Notification 7 January 2022

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 annual general meeting, then the shares must be re-registered on a separate VPS account in the name of the beneficial shareholder prior to the annual general 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 Company, together with a draft resolution or a justification as to why the item should be included.  Shareholders who wish to request information from board members, the CEO or who wish to raise issues at the annual general meeting, are requested to submit their proposals here.

Any request should preferably be filed with the Company within Monday 1 March 2022 to get a thorough preparation by the board of directors or at the latest within 28 days prior to the date of the general meeting to be included in the agenda for the annual 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:

  • 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
  • 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: sverre.tysland@gmail.com.