A forum for shareholders
The 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at Globe House, 4 Temple Place, London WC2R 2PG on Wednesday 28 April 2021.
Our preference had been to welcome shareholders in person to our 2021 Annual General Meeting, particularly given the constraints we faced in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the UK Government’s roadmap to lifting the COVID-19 restrictions do not allow us to hold an in-person meeting. We are therefore proposing to hold the AGM at the Company’s Head Office with the minimum attendance required to form a quorum (arranged by the Company). Shareholders and others will not be permitted to attend the AGM in person but can be represented by the Chair of the meeting acting as their proxy.
Given the evolving nature of the situation, we will notify shareholders of any changes to the arrangements for the 2021 AGM as early as is possible before the date of the meeting. Such updates will be provided here and announced via a Regulatory News Service, such announcements are also available on our website.
We strongly recommend that all shareholders complete and return their proxy instruction appointing the Chair of the meeting as their proxy. This will ensure that your vote will be counted even if attendance at the meeting is restricted or you are unable to attend in person. All proxy instructions must be received by 11.30am on 26 April 2021 by our Registrars. Further details on how to appoint a proxy are provided in the Notice of Meeting.
The Board will provide shareholders with an opportunity to view presentations from the Chairman and Chairman Designate and hear the Company’s response to pre-submitted shareholder questions. The presentations, Q&A video and Q&A transcript will be made available on our website on Wednesday 21 April 2021 by no later than 2.00pm UK time.
Shareholders are able to submit questions about the business of the AGM via the AGM Questions form .
We will endeavour to respond to all questions received by 5.00pm UK time on 14 April 2021 either in the presentation and Q&A video or via our website on Wednesday 21 April 2021. We will endeavour to publish response to questions received after that deadline on our website on or before the date of the AGM. Questions may be summarised or thematically grouped as part of our response.
The AGM provides shareholders with the opportunity to vote on various company matters as set out in the Notice of Meeting. The Notice of Meeting, which includes the information required by Part 13 of the Companies Act 2006 (as relevant), lists the formal resolutions upon which shareholders are entitled to vote, as well as detailed explanatory notes on those items of business that are scheduled to be put before the Meeting.
The results of voting at the 2021 AGM will be released to the London Stock Exchange and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on the afternoon following the Meeting.