All over the world the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about changes. Companies whose annual shareholder meetings were normally attended by hundreds or thousands of shareholders had to postpone their in-person annual meeting or shift it to a virtual format. Such in-person meetings were impossible because they were officially prohibited for health reasons. Many legislators helped companies with establishing COVID-19 company laws, often allowing virtual-only annual shareholder meetings. The presentation showed to what extent annual shareholder meetings of publicly listed companies had become virtual in Austria and what a virtual annual shareholder meeting means for the communication to and among shareholders.