NOTICE OF ALMA MEDIA CORPORATIONS AGM

ALMA MEDIA CORP. STOCK EXCH. BULLETIN 27 FEB. 2002,AT 4.00 pm 1(2) NOTICE OF ALMA MEDIA CORPORATIONS AGM The Annual General Meeting of Alma Media Corporation will be held on Tuesday 19 March 2002, commencing at 5.00 p.m. at Hotel Strand Inter-Continental, address, John Stenberginranta 4, Helsinki. The Meeting will consider the matters stipulated in Article 14 of the Articles of Association of the Company and the proposal of the Board of Directors to amend Articles 3, 4, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15 and 17 of the Articles of Association concerning implementation of the euro currency, deletion of the nominal value of the shares, abolition of the Supervisory Board and deletion of the voting restriction at General Meetings. The main amendments are as follows: - to restate the minimum and maximum share capital, as mentioned in Article 3, in euros and to recalculate the redemption price of acquisitions denominated in non-euro currencies in euros instead of Finnish markka, as mentioned in Article 17, - to amend the nominal value of the shares, as mentioned in Article 4, so that the company shares do not have a nominal value, - to abolish the Supervisory Board and for that purpose to delete Articles 9 and 10, dealing with the number of members and the functions of the Supervisory Board, and to amend the functions of Annual General Meeting, as mentioned in Article 14, deleting the clauses concerning the Supervisory Board, - to delete the voting restrictions at General Meetings, as mentioned in Article 15, - to amend the numbering of the Articles and the references to other Articles to correspond with the amendments made. Documents relating to the annual accounts will be on display at the Company’s Head Office (Eteläesplanadi 14, Helsinki) one week before the meeting. Participation Shareholders who have registered themselves in the Company’s shareholder register maintained by the Finnish Central Securities Depository Ltd no later than on 8th March 2002 may attend the Annual General Meeting. Shareholders wishing to attend must notify the Company no later than by 10.00 a.m. (Finnish time) on 18th March 2002 either in writing to Alma Media Corporation, Ms Kati Kareinen, P.O. Box 140, FIN-00101 Helsinki; or by phone to +358 3 266 6831 or +358 9 507 8731, or by telefax to +358 9 507 8774 or by e-mail to kati.kareinen@almamedia.fi. Letters of authorization should arrive at the above address before the period of notification expires. 2(2) Payment of Dividends The Board of Directors proposes that a dividend of EUR 0.20 per share be paid. Shareholders who are registered in the Alma Media Corporation Share Register maintained by the Finnish Central Securities Depository Ltd no later than on 22 March 2002 are entitled to a dividend. Dividend payments will be made on 2 April 2002. Administrative Bodies In accordance with the stipulations in Article 10 of the Articles of Association the Supervisory Board proposes to the Annual General Meeting that the members of the Board of Directors in turn for retirement, Mr Matti Häkkinen and Mr Kari Stadigh (Sampo Oyj), be re-elected to serve until the close of the third subsequent Annual General Meeting after their election. ALMA MEDIA CORPORATION Ahti Martikainen Vice President, Corporate Communications and IR Distribution: Helsinki Stock Exchange, Principal media
  • Date: 27.2.2002, 08:00
  • News type: Stock exchange release

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