Further to the release on the Stock Exchange News Service (“SENS”) of the Group annual results and the publication of the annual financial statements (“AFS”) for the year ended 31 December 2019 on Monday, 16 March 2020, shareholders are advised that the summary consolidated financial statements together with the notice of the annual general meeting (“AGM”) have been distributed to shareholders on Monday, 4 May 2020. Shareholders are also referred to the SENS announcement released on 31 March 2020 regarding the publication of the integrated report and other supplementary reports for Old Mutual. The summary consolidated financial statements contain no modifications to those published on 16 March 2020.
The AFS, which were made available on the Company’s website on 16 March 2020, were audited by the Company’s joint external auditors, Deloitte & Touche and KPMG Inc., who expressed an unmodified opinion on the AFS. The relevant audit opinions are contained in the aforementioned AFS. There have been no changes to the audit opinion.
Notice of AGM
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak in South Africa, its status as an ongoing pandemic and its declaration as a “national disaster” in terms of the Disaster Management Act of 2002, the Board has, in the circumstances, determined that it is necessary, prudent and preferable that the AGM be held by way of electronic participation only, and not by way of a physical meeting. Shareholders who wish to participate electronically in and/or vote at the AGM are required to contact The Meeting Specialist Proprietary Limited (“TMS”) on email@example.com or alternatively contact them on +27 11 520 7950/1/2 as soon as possible, but in any event no later than 14:00 SA time on Wednesday, 27 May 2020. TMS will assist shareholders with the requirements for electronic participation in, and/or voting, at the AGM.
The AGM will be held virtually on Friday, 29 May 2020 at 14h00 SA time, to transact the
business as set out in the notice. The record date on which a person must be registered as a
shareholder in the register of the Company for purposes of being entitled to vote at the AGM is
Friday, 22 May 2020, accordingly the last date to trade for the AGM is Tuesday, 19 May 2020.
Operating Update – Thursday, 28 May 2020
Old Mutual will be publishing a voluntary operating update to update investors about the Q1
2020 trading conditions and the impacts of Covid-19 for our business. This will also include
solvency capital and liquidity positions and outlook.