A FTSE250 Company Secretary writes...
I am trying to go ahead with my AGM in mid-May, subject to whatever “lockdown” looks like. I have added the following to my Notice of AGM. I am hoping that I can run the meeting with the FD elected as Chair of the meeting, and two other members – me plus 1. The registrar will be on the phone. I would very much welcome any comments/thoughts.
As at the date of this Notice, we have taken the decision to proceed with the Annual General Meeting. However, the safety of our shareholders, colleagues and customers is of the utmost importance to us during these difficult times, and so we want to strongly encourage you to use your proxy vote this year, rather than attending in person. This is so particularly if you are self-isolating, for whatever reason, or are a person who is more susceptible than others to Covid 19.
We will not be holding our “normal” meeting, and we will not be providing any refreshments. The objective will be to table the resolutions before the meeting and then close it down as quickly as possible. We anticipate that it will last no more than around 10 minutes.
We hope that you understand our decision in the circumstances, and we will consider holding a shareholder event in the North East later in the year.
Should any arrangements for the AGM change, we will make an announcement via the Regulatory News Service. Please register to receive updates at: https://corporate.greggs.co.uk/investors/regulatory-news/email-signup.