Guidance: Update on AGMs, electronic document execution and digital shareholder communications
To help organisations navigate the ongoing uncertainty around holding AGMs and executing electronic documents, this guide is a joint initiative between Governance Institute of Australia, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australasian Investor Relations Association and the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.
Issues covered in the guide include:
- The latest legislative and regulatory updates, and what these mean for holding virtual-only AGMs, hybrid AGMs and issuing notices of meeting.
- Tips for holding AGMs in the current environment, including how to build in flexibility in case of changing circumstances such as another COVID-19 outbreak.
- Some key learnings from the 2020 AGM season on how to best prepare, mitigate risks and engage shareholders at meetings that use digital technology.
- What to consider before and during the AGM.