Preparing for 2015 AGM Season

30th March 2015

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LexisPSL's most recent Market Tracker Trend Report looks at the key issues to be considered at the annual general meeting in 2015. Companies and their advisors will be pleased to hear that there are not a huge number of new rules and regulations to get to grips with this AGM season compared to 2014.

The hot topics for this year, each of which is covered in this Lexis®PSL Corporate Market Tracker Trend Report, Preparing for the 2015 AGM, are:

  • directors' remuneration;
  • new Listing Rules on controlling shareholders and the new voting regime for appointing independent directors;
  • including a cross reference table in relation to Listing Rules disclosures;
  • recent changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code on directors' remuneration and risk management and internal controls;
  • the new rules on mandatory audit rotation; and
  • women on boards.

This report also summarises the changes to the rules on interim management statements and the new requirements for companies in extractive industries to report on payments to governments. Finally, we take a look at the EU legislation on mandatory auditor rotation that will apply beyond the 2015 season.

Visit the LexisPSL blog where you can download this and other Trend Reports.

This article was written by Lexis®PSL Corporate.

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