Viva Wine Group


General Meeting

The highest decision-making body
The general meeting is the company’s highest decision-making body, where all shareholders have the right to participate and exercise voting rights. At the general meeting, the shareholders exercise their voting rights on key issues, such as the adoption of income statements and balance sheets, appropriation of the company’s results, discharge from liability of members of the board of directors and the CEO, election of members of the board of directors and auditors and remuneration to the board of directors and the auditors. The annual general meeting must be held within six months from the end of the financial year. In addition to the annual general meeting, extraordinary general meetings may be convened. According to the articles of association, general meetings are convened by publication of the convening notice in the official Swedish Gazette (Sw. Post- och Inrikes Tidningar) and on the Viva Wine Group’s website. At the time of the notice convening the meeting, information regarding the notice shall be published in Dagens Industri.

Right to participate in general meetings
All shareholders who are directly registered in the share register maintained by Euroclear six weekdays before the general meeting and have notified the company of their intention to participate in the general meeting not later than the date stated in the notice convening the general meeting have the right to attend the general meeting and vote for the number of shares they hold. Shareholders can normally register for general meetings in a number of different ways, as stated in the convening notice for the meeting.

Shareholders’ initiatives
Shareholders who wish to have a matter brought before the general meeting must submit a written request to the board of directors. Such a request must normally be received by the board of directors not later than seven weeks prior to the general meeting.