Under the Finnish Companies Act, shareholders exercise their decision-making power at General Meetings of Shareholders, and attend meetings in person or through an authorized representative. Each share entitles the holder to one vote.
Shareholders at the Annual General Meeting take decisions on matters including:
- the adoption of the Financial Statements
- the distribution of profit for the year detailed in the Balance Sheet
- discharging the members of the Board of Directors and the President & CEO from liability, and
- the election and remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors and the Auditor.
The Annual General Meeting is held annually before the end of June. An Extraordinary General Meeting addressing specific matters can be held, when considered necessary by the Board of Directors, or when requested in writing by the Company’s Auditor or by shareholders representing at least one-tenth of all Company shares.
Under the Articles of Association, an invitation to the Annual General Meeting shall be delivered to shareholders by publishing it on the Company's web site no earlier than two months and no later than three weeks prior to the meeting, but at least nine days before the record date set for the meeting under the terms of the Companies Act. In addition, the Company shall publish details on the date and location of the meeting, together with the address of the Company's web site, in one or more newspapers within the same period of time.