Annual General Meeting 2021
The shareholders of SSAB AB (publ) (company registration number 556016-3429) are hereby given notice to attend the Annual General Meeting to be held on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
Due to the corona virus, the Board of Directors has decided that the Annual General Meeting will be held without the physical presence of shareholders, representatives or third parties, and that the shareholders will only be able to exercise their voting rights in advance through so-called postal voting ahead of the meeting. Information on the resolutions passed at the Annual General Meeting will be disclosed on April 14, 2021, as soon as the outcome of the postal voting has been confirmed.
A person who wishes to participate in the Annual General Meeting must be listed as a shareholder in the presentation of the share register prepared by Euroclear Sweden AB concerning the circumstances as per the record date on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, and give notice of participation by casting its postal vote in accordance with the instructions under the heading “Postal voting” below so that the postal voting form is received by SSAB no later than on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
The name, personal identification number (or company registration number), address and telephone number of the shareholder must be provided in the notice.
In order to be entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting, shareholders whose shares are registered in the name of a nominee (including Finnish shareholders that are registered within the Finnish book-entry system at Euroclear Finland Oy) must, in addition to giving notice of participation in the Annual General Meeting by submitting its postal vote, register its shares in its own name so that the shareholder is listed in the presentation of the share register as of the record date on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Such registration may be temporary (so-called voting rights registration), and request for such voting rights registration shall be made to the nominee in accordance with the nominee’s routines at such a time in advance as decided by the nominee. Voting rights registrations that have been made by the nominee by April 8, 2021 will be taken into account in the presentation of the share register.
If the shareholder submits its postal vote by proxy, a power of attorney must be issued for the proxy. Proxies in original and, with respect to a legal entity, a certificate of registration, shall be submitted, together with the postal voting form, in ample time prior to the Annual General Meeting to: SSAB AB, AGM, c/o Euroclear Sweden AB, Box 191, SE-101 23 Stockholm, Sweden. A power of attorney is valid one year from its issue date or such longer time period as set out in the power of attorney, however not more than five years. The certificate of registration must reflect the circumstances on the day of the Annual General Meeting and should not be older than one year at the time of the Annual General Meeting. The Company provides proxy forms for shareholders wishing to vote by proxy. The form is available on the Company’s website, www.ssab.com, and will be sent to those shareholders who so request and state their mailing address. Order may be placed by telephone on +46 8 45 45 760.
The shareholders may exercise their voting rights only in advance by postal voting in accordance with section 22 of the Act (2020:198) on temporary exceptions to facilitate the execution of general meetings in companies and other associations.
A special form must be used for the postal vote. The form for postal voting is available on the Euroclear Sweden´s website. The postal vote form is considered as notice to participate in the Annual General Meeting.
The signed form must be received by SSAB by Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at the latest. The form may be sent by email to GeneralMeetingService@euroclear.com or by mail to SSAB AB, ”AGM”, c/o Euroclear Sweden AB, Box 191, SE-101 23 Stockholm, Sweden. Shareholders who are natural persons may also cast their votes electronically through verification with BankID via the Euroclear Sweden’s website. Such electronic votes must be submitted no later than April 13, 2021.
If the shareholder submits its postal vote by proxy, a power of attorney must be attached to the postal voting form. If the shareholder is a legal person, a registration certificate or other authorization document must be attached to the form. The shareholders may not provide special instructions or conditions to the postal vote. If so, the entire postal vote is invalid. Further instructions and conditions can be found in the postal voting form.
In order to receive the postal voting form by post, please contact SSAB at +46(0)8 45 45 760.