AGM

A forum for shareholders

The 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held at Globe House, 4 Temple Place, London WC2R 2PG on Thursday 30 April 2020.

The AGM in light of COVID-19

In order to comply with the UK Government’s COVID-19 ‘Stay at Home’ measures, prohibiting, amongst other things, public gatherings of more than two people, the Company’s 2020 AGM was convened with the minimum necessary quorum of two shareholders, in accordance with the Company’s Articles of Association. As a result, other shareholders were not allowed to attend the AGM on the grounds of safety. The business transacted remained unchanged from that set out in the Notice of AGM.

Shareholders were strongly encouraged to exercise their vote by appointing the Chairman of the Meeting as their proxy.  All valid proxy appointments were included in the poll taken at the AGM and the results of voting at the AGM is set out below.

Shareholders were also given the opportunity to submit questions about the business of the AGM in advance of the meeting. Please click the link below to see BAT's responses to questions submitted.

2020 AGM Q&A (0.2 mb) 

2020 Annual General Meeting

The AGM provided 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 were entitled to vote, as well as detailed explanatory notes on those items of business which were put before the Meeting.

Notice of Meeting – 2020 AGM (206 kb) 

Voting results

The results of voting at the 2020 AGM were released to the London Stock Exchange and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on the afternoon following the Meeting.

Results of voting at the 2020 Annual General Meeting (101 kb) 

2020 Annual General Meeting Chairman’s Statement

Read Richard Burrows's statement 2020


2019 Annual General Meeting

Notice of Meeting – 2019 AGM (192 kb) 

Results of voting at the 2019 Annual General Meeting (218 kb) 

2019 AGM voting results update statement

Read Richard Burrows's speech 2019


2018 Annual General Meeting

Notice of Meeting – 2018 AGM (203 kb) 

Results of voting at the 2018 Annual General Meeting (99 kb) 

Read Richard Burrows's speech 2018


2017 Annual General Meeting

Notice of Meeting - 2017 AGM (203 kb) 

Results of voting at the 2017 Annual General Meeting (332 kb) 

Read Richard Burrows's speech 2017


2016 Annual General Meeting

Notice of Meeting - 2016 AGM (233 kb) 

Results of voting at the 2016 Annual General Meeting (128 kb) 

Read Richard Burrows's speech 2016


2015 Annual General Meeting

Notice of Meeting - 2015 AGM (269 kb) 

Results of voting at the 2015 Annual General Meeting (126 kb) 

Read Richard Burrows's speech 2015


2014 Annual General Meeting

Notice of Meeting - 2014 AGM (215 kb) 

Results of voting at the 2014 Annual General Meeting (110 kb) 

Read Richard Burrows's speech 2014


2013 Annual General Meeting

Notice of Meeting - 2013 AGM (216 kb) 

Results of voting at the 2013 Annual General Meeting (119 kb) 

Read Richard Burrows's speech 2013


2012 Annual General Meeting

Notice of Meeting - 2012 AGM (376 kb) 

Results of voting at the 2012 Annual General Meeting (120 kb) 

Read Richard Burrows's speech 2012


2011 Annual General Meeting

Notice of meeting - 2011 AGM (169 kb) 

Results of voting at the 2011 Annual General Meeting (89 kb) 

Read Richard Burrows's speech


2010 Annual General Meeting

Notice of Meeting - 2010 AGM (308 kb) 

Results of voting at the 2010 Annual General Meeting (31 kb) 

Read Richard Burrows's speech


2009 Annual General Meeting

Notice of Meeting - 2009 AGM (308 kb) 

Results of voting at the 2009 Annual General Meeting (30 kb) 

Read the speech by Jan du Plessis

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