AGM & voting
Annual General Meetings 2020
On 19 March 2020 Unilever PLC and Unilever N.V. announced the publication of the Notices of Annual General Meeting ("AGMs") which are due to be held at the QEII Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE, United Kingdom on Wednesday 29 April 2020 at 2.30pm and the World Trade Center, Beursplein 37, Rotterdam, the Netherlands on Thursday 30 April 2020 at 10am respectively.
Unilever is closely monitoring the developments relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) in view of the evolving situation, public health concerns and related measures. The AGMs are important events for our shareholders to engage with the Board of Directors. However, the health of our shareholders, employees and partners is of vital importance to us.
Several governments, including those in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, are taking measures such as prohibiting public gatherings to minimise or delay the spread of the virus. It remains unclear how the AGMs will be impacted by any such measures. Shareholders are therefore advised to regularly check Unilever’s website for updates in relation to the AGMs (www.unilever.com/AGM) and to very carefully consider public health and government advice at the time of the meetings.
It is important that shareholders do still cast their votes in respect of the business of the AGMs. Shareholders are reminded that they can do so without attending the AGMs by voting via proxy or using our electronic voting facility in accordance with the instructions set out in the notices of the AGMs.
Unilever will endeavour to livestream the meetings allowing shareholders to follow the business of the AGMs on their computer or smart phone from their location of choice, although this will not constitute formal attendance at the meetings. If the AGMs are livestreamed, further details will be announced and made available on Unilever’s website in due course. Unilever welcomes questions by shareholders related to the business of the meetings which can be submitted at email@example.com.