The shareholders exercise their right of decision in the company’s affairs at the Annual General Meeting, which is the company’s supreme decision-making body. It decides on the matters determined in the Finnish Companies Act and the company’s Articles of Association.
The main matters to be decided at the Annual General Meeting are the approval of financial statements, granting a release from liability, deciding on the distribution of profit, election of members of the Board of Directors and auditors and deciding on their remuneration. The Annual General Meeting also decides on changes to the Articles of Association.
The Annual General Meeting is held annually by the end of June. An extraordinary general meeting can be held to decide on specific matters as required.
The company’s Board of Directors summons the Annual General Meeting and prepares the AGM agenda. Under the Articles of Association, summons to an Annual General Meeting shall be delivered by publishing the invitation on the company’s website or a newspaper decided upon by the Board of Directors or by sending invitations to shareholders by post. To participate in the AGM and exercise their voting rights, shareholders are required to register beforehand as required in the notice of the meeting. The notice is published on the company’s website and as a stock exchange release. Minutes of the AGM are available on the company’s website.