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RNS Number : 9469H
Brunner Investment Trust PLC
27 March 2020


27 March 2020




The company announces that the Annual General Meeting due to be held on Wednesday 1 April 2020 has been postponed. The following letter has been sent to shareholders today




(Incorporated and registered in England and Wales with registered number 226323) (Registered as an investment company under section 833 of the Companies Act 2006)

Registered Office

199 Bishopsgate

London EC2M 3TY


Dear Shareholder,                                                                                                      27 March 2020

Brunner Investment Trust PLC (the "Company")

Postponement of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) - COVID-19 outbreak

The Annual Financial Report and Notice of AGM of the Company were sent to shareholders at the  end of February and the AGM is due to be held at 12.00 noon on 1 April 2020 at Trinity House, Trinity Square, Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4DH.

Following the Prime Minister's announcement on 23 March 2020 of further restrictions and the continuing impact of COVID-19 the AGM cannot go ahead as planned. Trinity House is closed and there is no access to the AGM  venue.  The Board has resolved to postpone the AGM and will send a new notice to shareholders of the revised time, date and venue of the AGM.

The Board will continue to review the developing situation to ensure that attendance at the AGM will be in compliance with legal restrictions and Government guidelines at the time. The Government guidelines can be found at



The AGM not taking place as planned will mean that the proposed business will not be able to  proceed on the current timetable. In order to ensure that shareholders receive a final dividend as currently proposed the Board has resolved to withdraw the resolution to approve the final dividend  and replace it with a fourth interim dividend of  the same amount. This will be paid as anticipated on    3 April 2020 and at the same proposed rate of 6.0p per share. This will ensure that all shareholders receive the dividend as announced in the annual report within the timetable as stated.


Shareholder communications

This letter and any further updates, including notice of the rescheduled AGM, will be sent to all shareholders by post and will also be available for view on the Company's website and announced through the London Stock Exchange as appropriate.


Thank you to all our shareholders for their continued support. Yours faithfully


Carolan Dobson



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