Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Limited published a notice of meeting on 17 July 2020 in relation to its Annual Shareholders’ Meeting to be held on Friday, 21 August 2020 at 2:00pm NZST.
Today the company advises that it will no longer offer the ability for shareholders to attend the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in person due to current concerns related to COVID-19 in Auckland and potential risks to the health of meeting attendees. Shareholders will only be able to participate online. This possibility was signalled in the notice of meeting.
Status as essential service
Following the announcement by New Zealand’s Prime Minister that the COVID-19 alert status would be raised to Level 3 in Auckland today, the company advises that it is designated an “essential service” and continues to manufacture and supply respiratory products from its Auckland facilities. The company continued to operate effectively during March and April this year under more restrictive lockdown criteria (Level 4).
Instructions for Annual Shareholders’ Meeting virtual attendance
To participate at the meeting online, go to www.virtualmeeting.co.nz/FPH20. You will require your shareholder number, found on your proxy form, for verification purposes.
Shareholders participating in the meeting online will be able to vote and ask questions. Members of the Board will answer as many of the questions as possible during the meeting. Instructions for online participation and voting can be found in the company’s notice of meeting located at www.fphcare.com/asm.
Shareholders may vote prior to the meeting online at vote.linkmarketservices.com/FPH/ or by post by completing and lodging their voting form (which was sent to shareholders together with the notice of meeting) with the company’s share registrar, Link Market Services Limited, in accordance with the instructions set out on the form. In either case, to be effective the vote must reach Link Market Services Limited no later than 2:00pm NZST on Wednesday, 19 August 2020.
More information is available in the Virtual Annual Meeting Online Portal Guide available at https://bcast.linkinvestorservices.co.nz/generic/docs/OnlinePortalGuide.pdf. Shareholders may also call the Link Market Services helpline on 0800 200 220 should they require assistance.
About Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of products and systems for use in respiratory care, acute care, surgery and the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. The company’s products are sold in over 120 countries worldwide. For more information about the company, visit our website www.fphcare.com.