Please note that, where appropriate, the themes and responses to questions raised by shareholders in relation to AGM 2020 will be posted on this page. Neither the themes nor the responses will be specifically attributed to shareholders.
Having regard to their own safety and that of others, shareholders are respectfully asked to comply with the Stay at Home Measures (as announced by the UK Government) and not make plans to attend the AGM. 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. 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.
Shareholders will not therefore be able to ask questions in person at the AGM. It is our intention to respond to questions as soon as practicably possible and, where appropriate, update this page.
For further information on the AGM, including important updates, shareholders are encouraged to visit the Shareholder Meetings page.
Please note that it may not always be possible to issue personal replies of a general nature.
When do you hold your AGM?
The AGM is usually held in May, the last AGM was held on 16 May 2019.
Please check the Shareholder Meetings page for details of the 2020 AGM. This will include important updates regarding AGM arrangements.
What is an AGM?
A public company is required in law to hold an AGM with its shareholders and to table its accounts within six months of the end of its preceding financial year.
Can I ask a question at the AGM?
Yes, shareholders, their appointed proxies and authorised corporate representatives have the right to ask questions at the AGM relating to the business of the meeting.
Can I receive AGM documents electronically?
Yes, please contact our registrar, Equiniti Limited.
Where can I find a list of questions which have been raised relating to the AGM resolutions?
Questions which have been raised and the Group's responses are available here.
Can I submit my proxy or voting instructions online?
Yes, you can provide your proxy or voting instructions online prior to the AGM. Instructions will be issued to shareholders prior to the AGM.