Iberdrola launches Shareholder Month (http://mesdelaccionista.iberdrola.com/) to achieve a more innovative and sustainable shareholders' meeting. It is an interactive space with four thematic rooms related to the environment, governance, social and financial aspects. Available through the corporate website, it includes, among other issues, interviews, reports and information pills.
With this initiative, the company aims to facilitate the monitoring and participation of shareholders not only in person, but also through the main digital channels and the most convenient and useful mobile applications for shareholders. Therefore, from this area it is possible to access the Shareholders' Meeting Participation Portal, as well as to follow the event live on 28 April. All the information on the AGM is also available and the Shareholders' Office can be accessed.
This space is completed with detailed information on Iberdrola's art collection. Through its works, the company aims to contribute to the promotion, conservation and dissemination of heritage and the artistic ecosystem in those countries in which it is present.
The electricity company is launching a new interactive space (https://experienciavirtual.iberdrola.com/) where users can create their own personalised avatar, express themselves with emoticons and participate in gamification initiatives.
Users will be able to walk around Iberdrola's virtual world and, through 360 videos, learn about the company's most innovative projects and the current energy transition situation.
Shareholders will also be able to certify their participation via blockchain. Any shareholder who participates through the Iberdrola portal (www.iberdrola.com) can verify that his or her vote, proxy or attendance is correctly recorded in the blockchain network, securely and unalterably encrypted, guaranteeing the confidentiality, traceability and immutability of the data recorded. Shareholders will be able to make the consultation from the moment their participation is registered, up to one month after the General Meeting is held.
Blockchain will also certify the proxies and votes of the shareholders who go to the service points. With the totems installed at these locations, which have already been used at previous Iberdrola meetings, shareholders will simply have to scan their ID card to accredit themselves and participate via the web.
These initiatives are part of a long history of innovation and shareholder engagement:
- Since 2012, Iberdrola has kept open the interactive channel OLA - On Line Accionistas, which functions as a "permanent board" where shareholders' queries are addressed 365 days a year.
- In 2015, Iberdrola was a pioneer in holding a Shareholder Day, the purpose of which was to frame the General Shareholders' Meeting and other activities through which shareholders could learn first-hand about the Iberdrola Group's projects in a two-way and direct dialogue with its officers.
- Along the same lines, Iberdrola evolved the traditional Shareholder Day into Shareholder Week, which was introduced in 2022 in a virtual format. The duration and contents of this virtual experience are now being extended through Shareholder Month.
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The company has deployed a wide range of participation channels: shareholders who receive the proxy and remote voting card from the company may open a personalised QR code to enter votojunta.iberdrola.com and vote in a quick and easy way. In the event that they use the cards sent by the depositary entities, they may access this same link with their electronic signature or simply with their share number or their OLA Shareholder Club password. At the same time, the e-mail address [email protected] has been set up for shareholders who prefer to send their signed cards via this channel.
Another option is to exercise the right to vote by telephone, by calling the toll-free number 900 100 019, or to use the traditional postal service, sending the signed card to PO Box 1.113, 48080 Bilbao.
Iberdrola is the first Spanish company to allow its shareholders to exercise their voting rights via instant messaging systems. To vote through this channel, share holders will simply have to send an image of their signed proxy and remote voting card by WhatsApp (to the number +34 639 000 639) or by Telegram (to the Junta Iberdrola account).
In addition, it offers shareholders its on-site service points in Bilbao, Madrid, Valencia, Valladolid and Zaragoza. At all of them, it will be possible to grant proxies, vote and collect a gift for participating from 19 April until 27 April.
All shareholders wishing to exercise their proxy or remote voting rights must do so through one of the aforementioned channels before 24:00 hours on 27 April, the day before the General Meeting on first call.
Shareholders and proxies wishing to attend the General Meeting remotely must register between 08:00 and 10:15 on 28 April (the date of the Meeting). In order to speed up their registration on the day of the Meeting, they may register in advance on the Participation Portal on the website during the five days prior to the Meeting, i.e. from 23 April. Those who prefer to attend in person must reserve a seat through the Shareholders' Office or the website before 10:15 a.m. on the day of the AGM.