Notice to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting
The shareholders of SSAB AB (publ) (company registration number 556016-3429) are hereby given notice to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting to be held on Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 10.00 a.m., World Trade Center Stockholm, New York room, Klarabergsviadukten 70, Stockholm.
In order to be entitled to participate at the meeting, shareholders:
must be included in the printout of the share register that is made by Euroclear Sweden AB on Friday, September 5, 2014; and
must give notice of their intention to participate at the meeting not later than on Friday, September 5, 2014, preferably before 12 noon.
Notice in respect of participation at the Extraordinary General Meeting may be given via the Company’s website, www.ssab.com, or by telephone on +46 8-45 45 760.
The name, personal identification number (or company registration number), address and telephone number of the shareholder must be provided in the notice.
In order to be entitled to participate at the Extraordinary General Meeting, shareholders whose shares are registered in the name of a nominee must temporarily re-register the shares in their own name. Such registration must be effected at Euroclear Sweden AB on Friday, September 5, 2014. Thus, the nominee should be contacted in ample time prior to that date.
Since the Finnish shareholders that are registered within the Finnish book-entry system at Euroclear Finland Ltd are nominee registered at Euroclear Sweden AB, those Finnish shareholders wishing to participate in the meeting must contact Euroclear Finland Ltd by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on +358 (0)20 770 6609, for registration of their shares in their own name well in advance of Friday, September 5, 2014.
Proxies in original and, with respect to a legal entity, a certificate of registration, should be submitted in ample time prior to the Extraordinary General Meeting to: SSAB AB, Extra bolagsstämman, Box 7832, 103 98 Stockholm, Sweden. The Company provides proxy forms for shareholders wishing to be represented by a proxy. The form is available on the Company’s website, www.ssab.com and will be sent to those shareholders who so request and state their mailing address. Order may be placed by telephone on +46 8-45 45 760.
Admission cards entitling the holder to participate at the Extraordinary General Meeting will be distributed prior to the Extraordinary General Meeting to those shareholders who have submitted applications. It is anticipated that shareholders will receive admission cards not later than on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Any shareholder that has not received an admission card prior to the Extraordinary General Meeting will be able to obtain an admission card from the information desk, upon presentation of identification.
- Election of a chairman of the meeting
- Preparation and approval of the voting register
- Approval of the agenda proposed by the Board of Directors
- Election of one or two persons to attest the minutes of the meeting
- Determination whether the meeting has been duly convened
- Determination of the number of directors
- Determination of fees for the directors
- Election of new directors to the Board
- Closing of the meeting
The Nomination Committee’s proposal in connection with the acquisition of Rautaruukki Oyj:
The Nomination Committee consists of Anders Nyberg, Industrivärden (Chairman of the Nomination Committee); Åsa Nisell, Swedbank Robur Fonder; Lars-Eric Aaro, LKAB; Frank Larsson, Handelsbanken fonder; Kari A. J. Järvinen, Solidium Oy and Sverker Martin-Löf (Chairman of the Board of Directors).
The Nomination Committee’s proposals in respect of items 1 and 6-8 will be announced through a separate stock exchange release as soon as possible.
Number of shares and votes
In the Company, there are 304,183,270 class A shares, each with one vote per share, and 245,062,240 class B shares, each with 1/10 vote per share, entailing that in total there are 549,245,510 shares and 328,689,494 votes in the Company.
Stockholm, August 2014
SSAB AB (publ)
The Board of Directors
Registration will commence at 9.30 a.m.
SSAB is a Nordic and US-based steel company. SSAB offers value added products and services developed in close cooperation with its customers to create a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world. SSAB has employees in over 50 countries. SSAB has production facilities in Sweden, Finland and the US. SSAB is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm and has a secondary listing on the NASDAQ OMX in Helsinki. www.ssab.com.
The information contained in this press release is such that SSAB is required to disclose pursuant to the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on 18 August 2014 at 11.00 am CET.