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We held our Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Company’s Head Office at St Helen’s, 1 Undershaft, in London on 26 May 2020.
The Board recognises the ongoing importance of communication with shareholders at this time.
Shareholders are able to watch a shareholder presentation that was recorded following the AGM, during which they will hear from the Chairman and CEO and receive an update on our community activities as part of supporting the COVID-19 efforts. Pre-submitted questions were answered during the presentation.
On 8 April 2020, we announced that the Board of Directors had agreed to withdraw its recommendation to pay the 2019 final dividend to ordinary shareholders in June 2020. We fully recognise the importance of cash dividends to all of our ordinary shareholders, and expect to reconsider any distributions in the fourth quarter of 2020.
We have taken this decision in the wake of the unprecedented challenges COVID-19 presents for businesses, households and customers, and the adverse and highly uncertain impact on the global economy. Regulatory authorities, including EIOPA, the PRA and supervisors of other Aviva subsidiaries, have responded by publicly urging restraint on dividend payments by insurers to shareholders. In light of the significant uncertainties presented by COVID-19, we agree with our regulators that it is prudent to suspend dividend payments on our ordinary shares. We intend to provide an operational update for investors in the second half of May.