TeliaSonera is a Swedish public limited liability company and is governed by the Swedish Companies Act, the Nasdaq Stockholm Rule Book for Issuers, the Swedish Corporate Governance Code and the company’s Articles of Association. The Shareholders’ General Meeting is the company’s highest decision-making forum where the owners exercise their shareholder power.
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TeliaSonera has only one type of shares. Each TeliaSonera share represents one vote at the Shareholders’ General Meeting. As of December 31, 2015, TeliaSonera had 515,437 shareholders.
The Swedish State is the single largest shareholder, owning a 37.3 percent stake at year-end. For companies with State ownership, the Swedish Government has issued an ownership policy. Among others, the policy sets forth requirements related to sustainable business, diversity and gender equality. In companies where the State does not have a majority ownership, the State acts in dialogue with other owners to promote application of the policy.
The TeliaSonera share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and Nasdaq Helsinki. For more information on the TeliaSonera share and the shareholder structure, see the Board of Directors’ Report.
The Annual General Meeting 2015 was held in Stockholm on April 8, 2015, and decided, among other issues, upon the following:
- Composition of the Board of Directors
- Election of auditors
- Composition of the Nomination Committee
- Appropriation of earnings
- Remuneration policy for the executive management
- Authorization for the Board to decide upon acquisitions of the company’s shares within certain limits
- Long-term incentive program for key employees
TeliaSonera’s Articles of Association are available at: www.teliasonera.com/Corporate-Governance, and AGM minutes and related documents at: www.teliasonera.com/AGM
(Information on the TeliaSonera website does not form part of this Statement)