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General Meeting Season Review - Europe 2017

September 2017 / D.F. King


The 2017 AGM season saw robust quorums, improvements in shareholder engagement, expansion of regulatory oversight and further influence of stakeholders across Europe and the United Kingdom. In the run-up to the EU Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD II), there was a convergence of key themes across the region such as capital increase limits, director elections and remuneration. In an era of more transparent information, increased regulation and third-party voting, the challenge for issuers to explain their governance in the context of their strategy directly to investors grew further. In the battle for AGM votes, there was a clear correlation between the level of shareholder support but also the quality of company outreach.

David Chase Lopes, Managing Director, EMEA
D.F. King
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