The Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders shall be held within six months of the end of the financial year.
At the meeting resolutions shall be passed with respect to adoption of the income statements and balance sheet as well as the consolidated income statement and balance sheet, dispositions of the company's profit and loss according to the adopted balance sheet, discharge from liability for the members of the board and the President and certain other matters provided by law and the Articles of Association.
A shareholder is entitled to have a matter dealt with at a general meeting provided the board of directors has received a request in at least one week before the earliest date that the notice convening the meeting may be issued. The matter shall also be dealt with if the request is received later, but the matter can still be included in the notice convening the meeting.
A notice convening an Annual General Meeting or an extra General Meeting where a change in the Articles of Association shall be dealt with may be issued at the earliest six weeks before the meeting and four weeks before the meeting at the latest. A notice convening any other extra General Meeting may be issued at the earliest six weeks before the meeting and two weeks before the meeting at the latest.
Notice to attend a General Meeting shall be issued in the form of announcements in "Post- och Inrikes Tidningar" and on the Company's website. The fact that notice has been issued shall be announced in Dagens Nyheter and Göteborgs-Posten.
A shareholder, who has been duly registered as such with Euroclear Sweden AB, may attend and vote at the meeting in person or by proxy. A shareholder wishing to attend the General Meeting must notify Volvo of his intention to attend. The manner in which to notify Volvo is described in the notice convening the General Meeting.