AGMs

How AGMs were handled in 2020 during corona virus


May 15, 2020

This list tracks the 2020 AGM mini-season including whether shareholders were banned from attending.

April 1: CIMIC in Sydney - see notice of meeting and voting results. Shareholders could attend but no questions on the day.

April 3: Santos in Adelaide – see notice of meeting. Big protest votes on climate resolutions. Physical attendance banned but 20 online questions asked on the day.

April 8: Scentre Group in Sydney – see notice of meeting plus this update statement on March 31. See results - almost a rem strike. Shareholders banned from attending, only pre-meeting questions asked. No live questions. Lasted half an hour.

April 9: Iluka Resources - original notice of meeting mentioned Perth Entertainment Centre. April 2 update banned attendance. See voting results - everything above 97% so no second strike on rem report. ASA submitted 2 written questions but no action during the meeting.

April 17: OZ Minerals in Adelaide at the Adelaide Oval - see notice of meeting plus this update on April 7 saying shareholders can no longer attend. Everything above 96%.

April 23: Bell Financial Groupnotice of meeting plus update statement banning shareholders and moving location from Melbourne to Sydney with no debate. Everything above 96%.

April 30: Woodside in Perth – see notice of meeting with shareholders first strongly discouraged from attending Perth Entertainment Centre but then banned on April 21. Wholly online meeting with chairman Goyder reading out questions from 22 shareholders. No transcript supplied despite a request. Big protests on rem and climate issues.

May 1: Oil Search in Sydney - see notice of meeting. Shareholders "strongly discouraged" but can attend if they like. Protests of 16% and 18% against the two directors up for election and 6% against rem items.

May 7: QBE Insurance: in Sydney - see notice of meeting. They've cancelled the Fullerton Hotel and are not telling shareholders where the meeting is being held.

May 7: Rio Tinto in Brisbane – see notice of meeting. See March 25 update on two shareholder resolutions as shareholders strongly urged not to attend. Delayed release of final results, presumably given embarrassed by 16% vote in favour of a climate change related constitutional change opposed by the board.
May 7: WPP Australia NZ – see notice of meeting. Shareholders strongly discouraged but can still attend.

May 7: Iress in Sydney at company offices - see notice of meeting. Shareholders "strongly discouraged" but can attend.

May 7: HT&E: 9am at KPMG in Sydney - see notice of meeting. Shareholders strongly discouraged.

May 8: AMP in Sydney – see notice of meeting. See update strongly discouraging attendance.

May 8: Invocare in Sydney – see notice of meeting. An online only meeting with no venue disclosed.

May 19 – Atlas Alteria in Melbourne – see date announcement.

May 13: GPT at Sydney head office – see notice of meeting - strongly discouraged but can attend.

May 14: Caltex at Sydney offices - see notice of meeting - shareholders encouraged not to attend.

May 20 – Alumina in Melbourne – see date announcement. There was this update on May 11 shifting the meeting from Deloitte to company HQ with no attendance permitted.


May 22: Sydney Airport - see notice of meeting - no venue disclosed so online only AGM. An update on May 15 confirming online arrangements.

May 26: Coca Cola Amatil – see reference to virtual AGM.

May 26: Moelis Australia - see date announcement.

June 4: oOH!media in Sydney - see delay announcement.

June 17: G8 Education - see delay announcement.

Still to come: ERA, Appen, Adelaide Brighton, Brisbane Broncos.