Tern Plc (AIM:TERN), the investment company specialising in the Internet of Things (“IoT”), announces that at the Company’s General Meeting (“GM”) held earlier today all resolutions were voted on by a poll and were passed.
The total number of Ordinary Shares of the Company in issue, each with one voting right, is 330,338,101 and the votes cast in respect of the resolutions were as follows:
Commenting Al Sisto, CEO of Tern, said :
“We are pleased that the requisite majority of shareholders have supported the revised share allotment authority proposals. As outlined in the circular convening the GM, the directors believe these authorities are vital to enable the value of Tern’s portfolio companies to be protected and enhanced, enabling us to maximise shareholder value.
“The authorities provide the Company with the flexibility to support its portfolio companies as necessary and give the Company negotiating leverage, if required, when dealing with potential third-party investors in discussions about the portfolio companies. This is particularly important given the anticipated development pathways of many of the portfolio companies.
“We are also very pleased with the increase in shareholder engagement following the AGM and more than twice as many votes were cast at the GM than at the recent AGM. We have also welcomed the significant amount of feedback received from our shareholders, whether in favour of the resolutions or not, and this will help guide our strategy going forward. We are conscious that we have shareholders who do not wish to see any dilution of their holding and I would like to reassure all shareholders that the Company will not look to issue any further equity without having an appropriate use for the funds that is focussed on maximising shareholder value.
“I would like to reiterate my thanks to all those shareholders who have expressed their views and voted at the GM, and we welcome continued shareholder dialogue. These are exciting times for all Tern’s portfolio companies and I look forward to reporting on their progress in the coming weeks and months.”
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