Notice of Annual General Meeting
Lookers plc will hold its Annual General Meeting at 10.00 am on Monday 29 June 2020 at Lookers House, Cardale Park, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1RY.
The Company has, today, posted out a copy of the Notice of Annual General Meeting to shareholders.
Pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.1, a copy of the Notice of Annual General Meeting and the Proxy form has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for viewing shortly at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism. The Notice of Meeting is also available on the Company’s website: www.lookersplc.com/investors/results-centre
As set out in the Notice of Meeting, and to comply with public health and safety legal requirements currently in force, shareholders will not be permitted to attend the 2020 Annual General Meeting in person.
On 20 May 2020 the Government published a draft Bill which makes certain temporary changes to the way in which AGMs can be held to allow companies greater flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a provision within the draft Bill which would allow the Company to postpone this year’s AGM up until 30 September 2020, which is three months longer than is ordinarily allowed under the Companies Act 2006. If this Bill comes into force ahead of 29 June 2020 the Company may choose to utilise the extension to enable a small postponement to the same date as the “accounts meeting” which will be held by the end of August 2020. We request that shareholders continue to monitor the Company’s website where we will be making any relevant announcements, and we will also comply with the requirements for rearranged meetings set out in our articles of association.
Split AGM and Accounts Meeting
On 10 March 2020, we announced that we were delaying the publication of our results for the financial year ended 31 December 2019. These results and the annual report and accounts are expected to be published later this month.
As a result, the standard shareholder resolutions relating to receiving the audited financial statements and the auditors’ and directors’ reports, approving the directors’ remuneration report and policy and the appointment and remuneration of our auditors, will be tabled at a separate “accounts meeting” of shareholders to be held by the end of August 2020. Notice of this general meeting will be given to shareholders in due course.
Shareholders should note that the Company will continue to operate the existing shareholder approved directors’ remuneration policy until the proposed “accounts meeting” when the Company will seek shareholder approval for a new policy.