Relais Group’s Annual General Meeting on 26 March 2020 in Helsinki is canceled and postponed to a later date
Based on the recent development of Coronavirus situation and the announcement of measures by the Finnish Government on 16 March 2020, Relais Group Plc has decided to cancel its Annual General Meeting of 26 March 2020.
Relais Group Plc will convene the Annual General Meeting at a later stage.
Annual General Meeting 2020 of Relais Group Plc
Notice is given to the shareholders of Relais Group Plc of the Annual General Meeting to be held on Monday 8 June 2020 at 4 p.m. (EET) at the company’s headquarters in Vantaa. Shareholders and their proxy representatives may participate in the meeting 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. It is not possible to attend the meeting in person.
The Board of Directors of the company has resolved on an exceptional meeting procedure under the temporary legislation (Act 290/2020) which entered into force on 1 May 2020. In order to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Annual General Meeting will be held without the presence of the shareholders or their proxy representatives. This is necessary in order to ensure the health and safety of the company’s shareholders, personnel and other stakeholders as well as to organize the meeting in a predictable way allowing equal means for shareholders to participate while also ensuring compliance with the current restrictions set by the authorities. For these reasons, shareholders and their proxy representatives can participate in the meeting and exercise shareholder rights only by voting in advance and by submitting counterproposals and asking questions in advance. Further instructions are provided below in this notice in section C Instructions for the participants in the General Meeting. The management of the company will not attend the meeting, there will be no addresses by the Board or management at the meeting, and no webcast will be provided.
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 26 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 25 May 2020 at 10 a.m. – 1 June 2020 at 12 p.m.
Shareholders’ right to have a matter handled at the Annual General Meeting and present questions
Shareholders holding at least one hundredth of all shares in the company have the right to make a counterproposal to the proposals for resolutions on the agenda of the General Meeting, which will be put to a vote. Such counterproposals must be delivered to the company by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Friday 22 May 2020 at 10 a.m.
Shareholders making a counterproposal must in connection with delivering the counterproposal present evidence of their shareholdings. The counterproposal will be considered at the General Meeting provided that the shareholder has the right to participate in the General Meeting and that the shareholder holds shares corresponding to at least one hundredth of all shares in the company on the record date of the General Meeting. If the counterproposal will not be taken up for consideration at the General Meeting, the votes given in favour of the counterproposal will not be taken into account.
The company will publish possible counterproposals to be put to a vote on the company’s website by no later than Monday 25 May 2020.
A shareholder may present questions on the matters on the agenda of the meeting pursuant to Chapter 5, Section 25 of the Companies Act until Monday 25 May 2020 4 p.m. by e-mail to email@example.com. Such questions by shareholders, responses to such questions by the company‘s management as well as other counterproposals than those put up to a vote on are available on the company‘s website by no later than Thursday 28 May 2020. As a prerequisite for presenting questions or counterproposals, a shareholder must present sufficient evidence to the company of their shareholding.
|May 22, 2020 at 10 a.m.||Deadline for shareholders’ counter proposals|
|May 25, 2020 at 10 a.m.||Registration and advance voting begin|
|May 25, 2020 at 4 p.m.||Deadline for shareholders’ questions|
|May 28, 2020||Answers to shareholders’ questions available on the company’s website|
|May 27, 2020||Record date of the AGM|
|June 1, 2020 at 12 p.m.||Registration and advance voting ends*|
|June 8, 2020||Annual General Meeting date|
|June 8, 2020||Minutes of the meeting available on the company’s website|
* Applicable if your shares are registered on a Finnish book-entry account. Otherwise please contact your own custodian for further information and instructions.
Materials of the canceled AGM 2020
Documents of the Annual General Meeting
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting (in Finnish)
Notice to the Annual General Meeting
The Financial Statement Bulletin 2019
Annual Report 2019
Report by the Board of Directors and Financial Statements 2019