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Notice of the Annual General Meeting of Avanza Bank Holding AB (publ.)

 · Regulatorisk information
The shareholders of Avanza Bank Holding AB (publ) are hereby given notice of the Annual General Meeting of the company to be held on Tuesday 30 March 2021. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the board of directors has decided that the general meeting shall be held without physical presence of shareholders, representatives or external participants and that voting may only be done by post prior to the general meeting.

The notice, including the board of directors’ and the nomination committee’s proposals, is attached to this press release. The notice is also available on Avanza’s website at

Information about the decisions by the general meeting will be disclosed on Tuesday 30 March 2021, as soon as the outcome of the postal voting has been compiled.

A separate online information meeting for the shareholders will be held on Thursday 25 March 2021, at which, among other items, the company's managing director Rikard Josefson and chairman of the board of directors Sven Hagströmer will participate. At the information meeting for the shareholders, Avanza's managing director will give a speech and there will be an opportunity to ask questions. More details about the information meeting for the shareholders can be found at

The right to participate in the general meeting

Shareholders who wish to participate in the general meeting must be recorded in the share register maintained by Euroclear Sweden AB on Monday 22 March 2021, and must give notice of their attendance by submitting a postal vote in accordance with the instructions set out under the heading “Postal voting” below in such manner that the postal vote has been received by Euroclear Sweden AB on Monday 29 March 2021, at the latest.

Please note that notification to the general meeting can only be made through postal voting.

To be entitled to participate in the general meeting, shareholders with nominee-registered shares through a bank or other nominee must register their shares in their own name with Euroclear Sweden AB (so-called voting rights registration). Shareholders requesting such registration should notify their nominee well in advance of Monday 22 March 2021. Voting rights registration that has been requested by the shareholder at such time that the registration has been completed by the nominee no later than on Wednesday 24 March 2021 will be taken into account in the preparation of the share register.

Postal voting

Shareholders may exercise their voting rights at the general meeting by voting in advance, so called postal voting in accordance with the Act (2020:198) on temporary exceptions to facilitate the execution of general meetings in companies and other associations. A special form should be used for the postal voting. The postal voting form is available on Avanza's website

A completed and signed postal voting form can be submitted by post to Avanza Bank Holding AB, “AGM”, c/o Euroclear Sweden AB, Box 191, 101 23 Stockholm, Sweden or by e-mail to A completed form must be received by Euroclear Sweden AB on Monday 29 March 2021, at the latest. Shareholders who are natural persons may also, on or before Monday 29 March 2021, cast their votes electronically through verification with BankID via Euroclear Sweden AB’s website

The shareholder may not provide any other instructions than marking the response alternatives in the postal voting form. If the shareholder has included special instructions or conditions, or supplemented or amended the pre-printed text, the postal vote will be invalid. Further instructions and terms are set out in the postal voting form and on

In the postal voting form, the shareholders may request that a resolution on one or several of the matters on the proposed agenda below should be deferred to a so-called continued general meeting, which cannot be conducted solely by way of advance voting. Such continued general meeting shall take place if the general meeting so resolves, or if shareholders with at least one tenth of all shares in the company so request.

If you have any questions, please call +46 (0)8 402 90 18.

If a shareholder submits its postal vote by proxy, a written and dated power of attorney signed by the shareholder must be attached to the postal voting form. Power of attorney forms are available on Avanza's website at If the shareholder is a legal entity, a registration certificate or another authorisation document must be attached to the form.

Processing of personal data

Personal data collected from the share register, the notification to participate in the annual general meeting and information regarding representatives and proxies will be used for registration, preparation of voting register for the annual general meeting and, if applicable, the minutes from the annual general meeting. For information regarding the process of personal data in connection with the annual general meeting please see the integrity policy on Euroclear Sweden AB's website

Proposed agenda

  1. Appointment of the chairman for the meeting
  2. Preparation and approval of the voting register
  3. Approval of the agenda
  4. Election of one or two persons to attest the minutes
  5. Examination of whether the meeting has been duly convened
  6. Presentation of the annual report, the auditor's report, the consolidated accounts and auditor's report for the financial year of 2020
  7. Resolution on
    a) adopting the profit and loss statement and the balance sheet and the consolidated profit and loss statement and balance sheet,
    b) allocation of the company’s profit or loss according to the adopted balance sheet, and
    c) discharge from liability for the directors of the board and the managing director
  8. Resolution on the number of directors of the board to be appointed
  9. Resolution to establish the remuneration for the directors of the board
  10. Resolution to establish the remuneration for the auditor
  11. Appointment of the board of directors
  12. Appointment of chairman of the board of directors
  13. Appointment of auditor
  14. Resolution to amend the articles of association
  15. Resolution on issuance of warrants intended for the incentive program for employees
    a) Series 2021/2024
    b) Series 2022/2025
    c) Series 2023/2026
  16. Resolution on authorization for the board of directors to acquire the company's own shares
  17. Approval of remuneration report


The proposals for resolutions are set out in the notice attached to this press release.

Shareholders' right to request information

The board of directors and the managing director shall, if a shareholder so requests and the board of directors considers that such may take place without significant harm to the company, provide information regarding any circumstances that may affect the assessment of a matter on the agenda. Written requests to receive such information should be received by the company ten days before the general meeting, i.e., on Saturday 20 March 2021, at the latest, and can be sent to Avanza Bank Holding AB (publ), Box 1399, 111 93 Stockholm or by e-mail to Requested information will be made available on the company's website and at the company's office on Regeringsgatan 103 in Stockholm on Thursday 25 March 2021, at the latest. The information will also be sent to the shareholder who requested it and provided his or her address.


The annual report and the auditor's report, the statement by the auditor pursuant to Chapter 8, Section 54 of the Swedish Companies Act, the complete proposals of the board of directors in accordance with the above, and the board of directors’ statement regarding the dividend proposed will be available at the company's office no later than on Tuesday 9 March 2021 and will be sent to those shareholders who so request. All documents will also be available, as of the same date, on the company’s website

Details of number of shares, votes and holding of own shares

The total number of shares and votes in the company on the date of issue of this notice was 154,954,010. All shares issued are ordinary shares. The company owns none of its own shares.


Stockholm in February 2021
The Board of Directors of Avanza Bank Holding AB (publ)

The notice in its entirety is attached to this press release.

For further information, please contact:
Sofia Svavar, Head of Investor Relations
+46 (0)70 761 80 53