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Maersk general assembly becomes virtual due to virus outbreak

Shareholders will have to watch Maersk's annual general assembly over the internet as the coronavirus outbreak puts a stop to traditional physical attendance.

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The coronavirus outbreak causes A.P. Møller-Maersk to restrict shareholders from participating in the company's annual general meeting in person. Instead, Maersk will livestream the general assembly, writes Danish business daily Børsen.

"We were looking forward to welcoming our shareholders to the annual general meeting. We had pulled out all the stops, but the extraordinary situation regarding the COVID-19 virus means that we are unable to conduct the general meeting in the way and spirit that we usually do," reads a statement to shareholders signed by "the Board", writes Børsen.

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