A shareholders meeting is Stora Enso's highest decision-making body. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held annually in order to present detailed information about the company's performance and to deal with matters such as adopting the previous year’s income statement and balance sheet, setting of dividend and its payment, and appointing members of the Board of Directors and the Auditor(s).
Stora Enso’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 28 March 2018 adopted the accounts for 2017 and granted the Company’s Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer discharge from liability for the period.
The AGM approved the proposal by the Board of Directors that the Company distributes a dividend of EUR 0.41 per share for the year.
The dividend shall be paid to shareholders who on the record date of the dividend payment, 3 April 2018, are recorded in the shareholders’ register maintained by Euroclear Finland Oy or in the separate register of shareholders maintained by Euroclear Sweden AB for Euroclear Sweden registered shares. Dividends payable for Euroclear Sweden registered shares will be forwarded by Euroclear Sweden AB and paid in Swedish crown. Dividends payable to ADR holders will be forwarded by Citibank N.A. (Citi) and paid in US dollars.
The AGM approved the proposal by the Board of Directors that the dividend be paid on or about 10 April 2018.
The AGM approved the proposal that of the current members of the Board of Directors – Anne Brunila, Jorma Eloranta, Elisabeth Fleuriot, Hock Goh, Christiane Kuehne, Richard Nilsson, Göran Sandberg, and Hans Stråberg be re-elected members of the Board of Directors until the end of the following AGM and that Antti Mäkinen be elected new member of the Board of Directors for the same term of office. The AGM elected Jorma Eloranta as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Hans Stråberg as Vice Chairman.
Read the full release Stora Enso’s Annual General Meeting and decisions by the Board of Directors here.