|CARNIVAL CORP filed this Form DEF 14A on 03/07/2019|
Presentations are made to representatives of the investment community periodically in the U.S., the UK and elsewhere. Results of each fiscal quarter are reviewed with the investment community and others following each quarter on conference calls that are broadcast live over the Internet.
The Boards receive periodic briefings from management regarding feedback and information obtained from Carnival Corporation & plcs shareholders and brokers. During fiscal 2018, Carnival Corporation & plcs management made presentations to the Boards regarding shareholder issues. The Boards members were also provided with copies of reports prepared by key market analysts.
Shareholders will have the opportunity at the 2019 Annual General Meeting, notice of which is contained in the Proxy Statement, to put questions to the Boards, including the Chairs of the Committees of the Boards.
The Boards have implemented procedures to facilitate communications between shareholders or interested parties and the Boards. Shareholders or interested parties who wish to communicate with the boards or the Senior Independent Director should address their communications to the attention of the Company Secretary of Carnival Corporation & plc at 3655 N.W. 87th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33178-2428 United States of America. The Company Secretary promptly forwards to the Senior Independent Director those communications which the Company Secretary believes require immediate attention. The Senior Independent Director notifies the Boards or the Chair of the relevant Committees of the Boards of those matters that he believes are appropriate for further action or discussion.
Annual Meetings of Shareholders
Because we have shareholders in both the UK and the U.S., we rotate the location of the Annual Meetings between the UK and the U.S. each year in order to accommodate shareholders on both sides of the Atlantic. Last year we held our Annual Meetings in the U.S., and this year we will be holding them in the UK.
This year the Annual Meetings will be held at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Ballroom Entrance, 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA, United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The meetings will commence at 9:30 a.m. (BST), and although technically two separate meetings (the Carnival plc meeting will begin first), shareholders of Carnival Corporation may attend the Carnival plc meeting and vice-versa.
We are also offering an audio replay of the business portion of the Annual Meetings, which will be available shortly after the meetings at www.carnivalcorp.com or www.carnivalplc.com.
Internal control and risk management
A description of the Carnival Corporation & plc internal controls and risk management systems in relation to the financial reporting process can be found in the Strategic Report that accompanies the Carnival plc consolidated IFRS financial statements under section 3. Internal Control and Risk Assessment.
Directors Responsibility for Financial Statements
The Statement of Directors Responsibilities in relation to the Carnival plc financial statements is included in the Carnival plc Directors Report attached as Annex A to the Proxy Statement.