CCEP is closely monitoring developments relating to the current outbreak of COVID-19, including the related public health guidance and legislation issued by the UK Government.
At this time the UK Government has prohibited public gatherings of more than two people and non-essential travel, save in certain limited circumstances. In light of these measures, it is intended that the AGM this year will be run as a closed meeting and that shareholders will not be able to attend in person. The Company will ensure that the legal requirements to hold the AGM are satisfied through the attendance of a minimum number of people and the format of the meeting will be purely functional.
Shareholders are, therefore, strongly encouraged to submit a proxy vote in advance of the AGM. Instructions for how to submit a proxy vote by post or online are set out in Part III of the Notice of 2020 AGM. Shareholders are encouraged to appoint the chairman of the AGM as their proxy rather than a named person, who will not be permitted to attend the meeting in the current circumstances.
This situation is evolving, and the UK Government may amend their guidance, or introduce additional measures, at any time. Any changes to CCEP’s AGM arrangements as the COVID-19 situation develops will be communicated to shareholders on this web page and by announcement through a regulatory information service if required.