UK - Five shareholder meetings are of significance in the week beginning February 4, according to corporate governance specialists Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS).
Avingtrans holds its AGM on February 4. The board of Avingtrans comprises only two non-executive directors. Singer & Friedlander owns more than a tenth of the company.
Chrysalis Group holds its AGM on February 5. Chrysalis’ articles of association provide that the executive chairman need not retire by rotation. In addition, the chairman’s service contract is for a fixed three-year period. The company also seeks shareholder approval for an authority to make EU political donations pursuant to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000. Schroder Investment Management holds more than 13% of the company’s issued stock.
Imperial Tobacco Group holds its AGM on February 5. Imperial Tobacco seeks shareholder approval for an authority to make EU political donations pursuant to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000. Baillie Gifford holds 4.6% of the issued stock of the company.
Windsor holds its AGM on February 6. The roles of chairman and chief executive are combined at Windsor. Aberdeen Asset Managers owns 12% of the insurers.
Airtours holds its AGM on February 7. Airtours’ executive chairman David Crossland, who is up for re-election, is an executive director who serves on the board’s remuneration committee. M&G Investment Management owns 8% of the leisure firm.
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