolutions proposed at the Annual General Meeting of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (the "Company") held earlier today were passed by the requisite majority by poll. The results are set out below:

STATEMENT OF POLL

 
       RESOLUTION           VOTES       %      VOTES AGAINST     %      VOTES CAST    % of      VOTES 
                             FOR                                                       ISC     WITHHELD 
                                                                                      Voted 
 1. That the 
  Annual Report 
  and Financial 
  Statements 
  for the year 
  ended 31 December 
  2021 be received.       538499860   99.91%          498554    0.09%    538998414   75.38%     3476278 
                         ----------  -------  --------------  -------  -----------  -------  ---------- 
 2. That the 
  Directors' 
  Remuneration 
  Report be approved.     491189710   91.73%        44291555    8.27%    535481265   74.89%     6993427 
                         ----------  -------  --------------  -------  -----------  -------  ---------- 
 3. That the 
  Directors' 
  Remuneration 
  Policy be approved.     493637970   91.57%        45472574    8.43%    539110544   75.39%     3364148 
                         ----------  -------  --------------  -------  -----------  -------  ---------- 
 4. That the 
  final dividend 
  of 101.6p per 
  ordinary share 
  be declared.            533933974   98.80%         6505550    1.20%    540439524   75.58%     1282941 
                         ----------  -------  --------------  -------  -----------  -------  ---------- 
 5. That Andrew 
  Bonfield be 
  re-elected 
  as a Director.          532497582   98.41%         8612352    1.59%    541109934   75.67%     1364394 
                         ----------  -------  --------------  -------  -----------  -------  ---------- 
 6. That Olivier 
  Bohuon be re-elected 
  as a Director.          539547572   99.71%         1562113    0.29%    541109685   75.67%     1364643 
                         ----------  -------  --------------  -------  -----------  -------  ---------- 
 7. That Jeff 
  Carr be re-elected 
  as a Director.          537483132   99.33%         3648387    0.67%    541131519   75.68%     1342811 
                         ----------  -------  --------------  -------  -----------  -------  ---------- 
 8. That Margherita 
  Della Valle 
  be re-elected 
  as a Director.          540472139   99.88%          639138    0.12%    541111277   75.67%     1363051 
                         ----------  -------  --------------  -------  -----------  -------  ---------- 
 9. That Nicandro 
  Durante be 
  re-elected 
  as a Director.          533168075   98.53%         7941085    1.47%    541109160   75.67%     1365168 
                         ----------  -------  --------------  -------  -----------  -------  ---------- 
 10. That Mary 
  Harris be re-elected 
  as a Director.          532890037   98.48%         8219918    1.52%    541109955   75.67%     1364373 
                         ----------  -------  --------------  -------  -----------  -------  ---------- 
 11. That Mehmood 
  Khan be re-elected 
  as a Director.          539342543   99.68%         1758104    0.32%    541100647   75.67%     1373677 
                         ----------  -------  --------------  -------  -----------  -------  ---------- 
 12. That Pam 
  Kirby be re-elected 
  as a Director.          530627579   98.06%        10489425    1.94%    541117004   75.67%     1357324 
                         ----------  -------  --------------  -------  -----------  -------  ---------- 
 13. That Laxman 
  Narasimhan 
  be re-elected 
  as a Director.          539271427   99.66%         1863609    0.34%    541135036   75.68%     1339292 
                         ----------  -------  --------------  -------  -----------  -------  ---------- 
 14. That Chris 
  Sinclair be 
  re-elected 
  as a Director.          520652723   97.25%        14745876    2.75%    535398599   74.87%     7075729 
                         ----------  -------  --------------  -------  -----------  -------  ---------- 
 15. That Elane 
  Stock be re-elected 
  as a Director.          539646749   99.73%         1465904    0.27%    541112653   75.67%     1361675 
                         ----------  -------  --------------  -------  -----------  -------  ---------- 
 16. That Alan 
  Stewart be 
  elected as 
  a Director.             535283896   99.71%         1550010    0.29%    536833906   75.07%     5640347 
-----------------------  ----------  -------  --------------  -------  -----------  -------  ---------- 
 17. That KPMG 
  LLP be re-appointed 
  as auditor 
  of the Company.         537710736   99.36%         3442136    0.64%    541152872   75.68%     1321820 
                         ----------  -------  --------------  -------  -----------  -------  ---------- 
 18. That the 
  Board, acting 
  through the 
  Audit Committee, 
  be authorised 
  to determine 
  the auditor's 
  remuneration.           540743919   99.92%          426932    0.08%    541170851   75.68%     1302951 
                         ----------  -------  --------------  -------  -----------  -------  ---------- 
 19. That the 
  Company be 
  authorised 
  to make political 
  donations.              533285589   98.54%         7926034    1.46%    541211623   75.69%     1258431 
                         ----------  -------  --------------  -------  -----------  -------  ---------- 
 20. That the 
  Directors' 
  authority to 
  allot shares 
  be renewed.             494869928   91.92%        43481510    8.08%    538351438   75.29%     4123253 
                         ----------  -------  --------------  -------  -----------  -------  ---------- 
 21. That the 
  Directors' 
  power to disapply 
  pre-emption 
  rights in respect 
  of up to 5% 
  of issued share 
  capital be 
  renewed.                530037355   98.29%         9237403    1.71%    539274758   75.42%     3199883 
                         ----------  -------  --------------  -------  -----------  -------  ---------- 
 22. That the 
  Directors' 
  power to disapply 
  pre-emption 
  rights in respect 
  of up to an 
  additional 
  5% of issued 
  share capital 
  be authorised.          525420705   97.43%        13850628    2.57%    539271333   75.42%     3203296 
                         ----------  -------  --------------  -------  -----------  -------  ---------- 
 23. That the 
  Company's authority 
  to purchase 
  its own shares 
  be renewed.             536471658   99.23%         4138039    0.77%    540609697   75.60%     1863045 
                         ----------  -------  --------------  -------  -----------  -------  ---------- 
 24. That the 
  Directors be 
  authorised 
  to call a general 
  meeting, other 
  than an AGM, 
  on 14 clear 
  days' notice.           470970881   87.48%        67403631   12.52%    538374512   75.29%     4100180 
                         ----------  -------  --------------  -------  -----------  -------  ---------- 
 

Resolutions 21 to 24 are special resolutions.

A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes for or against a resolution.

A copy of the above results will shortly be available on the Company's website at www.reckitt.com .

In accordance with UK Listing Rule 9.6.2R a copy of all the resolutions passed other than resolutions concerning ordinary business have been submitted to the UK Listing Authority via the National Storage Mechanism and in due course will be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism.

As at the close of business on 18 May 2022, the issued share capital of the Company consisted of 736,535,179 ordinary shares of 10 pence each, 21,471,303 of which were held as treasury shares. Therefore, the total voting rights in the Company as at that time were 715,063,876.

Committee Chair change

Following the conclusion of the 2022 AGM, the Company confirms that Alan Stewart has been appointed to the position of Remuneration Committee Chair. This disclosure is made in accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.11(3).

For further Information:

Catheryn O'Rourke

Company Secretary

Tel. 0 1753 217 800

103-105 Bath Road, Slough SL1 3UH

Registered in England and Wales, No. 6270876

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc's LEI code is 5493003JFSMOJG48V108

About Reckitt

Reckitt* exists to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. We believe that access to the highest-quality hygiene, wellness and nourishment is a right, not a privilege.

Reckitt is the company behind some of the world's most recognisable and trusted consumer brands in hygiene, health and nutrition, including Air Wick, Calgon, Cillit Bang, Clearasil, Dettol, Durex, Enfamil, Finish, Gaviscon, Harpic, Lysol, Mortein, Mucinex, Nurofen, Nutramigen, Strepsils, Vanish, Veet, Woolite and more.

Every day, more than 20 million Reckitt products are bought globally. We always put consumers and people first, seek out new opportunities, strive for excellence in all that we do and build shared success with all our partners. We aim to do the right thing, always.

We are a diverse global team of more than 43,000 colleagues. We draw on our collective energy to meet our ambitions of purpose-led brands, a healthier planet and a fairer society. Find out more, or get in touch with us at www.reckitt.com

*Reckitt is the trading name of the Reckitt Benckiser group of companies

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