Posting of Annual Report and Notice of AGM
21st April 2020
Cello Health plc (AIM: CLL), the global healthcare-led advisory group, announces that it is today posting to shareholders its annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 December 2019 (the “2019 Accounts”), its notice of Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) and an accompanying letter (the “Accompanying Letter”).
As described in the Accompanying Letter, in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic and, in particular, following the announcement by the UK Prime Minister on 23 March 2020 prohibiting public gatherings, the Board has decided to move the venue for the AGM from Central London to the offices of Cello Health Consulting in Farnham, Surrey. Furthermore, as announced on 7 April 2020, the Board has decided that it is prudent to withdraw the recommendation to pay the final dividend of 2.95 pence per share. Consequently, the dividend resolution referred to in the notice of AGM included in the Annual Report will not now be put to the meeting.
The Company advises that, if the stay at home measures remain in place, the meeting will be a procedural meeting, and only the formal business set out in the revised notice of AGM set out at the end of the Accompanying Letter will be considered, and attendance will be limited to a bare quorum comprised of two Directors who are shareholders. The Company regrets these necessary steps but it is important to comply with the law and seek to slow the spread of COVID-19, as well as protect the health and safety of shareholders, employees and the community as a whole whilst seeking to maintain the efficient functioning of the Company.
In the light of these measures, shareholders will not be permitted to attend the AGM and the Directors of the Company strongly encourage shareholders to vote by proxy on all of the matters of business by appointing the Chairman of the Meeting as their proxy by submitting a proxy appointment in accordance with the instructions in the notice of meeting and the proxy form. The Company has made arrangements for shareholders holding their shares in certificated form to vote electronically. Questions to Directors can be sent to email@example.com, and these will be answered in due course after the meeting.
Included in the Company’s 2019 Accounts is a notice of AGM which sought to convene a meeting to be held in Central London and included a resolution to approve a final dividend. For the reasons noted above, the notice of AGM included in the 2019 Accounts has been replaced by the notice of AGM set out at the end of the Accompanying Letter, and the former AGM notice should therefore be disregarded.
Cello’s 2020 AGM will be held at 12.30pm on Wednesday 20 May 2020 at the offices of Cello Health Consulting, Cello House, West Street, Farnham GU9 7EQ.
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Mark Scott, Chief Executive
Mark Bentley, Group Finance Director
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Notes to Editors
Cello Health plc is a global healthcare-focused advisory Group comprised of a set of leading scientific, commercial advisory and digital delivery capabilities. Cello Health plc currently services 24 of the top 25 pharmaceutical clients globally, as well as a wide range of biotech, diagnostics, devices and other key non-healthcare clients.
Cello Health plc enables clients to commercialise, differentiate their assets, and drive brand success in ever more complex global markets. The business delivers its services through nearly 1,000 highly skilled professionals, utilising latest thinking, technology and digital solutions.
Cello Health plc delivers its services from an office network in the UK, USA, and Asia, with hub offices in New York City, Philadelphia, New Jersey, London, Edinburgh, and Farnham.
For further information, please visit: https://cellohealthplc.com