Abcam plc: Result of General Meeting (Form 6-K)

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Result of General Meeting (Form 6-K)

Result of General Meeting

Abcam plc (AIM: ABC; NASDAQ: ABCM), a global leader in the supply of life science research tools, announces that all resolutions put to its General Meeting (the 'General Meeting') held this afternoon were passed.

The Board is pleased that all resolutions have been approved by shareholders and notes that a minority of shareholders opposed Resolutions 1 and 2 (to approve a new Remuneration Policy and adopt a new Profitable Growth Incentive Plan ('PGIP')).

Prior to today's meeting, Abcam's Remuneration Committee received positive indications of support for the final proposals following an extensive consultation process. The Committee recognises that a proportion of shareholders (including those who follow the guidance of their proxy advisors) were not able to support the new Remuneration Policy or the new PGIP.

The Remuneration Committee acknowledges concerns raised by shareholders in their voting but believes it is important to emphasise that throughout its discussions there was support from shareholders for the over-arching objectives of the plan to align long-term incentives with the delivery of the 2024 Strategy, and the plan itself. There was also broad recognition that, as an increasingly global business, to sustain its future success Abcam must be able to effectively compete for and retain talent in a global marketplace, in particular when competing against US listed life science and healthcare companies.

The approved PGIP is an important step forward towards aligning incentives to Abcam's growth plans for over 80 senior leaders in the business.

Abcam has not applied for any Government funded wage subsidies or furlough arrangements related to the Covid pandemic. Rather, it has implemented two company-wide pay increases since March 2020.

The Board remains firmly committed to maintaining an open dialogue with its shareholders to ensure it fully understands their views and it will continue to constructively engage with those shareholders who were unable to support the proposals.

Full details of the poll results are available at www.abcamplc.com.

For further information, please contact:

Abcam

+ 44 (0) 1223 696 000

Marc Perkins, Company Secretary

James Staveley, Vice President, Investor Relations

Numis - Nominated Advisor & Joint Corporate Broker

+ 44 (0) 20 7260 1000

Garry Levin / Freddie Barnfield / Duncan Monteith

Morgan Stanley - Joint Corporate Broker

+ 44 (0) 207 425 8000

Tom Perry / Luka Kezic

J.P.Morgan Cazenove - Joint Corporate Broker

+ 44 (0) 20 7742 4000

James Mitford / Hemant Kapoor

FTI Consulting

+ 44 (0) 20 3727 1000

Ben Atwell / Natalie Garland-Collins

About Abcam plc

As an innovator in reagents and tools, Abcam's purpose is to serve life science researchers globally to achieve their mission, faster. Providing the research and clinical communities with tools and scientific support, the Company offers highly validated antibodies and assays to address important targets in critical biological pathways.

Already a pioneer in data sharing and ecommerce in the life sciences, Abcam's ambition is to be the most influential company in life sciences by helping advance global understanding of biology and causes of disease, which, in turn, will drive new treatments and improved health.

In the fiscal year ended 30 June 2020, Abcam's worldwide customer base consisted of approximately 750,000 life science researchers. By actively listening to and collaborating with these researchers, the Company continuously advances its portfolio to address their needs. A transparent programme of customer reviews and datasheets, combined with an industry-leading validation initiative, gives researchers increased confidence in their results.

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Cambridge, UK, the Company has served customers in more than 130 countries. Abcam's ordinary shares were admitted to trading on AIM in 2005 (AIM: ABC) and its American Depositary Shares began trading on the Nasdaq Global Market in October 2020 (Nasdaq: ABCM).

Please visit corporate.abcam.com to find out more.

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