Pursuant to the Swedish Companies Act, the general meeting of shareholders is the Company’s highest decision-making body. At a general meeting, the shareholders exercise their voting rights on key issues, such as the adoption of income statements and balance sheets, appropriation of the Company’s profit, discharge from liability of board members and the CEO, election of board members and auditors, and remuneration of the board of directors and auditors.
In addition to the annual general meeting, extraordinary general meetings may be convened. In accordance with the Company’s articles of association and the Swedish Companies Act, notice of the annual general meeting and notice of an extraordinary general meeting at which the matter of an amendment to the articles of association is to be addressed are to be issued not earlier than six weeks and not later than four weeks prior to the meeting. Notices of other extraordinary general meetings shall be issued not earlier than six weeks and not later than two weeks prior to the meeting. Notice of general meetings shall be made by announcement in the Official Swedish Gazette and by posting the notice 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 Dagens industri.
Right to attend general meetings
All shareholders who are directly registered in the share register maintained by Euroclear six business days before the general meeting and have notified the Company of their intention to participate in the general meeting not later than the date stated in the notice convening the general meeting have the right to attend the general meeting and vote in accordance with the number of shares they hold. Voting registration requested by a shareholder in such time that the registration is made by the relevant nominee no later than two business days following the record date is also considered in preparations of the share register. Shareholders can normally register for general meetings in several different ways, as stated in the convening notice for the meeting.