The General Meeting is the supreme decision-making body in Arjo, and shareholders exercise their voting rights at such meetings (Annual General Meetings and Extraordinary General Meetings, respectively).
The Annual General Meeting is to be held annually in Malmö before the end of June. In addition to the Annual General Meeting, Extraordinary General Meetings can be convened when required. The General Meeting resolves on several matters, including confirmation of income statements and balance sheets, the disposition of the Company’s profit or loss, discharge of liability for the members of the Board and the CEO towards the Company, composition of the Nomination Committee, election of members of the Board (including the Chairman of the Board) and auditors. The General Meeting also resolves on remuneration to the members of the Board and auditors, guidelines for remuneration to the CEO and other senior executives and any amendments of the Articles of Association.
Notice convening a general meeting shall be published in the Swedish Official Gazette and on the company’s website. It shall be advertised in Svenska Dagbladet that notice convening a general meeting has been made.
Shareholders that wish to participate in a general meeting shall be recorded in a print-out or other representation of the entire share register as per the record date of the general meeting, as determined in accordance with the Swedish Companies Act and notify the company of their intention to participate by the date specified in the notice convening the meeting. The last mentioned day must not be a Sunday, other public holiday, Saturday, Midsummer’s Eve, Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve and not fall earlier than the fifth weekday prior to the meeting.
At a general meeting, shareholders may be accompanied by one or two assistants, however only if the shareholder has notified the company of the number of assistants in the manner stated in the previous paragraph.