The Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of The Edinburgh Investment Trust plc (the “Company”) is to be held on 22 July 2021 at 11am as previously announced.
As stated in its Annual Report on 27 May 2021 the Company has planned for the AGM to take place in person. The Company’s highest priority is the wellbeing of its shareholders and therefore, given the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and in order to comply with the requirements of the Scottish Government on public gatherings, the number of shareholders able to attend in person will be restricted. Although we will do everything we can to accommodate shareholders who attend, if the number exceeds the limitations of the venue it is possible that some shareholders may be denied entry to the AGM.
Shareholders will also be able to attend the AGM virtually via a live webcast and to submit questions to the directors in writing during the meeting. The AGM will also include a presentation from the Investment Manager. To join the AGM virtually, shareholders will need to visit the Company’s website www.edinburghinvestmenttrust.com and click on the link titled “AGM on-line access – 22 July 2021”. Shareholders will not be required to provide an Investor Code as previously announced. This change will allow those who do not have an Investor Code, such as shareholders through investor platforms or through a nominee company, to attend the AGM virtually and submit questions to the Directors and Manager in writing during the meeting.
In addition, questions can be submitted by shareholders in advance of the meeting if they are sent to the Company’s email address firstname.lastname@example.org by 11.00am on 19 July 2021. The Company will collate the questions received and a representative sample will be answered on the Company’s website shortly after the meeting. The Company will also provide answers directly to the shareholders who asked the questions.
Shareholders will not be able to vote during the AGM and are therefore requested to vote by proxy and are recommended to appoint the “Chairman of the Meeting” as their proxy rather than another person who may not be permitted to attend the meeting. Details of how to vote, either electronically, by proxy form or through CREST, can be found in the Notes to the Notice of AGM contained in the Annual Report.
The outcome of all resolutions will be determined by shareholder vote based on the proxy votes received and all valid proxy appointments (whether submitted electronically or in hard copy form) will be included. The results of the AGM will be announced to the London Stock Exchange and placed on the Company’s website, as soon as practicable after the conclusion of the AGM.
For further information please contact:
Jenny Thompson/Brian Smith
PraxisIFM Fund Services (UK) Limited
020 7653 9690
15 July 2021