Bank of Ireland Group PLC (the "Company")
Notice of Annual General Meeting
21 April 2021_________________________________________________________________________
The Annual General Meeting ("AGM") of the Company will be held at 11.00 a.m. on Tuesday, 25 May 2021 at Baggot Plaza, 27-33 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4, D04 VX58.
The well-being of Shareholders, employees and service providers is a primary concern for the directors of the Company. Unless there is a significant change to the restrictions on travel and meetings under the regulations and guidance of the Government of Ireland and the Department of Health in relation to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) currently in place, the AGM will proceed as a closed meeting.
Shareholders are requested not to attend the AGM in person and instead to submit a proxy instruction to ensure they can vote and be represented at the AGM without attending in person. If Shareholders wish to listen live to the AGM proceedings, a live audiocast of the AGM will be available to Shareholders, via an online platform facilitated by a third party, Lumi Global (the "Lumi platform").
Details on how to access the Lumi platform are outlined in the Chairman's Letter to holders of Ordinary Shares and Notice of the AGM. Alternatively, Shareholders can also listen live to the AGM by availing of the telephone facility, which is accessed by dialling the number set out below. Shareholders with questions can submit those questions in writing in advance of the AGM, either by post or by email to the addresses set out in the Notice of AGM, or during the AGM via the Lumi platform.
We will be seeking to conduct the AGM as safely and efficiently as possible and in compliance with the applicable law, regulations and guidance in effect in connection with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) at the time of the AGM.
In the event that it is not possible to convene and hold the AGM either in compliance with applicable public health guidelines or requirements, applicable law or where it is otherwise considered that proceeding with the AGM as planned poses an unacceptable health and safety risk, the AGM may be adjourned or postponed to a different time and/or venue, in which case notification of such adjournment or postponement will be given in accordance with the Company's Articles of Association.
The Company will continue to monitor the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and any relevant updates regarding the AGM will be available on www.bankofireland.com/investor.
Shareholders are also encouraged to keep up-to-date with, and follow the regulations and guidance from the Government of Ireland and the Department of Health as circumstances may change at short notice.
Further information in relation to the AGM
The following documents have been posted or made available to Shareholders today:
(i) Chairman's Letter to holders of Ordinary Shares and Notice of the AGM; and
(ii) Form of Proxy.
The Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2020 was published on the Company's website on 1 March 2021 and has been posted to Shareholders who have elected to receive hard copies of Shareholder communications.
In accordance with Irish Listing Rule 6.1.59 and UKLA Listing Rule 9.6.1 these documents will be submitted to the Irish Stock Exchange t/a Euronext Dublin and the UK's National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at the following locations:
Company Announcements Office
The Irish Stock Exchange t/a Euronext Dublin
28 Anglesea Street
Alternatively, you can view all of the documents detailed above at:
Listening live to the AGM
If you wish to listen live to the AGM proceedings, you can do so by availing of the telephone facility and dialling-in to the following number at the time of the meeting:
Ireland: 01 5060650 or 1800 948487
UK Direct: 0800 2796 619
International Direct: +44 2071 928 338
You will need to submit your proxy instruction by the relevant deadline before the AGM, as it will not be possible to vote using the telephone facility or the Lumi Platform.
Shareholders with questions are requested to submit those questions in writing in advance of the AGM either by post to the Group Secretary, Bank of Ireland Group plc, Baggot Plaza, 27 - 33 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4, D04 VX58, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, there will be a facility to submit questions online during the AGM via the Lumi Platform.
For further information, please contact:
Myles O'Grady, Group Chief Financial Officer +353 (0)766 234714
Sarah McLaughlin, Group Secretary +353 (0)766 248577
Darach O'Leary, Head of Group Investor Relations +353 (0)87 9480650
Damien Garvey, Head of Group External Communications and Public Affairs +353 (0)86 8314435