The 2020 PFG annual general meeting will be held at 3.00pm on 7 May 2020 at the Group’s offices, No.1 Godwin Street, Bradford BD1 2SU.
The Board is closely monitoring the evolving outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and wellbeing of our employees, shareholders and the wider community in which we operate is of paramount importance to the Board. However, the Board also recognises that the AGM is an important event for shareholders and the Company and is keen to ensure that shareholders are able to exercise their right to vote and participate. We therefore currently plan to hold the AGM at 3pm on 7 May 2020, but given the evolving situation and the potential risks of aiding the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) through public gatherings, and the possibility of the UK Government imposing restrictions on travel and public gatherings, the Board encourages shareholders to vote on all resolutions by completing and submitting an online proxy appointment form in accordance with point 6 of the Explanatory Notes to the Notice of the Meeting (set out on pages 7 to 9).
Shareholders are encouraged to submit a proxy appointment, even if they intend to attend the meeting in person, as their personal circumstances and the wider situation may change and it may not be appropriate or possible at the time to attend the meeting in person. In any event, in order to secure the safety of those attending may need to impose additional safety related measures, which could include the exclusion of individuals who have visited high risk areas or have had contact with individuals who have the Coronavirus (COVID-19), or the possible adjournment of the meeting to another date.
We will keep the situation under review and recommend that shareholders should continue to monitor the Company's website and announcements for any updates in relation to the AGM.