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McCarthy & Stone PLC (MCS)

McCarthy & Stone PLC

Annual General Meeting and Covid-19
RNS Number : 0708H
McCarthy & Stone PLC
20 March 2020
 

20 March 2020

 

McCarthy & Stone plc

Annual General Meeting and Covid-19  

 

McCarthy & Stone (the 'Group'), the UK's leading developer and manager of retirement communities, will be holding its Annual General Meeting ("AGM") next Wednesday, 25 March 2020. As a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus and in line with latest Government advice, the Board is adopting a number of changes to the traditional running of the AGM. These measures, outlined below, are aimed at ensuring the well-being of colleagues, customers, shareholders and residents, which remain a priority.

 

· In line with advice issued by the Government, all shareholders have been encouraged to participate in the AGM by proxy rather than attending in person.

· There will be no management presentation however, as usual, the results of the AGM voting on the resolutions will be published after the AGM and will be available on the Company's website.

· All external advisers have been requested not to attend in person.

 

· The majority of Board members will not attend the AGM in person and access to the Board following the formalities of the AGM will be curtailed.

· Recognising the importance for shareholders to be able ask questions, the Group is requesting that shareholders and shareholder representatives submit in advance of the AGM any questions they have to company.secretarial@mccarthyandstone.co.uk so that a response from the relevant member of the Board can be provided.

Shareholders have also been encouraged to exercise their voting rights at the AGM without physical presence by using proxy voting. Details on how shareholders can vote via a proxy are available in the Notice of Meeting. Proxy votes should be returned by 10.00am on Monday, 23 March 2020 in line with the requirements set out in the Notice of Meeting.

The Board continues to follow advice issued by the Government on the coronavirus, and will, if necessary, provide further guidance.

Due to the measures explained above, the Board will be adjourning the original AGM immediately after it starts and the venue of the meeting has changed and will now take place at our Head Office at 10.30am at 4th Floor, 100 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth BH8 8AQ.

 

For further information please contact:

Adam Batty

Company Secretary

Telephone: 01202 508040


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