Shareholders are entitled to submit items to the agenda, meet, speak and vote at the Shareholder’s Meetings.
At the Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting (AGM) the shareholders exercise their voting rights to decide on the annual report, dividend, the composition of the Board of Directors, the election of auditors, remuneration for Board members and auditors as well as on other key matters, in accordance with Swedish company legislation and Catella AB’s Articles of Association. The Shareholders’ Meetings take place in Stockholm.
Every shareholder is entitled to request that a matter be addressed by the Shareholders’ Meeting. A shareholder who wishes to do so must submit a written request to the Board no later than one week before the earliest date on which notice of the Meeting may be published (i.e. the request must be received no later than seven weeks prior to the Shareholders’ Meeting) or in due time for the matter to be included in the notice to attend the Meeting. Each shareholder is further entitled to submit proposals for resolutions in matters already included on the agenda of the Meeting. Generally, such proposal must have been received by the Board in writing no later than three weeks before the Meeting. However, as regards matters for which a proposal does not have to, under law or the Articles of Association, be submitted a certain time in advance, each shareholder has the right to submit such proposal during the period up until the Shareholders’ Meeting (including during the Meeting). In the agenda for the Meeting is set out the items that constitute elections or that require resolutions, and the items that are included for information purposes. In respect of items constituting elections, the Shareholders’ Meeting elects the person or persons who receive the most votes. Items on the agenda that require a resolution by the Shareholders’ Meeting are subject to a binding vote whereby the shareholders vote in favor or against or abstain from voting in the matter. Pursuant to Chapter 7, Section 32 of the Swedish Companies Act, all shareholders are entitled, at a Shareholders’ Meeting, to ask the Board of Directors and CEO questions about matters on the agenda and, at an AGM, shareholders are also entitled to ask about the financial situation of the company and the Group.
The Board may allow the shareholders to vote by post prior to a certain Shareholders’ Meeting.