The 2021 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (“AGM”) of Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. (“Ahold Delhaize” or “the Company”) was held on April 14, 2021. Due to the continued impact of the pandemic, and on the basis of the Temporary Law Covid-19 Justice and Safety (the “Emergency Law) the AGM was held virtually, without having the option for shareholders to attend in-person. In case the meeting cannot be held virtually because the Emergency Law would no longer apply at the time of the meeting, the AGM will take place on the same date and the same time at the headquarters of the Company at the Provincialeweg 11, Zaandam, the Netherlands.
The meeting was broadcasted live via a webcast on this website.
The agenda and relevant documents have been published on March 3, 2021.
Outstanding shares and voting rights
On March 18, 2021, before opening of the markets, Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. had 1,034,038,539 ordinary shares outstanding. The total number of voting rights is 1,034,038,539.
Attending the meeting and voting
Pursuant to Dutch law, the persons who are entitled to vote and/or virtually attend the AGM, are those persons who on March 17, 2021, after processing all the settlements on that date (the “Record Date”) are registered as such in a (sub)register designated by the Management Board. The (sub)registers for bearer shares are the administrations held at the Record Date, ultimately at 6:00 PM CET, by the banks and brokers which are participating institutions (aangesloten instellingen) according to the Dutch Securities Depository Act (Wet Giraal Effectenverkeer) of the Nederlands Centraal Instituut voor Giraal Effectenverkeer B.V. For holders of registered shares, the shareholders registers of the Company (or parts thereof) have been designated as (sub)registers.
Shareholders may only participate in the decision-making process and cast their vote through an electronic proxy with a voting instruction. In such case you will need to register your shares in Ahold Delhaize with ABN AMRO before 6:00 PM CET on April 11, 2021 and electronically give your voting instruction through www.abnamro.com/evoting. You may grant an electronic proxy with a voting instruction to the Company Secretary of Ahold Delhaize or to IQ EQ Financial Services B.V. You may submit your voting instruction before 6:00 PM CET on April 11, 2021. If desired, you can amend a previously submitted voting instruction ultimately before 6:00 PM CET on April 11, 2021. A shareholder must submit a voting instruction to be able to register for the meeting, whereby the voting instruction also qualifies as registration for the meeting.
Holders of registered shares who wish to vote can follow the instructions in the manner set forth in the letters sent to them.
Any shareholder who registered for the meeting can pose questions regarding agenda items until 6:00 PM CET on April 11, 2021, via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any questions posed by then will be addressed latest during the meeting and published on www.aholddelhaize.com/en/investors/share-information/shareholders-meetings/agm-2021/. Shareholders who have submitted their questions electronically by said date will be given the opportunity to pose subsequent questions on that same topic during the meeting, for which they will receive separate instructions, unless this is not reasonably possible. The Chairman may at his sole discretion amend this procedure on behalf of an orderly meeting.
The meeting will be broadcasted live and integrally for everyone here.
In the unlikely event that the Emergency Law will lapse at the time of the meeting, Ahold Delhaize will organize this AGM in a hybrid manner, in line with the applicable regulations issued by the Ministry of Health. For updates on this topic please consult our website regularly and prior to the AGM.
Anyone who wishes to attend the hybrid meeting in-person must register as set out above and must send an email to the company via email@example.com Those who are entitled to attend the hybrid meeting (or their representatives) must identify themselves through a valid proof of identity (passport, identity card, driving license).
If you are a registered holder of American Depositary Receipts (ADRs), you may give your voting instruction through JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A., the U.S. depositary. You will receive information, including a voting instruction card. Both registered and beneficial holders can vote on their shares, provided such holders have returned their completed proxy form prior to 12:00 Eastern Time on April 2, 2021.