General Meeting of Shareholders
The General Meeting (GM) is the supreme decision-making body of
Tikkurila Oyj, and the tasks of the GM are based on and defined in the Finnish Companies Act, Tikkurila's Articles of Association and any other relevant regulations. As stipulated by the Companies Act, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) shall be held once a year, at the latest before the end of June. The General meetings of shareholders are held at the company’s registered domicile or in Helsinki
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) makes decisions on tasks within its competence under the Companies Act and the Articles of Association, such as:
- the adoption of the financial statements and dividend payout
- the discharge of Board members and the Managing Director from liability
- the election of the members of the Board of Directors and their emoluments, and
- the election of the auditor and the auditor’s fees.
Tikkurila Oyj has one share serie; therefore, all shares have equal voting rights at the General Meetings of Shareholders.
The notice and other documents of the General Meeting, including the proposals of the Board of Directors and its committees, as well as the Annual Report, are available on Tikkurila Oyj's internet site at least three weeks before the General Meeting. Tikkurila also publishes the notice of the meeting as a stock exchange release.
A shareholder has the right to have a matter falling within the competence of the General Meeting dealt with by the General Meeting, if the shareholder so demands in writing from the Board of Directors well in advance of the meeting, so that the matter can be mentioned in the Notice of Meeting. The demand is deemed to be on time, if the Board of Directors has been notified of the demand no later than four weeks before the delivery of the Notice of Meeting.