Throughout the year the Company maintains a regular dialogue with institutional investors and market analysts, providing them with such information on the Company’s progress and future plans as is permitted within the guidelines of the Listing Rules. In particular, twice a year, at the time of announcing the Company’s half and full year results, they are invited to briefings given by the CEO and CFO.
The Company’s major institutional shareholders have been advised by the CEO that, in line with the provisions of the Code, the Senior Independent Director and other non-executives may attend these briefings and, in any event, would attend if requested to do so.
During the year the board responded to the following key issues:
All shareholders are given the opportunity to raise matters for discussion at the AGM, for which more than the recommended minimum 21 working days’ notice is given.
Details of proxies lodged in respect of the AGM will be published on the AGM page as soon as is practicable following the meeting. Significant interests in shares are detailed in the annual report.