Shareholder and Shareholder's meeting

The shareholder's right to make decisions about Vattenfall's affairs is exercised at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and other general meetings.

Through a general meeting resolution on the content of the Articles of Association, the owner makes decisions on the company's operations. In accordance with the Swedish state's ownership policy, the company's financial targets are also decided on by a general meeting.

By law, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Vattenfall AB is to be held within six months after the end of the financial year and, according to the Swedish state's ownership policy, by 30 April at the latest.


  • elects the Board of Directors, the Chairman of the Board and the auditors, and decides on their fees
  • adopts the income statement and balance sheet for Vattenfall AB and the Vattenfall Group
  • decides on distribution of the company's profit
  • grants discharge from liability for the board members and President
  • decides on guidelines for remuneration of senior executives; and
  • decides on other matters of business as prescribed by law or the Company's Articles of Association

Next Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting 2017 will take place at the Head office, Evenemangsgatan 13, Solna, Sweden, on 27 April. The AGM is held in Swedish and open to the public. Furthermore, members of the Swedish Parliament are entitled to be present at the AGM and to put forward questions at the Meeting. A web cast from the AGM will be available on (subject to the approval by the AGM).

Link to the invitation site (in Swedish)

Notice to attend the AGM 2017

The latest Annual General Meeting

Vattenfall's AGM 2016 was held on 27 April at Vattenfall's Head Office in Solna. The AGM was open to the public.

View a webcast from the Annual General Meeting (in Swedish)

The Annual General Meeting adopted the annual report and consolidated financial statements for 2015, submitted by the Board of Directors and CEO, resolved to distribute the company's result and discharged the members of the Board and the CEO from liability. The AGM furthermore decided on remuneration to the Directors of the Board.

Staffan Bohman and Hilde Tonne were elected as new Directors of the Board. Gunilla Berg and Håkan Buskhe left the Board of Directors.

Presentations and statements

Minutes from the Annual General Meeting 2016 (PDF 338 kB)

Chairman's statement 2016 (PDF 69 kB)

CEO's statement 2016 (PDF 92 kB)

Minutes and presentations from previous Annual General Meetings are available in the corporate governance archive.

Please note that the translations are for convenience only. The Swedish documents are the originals and can be found on

Last updated: 2017-03-28 10:12