​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Dutch AGM Market

When preparing for your AGM, you will need to be aware of the legal timeline applicable in the Dutch Market.


 

Given the fact that roughly 80% of the bearer shares are held outside of the Netherlands, it is important to engage with your investors, no matter where they are based. Institutional investors will often have earlier voting deadlines, due to dates imposed by their global custodians. In addition, Institutional investors are influenced either by Proxy Advisors or by their own voting guidelines. Our business line Georgeson can assist with identifying, contacting and communicating with your investors, wherever they are in the world.

 

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Expecting problems with your AGM Agenda or institutional investors? Georgeson assists a number of Dutch companies with the preparation of their AGM. We can advise on the content of your AGM agenda, seek feedback from your institutional investors and also set up corporate governance roadshows. Please contact us for more information.
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Eumedion
Eumedion is the representative of institutional investors and encourages good corporate governance. Eumedion engages with Dutch Issuers regarding their AGM on a yearly basis. It’s important for issuers to engage with Eumedion ahead of your own AGM.
V​​EB
The VEB (“Vereniging van Effectenbezitters”) is the Dutch Retail Association for Investors. It is good practice to actively seek contact with them ahead of your AGM.
AVA Calendar
De AVA Calender is a website which distributes dates and valuable information of AGMs, an initiative of the Dutch foundation “Foundation Electronic Communication Shareholders Issuers” (SECVA).
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