Notification 26 January 2021
Elkem ASA will host its annual general meeting on Tuesday 27 April 2021 at 09:00 (CET).
Due to the restrictions and guidelines by Norwegian authorities in connection with covid-19, the meeting will be conducted only as a virtual meeting, accessible online via LUMI AGM. There will be no physical attendance for shareholders. All shareholders will be able to participate in the meeting, vote and ask questions, from smartphones, tablets or desktop devices. More details for online participation will be provided together with the notice of the meeting.
Items for the agenda:
Shareholders have the right to ask for items included in the agenda of the annual general meeting, provided that each such item is forwarded in writing to the board of directors, together with a draft resolution or a justification as to why the item should be included in the agenda. Any request must be filed with the board of directors within Monday 1 March 2021 at the latest, to get a thorough preparation of the items before the annual general meeting takes place.
Shareholders registered in the VPS register by a nominee:
If shares are registered by a nominee in the VPS register, cf. section 4-10 (1) of the Norwegian Public Limited Liability Companies Act, and the beneficial shareholder wishes to vote for his/her own shares at the general meeting, then the shares must be re-registered on a separate VPS account in the name of the beneficial shareholder prior to the general meeting.
Nominations for the board of directors:
Shareholders are entitled to propose candidates for the board of directors and for the nomination committee. Proposals may be submitted by sending an e-mail to the chairman of the nomination committee, see below. Proposals must be received by Monday 1 March 2021 to be considered for the election at Elkem’s annual general meeting.
Proposals must contain the following information:
- Full name of the candidate;
- Contact details of the candidate;
- Grounds for the proposal, including information about relevant experience, professional qualifications and other relevant information for their candidature; and
- The proposing person’s full name, contact information and the proposing person’s shareholding in Elkem ASA.
According the instructions for the nomination committee, the nomination of candidates for election as members of the board of directors (including the chairperson) shall inter alia take into account the following criteria:
(i) the board of directors shall be composed in such a way as to maintain the interests of the shareholders and the company’s need for competence and diversity; and
(ii) the board of directors must function well as a collegiate body.
The nomination committee consists of attorney-at-law Sverre S. Tysland (chairman), HR director Zhu Ziaolei and attorney-at-law Anne Kjølseth Ekerholt. Proposals for candidates are to be sent to the chairman at e-mail address: [email protected]