Pursuant to the Companies Act, the General meeting is the Company’s supreme decision-making body and shareholders exercise their voting rights at such meetings.
In addition to the annual general meeting, extraordinary general meetings may be convened. In accordance with the Company’s articles of association, 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. Notices to attend annual general meetings and extraordinary general meetings are published by placing an advertisement in Post- och Inrikes Tidningar (the Swedish Official Gazette) and by making the notice available on the Company’s website. An announcement that notice has been given is to be published in Svenska Dagbladet.
Right to attend the Annual General Meeting
All shareholders who are directly registered in the share register maintained by Euroclear five weekdays 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 for the number of shares they hold. Shareholders can normally register for general meetings in several different ways, as stated in the convening notice for the meeting.
Initiatives from shareholders
Shareholders who wish to have a matter addressed at the general meeting must submit a written request to the board of directors. The request must normally have been received by the board of directors not later than seven weeks before the general meeting