Annual General Meeting 2023

Kesko Corporation's shareholders are invited to the company’s Annual General Meeting, to be held at Messukeskus Helsinki, Rautatieläisenkatu 3 (Siipi entrance), Helsinki, on Thursday, 30 March 2023, starting at 13.00 EET. Reception desks for those registered for the meeting will open and voting tickets will be provided starting at 12.00 noon EET. No refreshments will be served at the meeting.

Important dates

  • 2 February 2023 Notice of AGM published
  • 2 February 2023 Registration for the meeting commence
  • Week 10 at the latest Financial statements, Report by the Board of Directors, the Auditor’s Report and Remuneration Report available
  • 20 March 2023 Record date of the AGM
  • 24 March 2023 at 16.00 EET Registration for the meeting closes. Registration instructions and deadlines of the nominee-registered shareholders can be found at the AGM notice.
  • 24 March 2023 at 16.00 EET Last day for shareholders to present questions in advance
  • 30 March 2023 AGM Helsinki Messukeskus Helsinki

 
Registration

Registration for the General Meeting begins on 2 February 2023. A shareholder in the register of shareholders wishing to participate in the General Meeting must register for the meeting by 24 March 2023 by 16.00 EET at the latest, by which time the registration will have to have been received by the company.

Meeting registrations can be made:

a) online at www.kesko.fi/agm
 

 

Registration requires strong electronic identification (online banking codes or Mobile ID) for natural persons. Strong electronic identification is not required for legal persons. In such cases, however, legal persons must provide the number of their book-entry account, as well as other required information. If a legal person utilises the Suomi.fi electronic authorisation, registration requires strong electronic identification from the authorised person, which works with online banking codes or Mobile ID.

b) by sending an email to keskoagm@kesko.fi, or

c) by calling +358 105 323 211 (from Monday to Friday between 9 and 16).

The registration information must include the requested information such as the shareholder's name, date of birth/personal ID/business ID, address and telephone number and a possible assistant's name or proxy representative's name and personal ID. The personal data will only be used in connection with the General Meeting and when processing related necessary registrations.

The shareholder, their representative or their proxy representative must be able to provide proof of identity and/or their right to represent the shareholder at the meeting venue if necessary.
 

Materials

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Agenda

Board of Director’s proposals

Shareholders’ Nomination Committee’s proposals

Data Protection Notice

Kesko Corporation's financial statements, Report by the Board of Directors, Auditor's report, and the remuneration report will be made available on the website in week 10 at the latest.

The resolution proposals and the abovementioned documents will also be made available at the General Meeting, but for environmental reasons, only the agenda will be available to meeting participants as a paper copy.
 

Arrival and parking

The Messukeskus event venue is easily accessible with public transportation. Shareholders are kindly asked to note that parking in the Messukeskus parking facilities is subject to a charge.
 

Right to attend

Shareholders have the right to attend the General Meeting if they are registered as shareholders in the company's register of shareholders kept by Euroclear Finland Ltd on 20 March 2023 (the record date of the General Meeting). Shareholders whose shares are registered on their personal Finnish book-entry account are registered in Kesko’s register of shareholders.
 

Proxy representatives and proxy documents

Shareholders can participate in the General Meeting and exercise their rights thereat by way of proxy representation. A proxy representative shall produce a dated proxy document or otherwise in a reliable manner demonstrate their right to represent the shareholder at the General Meeting. Should a shareholder participate in the General Meeting by means of several proxy representatives representing the shareholder with shares on different book-entry accounts, the shares by which each representative represents the shareholder shall be identified in connection with the registration.

Possible proxy documents are to be delivered by email to keskoagm@kesko.fi or by mail to Kesko Corporation/Group Legal Affairs, PO Box 1, FI-00016 Kesko before the end of the registration period. In addition to providing proxy documents, the shareholder or the proxy representative must register for the General Meeting as detailed in this Notice.

Shareholders who are legal persons can also use the electronic Suomi.fi authorisation service instead of a traditional proxy document. In this case, the legal person authorises a proxy that they nominate in the Suomi.fi authorisation service at the website www.suomi.fi/e-authorizations using the mandate theme “Representation at the General Meeting”. At the service, the authorised person must identify themselves using strong electronic identification in connection with their registration, after which the electronic authorisation will be checked automatically. Strong electronic identification can be done using online banking codes or Mobile ID. More information is available on the website www.suomi.fi/e-authorizations.
 

To submit questions

Pursuant to Chapter 5, Section 25 of the Finnish Limited Liability Companies Act, a shareholder who is present at the General Meeting has the right to request information with respect to the matters to be dealt with at the General Meeting.

Shareholders who have the right to participate in the General Meeting, as set out in the notice of Annual General Meeting, may submit questions pursuant to Chapter 5, Section 25 of the Limited Liability Companies Act, pertaining to the matters to be dealt with at the General Meeting, until 24 March 2023 by 16.00 EET, by sending the questions by e-mail to keskoagm@kesko.fi. The company’s management shall respond to such questions submitted in advance in writing either at the General Meeting or prior to the meeting on the company’s website at www.kesko.fi/agm. When submitting a question, the shareholder must provide sufficient proof of their shareholding, if requested.
 

Holders of nominee-registered shares

Instructions of the nominee-registered shareholders can be found at the AGM notice.
 

Request from shareholders to put matters on the agenda

The time for shareholders to request matters on the agenda has expired. Shareholders had to notify the Board of Directors of possible requests to put matters on the agenda of Kesko's 2023 Annual General Meeting no later than on 10 January 2023.

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