Similar to 2020, the 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) season was affected by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Government imposed restrictions and temporary changes in legislation.
The shift to virtual/hybrid meetings continued, as the ability for Australian companies to hold fully virtual meetings was again made possible due to further temporary modifications to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). This once again removed any legal uncertainty around the validity of virtual meetings in Australia.
Our dedicated Meetings Team successfully guided our clients through the 2021 AGM season, delivering over 260 meetings with 89% of these being fully virtual.
As a leading provider of share registry services, BoardRoom is committed to sharing industry knowledge and key market trends.
The BoardRoom 2021 AGM Summary report provides key insights and trends for AGMs including:
- Meetings summary (including the number and type of meetings held);
- AGM attendance;
- Shareholder engagement;
- Online voting;
- AGM Technology;
- AGM planning; and
- Benefits and limitations to holding AGMs through electronic means.
The analysis and statistics provided in the report were acquired through the ASX200 and BoardRoom’s coverage of our clients where we provided AGM services.