Telia Company is a Swedish public limited liability company and is bouned by the Swedish Companies Act, the Nasdaq Stockholm Rule Book for Issuers, the Swedish Corporate Governance Code and the company’s Articles of Association. The Annual General Meeting is the company’s highest decision-making forum where the owners exercise their shareholder power.
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Telia Company has only one type of shares. Each Telia Company share represents one vote at the Annual General Meeting. As of December 31, 2016, Telia Company had 512,841 shareholders.
The Swedish State is the single largest shareholder, owning a 37.3 percent stake at year-end. For companies with State ownership, the Swedish Government has issued an ownership policy. Among others, the policy sets forth requirements related to remuneration, sustainable business, diversity and gender equality. In companies where the State does not have a majority ownership, the State acts in dialogue with other owners to promote application of the policy.
The Telia Company share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and Nasdaq Helsinki. For more information on the Telia Company share and the shareholder structure, see the Board of Directors’ Report.
Annual General Meetings 2016
The Annual General Meeting 2016 was held in Stockholm on April 12, 2016, and decided, among other issues, upon the following:
- Composition of the Board of Directors
- Election of auditors
- Composition of the Nomination Committee
- Appropriation of earnings
- Remuneration policy for the executive management
- Authorization for the Board to decide upon acquisitions of the company’s shares within certain limits
- Amendment of the company’s articles of association (change of the company name)
- Long-term incentive program for key employees
Telia Company’s Articles of Association are available at:
www.teliacompany.com/en/about-the-company/corporate-governance/articles-of-association/, and AGM minutes and related documents at: www.teliacompany.com/en/investors/annual-general-meeting/ (Information on the Telia Company website does not form part of this Statement)