EU introduces minimum requirements to facilitate exercise of shareholder rights

EU introduces minimum requirements to facilitate exercise of shareholder rights

The European Commission has implemented a Regulation and Annex specifying minimum requirements regarding shareholder identification, the transmission of information and the facilitation of the exercise of shareholders’ rights under the Shareholder Rights Directive (2007/36/EC) (SRD).

Directive (EU) 2017/828 amended the SRD with regard to the encouragement of long-term shareholder engagement. It gave the Commission the power to adopt implementing acts that specify minimum requirements in relation to shareholder identification, the transmission of information and the facilitation of the exercise of shareholder rights by 10 September 2018. An April 2018 public consultation from the Commission included a draft regulation and annex implementing these minimum requirements, which has now bee

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