Companies which lodged proxies with ASX ahead of AGM

May 6, 2023

Here is a list of companies which have adopted the best practice of lodging the proxy position with the ASX along with the formal addresses before the AGM/EGM commences. It doesn't cruel debate at the AGM because it doesn't have to be announced to the AGM before the debate commences, if that's what chairs are worried about. Otherwise, it allows for a fully informed debate plus provides more timely data to the market and all stakeholders, including institutional investors and proxy advisers.

Afterpay: started on November 17, 2020

Brambles: Started way back in 2004 at the end of this world record of 149 pages of AGM presentation slides. See example from 2022.

Carsales: commenced in 2022 with a separate announcement from the formal presentations before the October 28 AGM, something which hasn't happened before.

Chalice Mining: revealed strong support on all resolution at the 2022 AGM held on November 23.

Droneshield: started on April 26, 2022

Eagers Automotive: see example from May 19, 2022

Frontier Digital Ventures: see example from May 17, 2022

G8 Education: see example from April 27 2022 (included bonus of shareholder numbers voting for and against)

GQG Partners: see example from April 27 2022 (included bonus of shareholder numbers voting for and against)

HT&E: see example from May 5, 2022

IRESS: did it for the first time on May 4 2023 after a direct request to chairman Roger Sharp.

JB Hi Fi: started very early in 2007 and see 2022 example.

Kogan: held their first hybrid AGM in 2022 and disclosed the proxies early even though there were some substantial protest votes.

Myer: commenced in 2022 with this disclosure which included the bonus of voter numbers as well.

Monadelphous: see example from pre-AGM presentation slides lodged with ASX on November 23, 2022

NAB: first did it on December 17, 2021

Origin Energy: first did it at the 2008 AGM held on October 15 so has now done it 15 straight times, which is best in market.

Pepper Money: see example from April 28, 2022

OFX (OzForex), started in 2017 and have now done 5 in a row

Regis Healthcare: released proxies early ahead of 2022 AGM held on October 25.

Seek: appeared to do it once by accident on November 21, 2011

Sims Group: see example from 2022 when all resolutions were well supported.

Slater & Gordon: first did it on November 18, 2021

TPG Telecom: see example on May 3, 2022

Tuas Ltd: spun out of TPG in 2020, the fourth mobile operator in Singapore has a market cap of about $600 million and disclosed proxy votes early at its 2022 virtual AGM.

Ventia Services Group: did it at their debut AGM on May 5, 2022

Viva Energy
, started on July 6, 2020 and has continued ever since