Annual General Meeting Update

Annual General Meeting of the Company

15 April 2021

The Company’s upcoming Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) will be held at Heron House, Corrig Road, Sandyford Business Park, Dublin 18, D18 Y2X6, Ireland at 10.30am on 28 April 2021. The health and safety of shareholders, colleagues and service providers attending the AGM is a primary concern for the Company and in this context we have been closely monitoring developments in Ireland relating to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We regret that due to the current Irish Government Covid-19 restrictions which prohibit public gatherings indoors, it will not be possible for shareholders to attend the AGM in person and the AGM will therefore be held as a closed meeting.

Shareholder participation remains important to us and we strongly encourage shareholders to submit a proxy, by no later than 10.30am on Monday 26 April 2021,  appointing the Chair of the meeting as their proxy in order to ensure they can exercise their vote and be represented at the AGM without attending in person. Persons holding ordinary shares in the Company as Belgian rights through the system operated by Euroclear Bank SA/NV or as CREST Depositary Interests through CREST will also need to comply with any additional voting deadlines imposed by the respective service providers.

The process and deadline for appointing a proxy will depend on the manner in which you hold your Ordinary Shares in the Company, further details of which are set out in the AGM Circular made available to shareholders and published on the website of the Company at https://www.‌‌/investors/shareholder-services/shareholder-meetings/ on 24 March 2021.

Full details of the business of the meeting and how to attend the AGM virtually and ask questions via the Lumi facility can be found within the AGM Circular and the Lumi User Guide, both of which can be accessed at ‌‌sha‌‌reholder‌-services/shareholder-meetings/.

In advance of the AGM, shareholders may also submit questions in writing by sending: (i) a letter to the Company Secretary, Grafton Group plc, Heron House, Corrig Road, Sandyford Business Park, Dublin 18, D18 Y2X6, Ireland; or (ii) an email to [email protected], together with evidence of your shareholding at least two business days before the AGM (i.e. by 26 April 2021).

All resolutions at the AGM will be put to a poll. The Company will publish the results of the poll on the Company's website, as soon as possible after the conclusion of the AGM.


Charles Rinn


Grafton Group plc

Telephone:  353 1 216 0600