Annual Report and Accounts and Notice of AGMSource: RNS
31 March 2020
EMIS Group plc
Annual Report and Accounts and Notice of Annual General Meeting
The Company will today publish its Notice of Annual General Meeting ("Notice of AGM") under the Investors section on its website www.emisgroupplc.com/investors/.
The Company's annual general meeting ("AGM") is scheduled to be held on Wednesday 6 May 2020 at 10.30am at EMIS Group plc head office at Altitude 6, Airport West, Yeadon LS19 7ZA. Shareholders should note that the location of the AGM is now different to the place specified in the Company's 2019 Annual Report and Accounts.
The evolving COVID-19 situation and the related Government guidelines will clearly impact the ability of shareholders to attend our AGM. In normal circumstances, the Board greatly values the opportunity to meet shareholders in person. However, it fully supports the recent Government advice for people to avoid both mass gatherings and non-essential travel and social contact. These Government guidelines can be found at www.gov.uk/coronavirus. On this basis, the Board has concluded that it is appropriate to ask shareholders not to attend our AGM in person this year and that anyone trying to attend, will be refused entry to the meeting. Attending the meeting in person would be inconsistent with current Government guidelines relating to COVID-19. Instead, shareholders are reminded of and are strongly encouraged to use their right to appoint the Chair of the AGM as their proxy.
The Board has therefore decided to make some changes to the format of the AGM this year. Unlike in previous years, the AGM will comprise the formal business part of the meeting only, that is the formal resolutions and not a wider discussion about business performance or Q&A. Should a shareholder have a question that they would have raised at the meeting, we ask that instead of attending the meeting, they send it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (marked for the attention of the Company Secretary). Answers to questions will be published on our website following the AGM.
Please note that professional advisors have also been asked not to attend the AGM.
In the event that further disruption to the AGM becomes unavoidable, we will announce any changes to the meeting as soon as practicably possible through the Company's website and via the Regulatory News Service.
The Notice of AGM together with the Company's 2019 Annual Report and Accounts will shortly be sent to those shareholders who have elected to receive paper communications and are also available on the Investors section on the website www.emisgroupplc.com/investors/.
EMIS Group plc Tel: 0113 380 3000
Christine Benson, Company Secretary
Numis Securities Limited
(Nominated Adviser & Broker) Tel: 020 7260 1000
MHP Communications Tel: 020 3128 8572
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