The election process and duties of the Shareholders' Nomination Committee
Kesko's Annual General Meeting 2020 resolved to establish a Shareholders' Nomination Committee and confirmed rules of procedure for the Committee. The Nomination Committee is a governing body for Kesko shareholders, and has three members. Two members are appointed by Kesko's biggest shareholders and the third member is the Chair of Kesko's Board of Directors. The right of nomination of members representing the shareholders belongs to those two shareholders whose share of votes conferred by all shares in Kesko is the largest according to the register of shareholders maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd on 1 September preceding the Annual General Meeting. The term of office of the members of the Shareholders' Nomination Committee ends when new Committee members are appointed. The Nomination Committee members do not receive fees for their membership. Their travel expenses are reimbursed in accordance with the general travel rules of Kesko.
The main duty of the Nomination Committee is to ensure that the Board of Directors and its members have the expertise, knowhow and experience adequate for Kesko's needs, and to prepare reasoned proposals for this purpose to the General Meeting. In accordance with its rules of procedure, the Nomination Committee duties are to:
The Nomination Committee makes proposals to the General Meeting on the matters listed as duties of the Nomination Committee that on the grounds of the Limited Liability Companies Act and Kesko's Articles of Association are on the Agenda of the General Meeting.
The Shareholders' Nomination Committee is established for the time being, until decided otherwise by the General Meeting.
Composition and actions of Kesko's Shareholders' Nomination Committee in 2023
The members of Kesko's Shareholders' Nomination Committee for the 2023-2024 term of office are
The Committee elected Toni Pokela as Committee Chair at its organisational meeting on 20 September 2023.
Details for Toni Pokela and Esa Kiiskinen can be found at section Board members. Jouko Pölönen (b. 1970) MA (Econ.), eMBA, is the President and CEO of Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company.
The Committee members and Chair were the same also in the 2021–2022 term of office.
The Shareholders' Nomination Committee convened two (2) times in 2022, and all members attended all meetings. The Shareholders' Nomination Committee proposed no changes to the remuneration of Board members to Kesko’s 2022 Annual General Meeting. The Nomination Committee did not submit a proposal regarding the number of Board members or Board composition, as the 2021 Annual General Meeting elected Board members for a term of office that ends at the close of the 2024 Annual General Meeting. The Committee proposal was published in a stock exchange release on 31 January 2022. The Shareholders’ Nomination Committee proposes to Kesko’s 2023 Annual General Meeting that the remuneration for Board members remain unchanged. The Committee proposal was published in a stock exchange release on 1 February 2023.