INVITATION TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF PLC UUTECHNIC GROUP OYJ
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INVITATION TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF PLC UUTECHNIC GROUP OYJ
Plc Uutechnic Group Oyj shareholders are hereby invited to the Annual General Meeting that will be held on Thursday, 30 March 2017, starting at 13.00 at Hotel Scandic Park, Mannerheimintie 46, Helsinki.
A AGENDA OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
1 Opening of the meeting
2 Calling the meeting to order
3 Election of persons to scrutinize the minutes and to supervise the counting of votes
4 Recording the legality of the meeting
5 Recording of the attendance at the meeting and adoption of the list of votes
6 Presentation of the financial statements, consolidated financial statements, review by the Board, and auditor’s report for the fiscal year of 1 January 2016 – 31 December 2016
Review of the CEO.
7 Verification of the financial statements and the consolidated financial statements
8 Resolution on the distribution of the profit shown on the balance sheet and the payment of dividends
The Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting that no dividend would be paid and the profit for the period would be transferred to the retained earnings account.
9 Resolution on the discharge of the Board members and the CEO from liability
10 Resolution on the remuneration of the Board members
Shareholders who collectively own over 10 % of the Company’s shares and votes have brought forward to the Board that they are proposing the elected Board members to be paid during their next term as follows: 36 000 euros (same as in 2016) to the Chairman of the Board and 22 000 (same as in 2016) to other members of the Board. In addition to the yearly remuneration, no other remuneration is provided to the members of the Board (i.e. attendance allowance).
The same group of shareholders propose also that if a member of the Board or the Chairman of the Board is a full-time employee for the Company this person cannot receive remuneration set for these positions in the Board.
11 Resolution on the number of Board members
Shareholders who collectively own over 10 % of the Company’s shares and votes have brought forward to the Board that they are proposing 4 members to be elected as part of the Board.
12 Election of Board members
Shareholders who collectively own over 10 % of the Company’s shares and votes have brought forward to the Board that they intend to nominate Sami Alatalo, Hannu Kottonen (independent from the notable shareholders of the Company and the Company itself), Kristiina Lagerstedt (independent from the notable shareholders of the Company and the Company itself) and Jouko Peräaho to be re-elected to the Board.
All of the persons proposed to the Board have given their assent.
The proposed Board members have informed the Company that if they are elected, they will elect Sami Alatalo as the Chairman of the Board.
13 Resolution on the remuneration of the auditor
Shareholders who collectively own over 10 % of the Company’s shares and votes have brought forward to the Board that they are proposing that the remuneration of the auditor would be paid according to the invoice.
14 Election of the auditor
Shareholders who collectively own over 10 % of the Company’s shares and votes have brought forward to the Board that they intend to nominate as the auditor, to serve until the end of the following Annual General Meeting, the company’s current auditor, public auditing firm Ernst & Young Oy, which has declared that it intends to appoint Osmo Valovirta, APA, as chief auditor.
15 Authorization of the Board to decide on an issue of shares as well as other special rights entitling to shares
The Board proposes that the Annual General Meeting would authorize the Board to decide on an issue of new shares as well as other special rights entitling to shares referred to in Chapter 10 Section 1 of the Finnish Companies Act in one or several lots. The number of new shares issued would be no more than 10 000 000, including shares to be issued based on the special rights.
The authorization entitles the Board to decide about all terms of the share and special rights offerings, including the right to deviate from the right of pre-emption of shareholders.
The authorization is proposed to last until the next Annual General Meeting, unless the General Meeting decides to change or cancel the authorization prior to this date. This authorization revokes all the other unused share issue authorizations that has been given prior to this.
16 Decision upon the forfeiture of the shares on the joint book-entry account and the rights carried by such shares
The Board proposes that the Annual General Meeting would decide that the right to the shares incorporated in the book-entry system and the rights that the shares carry have been forfeited with regard to the 3 480 shares being on the joint book-entry account in the name of the company and opened on the behalf of the shareholders whose rights have not been declared for registration during the registration period. The registration period has ended on 31 March 1995 in accordance to the resolution made by the Board on 21 October 1994.
17 Closing of the meeting
B DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL MEETING
The aforementioned draft resolutions, which are on the agenda of the Annual General Meeting, and this invitation to the Annual General Meeting will be available on Plc Uutechnic Group Oyj’s website at www.uutechnicgroup.fi. Plc Uutechnic Group Oyj’s annual report, including the company’s financial statements, consolidated financial statements, review by the Board, and auditor’s report, will be made available for inspection at the company’s head office and on the aforementioned web site no later than on 8 March 2017. The draft resolutions and the financial statement documents will be available also at the Annual General Meeting, and copies of the draft resolutions and this summons will be sent to the shareholders upon request. The minutes of the Annual General Meeting will be available for inspection on the aforementioned web site as of 13 April 2017.
C INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE GENERAL MEETING
1 Shareholders registered in the shareholders’ register
Each shareholder, who is registered on 20 March 2017 in the shareholders’ register of the company held by Euroclear Finland Ltd., has the right to participate in the general meeting. A shareholder, whose shares are registered on his/her personal Finnish book-entry account, is registered in the shareholders’ register of the company.
A shareholder, who is registered in the shareholders’ register of the company and who wants to participate in the general meeting, shall register for the meeting no later than 27 March 2017 at 16:00 by giving a prior notice of participation, which shall be received by the company no later than on the above mentioned date. Such notice can be given:
a) by placing a telephone call to +358 400 613 896;
c) by sending a letter to the address Plc Uutechnic Group Oyj, Muottitie 2, 23500 Uusikaupunki, Finland.
The registration must include the name, identity code, address, and telephone number of the shareholder, as well as the name of the possible assistant. Information disclosed by the shareholders to Plc Uutechnic Group Oyj will be used solely in connection with processing the general meeting and related necessary registrations.
2 Holders of nominee-registered shares
A holder of nominee registered shares has the right to participate in the general meeting by virtue of such shares, based on which he/she on the record date of the general meeting, i.e. on 20 March 2017, would be entitled to be registered in the shareholders’ register of the company held by Euroclear Finland Ltd. The right to participate in the general meeting requires, in addition, that the shareholder on the basis of such shares has been registered into the temporary shareholders’ register held by Euroclear Finland Ltd. at the latest by 27 March 2017 by 10:00 AM. As regards nominee registered shares this constitutes due registration for the general meeting.
A holder of nominee registered shares is advised to request without delay necessary instructions regarding the registration in the temporary shareholder’s register of the company, the issuing of proxy documents and registration for the general meeting from his/her custodian bank. The account management organization of the custodian bank has to register a holder of nominee registered shares, who wants to participate in the general meeting, into the temporary shareholders’ register of the company at the latest by the time stated above.
3 Proxy representative and powers of attorney
A shareholder may participate in the general meeting and exercise his/her rights at the meeting by way of proxy representation. A proxy representative shall produce a dated proxy document or otherwise in a reliable manner demonstrate his/her right to represent the shareholder at the general meeting. When a shareholder participates in the general meeting by means of several proxy representatives representing the shareholder with shares at different securities accounts, the shares by which each proxy representative represents the shareholder shall be identified in connection with the registration for the general meeting.
Possible proxy documents should be delivered in originals to Plc Uutechnic Group Oyj, Muottitie 2, 23500 Uusikaupunki, Finland before the last date for registration.
4 Other instructions and information
Pursuant to chapter 5, section 25 of the Companies Act, a shareholder who is present at the general meeting has the right to request information with respect to the matters to be considered at the meeting.
On the date of this invitation to the general meeting, the total number of shares in the company is 56 505 210 shares, which represents 56 505 210 votes.
In Uusikaupunki on 8 March 2017
PLC UUTECHNIC GROUP OYJ
The Board of Directors
Uutechnic Group is focused on improving the competitiveness of its customers by providing them advanced equipment technology and unique service concept worldwide. The product range includes agitators, different types of pressure vessels, process- and storage tanks, reactors and heat exchangers. Additionally different types of long welded and machined axially symmetrical parts as rolls, cylinders, tubes and cones.
The main industries are hydrometallurgy, mining-, pulp and paper-, food-, fertilizer-, other chemical industries and environmental technology.
Plc Uutechnic Group’s subsidiaries are AP-Tela Oy, Japrotek Oy Ab, Uutechnic Oy and Stelzer Rührtechnik International GmbH.
Jouko Peräaho, Chairman of the Board, Plc Uutechnic Group Oyj, +358 500 740 808