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Greencoat UK Wind - Revised AGM Arrangements

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Greencoat UK Wind PLC
03 April 2020
 

3 April 2020

Greencoat UK Wind plc

(the "Company")

REVISED AGM ARRANGEMENTS

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS IMPORTANT AND REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION

On 2 March 2020, the Company posted Notice of its Annual General meeting ("AGM") to be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, 30 April 2020 at the offices of Greencoat Capital LLP, 4th Floor, The Peak, 5 Wilton Road, London. SW1V 1AN (the "Notice").

In a subsequent announcement on 20 March 2020, the Company stated that following the UK Government's advice on social distancing, travel and measures to prohibit public gatherings in order to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 the Company had decided to change the location of its AGM.

On 23 March 2020, the UK Government announced further mandatory measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. This included requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes; and stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public. The Board fully supports these measures to protect public health and safety.

Revised Arrangements

As it is no longer legally possible to hold the AGM in the way that the Board had planned, the meeting will instead be convened at The Office, Home Farm House, Iwerne Minster, Dorset, DT11 8LT, with the minimum necessary quorum of two shareholders present in order to conduct the business of the meeting. All valid proxy votes on the proposed Resolutions will be included in the poll to be taken at the meeting. The results of the meeting will be announced, in the normal way, as soon as practicable after the conclusion of the AGM. 

The AGM will be recorded and an audio cast of the meeting will be available for shareholders to listen to subsequently on the Company website at: www.greencoat-ukwind.com 

Voting by proxy and not in person

As physical attendance at the AGM will not be lawful, shareholders who wish to register their votes on the Resolutions to be put to the AGM should do so by completing and signing the proxy form that accompanied the 2020 AGM Notice (or appoint a proxy electronically if their shares are held in CREST) in accordance with the instructions printed on the proxy form. Please return your forms as soon as possible and, in any event, prior to 2:00 p.m. on 28 April 2020 or not less than 48 hours before the time of the meeting or any adjourned meeting.

If you do not have a proxy form and believe that you should have one, or if you require additional forms or have any additional queries on voting, please contact our Registrar using the details set out below and in page 8 of the Notice:

Address: Computershare Investor Services PLC, The Pavilions, Bridgewater Road, Bristol, BS99 6ZY

The Board considers that all the Resolutions to be put to the meeting are in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders as a whole and unanimously recommends that shareholders vote in favour of all the Resolutions, as the Directors intend to do in respect of their own beneficial holdings.

As the situation in relation to COVID-19 continues, the Company will continue to monitor developments, including any regulatory changes. If it becomes necessary or appropriate to further revise the arrangements for the AGM, further announcements will be made and information will be made available on our website at: www.greencoat-ukwind.com 

Shareholder Engagement

The Board considers that beyond voting on the formal business of the meeting, the AGM also serves as a forum for shareholders to raise questions and comments on any of the Resolutions to the Board. Registered shareholders may submit such questions by email to the Company Secretary at: [email protected] by 2.00pm on 28 April 2020, who will ensure that all questions receive a response prior to the meeting.

To ensure that shareholders have the ability to raise other matters with the Board, a shareholder presentation will be arranged later in the year, giving shareholders the opportunity to ask the Board and the Investment Manager any further questions they may have. Details of this event will be issued in due course.

For further information, please contact:

Greencoat UK Wind PLC                              020 7832 9425

Stephen Lilley

Laurence Fumagalli

Ocorian - Company Secretary                      028 9693 0210

Cheryl Surgeoner

Headland Consultancy                                  020 3805 4822

Stephen Malthouse

Rob Walker

Charlie Twigg

Notes to Editors:

Greencoat UK Wind PLC is the leading listed renewable infrastructure fund, invested in 36 operating UK wind farms with net generating capacity of 998MW. The Company's aim is to provide investors with an annual dividend that increases in line with RPI inflation (7.1p for 2020) while preserving the capital value of its investment portfolio in the long term on a real basis through reinvestment of excess cash flow and the prudent use of gearing. 

UKW provides investors with the opportunity to participate directly in the ownership of UK wind farms, so increasing the resources and capital dedicated to the deployment of renewable energy and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

UKW is managed by an experienced team at Greencoat Capital LLP, a leading European renewable investment manager with approximately £5 billion of assets under management. UKW is governed by a strong and experienced independent board.

UKW is incorporated in England and Wales and is a UK Investment Trust.

For more information about UKW, please visit http://www.greencoat-ukwind.com

For more information about Greencoat Capital LLP, please visit http://www.greencoat-capital.com

 


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