The general meeting is the company’s ultimate decision-making body. At the 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 results, discharge from liability of members of the board of directors and the CEO, election of members of the board of directors and auditors and remuneration to the board of directors and the auditors. The annual general meeting must be held within six months from the end of the financial year.
The notice of the AGM is published no earlier than six weeks and no later than four weeks prior to the AGM. Shareholders who wish to participate in a general meeting must be included in the shareholders’ register maintained by Euroclear Sweden on the day falling five workdays prior to the meeting, and notify the company of their participation no later than on the date stipulated in the notice convening the meeting.
Shareholders who wish to have a matter brought before the general meeting must submit a written request to the board of directors. Such request must normally be received by the board of directors no later than seven weeks prior to the general meeting.