Corporate Governance

General Meeting of Shareholders

The ultimate decision-making power in the company is exercised by shareholders at General Meetings. By participating in the General Meeting either personally or via a proxy, a shareholder may exercise his/her right to vote and make inquiries and participate in decision-making on matters concerning the company.

At the General Meeting, each Series A share of Evli entitles its holder to twenty (20) votes and each Series B share to one (1) vote. General Meetings are held at least once a year. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held upon completion of the company’s financial statements, at a place and on a date designated by the Board of Directors. The date must be no later than the end of June.

Evli Plc's Annual General Meeting 2024

The Annual General Meeting of Evli Plc will be held in Helsinki on Thursday March 14, 2024. Read more

Matters within the shareholders’ decision-making power

Matters to be discussed at a General Meeting are specified in the Limited Liability Companies Act and in Evli’s Articles of Association. The General Meeting normally discusses not only the matters specified by law and in the Articles of Association but also items presented to the meeting by the Board of Directors.

Under the Limited Liability Companies Act, shareholders are also entitled to bring up for discussion at a General Meeting any matter that falls within the authority of the meeting. Such a request must be made in writing to the Board by the end of January of the year in question in order to be included in the notice of the meeting. A written request, together with a proposal for a resolution shall be sent to or Evli Oyj, Investor Relations, PL 1081, 00101 Helsinki. 

At the AGM, information is presented about the company’s activities. The AGM also decides on the following:

  • the adoption of the financial statements of the previous financial year
  • the company’s profit distribution
  • discharging the Board members and the CEO and his/her deputy from liability
  • the election of Board members and their remuneration
  • the appointment of auditors and their remuneration.

Extraordinary General Meeting

The Board of Directors may convene an Extraordinary General Meeting if it considers this necessary. The auditor and any shareholder with more than ten percent of the company’s shares also have the right to demand that an Extraordinary General Meeting be called to discuss a matter to be presented by the auditor or shareholder.

Notice of the General Meeting

A notice of a General Meeting and the documents related to the General Meeting are published on and as a stock exchange release at the earliest 3 months before the record date for the General Meeting and at the latest 3 weeks before the General Meeting, provided it is at least 9 days before the record date for the General Meeting. The Board of Director can also decide to publish a notice of the General Meeting in one or more newspapers.

Documents to be presented in the General Meeting and the Board’s proposals for decisions to the General Meeting are made available at Evli’s website ( three (3)  weeks before the General Meeting.

The minutes of the general meeting including potential voting results and appendices relating to the resolutions of the general meeting will be made available for shareholders’ review on within 2 weeks from the general meeting.

Previous general meetings