Wesfarmers 2021 Annual General Meeting

Thursday. 21 October at 1:00PM (Perth time)

 

 

The Wesfarmers Limited 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Road, Perth, Western Australia on Thursday 21 October 2021 at 1:00pm (Perth time).

Shareholders and proxyholders may participate in the AGM either in person or may choose to participate in a live webcast of the meeting through the Lumi AGM online platform, including the ability to ask questions and vote online during the AGM. Please refer to the Important Information section of the 2021 Wesfarmers Notice of Meeting and the User Guide for further details.

Due to the continuing developments in relation to the COVID-19 situation and public health concerns, Wesfarmers will be closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation in Australia. If it becomes necessary or appropriate to make alternative arrangements for the holding of the AGM, Wesfarmers will ensure that shareholders are given as much notice as possible via information lodged with the ASX and made available at www.wesfarmers.com.au

For this reason, shareholders are encouraged to submit their voting instructions from Friday 17 September 2021 via www.investorvote.com.au before the AGM. Voting instructions in the lead up to the AGM must be received by Computershare by 1:00pm (Perth time) on Tuesday 19 October 2021.

 Important Information

Previously announced information in respect of the proposed 2021 return of capital to shareholders is available here.

Attending the AGM in person

Due to the continuing developments in relation to the COVID-19 situation and public health concerns, this year the event will be scaled down. This means there will be no events before or after the meeting, and there will be no alcohol served or shareholder gift bags available. At the conclusion of the meeting shareholders will be offered tea and coffee.

For the health, safety and wellbeing of all attendees, Wesfarmers will be observing any government requirements that apply based on the COVID-19 situation at the time. Attendees will be required to register their contact details via the SafeWA app or a paper-based register. The venue may be subject to a capacity limit if required to comply with government health directives, in which case there is a risk that persons may not be able to be admitted and shareholders and proxyholders will be given priority to attend the meeting.

Shareholders and proxyholders who plan to attend the AGM should be mindful of government advice in relation to COVID-19 and monitor Wesfarmers’ website and ASX announcements for any updates about the AGM.

The health, safety and wellbeing of Wesfarmers’ shareholders, employees and other meeting attendees is of paramount importance. Please do not attend the AGM if you feel unwell or have been in close contact with someone who may have been exposed to COVID-19. Wesfarmers may implement screening procedures at admission to the AGM venue, for example temperature checks, depending on circumstances at the time. 

How to vote and ask questions in person

Instructions on how shareholders and proxyholders can vote and ask questions in person will be provided at the AGM and will be similar to prior years when physical meetings have been held by Wesfarmers.

Participating in the AGM online

Shareholders and proxyholders can watch and participate in the AGM virtually via the Lumi AGM online platform by using either a computer, tablet or smartphone. Participating in the AGM online enables shareholders and proxyholders to view the AGM live, ask questions and cast their votes during the meeting.

To participate in the AGM online you will need to visit https://web.lumiagm.com on your computer, tablet or smartphone. You will need the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Edge or Firefox. You can check your current browser is compatible at www.whatismybrowser.com

Online registration will open at 12:00pm (Perth time) on Thursday 21 October 2021 (one hour before the AGM commences). Wesfarmers recommends that participants register at least 15 minutes before the AGM is scheduled to commence.

The meeting ID for the Wesfarmers AGM is 341-174-076

Shareholder login details:

You will need the following details to login:

  1. your Shareholder Reference Number (SRN) / Holder Identification Number (HIN); and
  2. the postcode registered on your holding if you are an Australian shareholder. Overseas shareholders should refer to the user guide available at www.wesfarmers.com.au

Proxyholder login details:

Proxyholders will need to contact Computershare on (+61 3) 9415 4024 to obtain their login details to participate online during the AGM.

How to vote online

Before the AGM

From Friday, 17 September 2021 until 1:00pm (Perth time) on Tuesday 19 October 2021, shareholders can lodge a direct vote or appoint a proxy online at www.investorvote.com.au or www.intermediaryonline.com for custodians and nominees.

At the AGM

Shareholders and proxyholders can cast their votes during the AGM by logging into https://web.lumiagm.com using either a computer, tablet or smartphone as described above. 

How to ask questions online

 Before the AGM

Please submit questions by 1:00pm (Perth time) on Tuesday 19 October 2021 to allow Wesfarmers time to respond during the AGM. Shareholders and proxy holders can lodge a question: 

  • Online from Friday 17 September 2021 at  www.investorvote.com.au using the Shareholder Question icon at the end of the voting process.
  • Fax 1800 783 447 (within Australia) or (+61 3) 9473 2555 (outside Australia).
  • Call the share registry on 1300 558 062 (within Australia) or (+61 3) 9415 4631 (outside Australia).

At the AGM

Shareholders and proxyholders can log into  https://web.lumiagm.com using either a computer, tablet or smartphone as described above.

Technical difficulties       

Technical difficulties may arise during the course of the AGM which may impact shareholders and proxyholders participating in the AGM through the Lumi AGM online platform. The Chairman has discretion as to whether and how the AGM should proceed in the event that a technical difficulty arises. In exercising this discretion, the Chairman will have regard to the number of shareholders impacted and the extent to which participation in the business of the AGM is affected. Where the Chairman considers it appropriate, the Chairman may continue to hold the AGM and transact business, including conducting a poll and voting in accordance with valid proxy instructions.

For this reason, shareholders are encouraged to submit their voting instructions from Friday 17 September 2021 via www.investorvote.com.au before the AGM. Voting instructions in the lead up to the AGM must be received by Computershare by 1:00pm (Perth time) on Tuesday 19 October 2021.

Need help?

If you experience difficulty logging into the AGM using the Lumi AGM online platform, please contact Computershare on (+61 3) 9415 4024.

Please refer to the user guide on our Wesfarmers website at www.wesfarmers.com.au