Shareholders' Nomination Board


Shareholders' Nomination Board

Atria Plc has a Shareholders' Nomination Board pursuant to recommendation 18b of the Corporate Governance Code. Atria Plc’s Annual General Meeting held on 3 May 2012 established a Nomination Board and confirmed its written charter. The charter was amended by a decision made at the Annual General Meeting on 6 May 2014. In accordance with its charter, the Nomination Board preparer proposals concerning the remuneration of the Board of Directors and Supervisory Board and the election of the members of the Board of Directors for the next Annual General Meeting.

Shareholders or their representatives who own series KII shares as well as the largest holder of series A shares who does not own series KII shares, or a representative thereof, shall be elected to the Nomination Board in accordance with their ownership in early November preceding the Annual General Meeting. The right to nominate a representative to the Nomination Board is determined on the basis of the shareholder register maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd in accordance with the situation on the first banking day of the November preceding the Annual General Meeting. The Chairman of the Board of Directors will also be appointed on the Nomination Board as an expert member.

If a shareholder does not wish to exercise his or her right to nominate a member, the right will be transferred to the next largest series A shareholder in accordance with the shareholder register, who would not otherwise have the right to nominate a member. Some shareholders are obligated to notify the company of certain changes in shareholding when necessary under the Finnish Securities Markets Act. Such shareholders may present a written request to the company's Board of Directors by the end of October for the holdings of corporations or foundations controlled by the shareholder, or the shareholder's holdings in several funds or registers, to be combined when calculating voting rights.

The Nomination Board is convened by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, and the Nomination Board elects a Chairman from amongst its members. The Nomination Board shall present its proposal to the Board of Directors by the first day of February preceding the Annual General Meeting.

On 23 November 2016, the owners of Atria's KII shares and the largest owner of series A shares nominated the following members on the Nomination Board: Jyrki Rantsi (Lihakunta), Henrik Holm (Pohjanmaan Liha Co-operative), Juho Anttikoski (Itikka Co-operative) and Timo Sallinen (Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company). Seppo Paavola, the Chairman of Atria's Board of Directors, acts as the Nomination Board's expert member.

The Nomination Board which prepared the proposal for the Annual General Meeting of 2017 convened two times. The Nomination Board submitted its proposals for the Annual General Meeting to be held on 27 April 2017 to the Board of Directors on 13 January 2017. The proposals were published in the form of a stock exchange release on 13 January 2017.



Year of birth


Main occupation

Attendance in meetings

Shareholding on 31 December 2016

Juho Anttikoski






Henrik Holm






Jyrki Rantsi



Agricultural entrepreneur



Timo Sallinen


M.Sc. (Econ.)

Head of Listed Securities