Incap Corporation’s highest decision-making body is the general meeting of shareholders, which at the invitation of the Board, convenes once a year in an Annual General Meeting. The GeneralMeeting is held within six months of the end of the financial period, generally in April. An extraordinary General Meeting is arranged if shareholders who represent a total of at least 10% of the company’s shares, request it in written form for a specified issue to be decided in the General Meeting.
The tasks falling within the competence of the Annual General Meeting are defined in the Companies Act and the Articles of Association. The most important matters to be decided at the General Meeting include amending the Articles of Association, raising the share capital, approving the financial statements, adopting the profit and loss account and balance sheet, deciding on the payment of dividends, confirming the number of members on the Board of Directors and electing the members of the Board and the Auditors.
The company announces the agenda for the General Meeting in a Notice of Meeting that is published as a stock exchange release and on the company’s website at least 21 days prior to the General Meeting. At the same time, the company publishes the total number of shareholders and votes on the date of the notice, the documents that will be presented to the General Meeting, the proposals of the Board or of another authorized body as well as eventual items that have been included in the agenda without any proposal for a decision to be made. The information is available on the company’s website at least until the end of the General Meeting.
The names of the prospective Director candidates announced to the Board of Directors are published in the Notice of Meeting, provided that the candidates are supported by shareholders holding at least 10% of the votes conferred by the shares in the company and provided that the candidates have given their consent to being elected and that the company has received the information in good time so that it can be included in the Notice of Meeting. Candidates that are proposed in corresponding order after the publication of the Notice of Meeting are disclosed separately. The personal information on the candidates is published on the company’s website.
The General Meeting is organized in the way that promotes, with the available reasonable means, the shareholders to participate in the meeting and to exercise their ownership rights effectively.
Present at the General Meeting are the President and CEO, the Chairman of the Board of Directors and, if possible, all the members of the Board of Directors. Persons proposed to the Board for the first time participate in the General Meeting that decides on their election, unless there are well-founded reasons for the absence. Also the Auditor is present at the Annual General Meeting.
The minutes of the General Meeting with results of the voting as well as the appendices to the minutes relating to the decisions of the General Meeting shall be published on the company’s website within two weeks after the General Meeting.
In 2017, the Annual General Meeting was held on 18 April in Helsinki. A total of 27 shareholders participated, representing a total of 53.3% of the company’s shares and votes.