|Notice of 2021 Annual General Meeting (“Meeting”)
Consistent with national lockdown restrictions, the Meeting is expected to be held with only the minimum number of persons present as is legally required to form a quorate meeting. Two Directors or senior employees of the Company, each of whom is either a shareholder, or a proxy or corporate representative appointed by a shareholder, will attend the Meeting. One of them will be appointed as chair of the Meeting in accordance with the Company’s articles of association. The attendance of these two people is “reasonably necessary for work purposes”, and therefore permitted under the national lockdown restrictions as they are currently expected to be in force on Thursday 29 April 2021. All social distancing precautions will be observed by the two persons who attend in person, and the duration of the Meeting will be minimised in accordance with government guidance.
The attendance of any other shareholder, proxy or corporate representative is prohibited under national lockdown restrictions currently expected to be in force in England at the date of the Meeting. No shareholder, proxy or corporate representative should attend the Meeting in person, as doing so would be in breach of the national lockdown restrictions and potentially unsafe for them or the limited number of other persons in attendance. The chair of the Meeting expects to exercise his powers to exclude any person who attempts to do so, and they will not be permitted entry to the location of the Meeting.
If shareholders have any questions relating to the business to be dealt with at the Meeting, they are invited to submit these questions in advance of the Meeting. Shareholders may submit questions up until 11.30 a.m. on Thursday 22 April 2021 by sending an email to the Board at [email protected]. The Board will provide answers to any questions it receives as if they had been asked at the Annual General Meeting and where it would have been required to do so pursuant to Section 319A of the Companies Act 2006.