Annual General Meeting 2017
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Metso Corporation will be held at 15:00 EET on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Scandic Marina Congress Center, Katajanokanlaituri 6, 00160 Helsinki. The reception of persons registered for the meeting and the distribution of voting tickets will begin at 14:00 EET.
Important dates in connection with the AGM
- Registration begins: February 3, 2017
- Record date of the AGM: March 13, 2017
- Registration period ends: March 20, 2017 at 10:00 EET
- Annual General meeting date: March 23, 2017
- Record date for dividend: March 27, 2017
- Payment date for dividend: April 4, 2017
- Minutes of the AGM available online: April 6, 2017
Right to attend
Shareholders who are entered as shareholders in Metso’s shareholder register by the record date of the AGM, March 13, 2017, have the right to participate in the AGM.
Registration for the meeting
Please register by March 20, 2017 at 10:00 EET by using the registration link provided.
Alternatively, you can register by:
- telephone at +358 10 808 300 (on weekdays between 8:00 and 18:00 EET),
- fax at the number +358 20 484 101,
- letter to Metso Corporation, AGM, P.O.Box 1220, FI-00101 Helsinki, Finland.
The registration must be received at Metso before the registration period ends. All letters and faxes, including the authorization of a proxy to exercise shareholder's voting rights, must reach Metso before registration closes at 10:00 EET on March 20, 2017.
In connection with the registration, shareholder should notify:
- his/her name,
- personal identification number or business identity code,
- telephone number and
- the name of a possible assistant, authorized representative or statutory representative,
- as well as the personal identification number of the authorized representative or statutory representative.
Shareholders, their authorized representatives or statutory representatives should, where necessary, be able to prove their identity and/or right of representation at the AGM.
Attending the meeting
Arrival for the meeting
Scandic Marina Congress Center is situated at Katajanokka, Helsinki at address: Katajanokanlaituri 6, 00160 Helsinki. Best means to get there is by using public transportation:
- Tram number 4 follows Aleksanterinkatu and stops one block away from the Congress Center
- Taxi rank is situated in front of the Congress Center
Due to limited parking availability, we recommend to avoid travelling by car and using public transportation instead. Disabled access is situated at the end of the building, next to parking area.
Nominee registerd shareholders' information
Holders of nominee registered shares have the right to participate in the AGM by virtue of the shares that entitle them to be registered in Metso’s shareholder register on the record date of the AGM, March 13, 2017. In addition, the participation requires that these shareholders are temporarily registered in Metso's shareholder register by virtue of these shares no later than March 20, 2017, at 10:00 EET. With respect to nominee registered shares, this constitutes as the registration for the AGM.
Holders of nominee registered shares are advised to request well in advance from their custodian banks the necessary instructions regarding the registration in the shareholders’ temporary register, the issuing of proxy documents and participation in the AGM.
Proxy and power of attorney information
Shareholders may participate in the AGM by way of proxy representation. The proxy representative should produce a dated proxy document or otherwise in a reliable manner demonstrate his/her right to represent the shareholder.
When a shareholder participates by means of several proxy representatives representing the shareholder with shares held at different securities accounts, the shares by which each proxy representative represents the shareholder should be identified in connection with the registration for the AGM.
Possible proxy documents must be delivered in original to the address Metso Corporation/ AGM, P.O. Box 1220, FI-00101 Helsinki, Finland, before registration period ends on March 20, 2017, 10:00 EET.
Dividend for 2016
The Board of Directors proposes to the AGM that a dividend of EUR 1.05 per share be paid for 2016. The proposed dividend is 121% of the earnings per share. The dividend will be paid to shareholders who are entered in Metso’s shareholder register on the record date of the dividend payment, March 27, 2017. The registration of shareholding genarally takes two banking days, which means that the dividends will be paid to those who hold the shares at the close of the date of the AGM, on March 23, 2017. Consequently, the dividends on shares traded on the date of the AGM are paid to the buyer of the shares. According to the Board’s proposal, the payment of dividends would begin on April 4, 2017.
According to Metso Corporation's dividend policy, at least 50% of its earnings per share is distributed as dividends, taking into account, the company's financial position and operating strategy.
Other important information
Metso’s shareholder register
Metso’s shareholder register is maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd.
Description of personal data
The personal data given to Metso Corporation by shareholders is used only in connection with the AGM and with the processing of related registrations. It will not be used for any other purposes than for identifying the shareholder and confirming their share ownership. .
The technical provider of the registration system
The technical provider of the registration system is Euroclear Finland Ltd. Connection is encrypted. Supported operating systems are Windows Vista or more recent. Browsers supported are:
- Chrome 30 or more recent
- IE 8 or more recent
- Firefox 27 or more recent.
Shareholder's right to request 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 discussed.
Resolutions of the AGM
The resolutions passed at the AGM will be published as a stock exchange release without delay upon conclusion of the meeting. Minutes of the meeting will be available online by April 6, 2017, at the latest.