Annual general meeting

The general meeting is the company’s highest decision-making body and is the forum in which shareholders exercise their right to decide on the company’s affairs.

The ordinary general meeting (the annual general meeting) is held once a year in order to carry out tasks such as adopting the group’s annual report and accounts, discharging the members of the board of directors and the CEO from liability and deciding how the profit for the past financial year is to be allocated.

Extraordinary general meetings can be held where there is a particular need to do so.

 

H&M's Annual General Meeting 2018

H&M’s annual general meeting 2018 will be held at the Erling Persson Hall, Aula Medica, Karolinska Institutet, Solna, on Tuesday 8 May at 3pm.

Shareholders have the right to raise matters at the meeting provided that such request is received by the board of directors by 20 March 2018. For practical reasons, however, H&M would prefer such requests to be sent by 13 March 2018.

The request should be sent to H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB, The Board of Directors, Attn. Carola Ardéhn, 106 38 Stockholm, Sweden or by email: hm8may@hm.com (please note that it is not possible to register via this email address).

As usual, shareholders are welcome to ask questions during the annual general meeting. To help us answer these questions, please submit them to H&M in advance by email: hm8may@hm.com (please note that it is not possible to register via this email address).

 

Dividend

The board of directors has decided to propose to the annual general meeting on 8 May 2018 a dividend of SEK 9.75 per share for the 2016/2017 financial year. The board of directors proposes that the dividend is to be paid in two instalments during the year – in May and in November.

The record date proposed for the first dividend payment of SEK 4.90 per share is 11 May 2018. With this record day, Euroclear Sweden AB is expected to pay the dividend on 16 May 2018. To be guaranteed dividend payment, the H&M shares must have been purchased no later than 8 May 2018. Ex-dividend day is 9 May 2018.

The record date proposed for the second dividend payment of SEK 4.85 per share is 13 November 2018. With this record day, Euroclear Sweden AB is expected to pay the dividend on 16 November 2018. To be guaranteed the second dividend payment, the H&M shares must have been purchased no later than 9 November 2018. Ex-dividend day is 12 November 2018.

 

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