London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSEG / the Company) announces the following changes to the format of its Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday, 21 April 2020.
As a result of the continuing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Company notes the restrictions on public gatherings imposed by the Government. The Company wishes to notify its shareholders that physical attendance in person at the AGM will not be possible. The Board encourages shareholders to vote electronically or to appoint the Chair of the meeting as their proxy with their voting instructions.
The AGM will now be convened at 10 Paternoster Square, London, EC4M 7LS, rather than Hilton London Bankside Hotel given the venue has closed due to the current environment. The meeting will take place with the minimum necessary quorum of two shareholders, which will be facilitated by LSEG in line with the Government's strict social distancing advice. All valid proxy votes, whether submitted electronically or in hard copy form, will be included in the poll to be taken at the meeting.
Shareholders are urged to register their proxy appointment electronically via LSEG’s Registrar's website www.sharevote.co.uk by 10.30 a.m. on Friday, 17 April 2020. If shareholders prefer to return a hard copy Form of Proxy (Proxy), they should do so in accordance with the instructions on the Proxy, which was distributed with the Notice of AGM. Where necessary, you should contact the registered shareholder (the custodian or broker) who looks after your investments in the Company on your behalf, in order to vote your shares. Shareholders can also call the shareholder helpline on 0371 384 2544 (or +44 121 415 7047, from overseas) if they have questions regarding the Proxy submission process.
The Board recommends voting in favour of all resolutions contained in the Notice of AGM as, in the Board's opinion, they are in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders as a whole.
The address that the Chairman planned to deliver at the meeting will be posted on the website and distributed via RNS. Any shareholders who had intended to ask questions are invited to contact the Company as they would usually by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are disappointed that we are having to adopt these measures and appreciate our shareholders understanding in these unprecedented circumstances. Lisa Condron, Group Company Secretary