17 May 2021
Equals (AIM:EQLS), the technology-led international payments group focused on the SME marketplace, announces that that Notice of the Company's Annual General Meeting ('AGM') has today been posted to shareholders. The AGM will be held on Thursday, 10 June 2021 at 12.00 pm at the offices of the Company at Third Floor, Thames House, Vintners' Place, 68 Upper Thames Street, London EC4V 3BJ. A copy of the Notice together with the proxy card will be available on the home page of the Company's investor relations website, www.equalsplc.com. Shareholders may also vote online by logging on to www.signalshares.com and following the instructions.
The continuing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to the imposition of severe restrictions on public gatherings which probably will not have been lifted by 10 June 2021. The Annual General Meeting venue may therefore be closed on the date of the AGM. The Company therefore notifies its Shareholders that physical attendance in person at the AGM will probably not be possible, in which case the meeting will take place with the minimum necessary quorum of two Shareholders, which will be facilitated by the Company in line with the Government's social distancing advice as at that time.
The final arrangements will be published on the Company's website one week prior to the AGM at: https://www.equalsplc.com/content/investors/shareholder-information.
In light of these circumstances the Board encourages Shareholders to submit proxy forms and to appoint the Chair of the meeting as their proxy with their voting instructions. Further, it encourages Shareholders to submit any questions that they would like to be answered by sending it, together with their name as shown on the Company's register of members and the number of shares held, to the following email address: [email protected] so that it is received by no later than 12.00 p.m. on 3 June 2021. Please insert "AGM - Shareholder Questions" in the subject header box of your email. The Company will endeavour to respond to all questions either on the Company's website or individually.
In order to reduce the risk of infection, there will be no presentations from the Directors, the meeting will end immediately following the formal business of the meeting and there will be no refreshments. The Company is taking these precautionary measures to comply with the enhanced restrictions on travel and public gatherings imposed by the UK Government and to safeguard its Shareholders' and employees' health and make the meeting as safe and as efficient as possible. The Company will take such further steps as are required with the health and wellbeing of its Shareholders and employees in mind.
For more information, please contact:
Equals Group plc
Ian Strafford-Taylor, CEO
Richard Cooper, CFO
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7778 9308
Canaccord Genuity (Nominated Advisor / Broker)
Emma Gabriel / Bobbie Hilliam / Georgina McCooke
Alex Aylen (Sales)
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7523 8150
Buchanan (Financial Communications)
Henry Harrison-Topham / Steph Watson / Toto Berger
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000
Notes to Editors:
Equals Group is a technology-led international payments group augmented by highly personalised service for the payment needs of SME's whether these be FX, card payments or via Faster Payments. Founded in 2007, the Group listed on AIM in 2014 and currently employs around 250 staff across sites in London and Chester. For more information, please visit www.equalsplc.com.