The decision-making rights of shareholders in Electrolux are exercised at shareholders’ meetings. The AGM of Electrolux is held in Stockholm, Sweden, during the first half of the year.
Extraordinary General Meetings may be held at the discretion of the Board or, if requested, by the auditors or by shareholders owning at least 10% of all shares in the company.
Participation in decision-making requires the shareholder’s presence at the meeting, either personally or through a proxy. In addition, the shareholder must be registered in the share register by a stipulated date prior to the meeting and must provide notice of participation in the manner prescribed. Additional requirements for participation apply to shareholders with holdings in the form of American Depositary Receipts (ADR) or similar certificates. Holders of such certificates are advised to contact the ADR depositary bank, the fund manager or the issuer of the certificates in good time before the meeting in order to obtain additional information.
Individual shareholders requesting that a specific issue be included in the agenda of a shareholders’ meeting can normally request the Electrolux Board to do so. The last date for making such a request for the respective meeting will be published on the Group’s website.
Decisions at the meeting are usually taken on the basis of a simple majority. However, as regards certain issues, the Swedish Companies Act stipulates that proposals must be approved by shareholders representing a larger number of the votes cast and the shares represented at the meeting.
The 2016 AGM was held at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre in Stockholm, Sweden, on April 6, 2016. 995 shareholders representing a total of 51.4% of the share capital and 60.9% of the votes were represented at the AGM. The President’s speech was broadcasted live via the Group’s website and is also available on www.electroluxgroup.com/corporate-governance, together with the minutes. The meeting was held in Swedish, with simultaneous interpretation into English. All Board members, as well as the Group’s auditor in charge, were present at the meeting.
|% of share capital||51||52||51||52||51.4|
|% of votes||60.3||62||60||65||61|
995 shareholders representing a total of 51.4% of the share capital and 60.9%
of the votes were present at the 2016 AGM.
The next AGM of Electrolux will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre in Stockholm, Sweden.
For additional information on the next AGM and how to register attendance, see page 159.
The Annual Report for AB Electrolux (publ) 556009-4178, consists of the Report by the
Board of Directors, Notes, Proposed distribution of earnings and Auditors´ report.