Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, several measures are being implemented to prevent the spread of the virus. These measures are being taken to safeguard the health and security of the attendees at the annual general meeting and to ensure compliance with applicable national and local restrictions and guidelines.
In order to minimise the risk of spread of the coronavirus and to ensure that the annual general meeting can be held also in the event that further governmental health recommendations or statutory restrictions on assembly of persons are introduced, shareholders are kindly requested to avail themselves of the possibilities of casting advance votes or voting by proxy, as further detailed below, and as far as possible to refrain from attending in person. Shareholders are encouraged to follow the annual general meeting via live streamed webcast, which will include simultaneous translation into English.
Please note that due to the current situation no refreshments or meals will be served in connection with the annual general meeting. Equinor representatives at the annual general meeting may participate by video and not in person.
Shareholders wishing to attend the annual general meeting physically must register by 12 May 2020 at 12:00 (CET) in order for Equinor to be able to implement necessary infection prevention measures. Due to the extraordinary situation, lack of registration could result in shareholders not being allowed to physically attend the annual general meeting. Valid ID (passport or driver’s license) must be presented when attending in person.
Shareholders physically attending must adhere to the government’s precautions with regards to preventing spread of the coronavirus, as in place 14 May 2020. Under no circumstances can anyone in quarantine attend the annual general meeting. In the event of further governmental health recommendations or statutory restrictions on assembly of persons, Equinor may be prevented from arranging a physical meeting. The board of directors can in that circumstance make changes to the annual general meeting procedure. In such case, the shareholders should note that additional information on proceedings of the meeting may be given on short notice and announced on the company’s website and through a stock exchange announcement. Shareholders who have already registered for physical attendance will be directly contacted.
Shareholders wishing to attend the annual general meeting by proxy, must register by 12 May 2020 at 12:00 (CET).
Registration for shareholders and proxy may be done electronically through VPS Investor Services or via this link. (PIN-code and reference number from the notice of attendance is required). Registration may also be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to DNB Bank ASA, Registrar’s Department, P.O.Box 1600 Sentrum, 0021 Oslo, Norway. The registration form has been distributed to the shareholders.
The company’s shareholders may by 12 May 2020 at 12:00 (CET) cast a vote in advance on each of the agenda items to be handled by the annual general meeting. Advance voting may be done electronically through VPS Investor Services or via this link. (PIN-code and reference number from the notice of attendance is required).
The annual general meeting will be webcasted from this page. The annual general meeting will be held in Norwegian language, but live simultaneous translation into English will be available.
General questions regarding the annual general meeting may be directed to Investor Relations:
Erik Gonder, +47 995 62 611, or to Anne Sofie Dahle, +47 908 87 554.
Documents for the meeting can be downloaded from this page.