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Monday 16 March, 2020

Henderson Alt Strat

Doc re. General Meeting

RNS Number : 2714G
Henderson Alternative Strat Tst PLC
16 March 2020







16 March 2020



General Meeting to be held on Wednesday 25 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust plc considers the well-being of shareholders and attendees as a top priority and we are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Based on latest available guidance from the World Health Organisation ("WHO"), we expect the General Meeting ("GM") to proceed on 25 March 2020.  However, there will be no presentation from the Fund Managers and the sole business of the meeting will be to propose the resolution as set out in the Notice of Meeting within the Circular mailed to shareholders on 24 February 2020. 


Given the possible health risks arising from travel to, and, potentially, via the interaction common to any large meeting, this year voting will be conducted on a poll rather than show of hands.  We strongly encourage all shareholders on this occasion to submit their proxy forms remotely to ensure their vote counts at the GM and thus minimise the need to attend in these unprecedented circumstances. Proxy votes can be lodged in advance of the GM through either of the following options:


· postal voting; or

· via the CREST System if shares are held in CREST. 


For further instructions on proxy voting, please see the proxy form sent out to shareholders on 24 February 2020 and page 9 of the Circular to Shareholders.  Both documents are available on the Company's website,


Proxies must be received by no later than 10.30am on 23 March 2020.


Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust plc will continue to monitor the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Any relevant updates regarding the GM will be available on the Company's website. 


Please note that the meeting will be conducted swiftly and the room will be vacated promptly at the close of the meeting.  No refreshments will be served.


For further information or if you have any questions to be raised regarding the resolution, please contact:



For further information please contact:


Richard Gubbins    James de Sausmarez

Chairman     Director and Head of Investment Trusts Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust plc   Henderson Investment Funds Limited


Telephone: 020 7818 2025  Telephone: 020 7818 3349




Alex Barr    Laura Thomas  

Senior Portfolio Manager     Investment Trust PR Manager

Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust plc     Janus Henderson Investors

[email protected]   Telephone: 020 7818 2636

Telephone: 020 7818 2824 



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