General Meeting


General Meeting

The General Meeting is Atria Plc’s highest decision-making body. At the General Meeting, shareholders decide, among other things, on the approval of the financial statements and the use of the profit shown on the balance sheet; the discharge of the members of the Board of Directors and of the Supervisory Board, as well as the CEO, from liability; the number of members of the Supervisory Board and of the Board of Directors, and their election and remuneration; and the election of one or more auditors and the auditing fees.

The Annual General Meeting is held by the end of June on a date designated by the Board of Directors, and the agenda includes matters that are to be handled by the Annual General Meeting in accordance with the Articles of Association and any other proposals. Extraordinary General Meetings may be convened as needed.

Under the Limited Liability Companies Act, a shareholder has the right to have a matter falling within the competence of the General Meeting dealt with by the General Meeting if the shareholder so demands in writing from the Board of Directors well in advance of the meeting, so that the matter can be mentioned in the notice. Where applicable, the shareholder must submit a request to have the matter dealt with by the Annual General Meeting by the date set by the company, which is published on the company's website at The request, with accompanying justification or proposed resolution, must be sent in writing to Atria Plc, Group Legal Affairs, P.O. Box 900, FI-60060 ATRIA. 
The General Meeting is convened by the Board of Directors. It is held in the company's domicile, Kuopio, or in Helsinki. The notice to convene the General Meeting is communicated by publishing the notice on the Company’s website and by a company announcement  at the earliest three (3) months and at the latest three (3) weeks before the General Meeting however  no later than nine (9) days prior to the record date for the General Meeting. In addition, the Board of Directors may decide to publish the notice, or a notification of delivering notice , in one or more Finnish national newspapers determined by the Board of Directors, or in any other manner it may decide.

To have the right to participate in a General Meeting, shareholders must register with the company by the day mentioned in the notice of meeting, which can be no earlier than ten (10) days before the meeting.

The CEO, the Chairman of the Board and the all of the Board members shall be present at the General Meeting and the company`s  auditors shall be present at the Annual General Meeting. First-time candidates for the Supervisory Board or the Board of Directors shall be present at the General Meeting where decisions on their appointment are made, unless there is compelling justification for their absence.

See also:
The notices and decisions of General Meetings