Information to shareholders
Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting will take place on March 24, 2022 and will be conducted in the form of advance voting (postal voting) pursuant to the Swedish Act Temporary Exemptions to Facilitate the Execution of General Meetings, which has been proposed due to coronavirus and is expected to enter into force on March 1, 2022. 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 March 24, 2022, as soon as the outcome of the advance voting has been finally confirmed.
The notice convening the Annual General Meeting can be found on the company website www.essity.com.
Right to participate
A person who wishes to participate in Essity’s Annual General Meeting by advance voting must:
- partly be listed as a shareholder in the presentation of the share register prepared by Euroclear Sweden AB concerning the circumstances on Wednesday, March 16, 2022;
- partly give notice of its intention to participate no later than Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 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, March 16, 2022. 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 registrations that has been made by the nominee no later than Friday, March 18, 2022, will be taken into account in the presentation of the share register.
Shareholders can exercise their voting rights at the Annual General Meeting solely by voting in advance, so-called postal voting. 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, March 23, 2022. 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. Further instructions and conditions can be found in the advance voting form.
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.
- Helena Stjernholm, AB Industrivärden, the Chairman of the Nomination Committee
- Anders Oscarsson, AMF and AMF Funds
- Jonas Jølle, Norges Bank Investment Management
- Marianne Nilsson, Swedbank Robur Funds
- 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 7.00 per share and that the record date for the dividend be Monday, March 28, 2022. Payment through Euroclear Sweden AB is expected to be made on Thursday, March 31, 2022.
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