Annual general meeting
According to the Swedish Companies Act, the general meeting is the Company’s highest decision-making forum. At the annual general meeting, the shareholders exercise their right to decide on the Company’s affairs in key issues, such as amendment of the Company’s Articles of Association, election of the Board of Directors and auditors and appropriation of the Company’s profit or loss.
The annual general meeting must be held within six months from the end of the financial year. In addition to the annual general meeting, extraordinary general meetings may be convened.
According to the Company’s Articles of Association, notices of general meetings shall be published in the Swedish Official Gazette (Sw. Post- och Inrikes Tidningar) and be made available on the Company’s website. At the time of the notice, an announcement with information that the notice has been issued shall be published in the Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Industri. Registered shareholders who have given notice of their attendance on time are entitled to participate in the meeting and vote for the total number of shares they hold.
Shareholders who wish to participate in a general meeting must be included in the shareholders’ register maintained by Euroclear on the day falling six bank days prior to the meeting and notify the Company of their participation no later than on the date stipulated in the notice convening the meeting. This date cannot be a Sunday, other public holiday, Saturday, Midsummer Eve, Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve and not fall earlier than on the fifth business day prior to the meeting.