Walmart’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting will take place this summer on Wednesday, June 1, beginning at 10:30 am CDT. This year’s meeting will be a virtual-only format. While shareholders will be able to attend the meeting online through a live audio webcast, there will not be a physical location for the annual meeting. There will however be an in-person celebration event for the Friday after, on June 3, in Fayetteville.
According to Walmart, the meeting agenda will mainly include shareholder voting on formal business and proxy proposals. Shareholders may vote their shares electronically, online, by mail or by phone prior to the formal business meeting on June 1. Shareholders entitled to vote at the meeting may also vote their shares online during the meeting.
The record date for shareholders entitled to vote at the virtual meeting is Friday, April 8. The company’s proxy statement will be filed in late April and will include details confirming how shareholders can access the June 1 virtual meeting and vote shares before or during the meeting. The public will also be able to listen to the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, without the option to vote, via a link on the company’s website.
Following a smaller in-person celebration for associates last year in Bentonville, Walmart will resume its traditional Friday Associate Celebration at Bud Walton Arena June 3 in Fayetteville. The event will begin at 8 am CDT and will feature entertainment and messages from senior leadership to highlight accomplishments and thank Walmart associates and shareholders. It will also be webcast through a link on the company’s website.