FCMB Shifts AGM to Head Office
By Dipo Olowookere
FCMB Group Plc has announced the change of venue of its forthcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The company said in a statement on Wednesday that the shareholders’ gathering, which was earlier scheduled to take place at the Shell Hall of Muson Centre in Onikan, Lagos, will now hold at its head office also located in Lagos.
Explaining the rationale behind this change of venue, the management of the financial institution said it was due to the federal government’s restriction on public gatherings, especially in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun State.
FCMB had earlier announced that its 7th AGM will hold on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 11am and in yesterday’s notice, the bank said apart from the change of venue, every other thing remains unchanged.
“Please be informed that the 7th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of FCMB Group Plc earlier scheduled to hold at the Shell Hall, Muson Center, Onikan, Lagos will now hold at the registered address of the Company, First City Plaza, 44 Marina, Lagos.
“This has become necessary in view of the Covid-19 pandemic and following the federal government’s restriction on public gatherings in order to ensure public health, safety and security of all stakeholders.
“All other details of the AGM, including resolutions to be proposed at the meeting, remain unchanged from those notified to shareholders on April 08, 2020,” the notice on Wednesday said.
Business Post had earlier reported that the AGM is taking place by proxy and shareholders were advised to “send duly completed proxy form(s) indicating how you wish to vote on each of the resolutions noted therein, to the Registrars Cardinalstone Registrars Limited, 358 Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba Lagos or via e-mail to [email protected], not less than 48 hours before the time fixed for the meeting.”
At the meeting, shareholders will have to approve the company’s audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2019 and as well approve the payment of dividend of 14 kobo and ratify the retirement of and appointment of Directors, including new auditors in line with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) requirements.