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.

The AGM of Vattenfall AB is by law to be held yearly within six months after the end of the financial year and not later than 30 April in accordance with the Swedish state's ownership policy.


  • 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 Articles of Association

Next Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting 2018 will be held at the Head office, Evenemangsgatan 13, Solna, Sweden, on 25 April. The AGM is held in Swedish and open to the public. Furthermore, members of the Swedish Parliament are entitled to be present at Annual General Meetings 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).

Notice to attend the AGM 2018 (PDF 93 kB)

Information (CV) on nominated Board members and Auditors (PDF 25 kB)

Extraordinary General Meeting

Vattenfall AB held an extraordinary general meeting on 12 December 2017. On proposal by the owner, the meeting resolved on new financial targets for profitability and capital structure, as well as a revised dividend policy.

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

Read more about the new targets and the dividend policy

Presentations and statements

Minutes from the Extraordinary General Meeting (PDF 385 kB)

Address by Mikael Damberg to Vattenfall's Extraordinary General Meeting (PDF 126 kB)

Chairman's address to Extraordinary General Meeting 2017 (PDF 70 kB)

CEO's statement (PDF 187 kB)

The latest Annual General Meeting

Vattenfall's AGM 2017 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 2016, 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.

Fredrik Rystedt was elected as new Director of the Board. Staffan Bohman left the Board of Directors.

Presentations and statements

Minutes from the Annual General Meeting 2017 (PDF 311 kB)

Chairman's statement 2017 (PDF 215 kB)

CEO's statement 2017 (PDF 304 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: 2018-03-28 10:57