Annual General Meeting 2021
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 18 May 2021 at 2pm. We will be broadcasting the AGM live by webcast.
We do not currently expect COVID-19 restrictions to have eased sufficiently to allow shareholders to attend this year’s AGM in person. The safety of our colleagues and shareholders is very important to us and your support with this is very much appreciated.
If you have questions for the Board, you can submit these in advance or during the meeting. Directors will respond during the meeting to as many questions as possible.
Register to join the webcast and submit your questions to the Board.
Read the notice of the meeting, and find out more about voting and the resolutions, in our AGM guide.
Useful documents and links
How do I vote on the resolutions?
We encourage all our shareholders to vote online – you don’t have to leave home to do this and it means we have less physical mail to process in the office. Voting online is also the quickest and easiest way of making sure your vote is registered on time.
Visit the Standard Life Aberdeen share portal to complete your voting form. You don’t need to be registered to do this – you just need your shareholder reference number, surname and postcode. There’s also the option here to submit your questions to the Board.
Voting closes on Friday 14 May at 6pm, UK time.
To ensure that your vote is counted, we strongly encourage you to appoint the chairman of the meeting as your proxy when you submit your voting instructions.
Your Board recommends voting ‘For’ all this year’s resolutions.
|Resolution 1: To receive and consider the Annual report and accounts 2020|
|Resolution 2: To declare a final dividend for 2020|
|Resolution 3: To re-appoint KPMG LLP as auditors|
|Resolution 4: To authorise the audit committee to set the auditors’ fees|
|Resolution 5: To approve the Directors’ remuneration report, excluding the remuneration policy|
|Resolutions 6A: To re-elect Sir Douglas Flint|
|6B: To re-elect Jonathan Asquith|
|6C: To re-elect Stephanie Bruce|
|6D: To re-elect John Devine|
|6E: To re-elect Melanie Gee|
|6F: To re-elect Brian McBride|
|6G: To re-elect Martin Pike|
|6H: To re-elect Cathleen Raffaeli|
|6I: To re-elect Cecilia Reyes|
|6J: To re-elect Jutta af Rosenborg|
|Resolution 7: To elect Stephen Bird|
|Resolution 8: To provide limited authority to make political donations and to incur political expenditure|
|Resolution 9: To authorise the Directors to issue further shares|
|Resolution 10: To disapply share pre-emption rights|
|Resolution 11: To give authority for the Company to buy back shares|
|Resolution 12: To authorise the Directors to allot shares in relation to the issuance of Convertible Bonds|
|Resolution 13: To disapply pre-emption rights in respect of allotments of equity securities in relation to the issuance of Convertible Bonds|
|Resolution 14: To allow the Company to call general meetings on 14 days’ notice|
|Resolution 15: To adopt new articles of association|
Issued share capital - Total voting rights
On 8 March 2021 – the latest practical business day before the printing and publication of the Notice of Annual General Meeting – the Company’s issued share capital consisted of 2,180,723,058 ordinary shares, carrying one vote each. No shares were held in treasury. Therefore, the total voting rights in the Company as at 8 March 2021 were 2,180,723,058.