Shareholder engagement at AGMs hits record high in 2021

70% increase in attendees

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480,505 shareholders and guests attended meetings

480,505 shareholders and guests attended meetings

Shareholder engagement at annual general meetings across the globe reached record levels last year, with a 70% increase in the average number of attendees compared to 2020, according to data from software provider Lumi.

A record 480,505 shareholders and guests attended meetings at global listed companies throughout 2021, the data shows. In the first half of the year alone, the average number of attendees per meeting was twice as high as the same period in 2020. Lumi - which facilitates shareholder engagement with global companies - highlighted two key drivers behind this surge in numbers. The first was said to be an increase in flexibility as companies hold more meetings than before, in some cases running two or more meetings in 2021, including a shareholder engagement day and an AGM. Make voting ...

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