INFORMATION FOR SHAREHOLDERS

The annual general meeting of SATO Corporation

Notice is given to the shareholders of SATO Corporation of the Annual General Meeting to be held on Friday 23 March 2018 at 12.00 in the SATO building auditorium at the address Panuntie 4, FI-00610 Helsinki. The reception of registered participants and the distribution of voting tickets will commence at 11.30.

Documents of the General Meeting

The notice of the meeting and the agenda with the draft resolutions will be available on the SATO Corporation’s website www.sato.fi as of 8 February 2018. SATO Corporation's financial statements, report of the Board of Directors and the auditor's report will be available on the website no later than on 13 February 2018. The draft resolutions and the other above-mentioned documents will also be available at the General Meeting. The minutes of the General Meeting will be available on the said website on 6 April 2018 at the latest.

Instructions for participants of the General Meeting

Right to attend and registration
Each shareholder who is on 13 March 2018 registered in the shareholders register of the company maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd has the right to attend the General Meeting. A shareholder whose shares have been entered into his/her personal Finnish book-entry account, is registered in the shareholders register of the company.

A shareholder who is entered into the shareholders register and who wish to attend the General Meeting shall register for the meeting no later than on Tuesday 20 March 2018 at 16.00, by which time the registration shall be received by the company. The registration may be made as follows:

  • by regular mail to the address SATO Corporation, Kati Laakso, PO Box 401, FI-00601 Helsinki
  • by telephone (+358 201 34 4002/Kati Laakso) Mon-Fri 9.00 – 16.00 or
  • by e-mail to kati.laakso (at) sato.fi

Personal information given by the shareholders to SATO Corporation shall be used only in connection with the General Meeting and the registrations required for it.

If required, the shareholder, his/her authorized representative or proxy representative shall prove his/her identity and/or the right of representation at the meeting.

Holders of nominee registered shares
A holder of nominee registered shares is entitled to attend the General Meeting by virtue of shares on the basis of which he/she on 13 March 2018 would be entitled to be registered in the shareholders register of the company maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd. The attendance also requires that the shareholder is temporarily entered into the shareholders register maintained by Euroclear Finland Oy on the basis of such shares by 20 March 2018 by 10.00. For shares entered in the nominee register, this will be deemed as registration for the General Meeting.

With regard to the nominee registered shares, the holder of such shares is advised to request from his/her custodian bank in time instructions for entry on the temporary shareholders register, the issuing of proxy documents and registration for the General Meeting. The account management organisation of the custodian bank shall request temporary entry of the holder of the nominee registered shares wishing to attend the General Meeting into the company's shareholders register no later than the above mentioned time.

Representatives and powers of attorney
A shareholder may attend the General Meeting and exercise his/her rights by way of a representative. The shareholder’s representative shall present a dated power of attorney or otherwise in a reliable manner prove his/her right to represent the shareholder. In case a shareholder participates the General Meeting by means of several representatives, representing the shareholder with shares entered into different book-entry accounts, the shares on the basis of which each representative represents the shareholder shall be identified in connection with the registration for the General Meeting.

Proxy documents, if any, should be delivered to SATO Corporation, Kati Laakso, PO Box 401, FI-00601 Helsinki by the expiry of the registration period.

Other instructions
Pursuant to Chapter 5 Section 25 of the Finnish Limited Liability Companies Act a shareholder attending the General Meeting is entitled to request information concerning the issues on the Meeting agenda.

Proposal on distribution of dividends

The Board of Directors proposes that for the financial year 2017 a dividend of EUR 0,50 is paid for each share. The record date for dividend distribution is proposed to be March 27, 2018 and the dividend is proposed to be paid on April 5, 2018.

Financial publications

Publication dates for interim reports and half year financial report:
Interim report January–March 8 May 2018
Half year financial report January–June 18 July 2018
Interim report January–September 6 November 2018

The annual report for the financial period, interim reports and half year financial report are issued in Finnish and in English. They are available at the company's website www.sato.fi. Further information is available from viestinta (at) sato.fi.


Distribution of shares on 2 January 2018

Shareholder                                                                                                                                                         Holding %   
Balder Finska Otas AB 53.7   53.7
Stichting Depositary APG Strategic Real Estate Pool   22.6
Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company 12.7
The State Pension Fund 4.9
The Finnish Construction Trade Union 1.1
Others (112 shareholders) 5.0

On 2 January 2018, the Group had 117 shareholders entered in the book-entry register. The turnover of SATO Corporation's shares was 0.14 per cent during the reporting year.

Articles of Association and shares

SATO Corporation's Articles of Association as in force was registered on 15 March 2011. The Articles of Association does not include any provisions on redemption of shares.

On 31 December 2017, the company's share capital was EUR 4,442,192. The company has 56,783,067 shares. The share has no par value.

The company has one series of shares. The shares are included in the book-entry system maintained by Euroclear Finland Oy.