Further to the announcement on Monday 1 March 2021 of its annual results for the year ended 31 December 2020, Bunzl plc (the "Company") announces that, as from today, the documents listed below will be available on its website at the following links:
Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2020 ("2020 Annual Report"):
Chairman's letter and Notice of 2021 Annual General Meeting ("Notice of AGM"):
The 2021 Annual General Meeting ("2021 AGM") will be held at York House, 45 Seymour Street, London, W1H 7JT at 2.00 pm on Wednesday 21 April 2021.
Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and, in particular, the Government's compulsory measures prohibiting indoor household mixing (the "COVID-19 Restrictions"), the Company intends to hold the 2021 AGM with the minimum attendance required to form a quorum. Shareholders, proxies and corporate representatives should therefore not attend the 2021 AGM in person but can be represented by the Chair of the AGM acting as their proxy.
In light of the COVID-19 Restrictions and the inability of shareholders to attend the 2021 AGM in person, additional opportunities are being put in place for shareholder engagement. Such arrangements will include a live question and answer ("Q&A") session to be held by conference call on Friday 16 April 2021, at which shareholders will be able to ask questions and receive answers to those questions in real time prior to the 2021 AGM. Further details regarding the Q&A session and other means of shareholder engagement are set out in the Notice of AGM.
Given the constantly evolving nature of the situation, should circumstances change before the time of the 2021 AGM, the Company will notify shareholders of any alterations to the 2021 AGM arrangements through a public announcement made via a Regulatory Information Service as early as is possible before the date of the 2021 AGM. Any updates to the position will also be included on the Company's website at www.bunzl.com.
As required by the Listing Rules, copies of the 2020 Annual Report, the Notice of AGM and a Form of Proxy for the 2021 AGM have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism.
Note to readers:
This notification introduces proposals contained in the Notice of AGM, which should be read before taking a decision. This notification is not a summary of the proposals and should not be regarded as a substitute for reading the Notice of AGM.