NOTICE OF THE 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ("AGM")
EVRAZ plc (LSE: EVR or the "Company") announces that its 2020 Annual General Meeting will be held at 2 Portman Street, London W1H 6DU at 11:00 a.m. (London time) on Tuesday 16 June 2020.
The Company's Board of Directors (the "Board") has been closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation. Following the UK Government's introduction of its Stay at Home Measures for social distancing and prohibition on non-essential travel and public gatherings, unfortunately it will not be possible for Shareholders to attend this year's AGM in person if such measures remain in place.
The AGM will be convened with the minimum quorum of shareholders present in order to conduct the business of the meeting and no external shareholders will be admitted.
The Board strongly recommends that Shareholders vote on all resolutions by submitting a Form of Proxy to appoint the Chair of the AGM as their proxy. If a Shareholder appoints a person other than the Chair of the AGM as their proxy, that other proxy will not be able to attend the AGM nor vote.
Ensuring that Shareholders are able to raise questions on the business of the AGM remains a key priority for the Board. Any questions on the business of the AGM should be submitted in advance of the AGM to IR@EVRAZ.COM by no later than 11:00 a.m. on Friday 12 June 2020. The Company will endeavour to provide responses to these questions and, where appropriate, will publish answers to frequently asked questions on the Company's website (www.evraz.com).
Shareholders should continue to monitor the Company's website and announcements for any updates regarding the AGM.
As noted on page 140 of the Company's 2019 Annual Report and Accounts, in February 2020 the Board became aware that certain dividends paid in 2018 and 2019 had been made otherwise than in accordance with the Companies Act 2006; due to an administrative error, interim accounts were not filed at Companies House prior to the dividends being made. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, this year's AGM will focus only on essential business and therefore the resolutions to address this administrative error will be proposed at next year's AGM. There will be no changes to dividend payments paid previously and this will have no impact on the Company's ability to pay future dividends. The Board has taken the necessary steps to ensure that, in future, such administrative errors do not arise in relation to the payment of dividends.
The following documents have been posted to shareholders:
- Annual Report 2019
- Notice of 2020 Annual General Meeting
- Form of Proxy for the Annual General Meeting
In compliance with 9.6.1 of the Listing Rules, copies of the above documents have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism
The Annual Report is also available on the Company's website at https://www.evraz.com/en/investors/reports-and-results/annual-reports/ and the Notice of Annual General Meeting at https://www.evraz.com/en/investors/shareholders/gm/
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