On 3 May 2018, I attended the Annual General Meeting of Unilever in the Marriott Hotel, near Heathrow airport, which started at 11.15 AM. The previous day I had attended the Unilever AGM so it is interesting to compare these two companies
Profit after tax of
Euro 6.5 bn
Return on capital
I was the proxy for DSW (the German equivalent of UKSA/ShareSoc) whose members held some 217,000 RB shares and wanted someone from either UKSA ...
I attended the AGM on 5 May. I was interviewed by the BBC TV beforehand who covered the Reckitt story in their 1pm News program. The BBC were also interviewing shareholders, who were willing to speak to them, as they entered the building where the AGM was held. There were also a group of demonstrators outside.
There were about 200 to 300 present at the AGM.
The Chairman opened the meeting and commented on the great results, noting the 23% total shareholder return ...