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Sports Direct opens AGM to public

Sports Direct will allow non-shareholders to attend its AGM this September, as part of a company open day.

Members of the public will be permitted to attend an open day at Sports Direct’s Shirebrook site on 7 September, which will include attendance to the company’s AGM, as well as a tour of the site.

A timetable for the event states the visit will include site tours and Q&A sessions as well as observation of the AGM, which Sports Direct has previously restricted to a small number of shareholdres. Registration is free.

In a statement on the event’s Eventbrite website Sports Direct said: “The Board would like to encourage all of those with questions about the Company to attend, and to help us answer as many questions as possible, please pre-register your questions when you register to attend.”

The announcement of the open day comes as Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley continues to face pressure over the treatment of workers at the Shirebrook site. Yesterday, the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum backed calls for an independent review of Sport Direct’s treatment of employees. Sports Direct shareholders have also been urged to oppose Mike Ashley’s re-election to the board at the AGM.

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