Annual General Meeting

The highest decision-making body of Stockmann plc is the general meeting of shareholders. The Annual General Meeting shall be held each year before the end of June. Stockmann has one series of shares. Each share confers one vote at the Annual General Meeting.

At the Annual General Meeting the shareholders annually approve:

  • the financial statements and the Report of the Board of Directors
  • the Auditors’ Report

decide on

  • any measures to be taken in regard of the profit or loss shown in the adopted Balance Sheet
  • granting of release from liability to the members of the Board of Directors and the Managing Director
  • the election and remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors and auditors

A notice convening an Annual General Meeting of Shareholders is published in a newspaper which is determined by the Board of Directors and comes out in the Helsinki area or on the Company’s internet site, no more than three months before the record date for the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders referred to in the Companies Act and no less than three weeks before the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, however, at least nine days before the said record date. The Annual General Meeting shall be held each year before the end of June.

In order to participate in a General Meeting, a shareholder who has been entered in the Shareholder Register must notify the Company of his intention to attend the meeting at the time and place mentioned in the notice of meeting.

Annual General Meetings

2024

Stockmann’s Annual General Meeting 2024

The Annual General Meeting of Stockmann plc will be held on Thursday 21 March 2024 at 13:00 EET in Little Finlandia in Helsinki at the address Karamzininranta 4.

Shareholder’s right to have a matter handled at the Annual General Meeting
In accordance with the Companies Act, a shareholder is entitled to bring a matter falling within the competence of the General Meeting on the agenda of the General Meeting by written request to the Board of Directors in sufficient time for the matter to be included in the notice to the meeting. Shareholders’ possible requests to include a matter on the agenda of Stockmann’s Annual General Meeting 2024 should be made by 9 February 2024 at 16:00. The request, together with an explanation or a draft resolution, shall be delivered in writing to Stockmann plc, Legal Affairs, PL 220, 00101 Helsinki.

Documents of the Annual General Meeting

Proposal of the shareholders’ Nomination Board for the composition and remuneration of Stockmann’s Board of Directors

Registration and Advance Voting Form for the General Meeting

Proxy Authorization Document for a General Meeting

Privacy statement

2023

Stockmann’s Annual General Meeting 2023

The Annual General Meeting of Stockmann plc was held on Wednesday 22 March 2023 at 14:00 in Little Finlandia in Helsinki at the address Karamzininkatu 4.

Shareholder’s right to have a matter handled at the Annual General Meeting
In accordance with the Companies Act, a shareholder is entitled to bring a matter falling within the competence of the General Meeting on the agenda of the General Meeting by written request to the Board of Directors in sufficient time for the matter to be included in the notice to the meeting. Possible shareholders’ requests to include a matter on the agenda of Stockmann’s Annual General Meeting 2023 should have been made by 31 January 2023 at 16:00. The request, together with an explanation or a draft resolution, shall be delivered in writing to Stockmann plc, Legal Affairs, PL 220, 00101 Helsinki.

Holders of nominee-registered shares
Holders of nominee-registered shares have the right to participate in the Annual General Meeting by virtue of such shares based on which they on the record date of the Annual General Meeting on 10 March 2023, would be entitled to be registered in the shareholders’ register of the Company maintained by Euroclear Finland Oy. The right to participate in the Annual General Meeting requires, in addition, that the shareholder has based on such shares been temporarily registered in the shareholders’ register maintained by Euroclear Finland Oy by no later than on 17 March 2023 at 10:00 (Finnish time). As regards nominee-registered shares, this constitutes due registration for the Annual General Meeting.

Holders of nominee-registered shares are advised to request, without delay, necessary instructions from their custodian regarding the temporary registration in the shareholder’s register of the Company, the issuing of proxy authorization documents and voting instructions and registration for the Annual General Meeting. The account manager of the custodian shall temporarily register a holder of nominee-registered shares that wants to participate in the Annual General Meeting, in the shareholders’ register of the Company at the latest by the time stated above and, if necessary, take care of advance voting on behalf of a holder of nominee-registered shares prior to the end of the registration period concerning holders of nominee-registered shares.

For the sake of clarity, it is noted that holders of nominee-registered shares cannot register directly for the Annual General Meeting on the Company’s website, but they must be registered by their custodians instead.

Documents of the Annual General Meeting

Notice to Stockmann’s Annual General Meeting

Proposal of the Board of Directors to remove article 14 from the Articles of Association

Remuneration policy for governing bodies of Stockmann

Proposal of the shareholders’ Nomination Board for the composition and remuneration of Stockmann’s Board of Directors

Stockmann’s Financial Review 2022

Stockmann’s Remuneration Report 2022

Stockmann’s Corporate Governance Report 2022

Decisions by Stockmann’s Annual General Meeting and the organisational meeting of the Board of Directors

Protocol of Stockmann’s Annual General Meeting (in Finnish)

2022

Stockmann’s Annual General Meeting 2022

The Annual General Meeting of Stockmann plc was held on Wednesday 23 March 2022 at 12:00 at the premises of Roschier, Attorneys Ltd. in Helsinki at the address Kasarmikatu 21 A. Shareholders and their proxy representatives could participate in the meeting and exercise shareholder rights only by voting in advance and by making counterproposals and presenting questions in advance. Participation at the meeting venue was not possible.

Notice of participation and voting in advance

Shareholders with a Finnish book-entry account can register and vote in advance on certain matters on the agenda during the period 4 March 2022 at 10:00 – 16 March 2022 at 16:00.

Notice to Stockmann’s Annual General Meeting

Advance voting form

Documents of the Annual General Meeting

Proposal of the shareholders’ Nomination Board for the composition and remuneration of Stockmann’s Board of Directors

Additional information on the new Board members proposed by the shareholders Nomination Board: Timo Karppinen and Sari Pohjonen.

Stockmann plc Remuneration Policy for governing bodies

Decisions by Stockmann’s Annual General Meeting and the organisational meeting of the Board of Directors

Protocol of Stockmann’s Annual General Meeting (in Finnish)

2021

Stockmann’s Annual General Meeting 2021

The Annual General Meeting of Stockmann plc was held on Wednesday 7 April 2021 at 14:00 at the premises of Roschier, Attorneys Ltd. in Helsinki at the address Kasarmikatu 21 A. Shareholders and their proxy representatives could participate in the meeting and exercise their rights only by voting in advance and by making counterproposals and presenting questions in advance. Participation at the meeting venue was not possible.

A total of 49 shareholders representing approximately 20.87 million A shares and approximately 16.87 million B shares, in total approximately 37.74 million shares and approximately 225.55 million votes, were represented at the Annual General Meeting. The Annual General Meeting supported all proposals made by the Board of Directors and the Shareholders’ Nomination Board to the Annual General Meeting. The Annual General Meeting adopted the financial statements for the financial year 1 January – 31 December 2020, granted discharge from liability to the persons who had acted as members of the Board of Directors and as CEO during the financial year and, in accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors, resolved that no dividend shall be paid for the financial year 2020. In addition, the Annual General Meeting resolved to adopt the Remuneration Report of the governing bodies presented to the Annual General Meeting in an advisory vote.

Notice of participation and voting in advance

Shareholders with a Finnish book-entry account can register and vote in advance on certain matters on the agenda during the period 17 March 2021 at 10:00 – 30 March 2021 at 14:00.

Documents of the Annual General Meeting

Proposal of the shareholders’ Nomination Board for the composition and remuneration of Stockmann’s Board of Directors

Additional information on the new Board members proposed by the shareholders Nomination Board: Anne KuittinenRoland Neuwald and Harriet Williams.

Notice to Stockmann’s Annual General Meeting

Stockmann’s Financial Review 2020

Stockmann’s Corporate Governance Report 2020

Stockmann’s Remuneration Report 2020

Advance Voting Form

Fairness opinion

Decisions by Stockmann’s Annual General Meeting and the organisational meeting of the Board of Directors

Protocol of Stockmann’s Annual General Meeting (in Finnish)

2020

Stockmann’s Annual General Meeting 2020

Notice is given to the shareholders of Stockmann plc to the Annual General Meeting to be held on 4 June 2020 at 14:00 at the premises of Roschier, Attorneys Ltd. in Helsinki at the address Kasarmikatu 21 A. Shareholders and their proxy representatives may participate in the meeting and exercise their rights only by voting in advance and by making counterproposals and presenting questions in advance in accordance with this notice and other instructions by the company. Additional information and instructions for shareholders are presented in Notice to the Annual General Meeting.

The Board of Directors of the company has resolved on an exceptional meeting procedure based on the temporary legislation to limit the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic approved by the Finnish Parliament on 24 April 2020. The company has resolved on the measures permitted by the new law in order to hold the meeting in a predictable manner while ensuring the health and safety of the company‘s shareholders, personnel and other stakeholders.

Stockmann plc
Board of Directors

Notice of attendance  and voting

Previous notices of participation which have been given for the Annual General Meeting which was convened to be held on 18 March 2020 are not deemed as notices of participation for this Annual General Meeting.

Shareholders with a Finnish book-entry account can register and vote in advance on certain matters on the agenda during the period 11 May 2020 at 10:00 – 28 May 2020 at 14:00.

Documents of the Annual General Meeting

• Notice to the Annual General Meeting
• Stockmann plc Remuneration Policy for governing bodies
• Stockmann Group’s Financial Statements Bulletin 2019
• Proposal of the shareholders’ Nomination Board for the composition and remuneration of Stockmann’s Board of Directors
• Auditor’s Report (in Finnish)
• Financial Statements, Report on operations and Auditor’s Report
• Proposal of the Board of Directors on renewal of Auditor mandates
• Proposal by the Board of Directors for the distribution of parent company’s profit
• Change in the proposal of the shareholders’ Nomination Board for the composition of Stockmann’s Board of Directors
• Advance voting form
• Decisions by Stockmann’s Annual General Meeting and the organisational meeting of the Board of Directors
• The Protocol of the Annual General Meeting (in Finnish)
• Appendix 1 of the Protocol of the Annual General Meeting (in Finnish)
• Appendix 2 of the Protocol of the Annual General Meeting (in Finnish)
• Appendix 3 of the Protocol of the Annual General Meeting (in Finnish)

Shareholder’s right to have a matter handled at the Annual General Meeting

In accordance with the Companies Act, a shareholder is entitled to bring a matter falling within the competence of the General Meeting on the agenda of the General Meeting by written request to the Board of Directors in sufficient time for the matter to be included in the notice to the meeting. Possible shareholders’ requests to include a matter on the agenda of Stockmann’s Annual General Meeting 2020 should have been made by 31 January 2020 at 16:00. The request, together with an explanation or a draft resolution, shall be delivered in writing to Stockmann plc, Legal Affairs, PL 220, 00101 Helsinki.

A proposal of the composition of the Board of Directors is prepared by the Shareholder’s Nomination Board, which consists of representatives appointed by the four largest shareholders holding largest voting power, and the Chairman of the Board as an expert member.

Further information and the composition of the Shareholder’s Nomination Board

2018

Stockmann’s Annual General Meeting 2018

Stockmann plc’s Annual General Meeting 2018 was held on Thursday 22 March 2018 at 14:00 in the Finlandia Hall.

Documents of the Annual General Meeting

Notice to the Annual General Meeting

See also Financial Statement Bulletin 2017

Financial Statements, Report on operations and auditors report

Proposal of the shareholder’s Nomination Board for the composition and remuneration of Stockmann’s Board of Directors

Additional information on the new board members proposed by the shareholders Nomination Board: Eva Hamilton and Tracy Stone

Decisions by Stockmann’s Annual General Meeting

The protocol of the Annual General Meeting (in Finnish)

CEO Lauri Veijalainen’s speach at the Annual General Meeting on 22 March 2018 (in Finnish)

2017

Stockmann’s Annual General Meeting 2017

Stockmann plc’s Annual General Meeting 2017 was held on Thursday 23 March 2017 at 14:00 in the Finlandia Hall.

Documents of the AGM

2016

Stockmann’s Annual General Meeting 2016

Stockmann plc’s Annual General Meeting 2016 was held on 15 March 2016.

Documents of the AGM

2015

Stockmann’s Annual General Meeting 2015

Stockmann plc’s Annual General Meeting 2015 was held on Thursday 19 March 2015 in the Concert Hall of Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland.

 

 

Documents of the AGM

2014

Stockmann’s Annual General Meeting 2014

Stockmann plc’s Annual General Meeting 2014 was held on Tuesday 18 March 2014 in the Concert Hall of Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland.

Documents of the AGM

2013

Stockmann’s Annual General Meeting 2013

Stockmann plc’s Annual General Meeting 2013 was held on Thursday 21 March 2013 in Finlandia Hall, Helsinki.

Documents of the Annual General Meeting: