News March 2020 AGMs and impact of Covid-19 guidance note published

AGMs and impact of Covid-19 guidance note published

18 March 2020

Guidance on how to arrange and conduct AGMs in light of Covid-19 has been published by ICSA (The Chartered Governance Institute) in conjunction with the FRC and Slaughter & May.

Paul George, FRC Executive Director of Corporate Governance and Reporting said:
 

“As the AGM season rapidly approaches, companies need to manage the risks presented by the spread of coronavirus transparently whilst ensuring shareholders continue to have the maximum opportunity to have their say.
 
The Guidance offers practical support for companies on holding AGMs and they should familiarise themselves with it now to manage any risks whilst meeting their reporting responsibilities.”

 The guidance can be found here.
 

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