On 03 April 2020, it was announced that the Notice of 2020 Annual General Meeting (‘Notice’) had been published in respect of the Company’s Annual General Meeting (‘AGM’) to be held on Thursday, 30 April 2020 at 11:00am, and the likely COVID-19 impact on the AGM was also communicated. The Notice is available at the Company’s website at https://investors.networkinternational.ae/.
The Stay at Home Measures put in place by the UK Government will continue to be applicable on the scheduled date for the AGM.
As a result it is not possible or desirable to hold the Company's AGM at The Lincoln Centre, 18 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3ED, as previously notified in the Notice. In the circumstances, the AGM has been adjourned to be held on the same date (30 April 2020) and at the same time (11:00am BST), at the Head Office of the Company at Network International, Level 1, Network Building, Al Barsha 2, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The proceedings at the meeting will be restricted to the formal business of the AGM.
The AGM will be conducted as a hybrid meeting and shareholders will be able to participate electronically as explained in the Notes to the Notice and on the Company’s website.
Your vote remains important to us. You are requested and encouraged to participate in the meeting electronically, or appoint the Chairman of the AGM as your proxy, and register a voting instruction in advance of the AGM, in accordance with the instructions explained in the Notice. At the AGM, the resolutions will be put to a vote on a poll, rather than on a show of hands.
The members are also encouraged to submit in advance any questions that they may have. As a part of the electronic participation in the AGM, the members will have access to the audio cast of the meeting, including responses to questions submitted.
The members may appoint their proxy by returning a completed proxy form in accordance with the instructions set out in the Notice. The completed proxy form must be received by the Company’s registrars, Link Asset Services, PXS1, 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4ZF, United Kingdom not later than 48 hours before the time appointed for the meeting. The proxy may also be submitted electronically using the Share Portal service at www.signalshares.com. CREST members may use the CREST electronic proxy appointment service, institutional investors may also use the Proximity Platform as detailed in the Notice of Meeting. Please note that the deadline for submitting proxy form electronically or in paper is 11.00 am on Tuesday 28 April 2020.
The Board would like to thank all members for their continued support and understanding in these exceptional circumstances and wish that they remain safe and well during this time.
Chief Risk Officer & Group Company Secretary
The Company’s Annual General Meeting will be held as a hybrid meeting, which will allow members to participate electronically or, subject to UK Government restrictions, in person at the Company’s Head Office at Network International, Level 1, Network Building, Al Barsha 2, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at 11:00 am on 30 April 2020.