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2021

Annual General Meeting 2021

Informa PLC’s Annual General Meeting was held on 3 June 2021.

Notice of AGM and Shareholder Circular (pdf)

Results of AGM (pdf)

AGM Update

As the 2021 AGM results indicate, a range of shareholders, for a range of specific, principled and technical reasons, were unable to fully support the Company's chosen approach to remuneration, which we adopted through the COVID-19 pandemic. A majority of shareholders did support the introduction of the 2021-2023 Equity Revitalisation Plan in December, which is now effective and inflight, and a majority also supported the reappointment of the Remuneration Committee at this AGM, albeit at a variety of levels around and below the 80% threshold.

Consequently, the Company has initiated a new consultation with shareholders on its next approach to remuneration, including on a new Remuneration Policy to follow the 2021-2023 Equity Revitalisation Plan. This consultation will take place during the period between the 2021 and 2022 AGMs, ensuring as many shareholders as possible are able to provide feedback and input on a future approach to remuneration that aligns as closely as possible with the balance of shareholder views.

2020

General Meeting 2020

A General Meeting of Informa PLC was held on Wednesday 23 December 2020 at 5 Howick Place, London, SW1P 1WG at 10.00am to consider two ordinary resolutions, that were both approved:

  1. To adopt a new Directors’ Remuneration Policy
  2. To adopt the rules of the Informa Equity Revitalisation Plan

Full details of the resolutions and results of the meeting are included in the documents below:

Results of General Meeting (pdf)

Shareholder Circular including the Notice of General Meeting (pdf)

Shareholder Letter – 10 December 2020 (pdf)

Shareholder Circular - Revised Part IV (pdf)

Marked-up rules of the Informa Equity Revitalisation Plan (pdf)

Proposed (clean) rules of the Informa Equity Revitalisation Plan (pdf)

General Meeting Update

The Company notes the outcome of the General Meeting in December 2020, which followed extensive and extended consultation with a significant majority of shareholders.

This consultation process indicated that a majority of shareholders were supportive of a restricted share plan, with only a small number of investors fundamentally opposed to such an approach. However, largely for procedural reasons, some of the majority were supportive but required differing individual features to be included in order to approve such a plan. This variety of executional preferences made it difficult to find a universally agreeable solution but, in the end, c.60% of shareholders were able to vote to approve the plan.

The 2021-2023 Equity Revitalisation Plan (ERP) is now live, with grants made for each of the three years of the ERP period to more than 100 Senior Leaders at Informa, providing a powerful tool to motivate and retain this important group of leadership Colleagues.

As planned, Informa undertook a Chair succession process in 2020 and a new chair, John Rishton, was approved and appointed by shareholders at the 2021 AGM.

Ahead of his appointment, in early 2021, the Chair-Elect met with more than 25 shareholders from across the register, representing c.60% of Informa’s equity. Encouragingly, shareholder feedback was positive on the Company and the way the management team has navigated through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, with none raising any significant concerns in relation to the aforementioned ERP.

Indeed, there was broad acknowledgement that there are a range of views on restricted share plans and that, following approval of the ERP in December, the focus for the leadership team and the Board should be on continuing to manage the Group effectively through to the other side of the pandemic.

More recently, following the AGM, the new Chair has written to shareholders outlining his immediate areas of focus and his response to the recent shareholder feedback. The Chair made it clear that his plans include a detailed new review of remuneration best practices and the publication of a new draft Remuneration Policy, to be followed by a new shareholder consultation in 2022.

This new Remuneration Policy will then be taken to Informa’s AGM in June 2022 and, subject to shareholder approval, will take effect following the completion of the 2021-2023 Equity Revitalisation Plan from January 2024.

More broadly, the Board will continue to engage with shareholders regularly on all matters.

Annual General Meeting 2020

The 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Informa PLC was held at 11.00 am on Friday 12 June 2020 at 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG.

2020 Notice of AGM (pdf)

2020 Results of General Meeting (pdf)

AGM Update

The Company notes the outcome of voting on Resolution 13 at the 2019 AGM, relating to the Remuneration Policy, which received majority support (64.9%) from shareholders. This Remuneration Policy was the existing Policy which was last consulted on in 2017. Following the significant disruption caused by COVID-19, the Board sought support from shareholders to have the option to extend its existing policy for a year to avoid policy distraction whilst the Board and Management Team focused on the immediate response to COVID-19 and, in particular, building stability and security through 2021 and beyond. The Board was pleased to receive this majority support.

Informa maintains a regular dialogue with investors, including an Annual Shareholder Roadshow led by the Chairman, and having spoken to a number of shareholders both before the AGM and afterwards, it is clear that the minority vote against the Policy extension was almost exclusively due to the absence of an update on amending existing Executive Director post-employment shareholding commitments and contractual pension entitlements.

The current Remuneration Policy is clear on these matters, in respect of all future Executive Director appointments. However, for the existing Executive Directors, the Board always intended to agree a set of amendments, but as these would require a change to existing legal contractual agreements, this required more time and coincided with the Chairman succession process.

As confirmed within Informa’s recent Half-Year Results, the Chairman succession process, which was previously well progressed, has now resumed.

Following the AGM vote, and recognizing the views of a minority of shareholders on the above two specific matters, the Remuneration Committee has now reached an agreement with the two existing Executive Directors and can now confirm the Group will meet the timetable and guidance on both, post-employment shareholding requirements and amending pension entitlements.

The Board is confident that providing this commitment will address the concerns of the minority of shareholders who raised the above issues.

The Board looks forward to continued engagement with its shareholders on this and any other matters.

 

General Meeting

A General Meeting was held on Monday 4 May 2020 regarding a resolution to authority to allot shares.

Notice of General Meeting (pdf)

Results of General Meeting (pdf)

 

2019

Annual General Meeting 2019

Informa PLC's 2019 Annual General Meeting was held at 11.00am on Friday 24 May 2019, in our offices at 240 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8BF.

Notice of AGM (pdf)

Proposed Rules of the Informa ShareSave Plan (pdf)

AGM presentation (pdf)

2019 Results of AGM (pdf)

 

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