GREAT WESTERN MINING CORPORATION PLC
("Great Western", "GWM" or the "Company")
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
APPOINTMENT OF NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Great Western Mining Corporation PLC (AIM - GWMO, Euronext Growth - 8GW) advises that the Annual General Meeting ('AGM') of the Company will be held at 11.00 a.m. on 27th May 2021 at Haresmead House, Foulkesmill, Wexford, Ireland. Notice of the AGM will be mailed to shareholders today.
It is not possible at this stage for the Company to predict the applicable COVID-19 restrictions on the day of the AGM and shareholders may not be able to attend or may be strongly discouraged from attending the meeting in person. Shareholders may dial into the meeting using the telephone number and access code provided below and in the notice of meeting and listen to the proceedings. The length of the meeting will also be greatly reduced as it will be limited to the formal business required. There will be no corporate presentation. Specific questions may be lodged by email to the Company care of Walbrook PR at email@example.com and the Directors will endeavour to answer them during the question and answer part of the meeting.
Based on the latest available guidance, we expect the AGM to proceed on 27th May 2021 but under constrained circumstances. Given the health risks, and Government recommendations on public gatherings, we encourage all shareholders on this occasion to submit their proxy forms as soon as possible to ensure their vote counts. The deadline for submitting proxies remains 11 a.m. Tuesday 25th May 2021. There are several ways for shareholders to exercise their right to vote remotely at the AGM:
· by submitting a validly completed proxy form to Computershare appointing the chair of the meeting as a proxy to vote on their behalf;
· by visiting www.eproxyappointment.com and submitting their proxy details; or
· by appointing a proxy as set out in the Voting Instructions on pages 4 and 5 in the Notice of Annual General Meeting.
Given the meeting restrictions in place the Board encourages shareholders to ensure they appoint the chair of the meeting as their proxy rather than a third party who may not be able to attend.
AGM conference call
Shareholders may listen to the proceedings of the AGM remotely by using teleconference facilities provided by the Company for this purpose.
1. Please join the event conference prior to the start time by dialling the appropriate telephone number from the list below and enter the Participant passcode:
a. Ireland: +353 (0)1 800 943 590
b. UK / International: +44 (0) 800 358 1650
2. Enter the participant passcode: 9286177 and follow instructions.
3. You will be able to listen to the business of the AGM only, you will not be able to use this facility to vote, raise points or issues, ask questions or table resolutions.
The Company regrets the restricted nature of this year's AGM and is endeavouring to follow governmental guidelines and directives, while at all times prioritising the health and security of its shareholders, employees and advisers. The minimum required quorum for Great Western at an AGM is two persons and the Directors confirm that arrangements are in place to ensure that it will be possible to proceed with the meeting in compliance with the Government restrictions and the Company's Constitution.
Nominations for Directors
The Notice includes the nomination for election as a Non-Executive Director of Gemma Cryan, an experienced geologist whose 20-year career has spanned many areas of the mining industry in different parts of the world, both in the field and in management. Further details are being provided in a separate announcement issued today.
Results of resolutions
All resolutions at the AGM will be put to a poll. Great Western will publish the results of the poll relating to the resolutions tabled at the AGM later on the day of the meeting on the Company's website, www.greatwesternmining.com.
The Company's 2020 Annual Report and Accounts were published on 28 April 2021 and may be read on or downloaded from the Great Western website www.greatwesternmining.com.
For further information:
Great Western Mining Corporation PLC
Brian Hall, Chairman
Max Williams, Finance Director
+44 207 933 8795
+44 207 933 8795
Davy (Nomad, Euronext Growth Adviser & Joint Broker)
+353 1 679 6363
+44 207 933 8795