About general meetings
The ordinary general meeting – the annual general meetings – of Karnov Group is held within six months from the end of the financial year. In addition to the annual general meeting, extraordinary general meetings can be convened when required. According to the articles of association, general meetings are convened by publication of the convening notice in the Swedish National Gazette (Sw. Post- and Inrikes Tidningar) and on the company’s website. At the time of the notice convening the meeting, information regarding the notice shall be published in Dagens Industri.
At the general meeting, the shareholders exercise their voting rights on key issues, such as the adoption of income statements and statements of financial position, 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 auditors and remuneration to the board of directors and the auditors.
Right to attend
Shareholders who wish to participate in a general meeting must be included in the shareholders’ register maintained by Euroclear Sweden AB (“Euroclear”) on the day falling five weekdays (Saturdays included) prior to the meeting, and notify Karnov Group of their participation no later than on the date stipulated in the notice convening the meeting. In addition to notifying the Company, shareholders whose shares are nominee registered through a bank or other nominee must request that their shares be temporarily registered in their own names in the shareholders’ register maintained by Euroclear in order to be entitled to participate in the general meeting. Shareholders should inform their nominees well in advance of the record date. Shareholders may attend general meetings in person or by proxy and may be accompanied by not more than two advisors.
Shareholders who wish to have a matter brought before the general meeting must submit a written request to the board of directors. Such request must normally be received by the board of directors no later than seven weeks prior to the general meeting.