The general meeting is the company’s highest decision-making body and is the forum in which shareholders exercise their right to decide on the company’s affairs.

The ordinary general meeting (the annual general meeting) is held once a year in order to carry out tasks such as adopting the group’s annual report and accounts, discharging the members of the board of directors and the CEO from liability and deciding how the profit for the past financial year is to be allocated.

Extraordinary general meetings can be held where there is a particular need to do so.

H&M's annual general meeting 2024

H&M’s annual general meeting will be held at 15.00 CEST on Friday, 3 May 2024 in the Erling Persson Hall, Aula Medica, Karolinska Institutet, Solna, combined with the option of postal voting in advance of the meeting.

Due to the general security situation Karolinska Institutet has stated that bags will not be allowed to be taken into the meeting hall, with the exception of small handbags. Please bring ID.

Shareholders are entitled to certain information at the AGM. The board of directors and the CEO shall, if any shareholder so requests and the board of directors believes that it can be done without material harm to the company, provide information on circumstances that may affect the assessment of an item on the agenda, on circumstances that may affect the assessment of the financial situation of the company or its subsidiaries, and on the company’s relations with another company within the group.

Right to participate and notification of attendance

Participation at the meeting venue

Shareholders who wish to attend the AGM at the meeting venue in person or by proxy must:

both
be entered in the company’s register of shareholders kept by Euroclear Sweden AB in their own name, as recorded on Wednesday, 24 April 2024,
and
notify their intention to attend the annual general meeting no later than Friday, 26 April 2024, either in writing to the address H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB, c/o Euroclear Sweden AB, Box 191, 101 23 Stockholm (mark the envelope “AGM 2024”) or by telephone to +46 (0)8 402 9048 between 09.00–16.00 CEST Monday to Friday, stating that it concerns notice of attendance at the AGM, by email to GeneralMeetingService@euroclear.com or on the company’s website at hmgroup.com/agm.
The attendance of any assistants (maximum two) is to be notified to the same addresses etc. by the same date.

Shareholders must state in the notification their name, personal identity number or corporate identity number and their telephone number (daytime), as well as the number of shares held and number of assistants attending, if any. Confirmation by text message from the sender “H&M” will be sent out starting from 26 April (this replaces passes for the meeting).

As usual, it will be possible to be represented at the meeting by a proxy. Proxy forms will be provided by the company on request and are also available here.

Participation via postal voting

Shareholders who wish to participate in the AGM through postal voting must:

both
be entered in the company’s register of shareholders kept by Euroclear Sweden AB in their own name, as recorded on Wednesday, 24 April 2024,
and
register their participation no later than Friday, 26 April 2024 by submitting a completed and signed postal voting form by post to H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB, c/o Euroclear Sweden AB, Box 191, 101 23 Stockholm (mark the envelope “AGM 2024”) or by email to GeneralMeetingService@euroclear.com, so that the postal vote is received by Euroclear Sweden AB no later than that day. Shareholders may also cast their postal votes electronically, using BankID verification, on Euroclear Sweden AB’s website https://anmalan.vpc.se/EuroclearProxy/. Such electronic votes must be cast no later than 26 April 2024.

A special form is to be used for postal voting. The form can be found here. Shareholders that are participating only through postal voting are not required to register for the meeting separately. Further instructions and conditions can be found in the postal voting form and at https://anmalan.vpc.se/EuroclearProxy.

If the shareholder is voting via a proxy, a proxy form must be enclosed with the postal voting form. Proxy forms will be provided by the company on request and are also available here. If the shareholder is a legal entity, the form must also be accompanied by a registration certificate or other authorisation document indicating the authorised signatory.

 

Documents for the AGM 2024

Notice of annual general meeting 2024
Proxy form 2024
Postal voting form 2024
Reasoned statement by the board in accordance with Chapter 18 § 4 AGM 2024
Statement by the board of directors in accordance with Chapter 19 § 22 of the Swedish Companies Act to the AGM 2024
Information about members of the board of directors proposed by the nomination committee of H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB 2024
Account of the work of the H&M group’s nomination committee ahead of the 2024 AGM
Proposals H&M Annual general meeting 2024
Auditor’s statement pursuant to chapter 20 § 14 of the Swedish Companies Act
Auditor’s report in accordance with Chapter 8, Section 54 of the Swedish Companies Act, guidelines for remuneration to senior executives
Remuneration report