21 October 2020
Market Announcements Office
20 Bridge Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
2020 NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Ramsay's 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held virtually on Tuesday 24 November at 10.30am Sydney time.
Ramsay is continuing to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and is committed to following 'social distancing' measures recommended by the Government as a result of COVID-19. As a result, Ramsay has determined not to hold a physical meeting that shareholders can attend.
Shareholders are provided with various alternatives to participate in the AGM, including the ability to ask questions online and prior to the meeting. Details are provided in the Notice of Meeting and on our dedicated AGM website www.boardroomlimited.com.au/agm/ramsay.
Please see attached for the market's information:
our Chairman's letter;
Ramsay's 2020 Notice of Annual General Meeting;
a sample proxy form;
a 'Questions from Shareholders' form; and
a 'Communications Elections' form.
For shareholders who have elected to receive Ramsay communications in hard copy, mailing will commence today. Shareholders who have elected to receive Ramsay communications electronically should receive an email today.
This release has been authorised by the Group General Counsel & Company Secretary.
Group General Counsel & Company Secretary
Ramsay continues to monitor and respond to Government advice in relation to the rapidly evolving and unpredictable COVID-19 situation. In light of this, we have decided to make some changes to the format of Ramsay's 2020 Annual General Meeting to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our people, stakeholders and the communities in which we operate.
As a result, Ramsay's 2020 AGM will now be held virtually. This means that shareholders will be able to participate online.
You will find details of our virtual meeting format in the enclosed Notice of Meeting, together with the methods available for you to vote, ask questions, and otherwise participate in the meeting. The Chairman's and Group CEO's speeches will be uploaded to both the ASX website at www.asx.com.au and to Ramsay's website at www.ramsayhealth.com/Investors.
Shareholders are welcome to also submit questions in advance. You will find a form for this purpose in your AGM pack. If you have received this form electronically, you can submit your question electronically via email@example.com.
Included with this Notice of Meeting are Explanatory Notes and a Proxy Form. I encourage you to read the Explanatory Notes so you have a full understanding of the resolutions being put forward at the AGM.
Ahead of our meeting, the 2020 Annual Report provides you with a detailed overview of business performance last year. The 2020 Impact Report also details our global sustainability strategy under the banner of 'Ramsay Cares' and is available online at https://www.ramsayhealth.com/Sustainability.
We commend both documents to you.
Ramsay Health Care Limited
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of shareholders of Ramsay Health Care Limited (Company) is to be held on Tuesday, 24 November 2020 at 10.30am (Sydney time).
WATCH AND PARTICIPATE
In response to Government restrictions and the potential health risks arising from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this year the Company's AGM will be held virtually. There will not be a physical meeting where shareholders can attend in person, but shareholders who wish to participate in the AGM may do so by accessing one of the following virtual platforms:
To watch, vote, make comments and ask questions at the online AGM, you will need to log in to your preferred online platform and enter:
The meeting ID, which is - 377315778
Your Voting Access Code (VAC), which is located on your proxy form or on your notification email.
Your postcode, which is the postcode registered to your holding if you are an Australian shareholder, or if you are an overseas shareholder, your country code (common country codes are included at the back of
this Notice of Meeting or can be obtained by contacting Boardroom on 1300 668 019 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
For proxy holders: If you have been nominated as a proxy, please contact Boardroom on
1300 668 019 or email@example.com for AGM login details.
Attending the meeting online enables shareholders to view the AGM live and to also ask questions and cast direct votes at the appropriate times whilst the meeting is in progress.
More information regarding participating in the AGM online can be found by visiting www.boardroomlimited.com.au/agm/ramsay.
Options for voting - prior to the AGM
Even if you plan to attend the AGM online, we encourage you to submit a directed proxy vote as early as possible so that your vote will be counted if for any reason you cannot attend (for example, if there is an issue with your internet connection on the day of the AGM that prevents you from attending online).
Included with this Notice of meeting are Explanatory Notes and a Proxy Form. Shareholders can lodge their proxy online at www.votingonline.com.au/ramsayagm2020 or complete and return a hard-copy proxy form by 10:30am (AEDT) on Sunday, 22 November 2020. Proxy forms can be obtained by contacting Boardroom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shareholders may direct questions during the Meeting to the Chairman about the operations and management of Ramsay, or to Ramsay's external auditor, Ernst & Young.
Shareholders can also submit their questions before the Meeting by emailing questions to email@example.com by no later than 5:00pm (AEDT) on Tuesday, 17 November 2020. The Chairman will endeavour to address as many of the more frequently raised relevant questions as possible. However, there may not be sufficient time available at the meeting to address all of the questions raised. Please note that individual responses will not be sent to any shareholder.
Further information is available at www.boardroomlimited.com.au/agm/ramsay
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