The shareholders of Ahlstrom exercise their decision-making power at the Company’s General Meeting of Shareholders. The rights of the shareholders and the duties of the General Meeting are defined in the Companies Act and in the Articles of the Company. The Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) is held every year before the end of June, usually in March or April. The matters to be dealt with in the AGM are defined in the Companies Act and in the Articles of the Company.
The General Meeting is convened by the Board. An Extraordinary General Meeting shall be held whenever the Board deems necessary, the auditor of the Company or shareholders with at least 10% of the shares so demand in writing in order to deal with a given matter, or if this otherwise is required by law.