The following documents have today been made available to shareholders of Burberry Group plc (the “Company”):
1. Annual Report and Accounts for the financial year ended 27 March 2021 (the “2020/21 Annual Report”);
2. Notice of the 2021 Annual General Meeting (the “Notice of AGM”); and
3. Form of Proxy for the 2021 Annual General Meeting (the “Form of Proxy”).
Pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.1, each of these documents has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism.
The Company’s 2021 Annual General Meeting (“AGM” or the “Meeting”) will take place at 2.00pm on Wednesday, 14 July 2021 at Horseferry House 2, 1a Page Street, London, SW1P 4PQ. Please note that due to uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the restrictions on public gatherings in place at the date of this announcement, the AGM will be held with the minimal quorum present. As such, shareholders are strongly discouraged from physically attending the AGM and to instead vote in advance either electronically, or by submitting their Form of Proxy appointing the Chairman of the Meeting as proxy.
As detailed in the Notice of AGM, shareholders may email questions in relation to the business of the Meeting in advance and will be provided with a virtual platform where they will be able to watch the proceedings of the Meeting live and have the opportunity to ask questions of the Board. The results of votes cast by shareholders on each resolution to be put to the AGM will be published via a Regulatory Information Service and on burberryplc.com on Wednesday, 14 July 2021 or as soon as reasonably practicable after the Meeting.
In compliance with Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rule (“DTR”) 6.3.5, the information in the Appendix below is extracted from the 2020/21 Annual Report and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s preliminary results announcement issued on 13 May 2021 (the “Preliminary Announcement”), both of which can be viewed at burberryplc.com. Together these constitute the material required by DTR 6.3.5 to be communicated to the media in unedited full text through a Regulatory Information Service. This material is not a substitute for reading the 2020/21 Annual Report in full. Page numbers and cross-references in the extracted information below refer to page numbers and cross-references in the 2020/21 Annual Report.
The information contained in this announcement, and in the Preliminary Announcement, does not constitute the Company’s statutory accounts, but is derived from the statutory accounts. The statutory accounts for the financial year ended March 27, 2021 have been approved by the Board and will be delivered to the Registrar of Companies following the AGM.