AGM & voting
Annual General Meeting 2021
The 2021 Annual General Meeting of Unilever PLC will be held at 2.30pm BST on Wednesday 5 May 2021 at:
100 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DY.
As a result of the current Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions on gatherings that the UK Government has put in place, the PLC AGM cannot be run in the normal manner this year. This means that unfortunately shareholders will not be able to attend the AGM.
A very limited number of persons from Unilever will be present to conduct the meeting such that the legal requirements can be satisfied. The usual format of the meeting will be condensed and will include only the formal business of the AGM.
Your vote is important, and in light of Covid-19, we would strongly encourage you to exercise your right to vote by submitting a proxy appointment (either electronically or by post), and to appoint the chairperson of the AGM as your proxy, rather than a third party as third parties will not be able to attend the AGM.
You can register your proxy vote either using our electronic voting facility or by completing and returning the proxy form, in accordance with the instructions set out on the back of your proxy form.
Institutional investors are able to cast their votes using CREST electronic proxy voting.
Holders of shares in the Company held through Euroclear Nederland who wish to participate in the voting process can render their voting instructions electronically via www.abnamro.com/evoting.
All resolutions will be put to a poll. The results of the AGM will be announced on this webpage on 5 May 2021 as soon as possible after being released to the London Stock Exchange.
All your votes are important to us and we urge you to complete and return your votes by proxy in good time, and in any event no later than 2.30pm BST on 3 May 2021.
Unilever understands that the AGM also serves as a forum to engage with shareholders and shareholders’ views are always very important to us. Therefore, to support engagement in these exceptional circumstances, following the conclusion of the AGM, at 3.00pm BST on 5 May 2021 we will host a webcast with presentations by Nils Andersen, Chairman and Alan Jope, Chief Executive Officer.
Afterwards Nils Andersen, Alan Jope, Youngme Moon as our Senior Independent Director, and the directors who are Committee Chairs will also answer questions from shareholders. Shareholders are encouraged to submit questions in advance by emailing email@example.com before 2.30pm BST on 3 May 2021. After responding to these pre-submitted questions, shareholders will be able to use an online tool to ask further questions. We may choose to summarise and bundle questions thematically or set further conditions to facilitate the smooth running of the webcast.
If you wish to watch or participate in the webcast and subsequent Q&A session, information on how to do that is set out on page 14 of the Notice of AGM 2021. A guide to assist shareholders log into the Q&A session can be viewed by downloading it from the list of documents below.
Any updates relating to the AGM and the shareholder webcast will be included on this webpage.