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General Meeting of Shareholders

The General Meeting of Shareholders convenes at least once a year.
Under the Finnish Companies Act, certain important decisions such as the approval of financial statements, decisions on dividends and increases or reductions in share capital, amendments to the Articles of Association, and election of the Board of Directors and auditors fall within the exclusive domain of the General Meeting of Shareholders.

The Board of Directors convenes a General Meeting of Shareholders. The Board of Directors can decide to convene a General Meeting on its own initiative, but is obliged to convene a General Meeting if the
auditor or shareholders holding at least 10% of Outokumpu’s shares so request.

In addition, each shareholder has the right to bring before a General Meeting any matter that falls within the domain of the General Meeting, provided that a written request to do so has been received by the Board of Directors early enough to allow the matter to be placed on the agenda included in the notice announcing the General Meeting.

According to its Articles of Association, Outokumpu has only one single class of shares and all shares have equal voting rights at General Meetings.


More information on Annual General Meetings