Quebecor Inc. (TSX: QBR.A, QBR.B) announces that, as set out in the notice of meeting sent to shareholders, the 2020 annual general meeting of its shareholders (the “Meeting”) will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. (EDT). Due to restrictions implemented by the federal and Québec governments in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and out of concern for the wellbeing of all participants, the Meeting will be held exclusively by electronic means via live video webcast, and shareholders will, sadly and exceptionally, not be able to physically attend the Meeting.
Except for the amended Notice of the Meeting and Record Date filed on SEDAR to reflect the changes to the format of the Meeting, the previously distributed Management Information Circular dated March 25, 2020 (the “Circular”) and accompanying proxy or voting instruction form will not be updated to reflect this change.
Voting in advance of the Meeting
It is strongly advised that registered shareholders vote in advance of the Meeting using one of the methods described in the proxy form and non-registered shareholders using one of the methods described in the voting instruction form accompanying the Circular.
Participating and voting during the Meeting
Registered shareholders and duly appointed proxyholders can vote at the appropriate times during the Meeting as follow:
- Log in online at https://web.lumiagm.com/171616954. We recommend that you log in at least 30 minutes before the Meeting starts.
- If you or your duly appointed proxyholder have a control number, click “I have a control number” and then enter the control number (see below) and password “quebecor2020” (case sensitive).
- If you do not have a control number, click “guest” and then complete the online form. Guests, including non-registered shareholders who have not appointed themselves as proxyholder, will not be able to vote or ask questions at the Meeting.
For registered shareholders, the control number is located on the proxy form.
If you appoint a proxyholder other than Quebecor’s three proxyholders, YOU MUST return your proxy form by mail, fax, Internet or email and have the appointee call AST Trust Company (Canada) at 1-866-751-6315 (toll free in Canada and the United States) or 212-235-5754 (other countries) by 9:30 a.m. (EDT) on May 12, 2020, so that AST may provide the appointee with a control number via email. This control number will allow your appointee to log in to and vote at the Meeting. Without a control number, your proxyholder will only be able to log in to the Meeting as a guest and will not be able to vote.
Non-registered shareholders (i.e. shareholders that hold shares via a bank, trust corporation, securities broker or other intermediary) that want to vote at the virtual meeting, or appoint a third party to do so, must appoint themselves, or the third party, as proxyholder by carefully following the instructions in the Circular and the voting instruction form, and must follow the procedure described above to obtain a control number.
If you attend the Meeting online, it is important that you be connected to the internet at all times during the Meeting in order to be able to participate and vote at the appropriate times.
Quebecor believes that the ability to participate in the Meeting in a meaningful way remains important despite the decision to hold this year’s Meeting by electronic means. Shareholders and proxyholders with a control number will have substantially the same opportunity to submit questions on matters of business at the Meeting as in past years when the annual meeting was held in person.
Those encountering any technical difficulties during the login process or during the Meeting should call the following technical support number: 1-800-387-0825.
Access to documents
All documents relevant to this Meeting will be available on Quebecor’s website, including the Circular, the 2019 Activity Report, the addresses by the Chairman of the Board and the President and Chief Executive Officer, and so forth. The link to the webcast of the Meeting will also be available for a period of 30 days following the Meeting.
To consult the documents: https://www.quebecor.com/en/investors