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Taaleri Plc: Notice to the Annual General Meeting 18 March 2020

12.02.2020 klo 10:00 Taaleri Plc: Notice to the Annual General Meeting 18 March 2020

TAALERI PLC’S STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 12 FEBRUARY 2020 AT 10.00 A.M. EET

TAALERI PLC: NOTICE TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 18 MARCH 2020

NOTICE TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Date                   Wednesday, 18 March 2020 at 4.00 p.m.

Place                  Bio Rex, Mannerheimintie 22-24, 0010 Helsinki, Finland

The shareholders of Taaleri Plc are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting to be held on Wednesday, 18 March 2020 at 4.00 p.m. at Bio Rex, Mannerheimintie 22-24, 00100 Helsinki, Finland. The meeting will be conducted in Finnish.

The reception of shareholders who have preregistered to attend the meeting and the distribution of voting tickets will start at 2.00 p.m. Before the Annual General Meeting, at 3 p.m., we will hold a question time, during which Peter Fagernäs, Chairman of the Board of Taaleri Corporation and Robin Lindahl, CEO, will answer questions from the public.

A. MATTERS ON THE AGENDA OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

1.                         Opening of the Meeting

2.                         Calling the meeting to order

3.                         Election of persons to scrutinise the minutes and supervise the counting of votes

4.                         Recording the legality of the Meeting

5.                         Recording the attendance at the Meeting and adoption of list of votes

6.                         Presentation of the financial statements, the report of the Board of Directors and the Auditor’s report for 2019
                            Review by the CEO

7.                         Adoption of the financial statements

8.                         Resolution on the use of profit shown on the balance sheet as well as payment of a dividend

The Board of Directors proposes that a dividend of EUR 0.32 per share be paid based on the balance sheet adopted for the financial year ended 31 December 2019 The dividend will be paid to shareholders who on the dividend record date of 20 March 2020 are entered as shareholders in the company’s shareholder register held by Euroclear Finland Ltd. The Board of Directors proposes that the dividend be paid on 27 March 2020.

9.                         Resolution on the discharge from liability of members of the Board of Directors and the CEO

10.                       Presentation of the Remuneration Policy

The Board of Directors presents the Remuneration Policy, attached to this notice, to the annual general meeting.

11.                       Resolution on the remuneration of members of the Board of Directors

The Shareholders’ Nomination Board proposes that the members of the Board of Directors be paid annual remuneration as follows:

-                           Chairman of the Board EUR 50,000 per year,

-                           Deputy Chairman of the Board EUR 36,000 per year,

-                           Chairman of the Audit Committee EUR 36,000 per year,

-                           Member of the Board EUR 30,000 per year.

The Shareholders’ Nomination Board proposes concerning the Audit Committee that the members of the Audit Committee will be paid a meeting-specific fee of EUR 1,000 to the Chairman of the Audit Committee and EUR 500 to each other member of the Audit Committee (2019: no meeting-specific fee).

The annual remuneration will cover the entire term of office and Committee work.

The Shareholders’ Nomination Board proposes additionally that travel, and accommodation expenses of the members are paid against invoices when the meeting of the Board of Directors and the Committees takes place outside members’ domicile.

12.                       Resolution on the number of members of the Board of Directors

The Shareholders’ Nomination Board proposes that the number of the members of the Board of Directors be confirmed as six (6).

13.                       Election of the members of the Board of Directors

The Shareholders’ Nomination Board proposes that the current members of Board of Directors, Juhani Elomaa, Juha Laaksonen, Elina Björklund, Hanna Maria Sievinen and Tuomas Syrjänen, be re-elected to the Board of Directors. Further, the Shareholders’ Nomination Board proposes that Petri Castrén be elected as new member of the Board.

The term of office of members of the Board of Directors expires at the end of the Annual General Meeting that follows their election.

The above-mentioned nominees have agreed to their membership of the Board of Directors.

The Shareholders’ Nomination Board has evaluated the director nominees' independence based on the Corporate Governance Code issued by the Finnish Securities Market Association in 2020. According to the evaluation carried out by the Shareholders’ Nomination Board, that all director nominees are independent of the company, except Juhani Elomaa who has had a service contract with Taaleri Plc. in the last three years on a non-temporary basis, and that all director nominees are independent of major shareholders of the company.

Director nominee Petri Castrén is presented in the CV attached to this notice to the general meeting and proposed current members of Board of Directors, are presented on Taaleri’s website: https://www.taaleri.com/en/corporate-responsibility/governance/board-of-directors-and-committees

14.                       Election of the chairman and deputy chairman of the Board of Directors

The Shareholders’ Nomination Board proposes that Juhani Elomaa be elected as the chairman of the Board of Directors.

The Shareholders’ Nomination Board proposes that Juha Laaksonen be elected as a deputy chairman of the Board of Directors.

15.                       Resolution on the remuneration of the auditor

Based on the proposal prepared by the Audit Committee, the Board of Directors proposes that the remuneration of the auditor be paid against invoices approved by the company.

16.                       Election of the auditor

Based on the proposal prepared by the Audit Committee, the Board of Directors proposes that Ernst & Young Oy, a firm of authorised public accounts, be re-elected as the company’s auditor for a term ending at the close of the next Annual General Meeting.

Ernst & Young Oy has announced that Ulla Nykky, Authorised Public Accountant, would continue as the auditor with principal responsibility.

17.                       Authorising the Board of Directors to decide on the purchase of the company’s treasury shares

The Board of Directors proposes that it be authorised to decide on the purchase of the company's treasury shares using assets belonging to unrestricted equity on the following conditions:

Up to 2,000,000 shares may be purchased, corresponding to 7.05% of all the company's shares. The purchase may be made in one or more instalments.

The purchase price per share shall be the price given on the Helsinki Stock Exchange or another market-based price.

The shares may be acquired to develop the company’s capital structure, to finance or implement corporate acquisitions, investments or other arrangements related to the company’s business operations, to be used as part of the company’s incentive scheme, or to be cancelled if justified from the point of view of the company and its shareholders.

The authorisation issued to the Board of Directors includes the right to decide whether the shares will be acquired in a private placement or in proportion to the shares owned by shareholders. The acquisition may take place through private placement only if there is a weighty financial reason for it from the company’s perspective.

The Board of Directors has the right to decide on other matters concerning the purchase of shares.

This authorisation is valid for 18 months from the date of the close of the Annual General Meeting.

This authorisation cancels the authorisation to purchase the company's treasury shares issued at the General Meeting of 20 March 2019.

18.                       Authorising the Board of Directors to decide on share issue

The Board of Directors proposes that it be authorised to decide on the issue of new shares and the assignment of treasury shares in the possession of the company on the following terms:

The Board of Directors may issue new shares and assign treasury shares in the possession of the company up to a maximum of 2,500,000 shares, corresponding to 8.82% of all the company's shares.

The new shares may be issued and the treasury shares possessed by the company may be assigned to the company’s shareholders in proportion to their ownership of shares or deviating from the shareholder’s pre-emptive subscription right in a private placement, if there is a weighty financial reason for it from the point of view of the company, such as using the shares as consideration in potential corporate acquisitions or other arrangements that are part of the company’s business operations, or to finance investments or as part of the company’s incentive scheme.

The Board of Directors may also decide on a free-of-charge share issue to the company itself.

The new shares may be issued and the shares possessed by the company may be assigned either against payment or without payment. A private placement may only be without payment if there is an especially weighty reason for it from the point of view of the company and taking into account the benefit of all its shareholders.

The Board of Directors will decide on all other factors related to share issues and the assignment of shares.

It is proposed that the authorisation be valid until the end of the next Annual General Meeting, however no longer than 30 June 2021.

This authorisation cancels the authorisation issued at the General Meeting on 20 March 2019.

19.                       Closing of the meeting

B. MATERIALS FOR THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2020

The above-mentioned proposals for decisions on the matters in the agenda of the Annual General Meeting as well as this notice are available to shareholders on the Taaleri Plc’s website at the address http://www.taaleri.com/home/investor-relations/general-meetings. Taaleri Plc’s financial statements, report of the Board of Directors and the auditor’s report, as well as the Remuneration Policy will be available on the above-mentioned website at the latest on 26 February 2020. Proposals for decisions made to the Annual General Meeting and the other aforementioned documents will also be available at the venue of the Annual General Meeting.

The minutes of the Annual General Meeting will be available to shareholders on the afore-mentioned website at the latest on 1 April 2020.

C. INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

1.                         Right to attend and registration

Shareholders recorded in the shareholders’ register maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd. on 6 March 2020 will be entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting. Shareholders with shares registered in a personal Finnish book-entry account are included in the shareholders’ register of the company.

A shareholder, who is registered in the shareholders' register of the company and who wants to participate in the General Meeting, shall register for the Annual General Meeting by giving a prior notice of participation which shall be received by the company no later than at 10.00 a.m. on 13 March 2020.

How to register for the Annual General Meeting:

via the website at the address https://www.taaleri.com/en/corporate-responsibility/governance/general-meetings (registration opens on 12 February 2020)by phone: 0800 552 135, Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.; orby letter to the address Taaleri Plc, Annual General Meeting, Kasarmikatu 21 B, 00130 Helsinki, Finland

When registering to attend the Annual General Meeting, individuals are required to provide the following information: the shareholder’s name, personal identity/business identity number, address and phone number and the name and personal identity number of any representative or proxy. Any personal information will only be used in connection with the Annual General Meeting and the related processing of registrations.

Shareholder, his/her authorized representative or proxy representative must, where necessary, be able to prove at the Meeting venue their identity and/or right to represent.

2.                         Shareholders with nominee registered holdings

Shareholders with nominee registered holdings are entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting on the basis of their shares held on the record date, 6 March 2020, that would entitle them to be included in the shareholders’ register maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd. Attendance also requires that these shareholders are temporarily registered into the shareholders’ register held by Euroclear Finland Ltd by 10 a.m. on 13 March 2020. This is deemed to be the registration of a shareholder with nominee registered holdings to attend the Annual General Meeting. Any changes in the ownership of shares after the record date of the Annual General Meeting do not affect the right to participate in the meeting nor the number of votes of the shareholder.

Shareholders with nominee registered holdings are advised to request without delay necessary instructions regarding the registration in the temporary shareholder’s register of the company, the issuing of a letter of proxy and how to register to attend the Annual General Meeting from their custodian bank. The account management organisation of the custodian bank has to register a shareholder with nominee registered holdings, who wants to attend the Annual General Meeting, temporarily into the shareholders’ register of the company no later than the deadline given above.

3.                         Proxy representative and letters of proxy

A shareholder is entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting and exercise his or her rights at the meeting by way of proxy representation. A proxy representative is required to present a dated letter of proxy, or otherwise show in a reliable manner that he or she is entitled to represent a shareholder. If a shareholder is represented by more than one proxy representing shares held in different book-entry accounts, each proxy must state which shares he or she represents when registering to attend the Annual General Meeting.

Shareholders’ letters of proxy should be delivered by email attachment (e.g. as pdf) to the address info@taaleri.com or regular mail to the address Taaleri Plc, Annual General Meeting, Kasarmikatu 21 B, 00130 Helsinki, Finland before the last date for registration.

4.                         Other instructions and information

Shareholders attending the Annual General Meeting are entitled under Chapter 5, Section 25 of the Companies Act to present questions to the meeting regarding the items on the agenda.

On the date of issue of the notice to the Annual General Meeting, 12 February 2020, Taaleri Plc had a total of 28,350,620 shares, each of which grants entitlement to one (1) vote at the Annual General Meeting.

Helsinki 12 February 2020
Taaleri Plc.
Board of Directors

Further information:
General Counsel, Janne Koikkalainen, Taaleri Plc., Tel. +358 40 501 2691, janne.koikkalainen@taaleri.com

Taaleri in brief

Taaleri is a Finnish financial services company, whose parent company, Taaleri Plc, is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki main market. The Taaleri Group comprises three business areas: Wealth Management, Financing, and Energy. In addition, the Group makes investments from its own balance sheet.  

At the end of 2019, Taaleri had assets under management totalling EUR 7.1 billion and 5,500 wealth management customers. Taaleri Plc has some 4,700 shareholders. Taaleri’s operations are supervised by the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority.

More information about our company and services: 

www.taaleri.com/en
www.taalerivarainhoito.com/en
www.taalerienergia.com
www.taalerikapitaali.com/en
www.garantia.fi/en
www.fellowfinance.fi/en


Sophie Jolly, Head of Communications and IR, tel. +358 40 828 7317, sophie.jolly@taaleri.com

 

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