Annual General Meeting

annual general meeting

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.

Annual General
Meeting 2019
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Annual General
Meeting 2019

Time: 28 March 2019 at 1.00 pm EET 

Venue: Finlandia Hall, Mannerheimintie 13 e, Helsinki

The premises open at 11.00 am EET. Shareholders, assistants and proxy representatives shall show their identification document at the entry to the general meeting.

Each shareholder who is registered on 18 March 2019 in the shareholders’ register of the company held by Euroclear Finland Ltd, has the right to participate in the general meeting. 

Shareholders who are private individuals and wish to participate in person in the annual general meeting may register here. Legal entities are required to register in writing or by telephone as specified in the notice convening the meeting.

Proxy

Shareholders who wish to participate in the general meeting being represented by proxy are required to register in writing or by telephone as specified in the notice convening the meeting and submit the original proxy form to Nordea well in advance of the general meeting.

Address and telephone

Finland
Computershare AB
”Nordea’s AGM 2019”
Alexandersgatan 15B, 6 vån
00100 Helsinki
+358 942 721 429

Denmark
Computershare A/S
”Nordea’s AGM 2019”
Lottenborgvej 26 D
DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby
+45 45 46 09 97

Sweden
Computershare AB
”Nordea’s AGM 2019”
Box 61
SE-182 16 Danderyd
+46 8 518 01 553

Nominee registered shares

Shareholders whose shares are nominee registered must see to that the shares are temporarily registered in the shareholders’ register held by Euroclear Finland Ltd to have the right to participate in the general meeting. Shareholders therefore should in good time prior to 18 March 2019 request the custodian bank to register the shares in the temporary shareholders’ register.

Previous
General Meetings
About
General Meetings

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.

The Annual General Meeting is held yearly before the end of May.

Every shareholder has the right to attend the General Meeting and propose matters to be dealt with at the General Meeting. The last date to make such a proposal to the Board of Directors will be announced on this website at the latest on 31 December.

A shareholder who is present at the General Meeting has the right to request information on matters to be considered at the meeting.

The notice convening a General Meeting is issued to shareholders on this website not earlier than three months prior to and not later than three weeks prior to the General Meeting. Decisions at the General Meeting are made by simple majority of votes, unless other majority requirements are set out in the Finnish Companies Act.

Voting rights

Each share in Nordea entitled to one vote. At General Meetings, each shareholder is entitled to vote for the full number of shares that he or she owns or represents. Nordea is not entitled to vote for its own shares at General Meetings.

Updated: October 2018 

Nomination Process

Nordea has a Nomination Board representing the shareholders and which is established by the General Meeting. The Nomination Board prepares the decision proposals on elections and remunerations to be taken by the shareholders at the AGM, in order to provide a sound basis for the meeting’s consideration of these matters. 

The four largest shareholders in terms of votes who wish to participate in the Nomination Board are entitled to appoint one member each. In addition, the Chairman of the Board of Directors participates in the Nomination Board.

The Nomination Board is constituted yearly on the basis of the shareholdings on 31 August the year preceding the annual general meeting. The mandate is valid until a new Nomination Board has been constituted.
An extraordinary general meeting in Nordea Bank Abp, the new Finnish parent company of the Nordea Group, has adopted substantially the same decision on establishment of a Nomination Board as the AGM of Nordea Bank AB (publ). Considering that the re-domiciliation of the parent company to Finland was implemented on 1 October 2018, the Nomination Board for the AGM 2019 was constituted on the basis of the shareholdings on 1 October 2018.

The composition of the Nomination Board:

  • Kari Stadigh, chairman of the Nomination Board, Group CEO and President of Sampo plc 
  • Mogens Hugo, Nordea-fonden
  • Hans Sterte, Head of Investment Management at Alecta
  • Risto Murto, President and CEO of Varma
  • Björn Wahlroos, Chairman of the Board of Directors

The Charter of the Nomination Board can be found here (pdf, 130 KB).

Updated: October 2018

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