The Board of Directors of First REIT Management Limited (the “Board”), in its capacity as manager of First Real Estate Investment Trust (“First REIT”, and as manager of First REIT, the “Manager”) refer to the Manager’s announcement on the Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of First REIT which will be convened and held by way of electronic means on Tuesday,
27 April 2021 at 2.00 p.m. (Singapore Time).
Our Lead Independent Director, Mr Adrian Chan and our Chief Executive Officer, Mr Victor Tan, will conduct the proceedings of the AGM and address substantial and relevant questions which Unitholders have submitted in advance.
The following are the alternative arrangements which have been put in place for the AGM:
1. Pre-Registration for “live” audio-visual webcast and “live” audio-only stream
Unitholders will be able to watch these proceedings through a “live” audio-visual webcast via their mobile phones, tablets or computers or listen to these proceedings through a “live” audio-only stream via telephone. In order to do so, Unitholders must follow these steps:
2. Submission of questions in advance
Unitholders who pre-register to watch the “live” audio-visual webcast or listen to the “live” audio-only stream may also submit questions related to the resolutions to be tabled for approval at the AGM:
3. Proxy voting
Unitholders will not be able to vote online on the resolutions to be tabled for approval at the AGM. Instead, if Unitholders (whether individual or corporate) wish to exercise their votes, they must submit a proxy form to appoint the Chairman of the AGM to vote on their behalf:
in either case not later than 2.00 p.m. (Singapore Time) on Saturday, 24 April 2021 (the “Proxy Deadline”).
Unitholders who wish to submit an instrument of proxy must first download, complete and sign the proxy form, before submitting it by post to the address provided above, or scanning and sending it by email to the email address provided above.
Unitholders who hold their units through relevant intermediaries as defined in Section 181 of the Companies Act, Chapter 50 of Singapore and, who wish to participate in the AGM by (a) observing and/or listening to the AGM proceedings through live audio-visual webcast or live audio-only stream; (b) submitting questions in advance of the AGM; and/or (c) appointing the Chairman of the AGM as proxy to attend, speak and vote on their behalf at the AGM, should approach their respective relevant intermediaries through which they hold such Units as soon as possible in order to make the necessary arrangements for them to participate in the AGM.
For the avoidance of doubt, CPF and SRS investors who wish to participate in the AGM by (a) observing and/or listening to the AGM proceedings through “live” audio-visual webcast or “live” audio-only stream and/or (b) submitting questions in advance of the AGM should refer to paragraphs 1 and 2 above respectively. However, CPF and SRS investors who wish to appoint the Chairman of the AGM as proxy should approach their respective CPF Agent Banks or SRS Operators to submit their votes by Thursday,
15 April 2021, being seven (7) working days before the date of the AGM.