At shareholders’ meetings all shareholders are given the opportunity to exercise their influence over the Company as represented by their shareholding.
According to the Swedish Companies Act (2005:551) (Aktiebolagslagen), the shareholders’ meeting is the Company’s ultimate decision-making body. At the shareholders’ meeting, the shareholders exercise their voting rights in key issues, such as the adoption of income statements and balance sheets, appropriation of the Company’s results, discharge from liability of members of the Board of Directors and the CEO, election of members of the Board of Directors and auditor, and remuneration for the Board of Directors and the auditor.
The annual shareholders’ meeting must be held within six months of the end of the financial year. In addition to the annual shareholders’ meeting, extraordinary shareholders’ meetings may be convened. According to the articles of association shareholders’ meetings are convened by publication of the convening notice in the Swedish National Gazette (Post- och Inrikes Tidningar) and by making the notice available on the Company’s website. At the time of the notice, information regarding the notice is to be published in Dagens Industri.
Right to participate in shareholders’ meetings
Shareholders who wish to participate in a shareholders’ meeting must be included in the shareholders’ register maintained by Euroclear Sweden on the day occurring five business days prior to the meeting, and notify the Company of their participation no later than on the date indicated in the notice convening the meeting.
Shareholders whose shares are registered with a bank or trustee must, in addition to notifying AcadeMedia of their intention to attend, ask their bank or trustee to temporarily register the shares with Euroclear well in advance of the shareholders’ meeting.
Shareholders may attend the shareholders’ meetings in person or by proxy and may be accompanied by a maximum of two advisors. Generally, it is possible for a shareholder to register for the shareholders’ meeting in several different ways as indicated in the notice of the meeting. A shareholder may vote for all shares in the Company shares held by the shareholder.
Shareholders who wish to have a matter brought before the shareholders’ meeting must submit a written request to the board of directors. Such request must be received by the board of directors well in advance of the shareholders’ meeting, in accordance with the information provided on the Company’s website in conjunction with the announcement of the time and place of the shareholders’ meeting.
Future shareholders’ meetings
Annual General Meeting 2017