Our preference had been to welcome shareholders in person to our AGM this year, however at present the measures put in place by the UK Government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic mean that we cannot hold the meeting in the usual way in person. In these exceptional circumstances, we are planning to hold our AGM this year as a combined physical and electronic meeting. Due to the current restrictions, shareholders and others will not be permitted to attend the physical location for the AGM in person but can attend in person using bp’s electronic meeting platform. Shareholders should not attend the venue in person and instead to participate in the meeting electronically. Shareholders who are not able to attend the meeting electronically are able to vote by proxy in the usual way and can appoint the Chair of the AGM to be their proxy.
We continue to monitor developments in UK government guidance relating to the COVID-19 situation. If circumstances change materially before the date of the meeting, we may adapt our proposed arrangements. We will notify any changes to our arrangements as early as possible before the date of the meeting via our website (bp.com/agm) and a regulatory announcement.
The format of future shareholder meetings will be kept under review.
We provide all shareholders, whether attending the meeting or not, an opportunity to vote using the eVoting or paper voting services. The poll results for prior meetings are available here.
An overview of the key activities, events and results in 2020, together with commentary on bp’s performance and our priorities as we move forward