Annual General Meeting
Shareholders' influence is exercised at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), which is the highest decision-making body of the Bank.
All shareholders, registered in the Shareholders' Register and having notified their attendance properly, have the right to participate in the Meeting and to vote for the full number of their respective shares. A shareholder who cannot participate in the Meeting can be represented by proxy.
Amongst other things the AGM decides on the allocation of the Bank's profit, appoints Board members and auditors, decides on the discharge from liability for the Board members and the President, and decides on guidelines for remuneration to the Group Executive Committee.
The committee is responsible for preparing and presenting proposals for Chairman of the Board, Board members including the number of Board members, for remuneration to the Board of Directors and the distribution of the remuneration between the Board members, as well as for committee work, for election of auditors and audit fees and for Chairman of the AGM and decision on a Nomination Committee.