GC100 poll results
62 per cent of GC100 members participating in the poll indicated that their companies are planning to change their articles of association to permit virtual-only and/or hybrid general meetings. Of these companies, approximately one third proposed to permit hybrid meetings only. One quarter of participants no longer believed that a physical AGM format was still valuable. There was a mixed response when members were asked if virtual-only AGMs are the way forward: just over half of the respondents thought virtual-only AGMs may be a viable option in the future. 60 per cent of members indicated a current preference for hybrid meetings, as these provide greater flexibility and allow shareholders to participate in the way which best suits them.