Shareholder Voice 2021

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The Next Gen "Speak Up"

Average age of UK retail investor

Of UK millennials want more IPOs

Of Gen Z have voted at an AGM

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Over 25% of UK Gen Z investors ranked perks and discounts as a top three reason for buying shares in a company.

Every year, Mitchells & Butlers gives each of its 53,000 shareholders discount vouchers to encourage stock holders to experience the pubs, bars and restaurants in which they have invested.

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Featured Expert Report Contributors

Nick Folland
Company Secretary at M&S

Nick is General Counsel and Company Secretary at M&S. He also leads Plan A, M&S’s sustainable future programme. Nick has extensive legal and governance experience, having been General Counsel and Company Secretary in FTSE 100 businesses since 2001; originally qualifying as a solicitor at Linklaters & Paines in 1993. He is a founder and honorary life member of the industry body, the GC100.

Rachel Barret

Rachel Barrett
ESG partner, Linklaters

Rachel is a partner in Linklaters’ ESG team, with extensive experience advising on sustainability, environmental, social and governance matters across a broad range of contexts. She co-leads the firm’s Business and Human Rights Practice and is also a core member of Linklaters’ multidisciplinary Risk and Resilience and Crisis Response teams.

Paul Matthews
CEO of EQ Boardroom

Paul is the CEO of EQ Boardroom. Paul is responsible for working with the UK’s leading businesses to deliver successful transactions including IPOs and corporate actions. Paul’s stock market experience spans 30 years. Prior to joining EQ in 2011, he was a Managing Director at the investment bank JPMorgan Cazenove

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