Coronavirus and the Annual General Meeting


As a consequence of the Danish government’s announcement last night, Carlsberg must ask its shareholders to abstain from attending the annual general meeting in person and instead submit their vote by way of proxy or postal vote (see more details below) and follow the general meeting from home via live-stream (accessible via the link inserted here to the right).

Carlsberg has to cancel all serving of drinks and snacks due to the exceptional situation and requirements from the government. Consequently, only the formal part of the general meeting will be conducted.

It is in the best interest of Carlsberg to conduct the formal part of the general meeting, of course in a responsible manner. 

The deadline for voting in advance or by granting proxy to the Supervisory Board or by postal voting is further extended to Monday 16 March 2020 at 10:00 am. Please refer to the annual general meeting notice and Carlsberg’s website for further information.

Important information on the Coronavirus, COVID-19 (Updated on March 6 2020):

Carlsberg intends to conduct its Annual General Meeting on 16 March 2020. We are closely monitoring the situation and following all instructions from the Danish Health Authority and the World Health Organization (WHO). Updates regarding the Annual General Meeting will be posted on this page.

In accordance with the Corona guidelines from the Danish Health Authorities regarding events with less than 1000 participants, we have decided to shorten and limit the service following the Annual General Meeting. As always, we will offer a cold draught beer after the AGM but this year the offerings will be limited and the bars extended in order to minimize density. We will not serve snacks or chips, and we will ensure that it is easy to follow the Authorities’ hygienic advice through access to hand sanitizers and information on good hygiene.

We fully understand and respect if shareholders choose to not run any risks and prefer to vote without being physically present at the Annual General Meeting. As a shareholder, you can vote without being physically present at the Annual General Meeting by granting a proxy to the Supervisory Board, vote in advance or by postal voting. Please see the general meeting notice for further instructions. Proxies must be received by VP Investor Services A/S no later than Thursday 12 March 2020. The deadline for postal votes is extended to Sunday 15 March 2020 due to the exceptional circumstances.

For shareholders who do not wish to attend the Annual General Meeting in person, please be informed that Carlsberg will this year live-stream the general meeting because of the coronavirus situation. A link to the live-streaming will be provided on this page prior to the Annual General Meeting.

Carlsberg encourages its shareholders to follow the instructions of the Danish Health Authority (see and WHO, including the recommendations to stay home if returned from risk areas (see, if you have been in contact with infected persons or if you experience the described symptoms (cough, fever, troubled breathing).

All shareholders attending the Annual General Meeting are requested to follow the hygiene instructions from the Danish Health Authority (see and WHO: Please keep good hand hygiene (i.e. wash hands upon arrival at Glyptoteket) and cough/sneeze into paper tissues or the crook of the elbow.

Online broadcasting of this year's Annual General Meeting