2020 Annual General Meeting

Update to our 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) format


Following the implementation of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the Act), the Company will no longer be holding the AGM at the location stated in the Notice of AGM, 25 Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4AB. In accordance with the Act, the Company will form the meeting quorum virtually, ensuring that the legal requirements in respect of the meeting are satisfied through the attendance of a minimum number of directors and employees.

Shareholders’ entitlement to attend the meeting has not changed. Shareholders will not be able to attend and vote at the AGM in person. We strongly encourage all shareholders to exercise their votes in advance of the meeting. If you would like to ask a question relating to the business of the meeting please submit your question to the company via email to jmir@matthey.com. Further details on voting and questions can be found below or in the Notice of AGM.


Voting


We strongly encourage all shareholders to exercise their votes by submitting their proxy forms either electronically or by post. Shareholders who wish to appoint a proxy should appoint the Chair of the meeting as their proxy. If a shareholder appoints someone else as their proxy, that person will not be permitted to attend the meeting in order to cast the vote. Proxy forms must be received by Equiniti as soon as possible and, in any event, not later than 11.00 am on Tuesday 21st July 2020. Further details relating to proxy appointments are set out in the Notice of AGM.

Although shareholders will not be able to attend the AGM in person, shareholder participation remains important to the board. Therefore, we invite shareholders to send their questions to the company via email to jmir@matthey.com. Answers to questions relating to the business being dealt with at the meeting, and received by 11.00am on Wednesday 15th July 2020, will be published on this page in advance of the meeting. Answers to questions received after that time will be published on this page as soon as practicable following receipt.

The company will continue to closely monitor developments relating to COVID-19, including further UK Government guidance and legislation. Any changes to the AGM format will be communicated on this page in advance of the meeting.

Shareholders can administer their account and appoint a proxy online at shareview.co.uk. Alternatively, the Company’s registrar, Equiniti, can be contacted:

  • by post: Equiniti, Aspect House, Spencer Road, Lancing, West Sussex BN99 6DA; or
  • by telephone: 0371 384 2344 if you are calling from the UK (lines are open from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays in England and Wales). +44 (0)121 415 7047 if you are calling from outside the UK.