Mondi plc’s Annual General Meeting was held on 7 May 2020.
As notified to the market on 9 April 2020, the Board took the decision to no longer propose a final dividend for the year ended 31 December. Resolution 4 (to approve the final dividend) was therefore withdrawn.
All remaining resolutions were decided on a poll. All resolutions were passed. Overall approximately 76% of shares were voted.
Copies of the Mondi Group Integrated report and financial statements 2019 can be viewed using the following link:
The 2020 AGM was David Williams’ last as chair and as a member of the Mondi plc Board. Given it wasn’t possible for David to give a speech at the AGM, you can find a few words from David here.
As I look back on my time with Mondi, I am proud of all we have achieved together. From joining the Board in 2007 ahead of the listing, to being appointed Joint Chair in 2009 and then taking over as Chair following the corporate simplification in 2019, it has been a thoroughly rewarding journey.
People are looking to business for leadership and for solutions to some of the greatest challenges of our time, recognising the need for positive social, environmental and economic impact on all sectors of society. Mondi’s strength lies in the contribution it can make to a better world, leading the industry with its unique portfolio of sustainable packaging and paper, and culture of performance, care and integrity.
Mondi’s world-class approach to safety is something I am particularly proud to have been associated with, none more so than at the present time when teams across the world have been able to adapt so quickly to protect colleagues in this global pandemic. It has been remarkable to see how the Mondi team has dealt with the challenges – always prioritising the safety and health of employees, contractors and communities while still doing everything possible to be a reliable partner to customers, many of whom are producing essential products.
It has been an honour to serve as Mondi’s Chair and a privilege to work alongside high calibre Board members to guide Mondi’s successful development. My thanks go to each of them, as well as to Group CEO Andrew King, his executive team and Mondi colleagues around the world for the extraordinary commitment they have shown over the years.
We welcome Philip Yea as Mondi’s new Chair at a challenging time. Philip’s leadership style and extensive experience, both as an executive and non-executive director, across a range of sectors will be invaluable in navigating the current situation and steering Mondi’s successful future. I wish Philip and the Mondi team all the best, and I will follow Mondi’s progress in these most unpredictable times and beyond with great interest.