It's hard to think of a company that has endured more leaks than Crown. Now, after a number of negative headlines and scandals, the 2019 Crown Resorts AGM in Melbourne this Thursday is tipped to be one of the most interesting shareholder gatherings of the year.
Big splashes in the Nine papers. Regular hits by whistleblowers who have been contacting independent MP Andrew Wilkie. Then, there's James Packer's two attempts this year to relinquish absolute control of Crown after 20 years as the dominant shareholder. This is going to be an issues-rich AGM at a company which has traditionally strived to avoid AGM scrutiny and shunned answering questions.
The notice of meeting spells out the agenda: shareholders are set to vote on the re-election of four directors -- John Poynton, Helen Coonan, Harold Mitchell and Andrew Demetriou -- plus the remuneration report.