AGM Intelligence Report - 2021

After surveying its *top clients, Computershare has published its 2021 AGM Intelligence report, which has uncovered that 2020 was a year when we all learned how to do things differently.
​*Computershare looks after 50% of the ASX300

Key insights included:

  • Many Australian AGMs were replaced by virtual or hybrid events for the first time, with most attendees participating online rather than in person.  
  • There was increase in overall AGM attendance of 3.6% compared to 2019.
  • The number of shareholders who registered their attendance at AGMs in 2020 dropped by approximately 40%.
  • In 2020, 93.6% of votes were lodged prior to the meeting, up by 1.6% from 2019
  • The introduction of virtual and hybrid AGMs in 2020 generated discussion regarding the transparency of using online platforms. 
  • Key issues faced by boards included climate change; activism; director accountability; executive remuneration and the rise of E&S.
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