Escape Hunt plc (LON:ESC) have stated today that following the UK Government’s announcement on 14 June 2021 that lockdown measures will not be withdrawn by the time of its Annual General Meeting convened at 10.00am on Monday 28 June 2021, the Company announces that it intends to hold its AGM with only the minimum number of shareholders present as required to form a quorum under its Articles of Association, and who (being officers or employees of the Company) are essential for the business of the AGM to be conducted.
In view of the continuing risk posed by COVID-19 and having regard to their own safety and that of others, shareholders and their representatives are respectfully asked not to seek to attend the AGM in person. To ensure the safety of the limited number of people whose attendance is essential, the Company does not propose to allow other shareholders or their representatives to gain access to the AGM venue on the day.
In order to ensure shareholders’ votes are counted, despite these restrictions, the Board strongly encourages shareholders to exercise their right to vote by appointing the chairman of the AGM as their proxy to vote at the AGM in accordance with their instructions. To appoint a proxy, please complete the form of proxy and send it to the Company’s registrar, Equiniti Limited. CREST members who wish to appoint a proxy or proxies for the AGM (and any adjournment(s) thereof) through the CREST electronic proxy appointment service may do so by using the procedures described in the CREST Manual (available via www.euroclear.com). Proxy appointments must be received by Equiniti Limited no later than 10:00am on Thursday 24 June 2021. If two or more valid forms of proxy are delivered in respect of the same share, the one which was delivered last (regardless of its date or the date of its execution) will be valid. Further details are set out in the notice of meeting and in the form of proxy.
The Escape Hunt Board is committed to open dialogue with shareholders and remains very mindful of ensuring that shareholders have an opportunity to engage with us. Shareholders are encouraged to submit questions in advance of the AGM or raise matters of concern as a shareholder by emailing the Company Secretary using the email address provided in the notice of meeting. Answers to questions that are of common interest will be published on the Company’s website.
An update on trading since re-opening of the Company’s sites in the UK on 17 May 2021 will be issued at 7.00am on Monday 28 June 2021 to coincide with the AGM.