Greencore announces that its 2021 Annual Report and Financial Statements, Notice of the 2022 Annual General Meeting (‘AGM’) (‘Notice of AGM’) (together with the Chair’s Letter to Shareholders) and Form of Proxy are being issued to shareholders today.
Public Health Guidelines and the AGM
The wellbeing of stakeholders, in particular our shareholders, colleagues and service providers, is a primary concern for the Directors of the Company. Due to the continuation of the Irish Government’s Coronavirus (‘COVID-19’) restrictions and public health guidance on gatherings and travel and to prioritise the health and safety of our shareholders, colleagues, and other stakeholders, there is expected to be limited ability to facilitate attendance in person at the AGM.
Shareholders are encouraged not to attend the AGM in person and instead to submit proxy instructions to ensure they can vote and be represented at the AGM without attending in person. If shareholders wish to listen live to the proceedings of the AGM, they can do so by telephone or by audio webcast on the Virtual Meeting Platform (details of which are set out below and in the Notice of AGM). Shareholders with questions can submit those questions in writing in advance of the AGM (either by post or by email) or online during the AGM through a Q&A function on the Virtual Meeting Platform (details of which are set out below and in the Notice of AGM).
We will be seeking to conduct the AGM as safely and efficiently as possible and in compliance with applicable law and guidance in effect in connection with COVID-19 at the time of the AGM.
In the event that it is not possible to convene and hold the AGM either in compliance with applicable public health guidelines or requirements, applicable law or where it is otherwise considered that proceeding with the AGM as planned poses an unacceptable health and safety risk, the AGM may be adjourned or postponed to a different time and/or venue, in which case notification of such adjournment or postponement will be given in accordance with applicable law.
The Company continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19 and any relevant updates regarding the AGM, including any changes to the arrangements outlined in the Notice of AGM, will be announced via a Regulatory Information Service and will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website, www.greencore.com.
Further information in relation to the AGM
The following documents have been posted or made available to shareholders today:
- Notice of AGM (together with the Chair’s Letter to Shareholders); and
- Form of Proxy.
The 2021 Annual Report and Financial Statements is available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism. The Notice of AGM and Form of Proxy will be available shortly for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism.
Listening live to the AGM
If a shareholder wishes to listen live to the proceedings of the AGM, they can do so by telephone which they can access by dialling one of the following numbers at the time of the AGM:
- Ireland: +353 (0)1 536 9584 or 1800 94 8271
- UK: +44 (0)20 3936 2999 or 0800 640 6441
- All other locations: +44 (0)20 3936 2999
- Shareholder participation code: 051638
Alternatively, shareholders will be able to listen live to the AGM through an audio webcast on the Virtual Meeting Platform. If they wish to access the AGM using this method, they should please go to www.meetnow.global/GCGB22 on the day of the AGM. Once shareholders have accessed www.meetnow.global/GCGB22 from their web browser, they will be able to join the AGM once it is open by selecting ‘Join Meeting Now’. Access to the AGM via the audio webcast on the Virtual Meeting Platform will be available from 9.30 a.m. (Irish time) on Thursday, 27 January 2022.
The Virtual Meeting Platform can be accessed online on a shareholder’s device operating a compatible browser using the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari (whether by smart phone, tablet or computer). Please note that Internet Explorer is not supported. It is highly recommended that shareholders check their system capabilities in advance of the day of the AGM.
Shareholders availing of the telephone or audio webcast facilities should also please ensure to submit their proxy or electronic voting instructions, as applicable by the relevant deadlines in advance of the AGM, as it will not be possible to vote using these facilities.
Questions at the AGM
If shareholders wish to submit a question in advance of the AGM, they should please send their question(s) in writing in advance of the AGM by email to email@example.com, or by post to the Interim Group Company Secretary at Greencore Group plc, No. 2 Northwood Avenue, Northwood Business Park, Santry, Dublin 9, D09 X5N9, Ireland. We intend to respond to questions either directly or on the Company’s website, www.greencore.com.
Shareholders may also ask questions online during the AGM via the Q&A function on the Virtual Meeting Platform by typing and submitting their question in writing by selecting the Q&A icon from within the navigation bar and selecting a topic from the choices available, then typing their question, and once finished, pressing the ‘send’ icon to the right of the message box to submit their question. The Q&A function on the Virtual Meeting Platform will be accessible from 9.30 a.m. (Irish time) on Thursday, 27 January 2022.
To access the audio webcast and/or Q&A function on the Virtual Meeting Platform, shareholders or their duly appointed proxies, are advised to have their Shareholder Reference Number and PIN as set out on their Form of Proxy available and to check the Company’s website, www.greencore.com, for any updates.