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General Meeting May 7, 2014 
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting (PDF)
Webcast of the 2014 meeting (English translation)
Webcast of the 2014 meeting (in Norwegian)
Notice of Annual General Meeting (PDF)
Recommendation from the Nomination Committee (PDF)
Attendance form (PDF)

Information about general meetings


The General Meeting is the highest decision-making authority of the company. All shareholders are entitled to submit items to the agenda, meet, speak and vote at general meetings.

In accordance with Norwegian corporate law, the physical presence of the shareholders or their authorized representatives is required in order to vote. In addition, votes can only be given for shares registered in the owner’s name.

Holders of shares in the form of American Depository Shares (ADSs) need to exchange their ADSs for shares in accordance with the Deposit Agreement and then register such shares with the Norwegian Central Securities Depository (Verdipapirsentralen) if they want to vote for their shares at the general meeting.

The annual general meeting is normally held in May. Notice of the meeting is sent to all shareholders individually, or to their depository banks.

The general meeting elects the shareholders’ representatives to the corporate assembly, and approves the annual result and any proposed dividend payment. In accordance with Norwegian legislation, the shareholders consider and vote on the appointment of the external auditor based on the proposal from the corporate assembly, and approve the remuneration to be paid to the external auditor.

The notice and agenda papers for the general meeting can be downloaded from the links below. Any shareholder may request the documents to be sent by mail by addressing:

Norsk Hydro ASA
att. Investor Relations
N-0240 Oslo
Norway

Request may also be made by e-mail to ir@hydro.com.

The shareholders have the following rights in connection with a general meeting:

  • Right to attend the general meeting, either in person or by proxy (see below).
  • Right to address the general meeting. 
  • Right to bring one adviser and convey to him/her this right of address. 
  • Right to request information from members of the board of directors, the corporate assembly and the President and CEO as further set out in Section 5-15 of the Norwegian Public Limited Companies Act. Request for information should be put forward no later than 10 days prior to the general meeting.
  • Right to submit alternative proposals in connection with the items to be dealt with by the general meeting.
  • Right to have matters dealt with by the General Meeting that the shareholder has submitted in writing to the board of directors within seven days prior to the deadline for notice of the general meeting, together with the proposed decision or a reason why the matter should be put on the agenda. The general meeting cannot in general deal with other matters than those included in the notice of the meeting.

Shareholders wishing to nominate a candidate for the nomination committee, corporate assembly or board of directors, or request information from a member of the board of directors or the corporate assembly, the Chief Executive Officer, or wishing to have matters dealt with at the general meeting, are requested to post their proposal or nomination in the forms in the right column. 

To register, please use the following link www.hydro.com/register

Previous general meetings 


General Meeting May 8, 2013
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 2013
Webcast of the 2013 meeting (English translation)
Webcast of the 2013 meeting (in Norwegian)
Notice of Annual General Meeting 2013 (PDF)
Attendance form (PDF)

General Meeting 8 May 2012 
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 2012 (PDF 0.5 MB)
Annual General Meeting presentation 2012  (PDF 3.4 MB, in Norwegian)
Notice of Annual General Meeting 2012 (PDF 0.1 MB)
Attendance form (PDF 0.1 MB)
Recommendation from the Nomination Committee (PDF 0.1 MB)
Financial statement and BoD report (PDF 0.1 MB)
Webcast of the 2012 meeting (in Norwegian)
Webcast of the 2012 meeting (English translation)

General Meeting 5 May 2011
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 2011 (PDF 0.1 MB)
Webcast: Video of the 2011 meeting (in Norwegian)
Notice of Annual General Meeting 2011 (PDF 0.1 MB)
Attendance form (PDF 0.1 MB)
Guidelines for the nomination committee (PDF 0.1 MB)
Financial statement and BoD report (PDF 0.1 MB)

Extraordinary General Meeting 21 June 2010
Minutes of Annual General Meeting 2010 (PDF 0.1 MB)
Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting 2010 (PDF 0.1 MB)
Attendance form (PDF 0.1 MB)
Letter to shareholders of Norsk Hydro ASA (PDF 0.1 MB)

General meeting 4 May 2010
Minutes of Annual General Meeting 2010 (PDF 0.1 MB)
Notice of Annual General Meeting 2010 (PDF 0.1 MB)
Attendance form (PDF 0.1 MB)
Recommendation from the nomination committee (PDF 0.1 MB)

General meeting 5 May 2009
Minutes of Annual General Meeting 2009 (PDF 0.1 MB)
Webcast
Notice of Annual General Meeting 2009 (PDF 0.1 MB)
Attendance form (PDF 0.1 MB)

General meeting 6 May 2008
Minutes of Annual General Meeting 2008 (PDF 0.1 MB)
Notice of Annual General Meeting 2008 (PDF 0.1 MB)
Attendance form (PDF 0.1 MB)
Recommendation from the Nomination Committee (PDF 0.1 MB)

Extraordinary general meeting 5 July 2007
Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting 2007 (PDF 0.1 MB)
Minutes of extraordinary general meeting (PDF 0.1 MB)
Merger plan with appendices (PDF 2.0 MB) 
 
General meeting 8 May 2007
Notice of Annual General Meeting 2007 (PDF 0.1 MB)
Minutes of Annual General Meeting 2007 (PDF 0.1 MB) 
 
General meeting 9 May 2006
Notice of Annual General Meeting 2006 (PDF 0.1 MB)
Minutes of Annual General Meeting 2006 (PDF 0.1 MB)

General meeting 3 May 2005
Notice of Annual General Meeting 2005 (PDF 0.1 MB)
Minutes of Annual General Meeting 2005 (PDF 0.1 MB)
 
Extraordinary general meeting 1 December 2004
Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting in Norsk Hydro ASA (PDF 0.1 MB)
Minutes of the extraordinary General Meeting (PDF 0.1 MB) 
 
Annual general meeting 11 May 2004
Notice of Annual General Meeting 2004 (PDF 0.1 MB)
Annual General Meeting of Norsk Hydro ASA (supplement) (PDF 0.1 MB)
Minutes of Annual General Meeting 2004 (PDF 0.1 MB)

Extraordinary general meeting 15 January 2004
Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting in Norsk Hydro ASA (PDF 0.1 MB)
Minutes of the extraordinary General Meeting (PDF 0.1 MB)

Annual general meeting 7 May 2003
Notice of Annual General Meeting 2003 (PDF 0.1 MB)
Annual General Meeting of Norsk Hydro ASA (supplement) (PDF 50 KB)
Minutes of Annual General Meeting 2003 (PDF 0.1 MB)

Annual general meeting 2 May 2002
Notice of Annual General Meeting 2002 (PDF 0.1 MB)
Minutes of Annual General Meeting 2002 (PDF 0.1 MB)

Updated: September 12, 2014
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