Information on General Meetings

The Finnish Companies Act and Sampo plc's Articles of Association determine the issues that have to be dealt with at a General Meeting (competence of a general meeting). Customarily, a General Meeting deals with, in addition to issues determined by law and the Articles of Association, the issues presented by the Board of Directors. Furthermore, according to the Finnish Companies Act, a shareholder has the right to require a certain issue to be dealt with at a General Meeting, providing the issue falls within the scope of competence of a General Meeting.

The Board of Directors convenes a General Meeting by publishing a notice of the meeting on Sampo plc’s website at least three weeks before the General Meeting and no later than nine days before the record date of the General Meeting. The notice of a General Meeting shall also be published by a stock exchange release.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) must be held within six months of the termination of the financial year on a date specified by the Board of Directors. The AGM shall discuss matters assigned to it in accordance with the Articles of Association and any other business referred to in the notice of the meeting.

The notice and other documents of the AGM, including the proposals of the Board of Directors and its Committees, as well as the Financial Statements, and the Board of Directors’ Report will be made available on Sampo plc’s website at least three weeks before the AGM.

According to Sampo plc's Articles of Association, the AGM


1. the Financial Statements
2. the Auditors' Report


3. the acceptance of the Financial Statements
4. the measures occasioned by the profit shown in the accepted Financial Statements
5. the release from liability of the members of the Board of Directors and the Managing Director
6. the number of members of the Board of Directors and their fees
7. the fees of the Auditor


8. the members of the Board of Directors
9. the Auditor

deals with

10. any other business on the meeting agenda.

Extraordinary General Meetings

An Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) is convened when considered necessary by the Board of Directors. The Auditor, or shareholder(s) together holding a mini­mum of one tenth of all the shares in the company may request in writing that an EGM shall be convened to discuss a specified matter raised by them.

Attending a Shareholders' Meeting

By attending shareholders’ meetings shareholders may, either personally or through representatives, exercise their voting rights, request information and participate in the decision-making process of Sampo plc.

At a shareholders' meeting, each Sampo plc A share carries one vote, while each Sampo plc B share carries five votes.

Shareholders may attend a meeting either personally or through representatives. Notification regarding attending a meeting must be made by the date mentioned on the notice of the meeting. A shareholder who on the record date is registered in Sampo plc's shareholders' register held by Euroclear Finland Ltd has the right to participate in the shareholders' meeting. A shareholder, whose shares are registered on their personal Finnish book-entry account, is registered in the shareholders’ register of the company. Consequently, any shareholder, whose shares are nominee registered or who holds Swedish depositary receipts, and who wishes to attend a shareholders' meeting, has to temporarily register his/her shares into Sampo plc's shareholders’ register.

Minutes of the General Meetings

The minutes of the General Meetings are published for display to shareholders within two weeks of the meeting. In addition, the decisions of the General Meetings shall be published without undue delay through a stock exchange release following the meeting.