We are pleased to invite Good Energy shareholders to the Annual General Meeting (the “AGM”) of Good Energy Group PLC which will be held at Chippenham Town Hall, High Street, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 3ER on Wednesday 21st June 2017 at 3pm.
You will find links to the formal Notice of the AGM (the “Notice”) and the resolutions to be put to a shareholder vote on this page, including a short section which explains the purpose of each resolution and the principal reasons the Board recommends them.
The Good Energy Board believes that the proposals described in the Notice are in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders as a whole and recommends that they be approved.
Outline of the AGM
At the AGM, the Board will present an overview of the Company’s business performance, strategy and future prospects. We will pick up on the Company’s financial and operational achievements for the 2016 financial year, key developments in 2017 and plans for the Company’s future direction as set out in the recently published Annual Report and Accounts, which are available via the link on this page.
Shareholders will then have the opportunity to ask questions relating to the business of the meeting and the resolutions proposed. If you would like to ask a question at the AGM, please submit it in writing to the Company Secretary at Good Energy Group PLC, Monkton Reach, Monkton Hill, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 1EE by no later than 5pm on Friday 16th June 2017. To aid the smooth running of the AGM, I will ensure that questions and discussions are relevant to the business of the meeting and the proposed resolutions and that as many shareholders as possible have the opportunity to speak.
The proposed resolutions will then be put to a shareholder vote. To accommodate the voting preferences of all shareholders, all resolutions will be decided on a poll rather than a show of hands. This means that a shareholder has one vote for every share held. The outcome of the shareholder vote will be posted on the Company’s website and released via an RNS announcement on the London Stock Exchange as soon as possible following conclusion of the AGM.
Postal or electronic voting
The Good Energy Board would be delighted to see shareholders at the AGM but appreciates that some may not be able to attend in person. Good Energy shareholders may vote online or by submitting a postal vote and the Board encourages you to do so without delay. Votes received after 3pm on Monday 19th June will not count towards the final result.
Shareholders may vote online at www.investorcentre.co.uk/eproxy as detailed in the Form of Proxy circulated with the Notice. Alternatively, shareholders can submit a postal vote by completing the Form of Proxy and returning it to our Registrars at Computershare Investor Services plc, The Pavilions, Bridgwater Road, Bristol BS99 6ZY by no later than 3pm on Monday 19th June 2017.
Shareholders can still attend the AGM even if voting in advance using the Form of Proxy or via www.investorcentre.co.uk/eproxy.
Shares held through nominees or brokers
Many Good Energy shareholders hold their investments in the Company through nominees or brokers. This can sometimes mean that shareholders do not receive the Notice in time to make arrangements to attend or vote. We recognise that this can be a disappointment for those who wish to participate.
To help address this, the Board has engaged a company called Boudicca to help us identify shareholders who hold their investments through nominees or brokers and to make contact with as many of those shareholders as possible. This will help to ensure that all shareholders are aware of the AGM in good time and understand the steps they need to take to cast their votes.
If you hold your shares through a nominee or broker, they might already have contacted you by phone or email to see if you wish to vote, or may have provided a website in order for you to participate. If this is not the case, please call them without delay and ask to speak to the “corporate actions” or “proxy voting” department. Please be aware that your nominee or broker may set a voting deadline which is earlier than the official voting deadline, by up to one week in some instances. Your broker will be able to provide instructions as to how you can vote, which may involve amending the scope of the services they provide to you.
To support the Board at the AGM, you will need to instruct your nominee or broker that you would like to vote in favour of all the AGM resolutions.
If you hold your shares through a nominee or a broker and wish to attend the AGM, you will need to obtain from your nominee or broker, a “Letter of Representation” and bring it with you on the day. Your nominee or broker will be able to advise you how to obtain the relevant letter from them.
The Good Energy Board thanks you for your continued support and looks forward to welcoming you to the AGM.
26th May 2017