Hardide plc (LON:HDD), the developer and provider of advanced surface coating technology, has announced that its Annual Report and Accounts and its notice of Annual General Meeting will be posted to shareholders today. Copies of the notice of AGM and proxy form are available to view on the Company’s website, at https://hardide.com/investor-relations/hardide-annual-reports-and-documents/
The AGM will be held at 11.30am on 15th March 2021 at the offices of the Company at 9 Longlands Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 5AH.
In light of further UK Government regulations designed to control the pandemic, which prohibit, among other things, public gatherings as well as all non-essential travel and social contact, and the extension of those provisions set out in Schedule 14 to the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, the Board has determined that this year’s AGM will be held in a format different from that of previous years although the new format will still allow Shareholders to exercise their voting rights. The Company is committed to supporting the UK Government’s efforts in relation to the pandemic and ensuring the AGM complies with current law and guidelines.
Accordingly, the AGM will take place as a closed meeting. This means the AGM will be held only with the minimum number of persons participating to ensure a valid meeting is held. Three directors, at least two of whom are either a Shareholder, or a proxy or corporate representative appointed by a Shareholder, will participate in the meeting. Please do not travel to the AGM as it is likely to be held by electronic means and anyone who seeks to attend the Company’s offices in person will be refused entry.
Therefore, the Company is strongly urging all Shareholders to register their votes in advance by appointing the chairman of the AGM as their proxy and giving him voting instructions. Please do not appoint any other person as your proxy as they will not be able to participate in the AGM and your vote(s) will not be counted.
The Board recognises the importance of communication with Shareholders at any time, but especially in these times. Accordingly, Shareholders who wish to do so are encouraged to participate at the AGM by raising any questions in advance of the meeting.
You will need to do this by emailing email@example.com so as to arrive by 12.00 pm on 8 March 2021. Answers to consolidated questions and on key themes will be provided via a ‘Questions and Answers’ document which will be available to view on the Company’s website at https://hardide.com/investor-relations/hardide-annual-reports-and-documents/ from or about the date of the AGM.