Each share entitles the holder to one vote at the Annual General Meeting. There are no preferred shares or voting shares. Shareholders may be represented at the Annual General Meeting by a written proxy. The proxy does not have to be a shareholder. There are no statutory rules regarding the restriction on voting rights and participation in the Annual General Meeting. Resolutions are passed by an absolute majority of votes represented, unless required otherwise by an imperative provision of the law. There is no statutory quorum.
The Annual General Meeting is held annually within six months of the end of the financial year. It is convened by the Board of Directors, the liquidators or the auditors. The Board of Directors shall also convene a General Meeting if this is requested in writing by shareholders representing at least ten per cent of the share capital and indicating the agenda items and motions. The Annual General Meeting is called at least 20 days before the date of the meeting. The invitation must contain the items on the agenda and the motions of the Board of Directors and, if applicable, of the shareholders.
Helsana Ltd maintains a share register for the registered shares in which the owners and usufructuaries are entered with their names and addresses.