The general meeting is the Company’s highest decisionmaking body; it is there that shareholder influence in the Company is exercised. Shareholders who wish to participate at General Meetings, personally or through a proxy, must be entered in the share register five weekdays prior to the Meeting and must register with the Company in accordance with the notice to attend the Meeting. Notice to attend General Meetings is given through announcements and on the Company’s website (www.ssab.com).
An annual general meeting (ordinary general meeting) must be held within six months of the expiration of the financial year. At the annual general meeting, the shareholders decide, among other things, on the following: election of the Board of Directors and, where appropriate, the auditors; the manner in which the Nomination Committee is to be appointed; and discharge from liability for the Board of Directors and President for the past year. Decisions are also taken regarding adoption of the financial statements, allocation of profit, fees for the Board of Directors and the auditors, as well as guidelines for compensation to the President and other senior executives.