The Shareholders' General Meeting (also known as the Annual General Meeting or AGM) is one of a company’s primary corporate governance vehicles. During the Meeting, the company’s owners (the shareholders) ratify decisions on topics determined by law and by the corporate bylaws. The AGM includes particular features that are established by corporate law.
Who can attend meetings?
All shareholders have the right to attend the meetings, although in the case of corporations such as limited liability companies, the bylaws can stipulate attendance depends on holding a minimum number of shares, and in the case of listed companies this cannot exceed one thousand shares.
How does a hybrid general meeting work?
On March 18, 2022, BBVA will hold its General Shareholders' Meeting at the Euskalduna Palace in Bilbao. We will also provide channels for remote attendance. Shareholders will be able to attend the meeting in person in Bilbao or, alternatively, remotely, after accreditation via the Remote Attendance Portal, through which you will also be able to log in on the day of the meeting.
As in previous years, the meeting can be followed live over the Bank's streaming broadcast on the corporate website (www.bbva.com).
Due to the health situation that still persists, this year BBVA recommends use of remote channels (voting/delegation and remote attendance) to take part in the meeting.
In BBVA´s case, the rules applicable to the operation and development of the Shareholders´ General Meeting are contained in the bank's bylaws and the General Meeting´s regulations, both of which are available on the corporate website, as well as all the information on the upcoming 2022 General Meeting.