Publication of Notice of 2020 Annual General Meeting
A copy of the notice of the annual general meeting of the Company (the "2020 AGM Notice"), to be held on Thursday 21 May 2020 at 10.00 a.m. at White & Case LLP, 5 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1DW (the "2020 AGM"), has been published today on the Company's website at investors.avast.com .
Attendance at AGM
The evolving COVID-19 situation and the related Government guidelines (available at: www.gov.uk/coronavirus) will clearly impact the ability of shareholders to attend the Annual General Meeting. The health and safety of all our employees, partners, and shareholders, is a particular priority for the Company at this time.
Attendance at the Annual General Meeting will be restricted to two attendees, both of whom will be shareholders for the purpose of satisfying the minimum quorum requirements in order to conduct the business of the meeting. Other shareholders should not attempt to attend the meeting in person. Any other shareholder seeking to attend the meeting in person in addition to the minimum quorum will be refused entry.
In light of the above, you will not be able to vote at the Annual General Meeting in person. We encourage you to exercise your vote on the business of the Annual General Meeting and therefore ask you to complete a proxy form (under which you should appoint the Chair of the meeting as your proxy) and return it to our registrars, Equiniti by 10 a.m. on 19 May 2020 (as detailed further in note 2 on page 9 of the 2020 AGM Notice). Alternatively, you can register your proxy electronically (as also detailed in note 2 on page 9 of the 2020 AGM Notice). This is our preferred option as it will ensure that your vote is received and not affected by any potential disruption to the postal service should circumstances change.
The Board of Avast is keen to maintain engagement with its shareholders so we will be providing webcast facilities to enable shareholders to follow proceedings of the meeting. It is currently intended that the Chair of the Annual General Meeting will answer questions which have been submitted 48 hours in advance of the meeting. Answers not provided by the Chair at the meeting will be provided as soon as possible thereafter. For details of how to join the webcast and submit questions, please see our website at: investors.avast.com.
We will continue to closely monitor the situation and we ask you to be aware that the arrangements for the Annual General Meeting may be subject to change. We will keep you updated with developments and any necessary changes in due course. You are advised to check the Company's website for updates or to contact the Company's registrar, Equiniti. Equiniti's contact details can be found on page 9 of the 2020 AGM Notice.
We thank you for your understanding and continued support at this time.
Listing Rule Requirements
In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.1.R of the UK Financial Conduct Authority, the 2020 AGM Notice and a form of proxy for the 2020 AGM have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for inspection shortly at data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism .
Alan Rassaby, Company Secretary
Peter Russell, Director of Investor Relations
Stephanie Kane, VP PR and Corporate Communications
Lulu Bridges / Heather Armstrong / Tim Pearson
Tel: 020 7920 3150
Avast (LSE:AVST) is a global leader in digital security products. With over 400 million users online, Avast offers products under the Avast and AVG brands that protect people from threats on the internet and the evolving IoT threat landscape. The company's threat detection network is among the most advanced in the world, using machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to detect and stop threats in real time. Avast digital security products for Mobile, PC or Mac are top-ranked and certified by VB100, AV-Comparatives, AV-Test, West Coast Labs and others. Visit: www.avast.com .
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