21 Upper Brook Street
London W1K 7PY
17 June 2021
Change to 2021 AGM Arrangements
This announcement provides an update to the arrangements for Fresnillo plc's (the "Company") 2021 annual general meeting ("AGM"), as detailed in the Notice of AGM published on 21 May 2021 (the "Notice").
The board of directors of the Company (the "Board") takes its responsibility to safeguard the health of shareholders very seriously. In light of the UK Government's announcement on Monday 14 June 2021 not to ease the current restrictions on public gatherings from 21 June 2021 as anticipated, the Board has decided that, regrettably, the AGM shall be held as a closed meeting. Consequently, the AGM will only be attended by two shareholders in order to achieve a quorate meeting. Shareholders will be refused entry and the AGM will end immediately following the formal business of the AGM. To ensure their vote is counted, shareholders are strongly encouraged to appoint the chair of the AGM as their proxy with their voting instructions. Details of how to appoint a proxy are set out in the Notes to the Notice.
Shareholders' views on the Company's activities are very important to the Board and it remains committed to engagement with shareholders. Accordingly, shareholders are encouraged to submit questions ahead of the AGM via the following email address: email@example.com. Questions must be submitted by 12:30pm (UK) on Monday 21 June 2021 and emails should include the voting ID and Shareholder Reference Number, which can be found on the personalised proxy form sent to each shareholder. Fresnillo will respond to all emails received as soon as practicable but in any event by close of business on the day of the AGM.
Any further updates in relation to the AGM will be disclosed via RNS and on the Company's website at www.fresnilloplc.com.
For further information, please visit our website www.fresnilloplc.com or contact:
Gabriela Mayor, Head of Investor Relations
Tel: +44 (0)20 7399 2470
Mexico City Office
Ana Belem Zárate
Tel: +52 55 52 79 3206
Tel: +44 (0)7793 858 211
ABOUT FRESNILLO PLC
Fresnillo plc is the world's largest primary silver producer and Mexico's largest gold producer, listed on the London and Mexican Stock Exchanges under the symbol FRES.
Fresnillo plc has seven operating mines, all of them in Mexico - Fresnillo, Saucito, Ciénega (including Las Casas Rosario & Cluster Cebollitas), Herradura, Soledad-Dipolos1, Noche Buena and San Julián (Veins and Disseminated Ore Body), three development projects - the Pyrites Plant at Fresnillo, the optimisation of the beneficiation plant also at Fresnillo, and Juanicipio, and four advanced exploration projects - Orisyvo, Rodeo, Guanajuato and Pilarica, as well as a number of other long term exploration prospects.
Fresnillo plc has mining concessions and exploration projects in Mexico, Peru and Chile.
Fresnillo plc has a strong and long tradition of exploring, mining, a proven track record of mine development, reserve replacement, and production costs in the lowest quartile of the cost curve for silver.
Fresnillo plc's goal is to maintain the Group's position as the world's largest primary silver company and Mexico's largest gold producer.
1 Operations at Soledad-Dipolos are currently suspended.
Information contained in this announcement may include 'forward-looking statements'. All statements other than statements of historical facts included herein, including, without limitation, those regarding the Fresnillo Group's intentions, beliefs or current expectations concerning, amongst other things, the Fresnillo Group's results of operations, financial position, liquidity, prospects, growth, strategies and the silver and gold industries are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future events and circumstances. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and the actual results of the Fresnillo Group's operations, financial position and liquidity, and the development of the markets and the industry in which the Fresnillo Group operates, may differ materially from those described in, or suggested by, the forward-looking statements contained in this document. In addition, even if the results of operations, financial position and liquidity, and the development of the markets and the industry in which the Fresnillo Group operates are consistent with the forward-looking statements contained in this document, those results or developments may not be indicative of results or developments in subsequent periods. A number of factors could cause results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements including, without limitation, general economic and business conditions, industry trends, competition, commodity prices, changes in regulation, currency fluctuations (including the US dollar and Mexican Peso exchanges rates), the Fresnillo Group's ability to recover its reserves or develop new reserves, including its ability to convert its resources into reserves and its mineral potential into resources or reserves, changes in its business strategy and political and economic uncertainty.