Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting will be held at Dansens Hus (Folkets Hus), Barnhusgatan 14, Stockholm on Tuesday 27 March 2012.
Notification of attendance
Shareholders who wish to attend the Annual General Meeting must:
- be recorded in the share register maintained by Euroclear Sweden AB (Euroclear) on 21 March 2012.
- notify the company of their intention to participate and the number of persons who will accompany them (max. 2) well before and preferably not later than 21 March 2012.
Notification may be submitted in writing to Swedbank’s head office, Box 7839, SE-103 98 Stockholm, Sweden marking the envelope “Swedbank’s Annual General Meeting” Sweden or by telephone +46 8 402 90 60, or online at www.swedbank.se/ir under Årsstämma (Annual General Meeting). When notifying the company, please indicate your name, personal/company registration number (for Swedish citizens or companies), address and telephone number. Participation by proxy is permitted, provided the proxy is no more than one year old and is submitted to Swedbank well in advance of the meeting, preferably not later than 21 March 2012. If issued by a legal entity, the proxy must be accompanied by a certified registration certificate or other document attesting to the authority of the signatory.
To be entitled to attend the meeting, shareholders whose shares are nominee-registered must request to have them temporarily re-registered in their own names in the shareholders’ register maintained by Euroclear. The re-registration process must be completed by the nominee well in advance of the record day. Since the record day is a Saturday, shareholders should advise their nominees well in advance of this date so that re-registration is completed by 21 March 2012.
Notice and agenda
A list of the matters on the agenda for the Annual General Meeting will be included in the notice of the meeting, which was published on 21 February 2012 in selected Swedish press. As of the same date, the notice was available online at http://www.swedbank.com/ir under the heading Annual general meeting. At the time of the notice it was published, in amongst others Dagens Nyheter, that notice had been done.
The Board of Directors recommends that shareholders receive a dividend of SEK 5.30 per ordinary share and SEK 5.30 per preference share. The proposed record day for the dividend is 30 March, 2012. The last day for trading in Swedbank’s shares including the right to the dividend is 27 March 2012. If the Annual General Meeting adopts the Board of Directors’ recommendation, the dividend is expected to be paid by Euroclear on 4 April 2012.