June 10, 2020
Manulife will hold its 44th Annual General Meeting and Extraordinary General Meeting by Electronic Means
The ‘Guidance and FAQs on the Conduct of General Meetings for Listed Issuers’ issued by the Securities Commission Malaysia on 18 April 2020 provides that listed issuers shall only conduct fully virtual general meetings during the movement control order period. A fully virtual general meeting is to be conducted online, without a physical meeting venue, and shareholders will participate by audio and/or video capabilities. The only venue involved is the Broadcast Venue where only the essential individuals are physically present to organise the fully virtual general meeting.
In this respect, we have taken steps to enable us to hold our general meetings solely by electronic means. The 44th Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) and Extraordinary General Meeting (“EGM”) will be both be held on Friday, June 26, 2020. The AGM will start at 3:00 p.m. whereas the EGM will start at 4:00 p.m. (both Malaysia time) through live streaming and online remote voting using the Remote Participation and Voting (“RPV”). We believe this precautionary measure protects the health and well-being of our shareholders, employees and other stakeholders, while also supporting shareholder engagement and enabling shareholders to participate in the annual general meeting and vote by electronic means.
How shareholders can exercise their vote and attend electronically
Shareholders will not be able to attend the general meetings in person but are invited to participate and vote at By following the instructions in the Administrative Guide , shareholders and their duly appointed proxyholders will be able to ask questions and vote during the live broadcast. In order to participate in the meeting, shareholders must be connected to the internet.
ALL NEW USERS MUST L AT LEAST TWO (2) WORKING DAYS BEFORE THE CLOSING OF PROXY FORM SUBMISSION OR REGISTRATION FOR REMOTE PARTICIPATION AT MEETING ONLINE I.E., BY 22 JUNE 2020, AS ONE (1) WORKING DAY IS REQUIRED TO PROCESS ALL PORTAL USER REGISTRATIONS.