According to the Swedish Companies Act, the general meeting of shareholders is the company's highest decision-making body. At a general meeting, the shareholders exercise their voting rights on key issues, such as the adoption of income statements and balance sheets, allocation of the company’s profit, discharge from liability of board members and the CEO, election of board members and auditors, and remuneration to the board and auditors.
Bygghemma Group’s annual general meeting of shareholders shall be held within six months after the end of each financial year.
Notice of a general meeting of shareholders
According to the articles of association, general meetings of shareholders are to be convened through an announcement in the Swedish Official Gazette (Sw. Post- och Inrikes Tidningar) and by publishing the notice on the company’s website. At the time of notice, an announcement that the notice has been issued is to be published in Svenska Dagbladet.
Right to participate in a general meeting of shareholders
To participate in the general meeting, a shareholder must be directly registered in the share register maintained by Euroclear Sweden not later than five week-days prior to the meeting and notify the Company its intention to participate (including any assistants) at the general meeting not later than on the date set forth in the notice of the meeting. This date may not be a Saturday, Sunday, public holiday, Midsummer Eve, Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve, nor may it fall less than five week-days prior to the meeting. Shareholders may attend the general meeting of shareholders in person or by proxy and may also be accompanied by a maximum of two assistants.
Shareholders can normally register for the general meeting of shareholders in several different ways, as stated in the notice of the general meeting.
Shareholders who wish to have a matter addressed at the general meeting of shareholders must submit a written request to the board of directors. Normally, the request must normally have reached the board of directors no later than seven weeks prior to the general meeting of shareholders.