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Monday 15 June, 2020

Gemfields Group Ltd

Gemfields Limited Virtual Annual General Meeting

RNS Number : 9799P
Gemfields Group Limited
15 June 2020
 

 

15 June 2020

 

          GEMFIELDS GROUP LIMITED

(Incorporated in Guernsey)

(Guernsey registration Number: 47656)

(South African external company registration number 2009/012636/10)

Share code on JSE: GML / AIM: GEM / BSX: GML.BH

ISIN: GG00BG0KTL52  LEI: 21380017GAVXTCYS5R31

("Gemfields" or the "Company")

 

Gemfields Group Limited Virtual Annual General Meeting

As a consequence of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions placed on physical public gatherings, the Annual General Meeting of shareholders of the Company will now be held electronically via a live interactive webcast, or Virtual Annual General Meeting ("VAGM"), as is permitted by the Company's Articles of Incorporation.

Shareholders should note the following in respect of access to the VAGM to be held on Wednesday, 24 June 2020 at 10 a.m. (British Summer Time). Shareholders can view and/or participate through the VAGM online facility. A step by step guide on 'How to Participate in The Annual General Meeting' download, will be available on the Company's website shortly.

Shareholders are strongly advised to submit their votes via proxy in the normal way prior to the VAGM. An online voting facility will be available on the day (see below) but given the voting will be via a different link to the webcast, shareholders may find it simpler to vote via proxy before the AGM and then access the interactive meeting on the day.

1.  The VAGM webcast can be accessed via the URL https:// www.corpcam.com/Gemfields24062020 or via telephonic link by registering at www.diamondpass.net/5606656

a.        These links will be available for live streaming from 9:00 a.m. (British Summer Time) on Wednesday, 24 June 2020 to facilitate login for shareholders. In order to access the URL and/or the telephonic link, shareholders will need their shareholder reference number and a password. Please refer to paragraphs 2 and 3 below for information on how to obtain these.

b.  Shareholders may submit questions during the live webcast of the meeting by using the messaging option available on the webcast screen or alternatively, dialling in telephonically by registering a www.diamondpass.net/5606656.   Only questions pertinent to the AGM will be answered during the meeting, subject to time constraints. Other questions from shareholders that are not pertinent to the AGM will be dealt with after the meeting through Investor Relations at  [email protected]

c.  Please note that shareholders cannot vote their shares via this URL link. Please refer to paragraphs 2 and 3 below.

Shareholders who do not wish to attend the VAGM are urged to submit their proxy forms to the South African and Guernsey Share Registrars as stipulated in the proxy forms. These may be accessed at:

JSE Proxy Form (for shareholders holding their shares on the South African Register):

» For certificated shareholders or for dematerialised holders who have selected "own-name" registration - please follow the instructions on the proxy form that was previously posted to you to vote your shares. In the event that you have lost or misplaced your proxy form, you can download a replacement proxy form at the following link: https://gemfields.s3.amazonaws.com/ Documents/2020/AGM/JSE%20Proxy%20Form.pdf

» For all other dematerialised shareholders - please contact your broker or custodian in order to vote your shares.

AIM/BSX Proxy Form (for shareholders holding their shares on the Guernsey Register):

» For certificated shareholders - please follow the instructions on the proxy form that was previously posted to you to vote your shares. In the event that you have lost or misplaced your proxy form, please contact [email protected] for a replacement proxy form.

» For dematerialised shareholders - please contact your broker or custodian in order to vote your shares.

2.  Shareholders on both the South African Share Register and Guernsey Share Register who wish to participate in the VAGM and vote their shares during the meeting must follow the process as set out below: The voting platform can be found at: https://gml.votingplatform.corporateactions.co.za/login.

a.  Shareholders on the South African Share Register  who hold their shares through a Central Securities Depository Participant (CSDP) or broker must request that their custodian furnish them with the relevant Letter of  Representation.

Only shareholders in possession of a valid Letter of Representation will be eligible to access the webcast and vote their shares on the voting platform during the VAGM. Shareholders must submit their Letter of Representation to the company secretary at [email protected]  to receive their shareholder reference number and password in order to register on the voting platform and access the webcast.

b.  Certificated shareholders and those shareholders who hold their shares in their 'own name' may also access the voting platform at https://gml.votingplatform.corporateactions.co.za/login

 

(i)  In order to log into the voting platform to vote, shareholders who hold their shares in their 'own name' will require a shareholder reference number and password which can be obtained from  [email protected]   for assistance.

(ii)  Shareholders who have already submitted a proxy vote in advance of the VAGM and who wish to participate in the webcast have the option of linking to the webcast via the URL as set out in 1 above.

3.  Shareholders on the Guernsey Share Register  who wish to vote at the VAGM must follow the process as set out below:

(i)  Certificated Shareholders who hold their shares in their own name must access the voting platform on https://gml.votingplatform.corporateactions.co.za/login

 

(ii)  In order to log into the voting platform to vote, shareholders who hold their shares in their 'own name' will require a shareholder reference number and password which can be obtained from  [email protected]   for assistance.

(iii)  Shareholders in possession of a valid Letter of Representation will also be eligible to vote their shares on the voting platform. Shareholders must submit their Letter of Representation to the company secretary at [email protected] to receive their shareholder reference number and password to register on the voting platform.

For any shareholders who experience problems accessing the webcast or voting platform on the day, there is a help email address: available: [email protected]

Shareholders eligible to vote are advised to request their shareholder holder reference number and password well before the date of the VAGM in order to vote during the AGM as it will not be possible to obtain the reference number once the meeting has started.

Shareholders wishing to submit questions relating to the resolutions set out in the Notice of VAGM in advance of the meeting, can email investor relations at [email protected], along with proof of their share ownership.

 

Further information on Gemfields Group Limited can be found at www.gemfieldsgroup.com

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Enquiries:

 

Gemfields                                                                                                                  Nominated Adviser and Broker (AIM)

Sean Gilbertson / David Lovett / Mark Lawrie                                                     finnCap

Tel: +44(0) 20 7518 3400                                                                                         Christopher Raggett / Edward Whiley

Tel: +44(0) 20 7220 0500

Sponsor (JSE)                                                                                                            IR / Financial PR

Investec Bank Limited                                                                                              Camarco

Gordon Poole / Jennifer Renwick / Nick Hennis Tel: +44(0) 20 3757 4980

Additional information on Gemfields

Gemfields is a world-leading supplier of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones. Gemfields is the operator and 75% owner of both the Kagem emerald mine in Zambia (believed to be the world's single largest producing emerald mine) and the Montepuez ruby mine in Mozambique (one of the most significant recently discovered ruby deposits in the world). In addition, Gemfields also holds controlling interests in various other gemstone mining and prospecting licences in Zambia, Mozambique, Ethiopia and Madagascar.

Gemfields' outright ownership of Fabergé - an iconic and prestigious brand of exceptional heritage - enables Gemfields to optimise positioning, perception and consumer awareness of coloured gemstones, advancing the wider group's "mine and market" vision.

Gemfields has developed a proprietary grading system and a pioneering auction and trading platform to provide a consistent supply of coloured gemstones to downstream markets, a key component of Gemfields' business model and has played an important role in the growth of the global coloured gemstone sector.


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