The 2023 AGM will be held on Thursday 9, February 2023 at 12 noon. The doors of the Live Room, Rugby House, Twickenham Rugby Football Union (RFU) Stadium will be open at 10.30 a.m. and the Meeting will start promptly at 12 noon. If you are planning to attend the AGM, Twickenham RFU Stadium is located in South-West London. You can find a map on page 16 of the Notice of 2023 Annual General Meeting (the Notice). Tea and coffee and light refreshments will be served before the Meeting and a light lunch will be served after the Meeting.
The Board is looking forward to welcoming shareholders to the AGM, which you will be able to attend in person in the Live Room at Rugby House, Twickenham Stadium. To help ensure your safety and manage the numbers attending the AGM, we are asking that only shareholders or their duly nominated proxies attend the Meeting in person. Persons who are not shareholders or their duly nominated proxies should not attend the Meeting unless arrangements have been made in advance with the Group Company Secretariat. Anyone accompanying a shareholder in need of assistance will be admitted to the Meeting. If any shareholder with a disability has any questions regarding attendance at the AGM, please contact the Group Company Secretariat at Compass Group PLC, Compass House, Guildford Street, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 9BQ or telephone +44 1932 573000 by 2 February 2023.
If you are coming to the Meeting by car, parking is available for shareholders as indicated on the map on page 16 of the Notice. You will need to access the designated parking area through entry point E, Gate D on Rugby Road. If you intend to park at Twickenham RFU Stadium, you will need to pre-register your vehicle registration details. Failure to register your vehicle may result in a penalty charge. Please contact the Group Company Secretariat before the Meeting by telephone +44 1932 573000 to pre-register your vehicle.
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Your vote is important to us. At the Meeting, all proposed resolutions will be put to a vote on a poll. This is the most democratic way of voting and results in a more accurate reflection of shareholders’ views by ensuring that every vote cast is recognised. If you are unable to attend the AGM in person, we strongly encourage you to vote in advance by appointing the Chair of the Meeting or another duly nominated person as your proxy. You may appoint another person as your duly appointed proxy; however, please bear in mind if restrictions on public gatherings are reintroduced, your proxy may not be permitted to attend the Meeting and therefore would not be able to vote your shares. Our registrar, Link Group, must receive your online or postal proxy appointment and voting instructions by 12 noon on Tuesday, 7 February 2023 at the latest to ensure that your vote is counted. Details of how to submit a proxy and how to obtain a paper proxy are set out on page 12 of the Notice, to find out more click here.
While we are hopeful that the AGM will go ahead as planned, the Company may be required to change the arrangements for the Meeting at short notice should government restrictions on public gatherings or other social distancing measures be reintroduced. If this is the case, we will publish the relevant information on the Company’s website, www.compass-group.com and make an announcement to the London Stock Exchange via the regulatory information service. Please check this website in advance of the Meeting in case there are any changes made to the arrangements for the AGM.
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