Shareholders exercise their right to decide over the company’s affairs at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), which is the company’s chief decision making body. The AGM is held yearly within six months of the end of the financial year. The AGM elects the company’s Board of Directors and Auditors. The AGM also adopts the company’s income statement and balance sheet, and matters regarding dividends, discharge from liability for Board members and Chief Executive Officer and determining fees for Directors and Auditors. The AGM also considers other matters that are mandatory according to the Swedish Companies Act and the Articles of Association.
The company publishes the date of the AGM as soon as the Board has reached a decision on this, although by no later than in connection with the Third-quarter Interim Report. Information on location and date is uploaded to the company’s website. Shareholders recorded in the share register maintained by Euroclear on the record date, and that have notified the company of their intention to participate on time, are entitled to participate in shareholders’ meetings and vote for their shareholdings. All information on the company’s shareholders’ meetings, such as notification of participation, entitlement to have matters included in the notice convening the meeting, minutes etc., are available for download from the company’s website.
The company’s ambition is for the AGM to be a satisfactory body for shareholders, and accordingly, its objective is for the whole Board, representatives of the Nomination Committee, the Chief Executive Officer and other members of management, as well as Auditors, to always attend the AGM.
Extraordinary General Meetings (EGM) are convened when the Board of Directors or Auditors consider them necessary.