Statement from the BE CEO regarding the upcoming EGM
After receiving feedback regarding some confusion as a result of some recent posts on Social Media over the upcoming EGM, we would like to clarify the following:
If members do not attend the EGM and do not appoint a proxy (i.e. do not fill in a sign their proxy form) they will have no vote at the EGM should a resolution or motion be put forward – the EGM Chairman will not automatically become the member’s proxy.
The Chairman of the EGM will only become a member’s proxy if the proxy form is signed by the member but they do not assign their own proxy – i.e. the HEREBY APPOINT section of the form is blank. More details on appointing a proxy can be found HERE.
Furthermore, again as a consequence of some misleading posts on social media, it would not have been possible to run both the AGM and EGM on the same day as signatures calling for an EGM were received on Friday 7th September 2018; the BE Articles are clear that the meeting has to be called within eight weeks of this date which would be 2nd November 2018, two days before the AGM.