Shareholder Meetings

Date this page was last updated: 3 April 2020

 

Important changes to our AGM

Your Board continues to closely monitor developments in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and the health and wellbeing of the Company’s shareholders, customers and employees continue to remain of paramount importance.

Since our Notice of AGM was published on 19 March 2020, the UK Government passed into law further mandatory measures in order to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. These mandatory measures prohibit, amongst other things, individuals engaging in non-essential travel and public gatherings of more than two people, save where the gathering is essential for work purposes (the “Stay at Home Measures”).

Whilst we remain legally required to hold our AGM, the Stay at Home Measures, if still in place at the time of the AGM, will significantly restrict our ability to follow our usual AGM format. In order to ensure shareholders can comply with the Stay at Home Measures, if these measures are still in place at the time of the AGM, your Board has concluded that shareholders should not plan to attend the AGM in person. It is currently intended that the AGM will be held with only the minimum number of shareholders present as required to form a quorum under the Company’s articles of association, and who are essential for the business of the AGM to be conducted. These attendees will be officers or employees of the Group. The results of the votes on the proposed resolutions will be announced in the normal way as soon as practicable after the conclusion of the AGM.

Having regard to their own safety and that of others, shareholders are respectfully asked to comply with the Stay at Home Measures and not make plans to attend the AGM. To ensure the safety of the limited number of people whose attendance is essential, we will not be able to allow other shareholders to gain access to the AGM on the day.

The Group has published a letter to shareholders and this is available here: 

Important Update to Chairman's Letter: Dividend Withdrawal and AGM Arrangements

Given the rapidly evolving situation, we will keep shareholders informed of any further developments relating to our AGM and other matters on this page.

As stated in the notice of annual general meeting (notice of AGM), the AGM is scheduled to take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, The Exchange, Edinburgh, EH3 8EE on Thursday 21 May 2020 at 11.00am (the ‘AGM’). 

 

UPDATES AND USEFUL INFORMATION

Has the date, time or venue for the AGM changed?

There are no changes to report as at the date shown above; the AGM is scheduled to take place as set out above and in the notice of AGM.

What will cause the AGM arrangements to change?

Since our Notice of AGM was published on 19 March 2020, the UK Government passed into law further mandatory measures in order to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. These mandatory measures prohibit, amongst other things, individuals engaging in non-essential travel and public gatherings of more than two people, save where the gathering is essential for work purposes (the “Stay at Home Measures”).

Whilst we remain legally required to hold our AGM, the Stay at Home Measures if still in place at the time of the AGM will significantly restrict our ability to follow our usual AGM format. In order to ensure shareholders can comply with the Stay at Home Measures, if these measures are still in place at the time of the AGM your Board has concluded that shareholders should not plan to attend the AGM in person. It is currently intended that the AGM will be held with only the minimum number of shareholders present as required to form a quorum under the Company’s articles of association, and who are essential for the business of the AGM to be conducted. These attendees will be officers or employees of the Group. The results of the votes on the proposed resolutions will be announced in the normal way as soon as practicable after the conclusion of the AGM.

Given the rapidly evolving situation, we will keep shareholders informed of any further developments relating to our AGM and other matters on this page.

Can the Company still hold its AGM?

Whilst we remain legally required to hold our AGM, the Stay at Home Measures described above, if still in place at the time of the AGM, will significantly restrict our ability to follow our usual AGM format. It is currently intended that the AGM will be held with only the minimum number of shareholders present as required to form a quorum under the Company’s articles of association, and who are essential for the business of the AGM to be conducted. These attendees will be officers or employees of the Group. The results of the votes on the proposed resolutions will be announced in the normal way as soon as practicable after the conclusion of the AGM.

Can I attend the AGM?

As noted above, since our Notice of AGM was published on 19 March 2020, the UK Government passed into law further mandatory measures in order to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. These mandatory measures prohibit, amongst other things, individuals engaging in non-essential travel and public gatherings of more than two people, save where the gathering is essential for work purposes (the “Stay at Home Measures”).

Having regard to their own safety and that of others, shareholders are respectfully asked to comply with the Stay at Home Measures and not make plans to attend the AGM. To ensure the safety of the limited number of people whose attendance is essential, we will not be able to allow other shareholders to gain access to the AGM on the day.

Can I vote on the resolutions that are to be put to the AGM?

The resolutions are set out in the notice of AGM. Shareholders are entitled to vote and your Board strongly encourages shareholders to exercise their right to vote by appointing the chairman of the AGM as their proxy to vote at the AGM in accordance with their instructions.

How can I vote?

We encourage you to submit your voting instructions as early as possible.
In order to ensure that shareholders’ votes are counted, your Board strongly encourages shareholders to exercise their right to vote by appointing the chairman of the AGM as their proxy to vote at the AGM in accordance with their instructions. Shareholders can submit their instruction by one of the following methods:

  • Go online – at www.sharevote.co.uk and simply follow the instructions; or
  • by completing the proxy or voting instruction form that was issued to shareholders

Proxy appointments or voting instructions should be provided as soon as possible and must be received by Equiniti no later than 11.00am on Tuesday 19 May 2020 in order to be valid.

Where can I find the Notice of AGM?

The notice of AGM can be found by clicking on the 2020 tab at the top of this page.

Can I ask a question?

Despite these necessary changes to the format of the AGM, your Board remains very mindful of ensuring that shareholders have an opportunity to engage with them. Questions submitted by shareholders which are of common interest are addressed through the Shareholder Information section of the Group’s website. Shareholders are encouraged to submit questions in advance of the AGM, or raise matters of concern as a shareholder, by emailing ShareholderQuestions@lloydsbanking.com with the subject line “AGM 2020”.

Issued Capital and Associated Voting Rights

For details regarding the total number of shares in issue as at the date the notice of meeting was agreed and the associated voting rights for that meeting, please refer to the relevant notice of meeting.

2020 Annual General Meeting

The next Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Lloyds Banking Group plc will be held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, The Exchange EH3 8EE on Thursday 21 May 2020 at 11.00am.

Your Board continues to closely monitor developments in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and the health and wellbeing of the Company’s shareholders, customers and employees continue to remain of paramount importance.

Since our Notice of AGM was published on 19 March 2020, the UK Government passed into law further mandatory measures in order to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. These mandatory measures prohibit, amongst other things, individuals engaging in non-essential travel and public gatherings of more than two people, save where the gathering is essential for work purposes (the “Stay at Home Measures”).

Whilst we remain legally required to hold our AGM, the Stay at Home Measures, if still in place at the time of the AGM, will significantly restrict our ability to follow our usual AGM format. In order to ensure shareholders can comply with the Stay at Home Measures, if these measures are still in place at the time of the AGM, your Board has concluded that shareholders should not plan to attend the AGM in person. It is currently intended that the AGM will be held with only the minimum number of shareholders present as required to form a quorum under the Company’s articles of association, and who are essential for the business of the AGM to be conducted. These attendees will be officers or employees of the Group. The results of the votes on the proposed resolutions will be announced in the normal way as soon as practicable after the conclusion of the AGM.

 Having regard to their own safety and that of others, shareholders are respectfully asked to comply with the Stay at Home Measures and not make plans to attend the AGM. To ensure the safety of the limited number of people whose attendance is essential, we will not be able to allow other shareholders to gain access to the AGM on the day.

The notice of AGM which contains an important letter to shareholders from the Group’s Chairman and details of the resolutions to be proposed at the meeting is available by clicking on the link below:

Chairman's Letter and Notice of AGM 

The Group has published a letter to shareholders and this is available here: 

Important Update to Chairman's Letter: Dividend Withdrawal and AGM Arrangements

The resolutions are set out in the notice of AGM. In order to ensure that shareholders’ votes are counted, your Board strongly encourages shareholders to exercise their right to vote by appointing the chairman of the AGM as their proxy to vote at the AGM in accordance with their instructions. Shareholders can submit their instruction by one of the following methods:

• Go online – at www.sharevote.co.uk and simply follow the instructions; or
• by completing the proxy or voting instruction form that was issued to shareholders

Proxy appointments or voting instructions should be provided as soon as possible and must be received by Equiniti no later than 11.00am on Tuesday 19 May 2020 in order to be valid.

Given the rapidly evolving situation, we will keep shareholders informed of any further developments relating to our AGM and other matters on the “AGM 2020 Important Updates” tab.

Shareholders may wish to review the Group's Performance Summary, which incorporates the shareholder update from our Group Chief Executive. Additionally shareholders may wish to review the Group's accounts for the year ended 31 December 2019 and these can be found by clicking on one of the links below.

View our Annual Report and Accounts (pdf)

View our Annual Review (pdf) 

The results of the polls held at previous general meetings of Lloyds Banking Group plc, at which all resolutions were passed in each case, and the relevant notice of meeting can be viewed by selecting the links below.

Annual General Meeting

16 May 2019

Poll Results

Notice of Meeting

Annual General Meeting

24 May 2018

Poll Results

Notice of Meeting

Annual General Meeting

11 May 2017

Poll Results

Notice of Meeting

Annual General Meeting

12 May 2016

Poll Results

Notice of Meeting

Annual General Meeting

14 May 2015

Poll Results

Notice of Meeting

Annual General Meeting

15 May 2014

Poll Results

Notice of Meeting

Annual General Meeting

16 May 2013

Poll Results

Notice of Meeting

General Meeting

16 May 2013

Poll Results

Notice of Meeting

Annual General Meeting

17 May 2012

Poll Results

Notice of Meeting

Annual General Meeting

18 May 2011

Poll Results

Notice of Meeting

Annual General Meeting

6 May 2010

Poll Results

Notice of Meeting

General Meeting

26 November 2009

Poll Results

Notice of Meeting

Annual General Meeting

5 June 2009

Poll Results

Notice of Meeting

General Meeting

5 June 2009

Poll Results

Notice of Meeting

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