General Meetings of Shareholders

Suominen’s supreme decision-making body is the General Meeting of Shareholders, where shareholders exercise their decision-making power. The Annual General Meeting is held once per year before the end of April on a date determined by the Board of Directors. It decides on matters stipulated in the Finnish Companies Act and Suominen’s Articles of Association. Such matters include:

  • Adoption of the financial statements
  • Use of the profit shown on the balance sheet
  • Election of the Chair and members of the Board of Directors and their remuneration
  • Discharging members of the Board of Directors and the President & CEO from liability, and
  • Election of the Auditor and Auditor’s compensation.

Suominen publishes a notice of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on the company’s website no earlier than two months and no later than three weeks prior to the meeting, however, at least nine days prior to the record date of the meeting. In order to participate in the Annual General Meeting, a shareholder must inform the Company of the participation at the latest on the date mentioned in the meeting notice. The date may not be earlier than ten days before the meeting.

Advance information

Shareholders shall be invited to General Meetings through a notice published on the company's website. The notice shall give at least the following information:

  • the time and place 
  • the proposed agenda for the General Meeting 
  • a description of the procedures that shareholders must comply with in order to be able to attend and cast their vote at the General Meeting 
  • the date on which a shareholder entered in the shareholder register has the right to attend and cast his or her vote at the General Meeting (so-called record date) 
  • the place where the documents and proposals for resolutions of the General Meeting are available 
  • the address of the company website

In addition, the company may, if so decided by the Board of Directors, announce the time and place of the General Meeting of Shareholders as well as the address of the company website in one newspaper in the company's domicile.

The following information shall be available on the company website at www.suominen.fi at least 21 days before the General Meeting: 

  • the notice of the General Meeting 
  • the total number of shares and voting rights according to classes of shares at the date of the notice 
  • the documents to be submitted to the General Meeting 
  • a proposal for a resolution by the Board of Directors or another competent body 
  • an item on the agenda of the General Meeting with no proposal for a resolution

The Board of Directors' proposals to a General Meeting and the invitation shall also be announced in a stock exchange release.

Minutes of the General Meeting

The minutes of a General Meeting are available to shareholders on the company website within two weeks from the General Meeting. Appendices to the minutes are available only to the extent they describe the actual content of the decision.

General Meetings

The Annual General Meeting of Suominen Corporation was held on Tuesday March 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki. All materials related to the AGM 2019 are available below.

The Annual General Meeting of Suominen Corporation was held on Thursday March 19, 2015 at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki. All materials related to the AGM 2015 are available below.

Extraordinary General Meeting of the Shareholders of Suominen Corporation was held on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki. All materials related to the EGM are available below.

Interim reports prepared after the closing of Full Year 2012:

 

The Annual General Meeting of Suominen was held on Tuesday March 26, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki. All materials related to the AGM 2013 are available below.