General Meeting of Shareholders (GM)

 

What does the process look like?

As a client, you will be informed by a letter that there is a meeting. In the letter you will find a link to www.proxyvote.com . On this website you will find the documents of the meeting. These documents include the agenda and the items for which you can vote at the meeting. On www.proxyvote.com , after reading through the documents, you can either cast your vote digitally or sign up to attend the meeting physically.
 

What does taking part in a meeting mean?

As a shareholder, you co-own the company and are therefore entitled to take part in decisions on certain matters. Think, for example, about the remuneration that senior management receives from the company or about how much money can be spent on buying back own shares in the coming year.
 

Mandatory or not

As a client you are not obliged to attend a meeting (physically or digitally). You may use your voting right but there is no obligation. However, we as a bank are obliged to inform you, as our client, in good time that a shareholders' meeting will take place.
 

Countries In Scope

Companies which have their registered office in the European Economic Area (EEA) and the shares of which are admitted to trading on a regulated market situated or operating within the EEA.
 
EEA Countries: 
Austria – Belgium – Bulgaria – Croatia – Cyprus – Czechia – Denmark – Estonia – Finland – France – Germany – Greece – Hungary – Iceland – Ireland – Italy – Latvia – Liechtenstein – Lithuania – Luxembourg – Malta – Netherlands – Norway – Poland – Portugal – Romania – Slovakia – Slovenia – Spain – Sweden