The General Meeting is Sweco’s highest decision-making body, where all shareholders are jointly entitled to make decisions on Sweco AB’s affairs. Shareholders who are recorded in the share register on the record day and who provided notification of their participation on time are entitled to participate in the General Meeting and vote for all of their shares. Annual General Meeting (AGM) or Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) resolutions are generally made by simple majority. However, in certain cases, the provisions of the Swedish Companies Act stipulate a qualified level of attendance to achieve a quorum or a specific majority of votes.
The AGM must be held in Stockholm within six months following the close of the financial year. Resolutions made by the AGM include, among others, adoption of Sweco AB and Group income statements and balance sheets, approval of dividends, discharge from liability for the members of the Board and CEO, determination of fees for the Board of Directors and statutory auditors, election of Board members, Chairman of the Board and statutory auditor, decisions regarding the Nominating Committee and other matters as required by the Swedish Companies Act. At Sweco AB’s AGM, each shareholder has the opportunity to ask questions about the company and its performance during the past year. The Board, Executive Team and statutory auditors are present to answer these questions.