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AJ Bell PLC
17 December 2021
17 December 2021
AJ Bell plc ("AJ Bell" or "Company")
Publication of Annual Report and Notice of Annual General Meeting
AJ Bell has today posted the Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 30 September 2021 and the Notice of Annual General Meeting 2022 to shareholders.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the offices of the Company at 10:00am, on 26 January 2022 at 4 Exchange Quay, Salford Quays, Manchester M5 3EE.
Although the Government has recently announced additional measures in response to the risks of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, at the time of writing there are no restrictions in place that would prevent us from holding a physical meeting and inviting all of our shareholders to attend, so we are proceeding on the assumption that we will be able to do so. The Board will, however, monitor developments closely in case the position changes and, if it does, we will notify you of any changes in our plans for the AGM both by a regulatory news service announcement and via our website at ajbell.co.uk/investor-relations/agm.
As a further precaution, the Board has asked shareholders to pre-register if they wish to attend the AGM in person. Details of how they can do so can be found in the Notice of AGM.
In light of the ongoing uncertainty due to COVID-19, The Board strongly encourages shareholders to submit a proxy vote in advance of the AGM and to appoint the Chair of the meeting as their proxy, rather than a named person who, if circumstances change, may not be able to attend the meeting. The Board also 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 signalshares.com and following the instructions.
The Board is keen to engage with shareholders on the business of the AGM and the Company has made some 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 registrar, 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 signalshares.com and following the instructions.
In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.1, copies of the above documents have been submitted to the UK Listing Authority via the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism .
The Annual Report and Financial Statements 2021 and Notice of Annual General Meeting 2022 are also available for inspection online at 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, Investor Relations Director +44 (0) 752 223 5898