Lakeland Dairies to host online AGM

Lakeland Dairies will hold the co-operative’s annual general meeting (AGM) online this year on Wednesday, December 2 at 11:00am.

The co-operative’s AGM would normally be held with members attending in person, however this year’s meeting will take place online in light of ongoing recommendations and restrictions that are in place to protect public health during the current pandemic.

Group CEO of Lakeland Dairies Michael Hanley said: “It’s very important for Lakeland Dairies to hold an AGM for members to gather and review the business of their society.

While the clear preference would be to hold a physical meeting, this is not possible due to the current crisis where the health and safety of our members; milk producers; staff; and communities is our number one priority.

“The online meeting will contain all of the usual business of a physical AGM and we are encouraging members to register and attend,” Hanley concluded.

The AGM is open only to Lakeland Dairies’ shareholders and a ‘Notice of AGM’ has been posted out directly to members.

Participants will need to use a home computer; laptop; smartphone; or tablet to attend. The member relations team at Lakeland Dairies are also handling queries from shareholders.

Lakeland’s announcement of an online AGM for next month (December) follows Glanbia’s decision to host its AGM by phone conference in recent weeks.