LAKELAND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To protect the health and safety of associates and stockholders through the duration of the coronavirus, Publix has decided to substantially condense its annual meeting of stockholders to be held on April 14, 2020.
To comply with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the company is recommending against attendance this year. The meeting is anticipated to be completed in less than 10 minutes and will not include speeches, award presentations or the opportunity to ask questions. If an eligible stockholder is considering attending, Publix asks they be mindful of the CDC’s recommended guidelines about traveling and public gatherings, and monitor the CDC or Florida Department of Health websites for updates since the situation with the coronavirus is changing rapidly.
Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. with more than 200,000 associates, currently operates 1,243 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. Publix is privately owned with 2019 sales of $38.1 billion. For 23 consecutive years, the company has been recognized by Fortune as a great place to work. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website, corporate.publix.com.