FBD’s post-pandemic agm tackles some thorny issues

Executives announced a dividend payout on the back of a €110 million profit, but were challenged on issues such as fallout from the business interruption claim controversy

Tomás Ó Midheach, FBD’s chief executive, speaking at the company’s agm last Thursday in the Irish Farm Centre in Bluebell, Dublin. Picture: Barbara Lindberg

The annual general meetings of FBD, the insurance company, are known in the corporate world for being a little different, given the insurer’s rural heritage and the number of its long-standing shareholders. The one held in Dublin last Thursday was no exception.

Shareholders took a moment to say a prayer for all those who had died during the Covid-19 pandemic as Liam Herlihy, FBD’s chairman, opened its first physical annual general meeting for three years.