Boohoo Group plc (LON:BOO), a leading online fashion retailer, has confirmed that its Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 28 February 2021, its Notice of Annual General Meeting and Proxy Card have been posted to shareholders and are now available to view on the Company’s website (www.boohooplc.com).
The Company’s AGM for the year ended 28 February 2021 will be held at 49 – 51 Dale Street, Manchester, M1 2HF on Friday, 18 June 2021 at 14:00.
Following the launch of the new Sustainability Strategy “UP:FRONT” on 25 March 2021, and in line with its commitments to provide stakeholders with regular and informative updates on supply chain initiatives, boohoo has today published its inaugural 2021 Sustainability Report on its website (www.boohooplc.com). This marks another milestone on boohoo’s journey towards greater transparency and embedding positive change to ensure the business is ready for the future.
Attendance at the AGM and impact of COVID-19
The Directors are continuously monitoring the UK Government’s advice relating to COVID-19 and compulsory social distancing measures (“Social Distancing Measures”). Our preference had been to welcome Shareholders to the 2021 AGM, given the constraints faced in 2020. However, it remains uncertain what Social Distancing Measures will be in force at the time of the AGM (although it is clear that not all Social Distancing Measures will have been removed) and accordingly it is proposed that the AGM will again take place in the same hybrid format used last year.
The Directors propose that the AGM will be attended by two Directors in person only (adhering to Social Distancing Measures). Shareholders who travel to the meeting will not be admitted and are therefore advised not to travel to the AGM.
The Directors also request that Shareholders vote in advance of the AGM either electronically, via CREST, or by completing and returning the Proxy Card as soon as possible and in any event not later than 14:00 on 16 June 2021. The resolutions set out in this Notice of AGM will be voted on by way of a poll. All valid proxy votes (whether submitted electronically or in hard copy form) will be included in the poll to be taken at the meeting.
Notwithstanding the Social Distancing Measures, the Directors recognise the importance of the AGM as an opportunity for Shareholders to communicate to the Directors and accordingly, Shareholders will be able to use a dial-in facility to enable them to listen to the AGM proceedings.
Shareholders attending the meeting via this facility will not be counted in the quorum for the meeting and accordingly will not be able to vote at the meeting. To request dial-in details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your shareholder number or other evidence of entitlement to attend the AGM.
In addition, Shareholders are encouraged to submit questions, no later than 7 days prior to the AGM, via email to the Company Secretary at email@example.com. The Company will endeavour to publish these questions and the Company’s responses on the Company’s website, www.boohooplc.com, as soon as practicable after the AGM.
Shareholders are also invited to submit any questions after the conclusion of the business of the AGM via email to the Company Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.