Nordea's General Meeting 2021

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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

Time: AGM 2021 will take place on 24 March at 14.00 EET in Helsinki. 

Important notice: In order to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the health and safety of the Company’s shareholders, employees and other stakeholders, shareholders and their proxy representatives can only participate in the Annual General Meeting and exercise shareholders’ rights by voting in advance and by making counterproposals and asking questions in advance. It is not possible to attend the meeting in person. 

Shareholder Webcast: Nordea will arrange a separate webcast for its shareholders after the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 24 March 2021 at 16.00 EET where the shareholders will be able to follow the presentations of the Chair of the Board of Directors as well as the President and Group CEO and where the resolutions made at the Annual General Meeting will be presented. Shareholders will also have the opportunity to ask questions on topics related to the Annual General Meeting from senior management. The webcast will not be part of the Annual General Meeting. Click here to participate. 

A recording of the shareholder webcast will be posted on this website after the webcast. 

FAQ: Click here for questions and answers regarding the AGM 2021 

Important dates: Click here for information regarding certain important dates of the AGM 2021 

Changes in withholding taxation of dividends: Click here for information regarding legislative change in Finland

Meeting materials

Notice to the Annual General Meeting (pdf, 243 KB)

Decision Proposals of the Board of Directors (pdf, 882 KB)

Speech of the Chair of the Shareholders’ Nomination Board and Nomination Board’s Decision Proposals (pdf, 1 MB)

The CV of the proposed new member of the Board of Directors (pdf, 98 KB)

Privacy Policy 

Exercising shareholders’ rights at the Annual General Meeting

Shareholders and their proxy representatives can only participate in the Annual General Meeting and exercise shareholders’ rights by voting in advance and by making counterproposals and asking questions in advance. It is not possible to attend the meeting in person. 

Advance voting will commence on 3 March 2021 and end on 16 March 2021 at 23:59 EET. Further instructions for advance voting will be available on this website before the voting period commences. If a shareholder delivers advance votes in accordance with applicable instructions to the Company before the due date of the advance voting, no other separate notification of participation is required for the Annual General Meeting. Instructions for asking questions or making counterproposals are set out below. 

Shareholders with shares registered with Euroclear Finland Oy in Finland 

Each shareholder who is registered on 12 March 2021 in the shareholders’ register of the Company held by Euroclear Finland Oy, has the right to exercise shareholders’ rights at the Annual General Meeting. 

Shareholders with shares registered with Euroclear Sweden AB in Sweden 

Shareholders must be registered in the shareholders’ register held by Euroclear Sweden AB on 12 March 2021 to be entitled to exercise shareholders’ rights at the Annual General Meeting. Such shareholders are re-registered by the Company in the shareholders’ register held by Euroclear Finland Oy provided that the shareholder has voted in advance by 23.59 EET on 16 March 2021 at the latest. 

Shareholders whose shares are held in trust in Sweden must instruct the trustee to re-register their shares in the shareholders’ own names in the shareholders’ register held by Euroclear Sweden AB in good time prior to 16 March 2021 which is the deadline for re-registration. Additionally, shareholders whose shares are held in trust in Sweden are advised to instruct the trustee to vote in advance on behalf of such shareholders by 23.59 EET on 16 March 2021 at the latest. 

Shareholders with shares registered with VP Securities A/S in Denmark 

Shareholders must be registered in the shareholders’ register held by VP Securities A/S on 12 March 2021 to be entitled to exercise shareholders’ rights at the Annual General Meeting. Such shareholders are re-registered by the Company in the shareholders’ register held by Euroclear Finland Oy provided that the shareholder has voted in advance by 23.59 EET on 16 March 2021 at the latest. 

Shareholders whose shares are held in trust in Denmark must instruct the trustee to re-register their shares in the shareholders’ own names in the shareholders’ register held by VP Securities A/S in good time prior to 12 March 2021 which is the deadline for re-registration. Additionally, shareholders whose shares are held in trust in Denmark are advised to instruct the trustee to vote in advance on behalf of such shareholders by 23.59 EET on 16 March 2021 at the latest. 

Proxy representative 

A shareholder of the Company may participate in the AGM through a proxy representative. Also proxy representatives are required to vote in advance. 

A proxy representative shall produce a dated proxy document or otherwise in a reliable manner demonstrate his/her right to represent the shareholder. When a shareholder exercises his/her shareholders’ rights at the Annual General Meeting through several proxy representatives representing the shareholder with shares at different securities accounts, the shares by which each proxy representative represents the shareholder shall be identified in the proxy documents. 

Further instructions, including a proxy template, will be available on this website on 3 March 2021 at the latest. 

Nominee registered shares 

A holder of nominee registered shares has the right to exercise shareholders’ rights at the Annual General Meeting by virtue of such shares, based on which he/she on the record date of the Annual General Meeting on 12 March 2021 would be entitled to be registered in the shareholders’ register of the Company held by Euroclear Finland Oy. The right to exercise shareholders’ rights at the Annual General Meeting requires, in addition, that the shareholder on the basis of such shares has been registered in the temporary shareholders’ register held by Euroclear Finland Oy by 19 March 2021 at 10.00 EET at the latest. In terms of nominee registered shares, this constitutes due registration for the Annual General Meeting. 

A holder of nominee registered shares is advised to request without delay the relevant instructions regarding the registration in the temporary shareholders’ register of the Company, the issuing of proxy documents and the exercising of shareholders’ rights at the Annual General Meeting from his/her custodian bank. The account management organisation of the custodian bank shall register a holder of nominee registered shares who wants to exercise shareholders’ rights at the Annual General Meeting in the temporary shareholders’ register of the Company and vote in advance on behalf of the nominee registered shareholder by the time stated above at the latest. 

For the avoidance of doubt, instructions for shareholders whose shares are held in trust in Sweden or Denmark are set out above. 

Posing counterproposals and questions 

Shareholders representing at least 1/100 of all outstanding shares in the Company have the right to make counterproposals concerning matters on the agenda of the Annual General Meeting to be voted on. Counterproposals shall be delivered to the Company to the e-mail address AGM@nordea.com by 2 March 2021 at 16.00 EET at the latest. Shareholders shall in connection with the counterproposal present a statement of their shareholding in the Company. The counterproposal is admissible for consideration at the Annual General Meeting if the shareholders who have made the counterproposal have the right to attend the meeting and on the record date of the Annual General Meeting represent at least 1/100 of all outstanding shares in the Company. Votes cast for non-admissible counterproposals will not be recorded at the meeting. The Company will publish the counterproposals eligible for voting on this website on 3 March 2021 at the latest. 

Shareholders have the right to ask questions and request information with respect to the matters to be considered at the meeting pursuant to Chapter 5, Section 25 of the Finnish Companies Act by e-mail to the address AGM@nordea.com by 10 March 2021 at the latest. The shareholder shall in connection with his/her submission present a statement of his/her shareholding in the Company. Nordea Bank Abp will, as of 15 March 2021, publish the questions received in advance of the meeting, the management’s and the Board of Directors’ responses to questions in accordance with Chapter 5, Section 25 of the Finnish Companies Act as well as the counterproposals not eligible for voting on this website.

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