General meetings—notice requirements for listed public companies
General meetings—notice requirements for listed public companies

The following Corporate guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • General meetings—notice requirements for listed public companies
  • Who is entitled to receive notice of general meeting
  • Form of notice
  • Content of the notice
  • Length of notice
  • Electronic general meetings (including AGMs)

This Practice Note summarises the law relating to the steps involved in preparing, identifying recipients and sending a notice of general meeting. It covers the form and content requirements for notices and statutory minimum notice periods. It is suitable for use by both practitioners and company secretaries in relation to companies with equity shares listed on the Main Market of London Stock Exchange plc (listed companies) and companies with equity shares admitted to AIM (AIM companies).

A general meeting of the members of a company can be called and held at any point, and any number of times, in a year in order for the members to pass resolutions to carry out certain changes or approve certain actions.

A general meeting must sati