Information to shareholders
Annual General Meeting
Due to the current pandemic, the Annual General Meeting will, in accordance with temporary legislation, be held only by advance voting (postal voting). Hence, shareholders will not be able to physically attend the Meeting in person or by proxy. Instead, Essity welcomes shareholders to exercise their voting rights at the Meeting by advance voting in the manner described below. Information on the resolutions passed at the Meeting will be disclosed on 25 March 2021, as soon as the outcome of the advance voting has been finally confirmed.
Right to participate
A person who wishes to participate in Essity’s Annual General Meeting by advance voting must:
- be listed as a shareholder in the presentation of the share register prepared by Euroclear Sweden AB concerning the circumstances on Wednesday, 17 March 2021; and
- give notice of its intention to participate no later than Wednesday, 24 March 2021, by submitting its advance vote in accordance with the instructions under Advance voting below, so that the advance vote is received by Euroclear Sweden AB no later than that day.
For shareholders who have their shares registered through a bank or other nominee, the following applies in order to be entitled to participate in the Meeting. In addition to giving notice of participation by submitting its advance vote, such shareholder must re-register its shares in its own name so that the shareholder is listed in the presentation of the share register as of the record date Wednesday, 17 March 2021. Such re-registration may be temporary (so-called voting rights registration), and request for such voting rights registration shall be made to the nominee, in accordance with the nominee’s routines, at such a time in advance as decided by the nominee. Voting rights registration that has been made by the nominee no later than Friday, 19 March 2021, will be taken into account in the presentation of the share register.
Advance voting, etc.
Shareholders may exercise their voting rights in the Meeting only by voting in advance, so-called postal voting in accordance with Section 22 of the Swedish Act (2020:198) on temporary exceptions to facilitate the execution of general meetings in companies and other associations. A special form for advance voting must be used. The form is available on Essity’s website, www.essity.com. Submission of the form in accordance with the instructions set out below is also considered as notice of participation in the Meeting. The completed form must be received by Euroclear Sweden AB no later than Wednesday, 24 March 2021. The completed form shall be sent to Essity Aktiebolag (publ), “Annual General Meeting”, c/o Euroclear Sweden AB, Box 191, SE-101 23 Stockholm, Sweden. A completed form may also be submitted electronically. Electronic submission can be made either through verification with BankID in accordance with instructions at https://anmalan.vpc.se/euroclearproxy, or by sending the completed form by e-mail to GeneralMeetingService@euroclear.com. Shareholders may not provide special instructions or conditions to the advance vote. If so, the entire advance vote is invalid. Further instructions and conditions can be found in the advance voting form.
Questions in writing may be addressed to the Board of Directors and President and must be received by the company no later than Monday, March 15, 2021, in the manner described in the notice.
If a shareholder submits its vote through a proxy, a power of attorney shall be enclosed with the form. If the shareholder is a legal entity, a registration certificate or a corresponding document for the legal entity shall be enclosed with the form. Proxy forms are available upon request and on the company’s website, www.essity.com.
The notice convening the Annual General Meeting can be found on the company website www.essity.com.
- Helena Stjernholm, AB Industrivärden, the Chairman of the Nomination Committee
- Jonas Jølle, Norges Bank Investment Management
- Anders Oscarsson, AMF and AMF Funds
- Marianne Nilsson, Swedbank Robur Fonder
- Pär Boman, Chairman of the Board of Essity
The Nomination Committee prepares, among other things, the proposal for election of Board members. For further information, refer to the Corporate Governance Report.
The Board of Directors proposes a dividend of SEK 6.75 per share and that the record date for the dividend be Monday, March 29, 2021. Payment through Euroclear Sweden AB is expected to be made on Thursday, April 1, 2021.
Financial information 2021–2022
Interim Report Jan 1–Mar 31, 2021
April 23, 2021
Half-year Report Jan 1–Jun 30, 2021
July 16, 2021
Interim Report Jan 1–Sep 30, 2021
October 22, 2021
Year-end Report 2021
January 26, 2022
Annual and Sustainability Report 2021
Annual and sustainability reports, year-end reports, half-year reports and interim reports are published in Swedish and English (in the event of differences between the English translation and the Swedish original, the Swedish text shall prevail) and can be downloaded from Essity’s website www.essity.com.
Subscription to Essity’s press releases, annual and sustainability reports, year-end reports, half-year reports and interim reports can be done by registering on the Essity website www.essity.com.