In order to slow down the spreading of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Finnish authorities have prohibited organising events of more than 500 people. Authorities also recommend smaller events not be held.
We urge shareholders to seriously consider not attending the Annual General Meeting so that we can ensure that the meeting can be held. To ensure resolutions can be made at the meeting, our biggest shareholders have stated that they support the Board proposals presented in the Notice of General Meeting.
We recommend video streaming the meeting instead of attending it in person. If you wish, you can authorise a person of your choice to represent you at the meeting. See details below.
There will be no refreshments served or gifts given at the meeting. Contrary to previous information, parking at Messukeskus will be subject to a charge.
If you have registered for the Annual General Meeting and wish to cancel your attendance, please notify us as soon as possible, on 25 March 2020 at the latest, by
Power of attorney
According to the Notice of General Meeting, a shareholder may participate in the General Meeting and exercise his/her rights at the meeting by way of proxy representation. The proxy representative of a shareholder will have to produce a dated proxy document, or otherwise in a reliable manner demonstrate his/her right to represent the shareholder. Possible proxy documents are to be delivered to firstname.lastname@example.org before the end of the registration period either as email attachments (e.g. pdf) or as originals by mail to Kesko Corporation/Group Legal Affairs, PO Box 1, FI-00016 Kesko. You will find the power of attorney template below under ‘Materials’”.
Advance notice of attendance to the Annual General Meeting 2020 is required.
Notifying your attendance
If you are a shareholder registered in the company's register of shareholders, you can notify us of your attendance to the Annual General Meeting 2020
Shareholders have the right to participate in the General Meeting if they are registered as shareholders in the company's register of shareholders kept by Euroclear Finland Ltd on 18 March 2020. Shareholders whose shares are registered on their personal Finnish book-entry accounts are registered in the company's register of shareholders.
Notifications must reach the company by 25 March 2020 at 16.00 EET.
The registration information shall include the shareholder's name, personal ID/business ID, address, telephone number and possible assistant's name or proxy representative's name and personal ID. The personal information will only be used for purposes mentioned in the personal data form enclosed.
Kesko is monitoring developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), and should it impact arrangements for the Annual General Meeting, Kesko shall update information on this webpage.
Shareholders who have registered for the meeting are asked to follow this webpage for details.
Holders of nominee registered shares
Holders of nominee-registered shares have the right to participate in the General Meeting by virtue of the shares which would entitle them to be registered in the Company's register of shareholders kept by Euroclear Finland Ltd on the Annual General Meeting record date 18 March 2020. Attendance also requires that the shareholder is temporarily registered in the Company's shareholder register kept by Euroclear Finland Ltd by virtue of this shareholding by 25 March 2020 at 10.00 EET at the latest. With respect to nominee-registered shares, this constitutes as registration for the General Meeting.
Holders of nominee-registered shares are advised to request instructions for registering in the register of shareholders, submitting their proxy documents and participating in the General Meeting from their custodian banks well in advance. The account operator of the custodian bank shall request a holder of a nominee-registered share wishing to participate in the Annual General Meeting to be temporarily registered in the Company's register of shareholders by the aforementioned deadline at the latest.
Temporary shareholder register
The temporary shareholder register of Kesko Corporation may be viewed from 25 March 2020 after 10.00 EET at Euroclear Finland Ltd in Helsinki, Urho Kekkosen katu 5 C, 8th floor.
Messukeskus is well connected by public transport. Contrary to previous information, parking at Messukeskus will be subject to a charge.