At the AGM in 2016, our then Chairman, Robert Swannell, announced that M&S would be introducing a Shareholder Panel (the ‘Panel’) aimed at private investors. The Panel comprises a selection of private investors who are invited to meet with members of our senior management team, on several occasions over the course of the year, to discuss a range of issues that are relevant to the business and to them as investors. The Panel provides a forum for the views of our shareholders to be discussed and debated as we change M&S for the future. It also provides M&S with an opportunity to update Panel members on our progress against our plans, and to obtain their feedback.
Applications for Panel membership are opened to all registered shareholders in January each year, with details on how to apply enclosed with your January dividend mailing. For those shareholders registered for electronic communications, details on how to apply will be attached to the email you receive to notify you that your electronic dividend confirmation is available to download.
More information is available in our Shareholder Panel FAQ, which you can access by clicking here.