The Board of Directors of Impact Healthcare REIT plc (ticker: IHR), the real estate investment trust which gives investors exposure to a diversified portfolio of UK healthcare real estate assets, in particular care homes, is pleased to announce that the 2021 Notice of Annual General Meeting is now available to view on the Company’s website at https://www.impactreit.uk/investors/reporting-centre/.
The Company’s Annual General Meeting will be held at 11.00 a.m. on Wednesday, 12 May 2021, at the offices of the Investment Manager at 4th Floor, Heddon House, 149/151 Regent Street, London, W1B 4JD.
The formal Notice of the Annual General Meeting will be posted to those shareholders who have requested that the Company should continue with postal correspondence and in accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.1 copies of the documents have been submitted to the UK Listing Authority and will shortly be available for inspection from the National Storage Mechanism at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism.
As you may know, we are required by law to hold an AGM within six months of our financial year end. Given the unprecedented circumstances, the Board will be moving forward with the AGM but has decided to put in place contingency arrangements that mean the AGM will not follow its usual format. Only the statutory, formal business (consisting of voting on the resolutions proposed in the Notice of AGM) to meet the minimum legal requirements will be conducted and the AGM.
In line with the UK Government’s restrictions on public gatherings to contain COVID-19 and being mindful of the health and safety of our stakeholders and the wider community, Shareholders will not be permitted to attend the AGM in person.
Notwithstanding the format of the AGM this year, the Board considers it important that Shareholders continue to have opportunities to engage with them.
The Board encourages Shareholders to vote on any of the matters of business at the AGM in advance by proxy, listen to the AGM remotely and submit any questions in advance of the meeting.
If you have a question relating to the business of the meeting or a question for the Board or the Investment Manager that you had been planning to ask at the AGM, please send it by email no later than 11.00 a.m. on Monday, 10 May 2021 to Impact.CoSec@jtcgroup.com. To the extent your questions have not already been covered in the Investment Manager’s presentation from 29 March 2021 (which is available on the Company’s website), we will respond to them in a Q&A, which will be posted on our website, following the AGM.
The Board will endeavour to answer such questions ahead of the AGM and, in any event, will publish such questions and answers as soon as practicable on the Company’s website (www.impactreit.uk).
Further, the Company intends to provide a telephone facility in order for Shareholders to listen to the proceedings at the AGM remotely. Please see the Notice of AGM for the details on how to join via telephone. Please note that any such participation via the telephone facility will not constitute formal attendance in relation to the AGM and Shareholders will not be able to speak, ask questions or vote on any resolutions through that facility. We therefore encourage you to ask questions and register your vote in advance.
The Board considers that given the social distancing measures currently in force and in light of the latest published government guidance, proceeding with a “technical” AGM is in the best interests not only of each of its individual shareholders, but also of the Company and wider stakeholders. By allowing the voting to proceed in accordance with instructions received by proxy, our share allotment and buyback resolutions can be put to shareholders for renewal before they expire and we can comply with our legal requirements, while ensuring that no one will have to travel unnecessarily to attend the AGM.
If circumstances change and if social distancing measures are further relaxed before the AGM, the Company will consider these changes and if it is appropriate notify shareholders of any changes to the proposed format for the AGM as soon as possible via RIS and its website (https://www.impactreit.uk).
Full details of the measures implemented by the Company to allow for the orderly conduct of the AGM can be found in the Notice of AGM.
For further information please contact:
Impact Health Partners LLP via Maitland/AMO
Winterﬂood Securities Limited
Tel: 020 3100 0000
RBC Capital Markets
Tel: 020 7653 4000
Maitland/AMO (Communications Adviser)
Tel: 020 7379 5151
JTC (UK) Limited – Company Secretary
Tel: 020 3846 9774
The Company’s LEI is 213800AX3FHPMJL4IJ53.
Further information on Impact Healthcare REIT is available at www.impactreit.uk.