The Company's Board of Directors consists of five members elected at the Annual General Meeting for a term of one year. Those who intend to stand for election to the Board of Directors must inform the Board in writing of their intention at least seven days before the AGM, or extraordinary shareholders’ meeting at which elections are scheduled. Only those who have formally informed the Board of their candidacy are eligible.
The Board of Directors elects a Chairman and Deputy Chairman from its members, and otherwise allocates its obligations among its members as needed. The Chairman calls Board meetings. A meeting must also be held if requested by a member of the Board of Directors or the President and CEO. Meetings of the Board are valid if attended by a majority of its members. However, important decisions shall not be taken unless all members of the Board have had an opportunity to discuss the matter, if possible.
The outcome of issues is decided by force of vote, and in the event of an equality of votes, the issue is regarded as rejected. The President and CEO attends meetings of the Board of Directors, even if he or she is not a member of the Board and has the right to participate in discussions and submit proposals unless otherwise decided by the Board in individual cases. A book of minutes is kept of proceedings at meetings and must be signed by participants in the meeting.
A Board member who disagrees with a decision made by the Board of Directors is entitled to have his or her dissenting opinion entered in the book of minutes. The same applies to the President and CEO. The Chairman is responsible for the Board's relations with the shareholders and he shall inform the Board on the views of the shareholders.