TC Energy announces change to annual meeting format
Meeting to be held virtually on May 1, 2020
CALGARY, Alberta, April 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- News Release – TC Energy Corporation (TSX, NYSE: TRP) (TC Energy) announced today it will hold its upcoming annual meeting of common shareholders (AGM) on May 1, 2020 at 10 a.m. (MDT) in a virtual-only format. This approach aligns with our commitment to the health and wellbeing of employees, shareholders, communities and other stakeholders, and with directives from public health and government officials relating to physical distancing and large group gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our directors and management believe this format will provide shareholders a safer alternative to attend this year’s AGM than a physical meeting and will allow for equivalent participation of all shareholders and duly appointed proxyholders, regardless of their geographic location. The virtual meeting format will enable shareholders and duly appointed proxyholders to vote, ask questions and provide feedback to TC Energy.
TC Energy’s By-Law Number 1, which governs the conduct of our annual meetings of shareholders, does not permit these meetings to be conducted virtually. However, in acknowledgment of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, we obtained a court order that allows us to hold our 2020 AGM exclusively using electronic means. The order permits our meeting to be conducted using industry-standard virtual shareholder meeting technology.
The timing and process for voting by proxy remains unchanged; shareholders are reminded that completed proxy forms must be received no later than 12 p.m. EDT on April 29, 2020. We continue to encourage shareholders to vote in advance, noting previously distributed forms of proxy and voting instruction forms may continue to be used to vote. Shareholders and duly appointed proxyholders may also submit questions for the AGM in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Guests will not be able to vote or ask questions but are invited to observe.
For instructions on logging in, voting and asking questions using the virtual meeting platform, we ask that attendees visit: TCEnergy.com/AnnualMeeting2020. We encourage our shareholders and other interested parties to check for additional information and updates about the meeting on this web page as well.
Note that the TC Energy 2020 Management Information Circular dated February 27, 2020 and other meeting materials distributed to shareholders will not be updated to reflect the change in location and format of the AGM, however, an amended notice of meeting will be filed on SEDAR.
Registered shareholders and duly appointed proxyholders will need the control number from their form of proxy to participate in the virtual AGM. Non-registered (beneficial) shareholders (being shareholders who hold their TC Energy common shares through a broker, investment dealer, bank, trust company, custodian, nominee or other intermediary) must duly appoint themselves as proxyholder to fully participate in the AGM or may otherwise observe as a guest. Information on how beneficial shareholders may duly appoint themselves as proxyholder will be available on our website at TCEnergy.com/AnnualMeeting2020
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