RNS Number : 6543K
AJ Bell PLC
05 January 2021
AJ Bell plc ("AJ Bell" or "Company")
Publication of Annual Report and Notice of Annual General Meeting
The Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 30 September 2020 and the Notice of Annual General Meeting 2021 were posted to shareholders on 18 December 2020.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the offices of the Company at 10 am, on 27 January 2021 at 4 Exchange Quay, Salford Quays, Manchester M5 3EE. In light of the COVID-19 related government measures which are presently in place to restrict social gatherings, and overriding health and safety concerns, the Board has decided that it would not be socially responsible for us to invite shareholders to attend the AGM in person this year. As a consequence, we are currently planning to hold this year's AGM as a closed meeting with only the minimum quorum of two shareholders present, which will be facilitated by AJ Bell. In the interests of safety, anyone seeking to attend in person (other than those forming the quorum) will be refused entry.
The Board will, however, continue to monitor developments in case the position changes. If it does, we will notify shareholders of any changes in our plans for the AGM both by a regulatory news service announcement and via our website at www.ajbell.co.uk/investor-relations/agm.
It is particularly important that shareholders vote in advance of the meeting this year by appointing the Chairman as proxy, as they will not be able to attend and vote in person. The Board strongly encourages shareholders to vote electronically on the resolutions to be proposed at the AGM, as this will help to reduce waste and our environmental impact. This can be done by going to www.signalshares.com and following the instructions.
We are keen to engage with our shareholders on the business of the AGM and have made a number of alternative arrangements to support this, details of which can be found in the Notice of AGM.
A Form of Proxy for the AGM is available upon request by telephone from AJ Bell's registrars, Link Group on 0371 664 0300 and should be completed and returned as soon as possible. Alternatively shareholders may complete an electronic form of proxy by logging on to www.signalshares.com and following the instructions.
In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.1, copies of the above documents have been submitted to the FCA via the National Storage Mechanism and will be available shortly for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism .
The Annual Report and Financial Statements 2020 and Notice of Annual General Meeting 2021 are also available for inspection online at www.ajbell.co.uk/investor-relations/agm .
For further information, please contact:
AJ Bell plc
Bruce Robinson, Company Secretary +44 (0) 780 234 4859
Shaun Yates, Head of Investor Relations +44 (0) 752 223 5898