Samsung’s shareholders urged to use electronic voting for AGM

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The smartphone giant, Samsung Electronics has adopted electronic voting for this year’s annual general meeting, keeping in view the present scenario caused by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Also, the company has urged its shareholders to use the electronic voting system to help curb the spread of coronavirus.

As stated by the company’s website, Samsung’s AGM is taking place at a convention center in Suwon with a capacity of about 3,000 people. And it has urged its shareholders to make use of the chance to vote via the internet up to March 17.

According to the website, the annual general meeting of shareholders will be equipped with thermal cameras and contactless thermometers. And any shareholder exhibiting symptoms like fever or cough will be barred from entering. Also, those with a fever at the meeting will be sent to a location away from the meeting venue.

Other Samsung affiliates, including Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Samsung SDI and Samsung SDS will also hold AGMs in the next few days. 

Samsung is not the first company to adopt precautionary measures to conduct its shareholders meeting smoothly amidst the coronavirus outbreak. SK Hynix, the world’s second-largest memory chip maker, has its AGM in the next few days, where it has planned to make its shareholders sit at a distance of about two meters from each other.