Iberdrola encourages participation in the General Meeting with the opening of the Shareholder Service Points today
- Iberdrola, which will hold a more participative, accessible, closer, sustainable and innovative General Meeting, has proposed to pay an additional gross dividend of 0.005 euros per share on 17 June.
Iberdrola wants to strengthen communication with its more than 600,000 shareholders at the General Meeting on 17 June and, to this end, has today reopened its Shareholder Service Points after two years closed due to the pandemic, with a 50% increase in the number of locations in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Santander, Valencia, Valladolid, San Sebastián and Zaragoza. In all of them, people will be able to delegate, vote and collect a gift for participating from 8 to 16 June. To avoid the digital divide, Iberdrola always has people on hand to attend to shareholders.
In addition, this year, in order to encourage participation, the energy company has proposed a gross dividend of €0.005 per share (one gross euro for every 200 shares). If the General Meeting approves this new incentive, which would be regulated in the Articles of Association, and 70% of the quorum is reached, Iberdrola will pay this additional amount to all its shareholders entitled to participate. With this new remuneration, the company is the first and only Ibex 35 company to reward its shareholders in this way at the company's most important event.
The engagement dividend is part of a concept of a more participatory, accessible, close, sustainable, and innovative Board of Directors. In this context, Iberdrola recommends that shareholders and their proxy representatives attend telematically or participate remotely prior to the Meeting in order to preserve their health, promote sustainability, and avoid the inconvenience resulting from any measures that may be imposed by the authorities.
Wide range of possibilities for participation
Iberdrola offers investors a wide range of ways to participate. In fact, it is the first Spanish company to allow its shareholders to exercise their voting rights via instant messaging systems. To vote through this channel, holders of shares will simply have to send an image of their signed proxy and remote voting card by WhatsApp (to the number +34 639 000 639) or by Telegram (to the Junta Iberdrola account).
Shareholders who receive the company's card may open a personalised QR code to enter votojunta.iberdrola.com and also vote quickly and easily. In the event that they use the cards sent by the depositary entities, they may enter this same portal with their electronic signature or simply with their share number or their OLA Shareholder Club password. At the same time, an e-mail address Junta2022@iberdrola.es has been set up for shareholders who prefer to send their signed cards via this channel.
Another option is to exercise the right to vote by telephone, by calling the toll-free number 900 100 019, or to use the traditional postal service, by sending the original signed voting card to PO Box 1.113, 48080 Bilbao.
All shareholders wishing to exercise their proxy or remote voting rights must do so through one of the above-mentioned channels before 24:00 on 16 June, the day before the General Meeting.
Shareholders and proxy holders who wish to attend telematically must pre-register on the corporate website from 12 June until 10:00 a.m. on 17 June. Once pre-registration has been confirmed, they may attend the Meeting by registering on the participation portal between 9:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. on 17 June. Those who prefer to attend in person should reserve a seat through the Shareholders' Office or the corporate website.
Iberdrola fosters fluid and permanent communication with shareholders
The Shareholders' Office is the main information channel whose priority objective is to be an open, permanent, and transparent area with all of Iberdrola's shareholders, continuously developing initiatives aimed at strengthening such relationship and allowing them to be constantly informed and to be able to make proposals regarding the management of the company.
In this way, the Shareholders' Office serves to respond, at all times, to shareholders' queries, questions or suggestions, through a free telephone helpline (900 100 019) and an e-mail address (email@example.com), being in contact with shareholders voluntarily registered in its database.
In addition, the company has a Virtual Shareholder Assistant (VSA), a chatbot designed to respond immediately to queries about the AGM and to provide all the information and links of interest to facilitate their participation in the event.
The OLA Shareholders' Club is located on the website, an interactive system that represents a further step in the direct, fluid, and permanent channel of dialogue that Iberdrola maintains with its shareholders. By registering with this club, shareholders may participate in special leisure activities, events, contests, etc., in addition to being able to publicly or confidentially submit any questions of interest, access frequently asked questions and answers on various topics, and, beginning with the call to the General Shareholders' Meeting, exercise their rights to information, proxy representation, and remote voting, as well as view the live broadcast of the meeting.
Iberdrola was the first IBEX 35 company to have a specific mobile application for investors and shareholders: Iberdrola Investor Relations. Investors can consult all relevant information on the economic and financial performance of the company from their mobile devices. They can also use this application to follow the company's results presentations, as well as the holding of the General Shareholders' Meeting. It also offers the evolution of the share price, as well as access to share price graphs.