Notice of the general meeting and right to attend
Shareholders are invited to the general meeting by means of a notice published on the corporate website and as a stock exchange release. The notice to the Annual General Meeting is usually published late January or early February. Announcements of the meeting are published in several newspapers appearing in Finland as well.
A shareholder has the right to attend the meeting if (s)he is registered as the shareholder in the company’s shareholders’ register eight working days prior to the general meeting and if (s)he gives a prior notice of attendance during the time period indicated in the notice of the meeting. A holder of a nominee registered share can be temporarily registered in the shareholders’ register to facilitate his/her attendance in the meeting.
A shareholder may attend the meeting in person, or authorise a proxy or other representative. The representative shall produce a power of attorney or proxy document or otherwise provide reliable evidence of the right to represent the shareholder. The shareholder or the representative can have one assistant at the general meeting.
A shareholder who has duly preregistered for the meeting has the right to speak, ask questions and vote at the meeting. The company has a single series of shares and each share entitles to one vote at the general meeting.