The general meeting of Getinge is the highest decision-making body through which the shareholders exercise their influence over the company.
Shareholders who wish to participate in and vote for their shares at the general meeting must have their names entered in the register of shareholders and give notice of participation.* Shareholders who are unable to attend in person may be represented by a proxy.
Getinge's annual general meeting is held in Göteborg or Halmstad no later than six months after the end of the financial year. The time and venue for the meeting are announced, at the latest, in connection with the interim report for the third quarter.
Notice to Attend
The notice to attend the annual general meeting is published 4-6 weeks before the meeting in Post- och Inrikes Tidningar and on the company's website. An announcement that the notice to attend has been published is made in Svenska Dagbladet.
* The notice of participation to attend the general meeting specifies how to give notice to the company and provides other information about participation in the general meeting. The notice must be received within a certain time prior to the general meeting.
At the annual general meeting, the shareholders are informed about the development of the company and the group during the past year, and decisions are made regarding, for instance, the company's and group's income statements and balance sheets, allocation of the company's profit, discharge from liability for the board members and CEO, election of and remuneration for the board members, and in other issues in accordance with law or the articles of association.
A shareholder is entitled to have a matter addressed at the annual general meeting, provided that the board has received such request no later than one week before the notice to attend may be published at the earliest. The matter will be addressed also if the request is received later than said time, if the matter can be included in the notice to attend.
An extraordinary general meeting may be convened at the discretion of the board of directors or if requested by the auditors or by shareholders owning at least 10% of the shares request such meeting to be held in writing thereby specifying the matter to be dealt with.