The shareholders of Avanza Bank Holding AB (publ) are hereby given notice of the Annual General Meeting to be held on Thursday 31 March 2022, at 3 pm CET, in the Wallenberg Hall at the IVA Conference Centre, Grev Turegatan 16 in Stockholm. Shareholders who do not wish to attend the annual general meeting, may exercise their voting rights at the annual general meeting by postal voting in advance.
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 https://investors.avanza.se/en/corporate-governance/agm/annual-general-meeting-2022/
The right to participate in the general meeting
Shareholders who wish to participate in the general meeting must
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 Wednesday 23 March 2022. 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 Friday 25 March 2022 will be taken into account in the preparation of the share register.
Shareholders who do not wish to attend the general meeting may choose to exercise their voting rights at the general meeting by voting in advance, so-called postal voting, in accordance with the provisions in the articles of association of Avanza Bank Holding AB. 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 GeneralMeetingService@euroclear.com. A completed form must be received by Euroclear Sweden AB on Friday 25 March 2022, at the latest. Shareholders may also, on or before Friday 25 March 2022, cast their votes electronically through verification with Swedish BankID via Euroclear Sweden AB's website https://anmalan.vpc.se/EuroclearProxy.
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 https://anmalan.vpc.se/EuroclearProxy.
If you have any questions, please call +46 (0)8 402 90 18.
If a shareholder intends to be represented by proxy at the annual general meeting, such shareholder is asked to submit a power of attorney and other authorisation documents to Avanza Bank Holding AB, “AGM”, c/o Euroclear Sweden AB, Box 191, 101 23 Stockholm, Sweden together with the notice of attendance to the general meeting.
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. If the shareholder is a legal entity, a registration certificate or other authorisation document must be attached to the form.
Power of attorney forms are available on Avanza's website at https://investors.avanza.se/en/corporate-governance/agm/annual-general-meeting-2022/.
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 https://www.euroclear.com/dam/ESw/Legal/Privacy-notice-bolagsstammor-engelska.pdf.
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 so requested by a shareholder and, in the opinion of the Board, it can be effected without material harm being caused to the company, provide information at the general meeting in respect of any circumstances which may affect the assessment of a matter on the agenda or any circumstances which may affect the assessment of the company's financial position. The obligation to provide information also applies to the company's relationship to another group company and the consolidated financial statements as well circumstances regarding subsidiaries.
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 Thursday the 10 March 2022 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 www.avanza.se/ir.
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 155,571,758. All shares issued are ordinary shares. The company owns none of its own shares.
Stockholm in February 2022
The Board of Directors of Avanza Bank Holding AB (publ)
For further information, please contact:
Sofia Svavar, Head of Investor Relations
+46 70 761 80 53