Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
The General Meeting is the highest decision-making body of Fiskars Corporation, where the shareholders participate in the supervision and control of the Company by using their right to speak and vote. The most important tasks of the General Meeting are, among others, the election of the Board of Directors and the adoption of the Annual Accounts. Other tasks of the General Meeting appear from the Articles of Association of the company and from the Finnish Companies Act. The company shall convene one Annual General Meeting for each financial period. An Extraordinary General Meeting shall be convened when necessary. General Meetings shall be held either in Raseborg or Helsinki.
In accordance with the Articles of Association, notices regarding the General Meetings are published on the Company’s website and, if deemed necessary by the Board of Directors, in an alternative manner. In 2016, notices were published in the Helsingin Sanomat, Hufvudstadsbladet and Västra Nyland newspapers in addition to the notice published on the Company’s website and the company’s stock exchange release.
Any shareholder wishing to submit a matter for inclusion on the agenda of the Annual General Meeting should submit a request in writing to the Board of Directors. To be included in the notice of the Annual General Meeting and in the agenda of the Annual General Meeting, the request should be sufficiently concise and the matter must fall within the authority of the Annual General Meeting, as defined in the Finnish Limited Liability Companies Act. Instructions on submitting requests to the Board of Directors and the deadline for requests are published on the Company’s website. In 2016, no such requests were submitted to the Board of Directors.