Nordea's General Meeting 2020

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The General Meeting is the Company’s highest decision-making body, at which the shareholders exercise their voting rights. At the General Meeting decisions are taken regarding matters such as the annual accounts, dividend, election of the Board of Directors and auditor, and remuneration to Board members and auditor.
General Meetings are held in Helsinki.

Latest information about the General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Nordea Bank Abp was held at the headquarters of Nordea in Helsinki on 28 May 2020 by applying extraordinary meeting procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Shareholders had the possibility to follow the AGM through a web stream. 2,321,708,016 shares and votes, corresponding to approximately 57.3 per cent of the total number of shares and votes in Nordea, were represented at the AGM. The AGM supported all the Board’s and the Shareholders’ Nomination Board’s proposals by at least 90 per cent of the votes cast.

The AGM also authorised the Board of Directors to decide on a dividend payment of a maximum of EUR 0.40 per share for the financial year 2019 to be distributed in one or several instalments. This authorisation will remain until the beginning of the next AGM. However, the Board of Directors also acknowledges the updated recommendation adopted by the ECB on 27 July 2020, and on 10 September 2020 the Board of Directors decided to refrain from deciding on a dividend payment for the financial year 2019 before 1 January 2021. Nordea is prepared to distribute dividends after 1 January 2021 and will review the situation in the fourth quarter of 2020 in the light of any further ECB communication.

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Meeting materials 

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 2020 (pdf, 306 KB)

Notice to the Annual General Meeting (pdf, 309 KB)

Decision proposals  (pdf, 2 MB)

Proposal for revised Charter for the Shareholders’ Nomination Board of Nordea Bank Abp (pdf, 156 KB)

The CV of the proposed new member of the Board of Directors   (pdf, 77 KB)

Annual report 2019 (financial statements, report of the Board of Directors and Auditor’s report) (pdf, 7 MB)

Remuneration policy for governing bodies (pdf, 273 KB)

Privacy Policy 

Presentation by the President and Group CEO (pdf, 139 KB) 

Opening of the AGM by the Chairman of the Board

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Video presentation by the President and Group CEO

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