Relations with shareholders
Since the Company gained a wider shareholder base following the IPO in June 2014, it has established a dedicated Investor Relations function to liaise with institutional investors and analysts.
Investor Relations activity and a review of the share register are regular items included in the monthly Board information pack.
Dialogue with shareholders
The Group has a dedicated Investor Relations function which maintains regular, open and transparent dialogue with institutional investors and sell-side analysts. The team has access to the CEO and CFO who are available for meetings with shareholders and frequently attend industry conferences. Twice a year, post year end and half year results, the CEO and the CFO participate in roadshows meeting larger investors. In 2019, for OSB only, the Investor Relations team and management met a total of 140 individual existing and potential investors.
The Board’s primary contact with institutional shareholders and sell-side analysts is through the CEO and the CFO. The Board is also regularly presented with shareholders’ feedback, analysts’ recommendations and market views via Investor Relations updates, topics which are frequently on the Board agenda.
As a result of the Combination and becoming a Level 2 firm, the Group conducted a remuneration consultation of the Executive team in the year, meeting with the top ten shareholders. These meetings were attended by the then Chairman, Sir Malcolm Williamson and the re-appointed Chairman, David Weymouth providing an opportunity to discuss the proposed remuneration but also any other topics of interest to our investors.
Annual General Meeting
The AGM will be held at 90 Whitfield Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 4EZ on 7 May 2020 at 11am. The Chairs of each of the Committees of the Board will be present to answer questions put to them by shareholders. The Annual Report and Accounts and Notice of the AGM will be sent to shareholders at least 20 working days prior to the date of the meeting.
Shareholders are encouraged to participate in the AGM process, and all resolutions will be proposed and voted on at the meeting on an individual basis by shareholders or their proxies. Voting results will be announced and made available on the Company’s website.
Shareholders may require the Directors to call a general meeting other than an AGM as provided by the Companies Act 2006. Requests to call a general meeting may be made by members representing at least 5% of the paid-up capital of the Company as carries the right of voting at general meetings of the Company (excluding any paid-up capital held as treasury shares). A request must state the general nature of the business to be dealt with at the meeting and may include the text of a resolution that may properly be moved and is intended to be moved at the meeting. A request may be in hard copy form or in electronic form and must be authenticated by the person or persons making it. A request may be made in writing to the Company Secretary to the registered office or by sending an email to email@example.com. At any general meeting convened on such request, no business shall be transacted, except that stated by the requisition or proposed by the Board.