Annual General Meeting 2021

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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.

The 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.