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Integrated Annual Report
of ING Bank Śląski S.A. 2019

General Meeting

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Principles of convening the General Meeting

The General Meeting is convened by way of an announcement on the Bank's website and in a manner provided for the announcement of current information by public companies. The General Meeting operates according to the principles defined in the Commercial Companies and Partnerships Code and in the Bank Charter as an Annual or Extraordinary Meeting.

General Meetings are convened at the time enabling all eligible and interested shareholders to attend them.

Shareholder rights

Shareholders in the Bank that represent at least one-twentieth of the share capital are entitled to:

  • request for the Extraordinary General Meeting to be convened,
  • request for particular items to be included in the agenda of the nearest General Meeting,
  • submit draft resolutions concerning items put on the agenda prior to the General Meeting.

Each shareholder is entitled to submit during the General Meeting draft resolutions concerning items put on the agenda.

Operations of the General Meeting

When an Extraordinary General Meeting is convened, the Management Board presents the rationale for convening such a meeting and for putting specific matters on the agenda or asks for presentation of the rationale, if the General Meeting was convened upon the request of another eligible entity.

Draft resolutions are presented to the General Meeting by the Management Board upon advice of the Bank's Supervisory Board.

Subject to the cases provided for in the Commercial Companies and Partnerships Code, the General Meeting shall be valid regardless of the number of the shares represented. Each share confers the right to one vote. In principle, resolutions of the General Meeting are passed with the absolute majority of votes, except for the cases provided for in the Commercial Companies and Partnerships Code and the Charter. Apart from the Commercial Companies and Partnerships Code, the issues related to the convening and functioning of the General Meeting are specified in the Bank Charter, the Bylaw of the General Meeting and a notice of the General Meeting.

General Meetings are held in the Company’s registered office in Katowice and are transmitted online. The General Meeting may also be attended by interested media representatives acting as observers.

The principles concerning shareholders participation in the General Meeting, the mode of conduct during the General Meeting as well as the manner of shareholders’ communication with the Bank are provided for in the Bylaw of the General Meeting which is available on the website.

In keeping with the Code of Best Practice for WSE Listed Companies 2016 adopted by theBank, the amendments to the Bylaw become effective as of the subsequent General Meeting.

The powers of the General Meeting are set out in particular by the regulations of the Commercial Companies and Partnerships Code, the Banking Law Act and the stipulations of the Bank Charter.

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