the spread of Infections by the new coronavirus have been to the SEB to defer the annual general meeting to be held on the 23rd of march. The decision was made after the last day to register for the annual general meeting passed (on Tuesday).
" This is a comprehensive assessment of the health status and the risk of the spread of infection by the covid-19, which is also affecting us. We've got to 1.250 reporting to the annual general meeting, most of whom are older people. It is very difficult for foreign shareholders to take a hit, " says Frank Hojem, head of corporate communications at the bank.
Although the economic situation of society in the play.
"We are seeing strong demand from our clients, both in consulting and lending," says Frank Hojem
the Decision to postpone the annual general meeting, and shall provide the bank with better flexibility to adjust to the realities of the situation.
"It allows us to take over the Swedish company's need for liquidity," says Frank Hojem.
" We're going to look at the economic situation we are in right now, and that many of our clients find themselves in, and then the board will make an assessment of the distribution of the 2019-in the context of holding the general meeting of shareholders.
" It is not possible to answer to this day. In the discussion, our board of directors to have, " says Frank Hojem.
A new date for the meeting is not yet available, but according to the law, it must be held not later than the 30th June of that year.
There are a number of banks that have changed the procedures of its meetings. Nordea's general meeting held in Helsinki, finland, march 25, will be shown via live webcast, in which the shareholders can exercise their right to vote without being present physically. Handelsbanken was recently announced that the annual general meeting held on march 25, will be moved to the Stockholmsmässan's premises in Gillingham. The decision to hold the annual general meeting is fixed, according to Mats Olsson, who is the acting editor-in-chief of svenska Handelsbanken.
" We've moved on to a bigger premises in order to reduce the risk of infection. This is also the entrance to the lighter, which reduces the risk of congestion associated with the entry and exit, " he said.
to sit, the greater the distance between them, and there is no social activities planned.
"It will be, for example, no lunch," says Mats Olsson.
Any change in the distribution is a ägarfråga, " he said.
" I have not received the information or heard the matter being discussed.
it is Also Swedbank, which hold the tune on the 26th of march, have decided to move to a larger space.
" Our plan is solid. If there will be any changes we will communicate it, " says Carina Sesser-Nylund, inc., the Swedbank.
" It's the same thing there. So far, it's all according to the plan that we have announced. Will there be any changes, we will tell you what, " says Carina Sesser-Nylund.
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