EQS Group successfully supported the first virtual AGM by a listed company in the UK
OREANDA-NEWS. EQS Group successfully supported the first virtual AGM by a listed company in the UK, which was held by the FTSE250 luxury shoe specialist Jimmy Choo PLC. Shareholders located across the globe were able to take part in the 2016 AGM virtually, watch the presentation and ask questions due to the solutions of EQS Group, a leading international technology provider for Digital Investor Relations.
EQS provided a live presentation and an additional teleconference to make the event accessible to all shareholders, regardless of their location. In fact, shareholders from three different time zones followed the meeting.
The EQS technologies allowed shareholders to follow the meeting via different devices like desktop computers, smartphones and tablets. A secure authentication process ensured that only authorised shareholders could enter the meeting. Questions could be asked via telephone conference, which was provided and managed by EQS including professional operator support. For voting purposes Jimmy Choo used the Lumi AGM Mobile platform.
"It's an honour for us to be chosen as partner for the first virtual AGM in the UK ever", says Ania Wojtus, Director at EQS Group Limited in London and explains: "In today's day and age, most institutional investors prefer to cast their vote electronically. It makes sense for companies to take advantage of technology and hold virtual meetings online so that shareholders can watch, listen, ask questions and vote wherever they are."
Peter Harf, Chairman of Jimmy Choo PLC, is happy with the AGM: "We are very pleased with the outcome of this process, which achieved its aim of broadening shareholder access to our AGM in the most convenient way possible. This was in good part due to our technology partner's innovative approach to modernising the traditional AGM."
About EQS Group:
The EQS Group is a leading international technology provider for Digital Investor Relations. More than 8,000 companies worldwide trust EQS's products and services to securely, efficiently, and simultaneously fulfil complex national and international information obligations to the global investment community.
The COCKPIT, a Software as a Service (Saas), digitally maps the work processes of IR managers, communicates with the company website and distributes company releases via one of the most important Financial Newswires. With further products like websites, IR tools and online company reports EQS Group is a digital single source provider.