Frequently asked questions from Aker shareholders:
No bank account has been registered to receive your dividend payments. Bank settlement instructions are recorded in your VPS account with the Norwegian Central Securities Depository (Verdipapirsentralen — VPS). Please contact the securities services department of the bank, broker, or other financial institution that handles your VPS client account, and request the necessary arrangements for receiving direct deposits.
The meeting notice for an Aker ASA general shareholders’ meeting, which includes pertinent material such as agenda item documentation and the recommendations of the nomination committee, is distributed to all shareholders on record with a known address no later than 21 days prior to the general shareholders’ meeting. If you do not receive the meeting notice, please contact Aker’s investor relations staff, and if necessary, verify that the address details in your VPS account are correct. Meeting notices and their related material are published simultaneously on the company’s website and via the Oslo Stock Exchange’s publication service: www.newsweb.no .
Shareholders who wish to participate in a general shareholders’ meeting in person or by proxy may register their attendance via the investor services link provided in the notice of the general shareholders’ meeting (PIN code and reference number appearing on your attendance form are required). Alternatively, shareholders may register or submit a proxy via “Investortjenester” (Investor Services), an online service offered by many financial institutions in Norway — or by mailing their attendance notification to Aker ASA c/o DNB Bank ASA, Verdipapirservice, PO BOX 1600 Sentrum, NO-0021 Oslo, Norway; telefax: +47 22 48 11 71.
Aker ASA’s policy is to set the deadline for receiving notification of your participation at the company’s general shareholders’ meetings as close as possible to the meeting date, and no sooner than five days ahead of the meeting. Shareholders should familiarize themselves with the registration deadline stated in the meeting notice.
Shareholders who are unable to participate at the general shareholders’ meeting may vote electronically during the registration period prior to the meeting. A vote may be cast for each agenda item, and you may alter or withdraw your ballot throughout the registration period. Advance voting is done via Aker ASA’s website: www.akerasa.com or through “Investortjenester”, an online service provided by many Norwegian financial institutions (the PIN code and reference number appearing on your attendance form are required). Should a shareholder attend the general meeting in person or through an appointed proxy, votes cast prior to the meeting will be deemed withdrawn. Using Aker’s website, follow the link: INVESTOR > General shareholders’ meeting. Shareholders may opt to submit a proxy with voting instructions for each agenda item at the shareholders’ meeting. The procedure for submitting such proxies is the same as that used for attendance registration.
All Aker ASA shareholders are entitled to vote at the company’s shareholders’ meetings. If you are recorded in the shareholder registry under your own name, you may attend the meeting and vote, provided you have pre-registered via the company’s registrar (see instructions for attendance registration). If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may participate via a proxy to be voted by the meeting’s chair or by appointing a person of your choice to vote on your behalf (see the proxy instructions accompanying the meeting notice).
If your shares are held via a brokerage or other nominee account, you must have the shares re-registered in your name before you are able to exercise shareholders’ rights and voting rights at the general shareholders’ meeting. Such re-registration must be completed no later than the day preceding the deadline for notifying your attendance at the meeting. Thus, it is important to instruct your account manager to initiate re-registration well ahead of the meeting date.
Norway’s Public Limited Liability Companies Act allows for electronic participation at general shareholders’ meetings, but only if the board provides for appropriate execution of the shareholders’ meeting and if systems are available that meet legal requirements pertaining to general shareholders’ meetings. The board of directors of Aker ASA considers that such systems are not currently available, and thus will not offer shareholders the option of electronic participation in general shareholders’ meetings.
You may delegate someone to act as your proxy by submitting a completed proxy form; proxy forms accompany the notice of the general shareholders’ meeting that you received. Blank proxy forms can be downloaded from the company’s website by following the link: INVESTOR > General shareholders’ meeting. Shareholders may submit a proxy via the investor services link provided on the notice of the general shareholders’ meeting (PIN code and reference number shown on your attendance form are required). Alternatively, shareholders may submit a proxy through “Investortjenester” (Investor Services), an online service offered by many financial institutions in Norway — or by mailing their proxy to Aker’s registrar as follows: Aker ASA c/o DnB Bank ASA, Verdipapirservice, PO BOX 1600 Sentrum, NO-0021 Oslo, Norway; telefax: +47 22 48 11 71. If you did not receive a PIN code and/or reference number, please contact Aker ASA’s registrar.
To be valid, a proxy must be dated and signed by the shareholder. Proxies for general shareholders’ meetings must be received within the registration deadline that applies to attendance in person. Shareholders may appoint their own representative or assign their proxy to Aker ASA’s board chairman (or the person designated by the chairman). The company’s proxy forms provide the option of recording voting instructions for each agenda item presented to the general shareholders’ meeting.
Shareholders are entitled to have questions put before general shareholders’ meetings if such proposals are received by the board no later than seven (7) days prior to the notification deadline for attending the general shareholders’ meeting. Such submissions should be accompanied by a proposal to vote on — or state the reasons why your question(s) warrant treatment by the shareholders’ meeting. Send your proposals to the company via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: Aker ASA, PO Box 1423 Vika, NO-0115 Oslo, Norway. Please label your submission as follows: Agenda item proposals/questions to be discussed at Aker ASA general shareholders’ meeting.
Shareholders are entitled to present resolutions and proposals to be discussed and voted on at general shareholders’ meetings. Such proposals may be submitted to the company via email to: email@example.com or by mail to Aker ASA, PO Box 1423 Vika, NO-0115 Oslo, Norway. Please mark such proposals as follows: Proposals for decision-making at Aker ASA general shareholders’ meeting.
Shareholders may convey proposals for board candidates to the company’s nomination committee using the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org . The deadline for submitting proposals for the upcoming board election is 31 October of the year preceding the company’s next annual shareholders’ meeting.
A signed copy of meeting minutes is available on Aker’s webpages that list the company’s Oslo Stock Exchange notifications , as soon as the minutes have been released by the Oslo Stock Exchange and its publication service: www.newsweb.no .
As an exchange-listed company, Aker ASA is required to have an account registrar that maintains the shareholders’ registry on behalf of the company. The company’s registrar makes dividend payments and provides shareholders with information about the shares they own and other data, such as the identification of their VPS account operator. Aker ASA’s shares and the holdings of individual shareholders are registered with the Norwegian Central Securities Depository (Verdipapirsentralen — VPS). VPS maintains updated transaction records for each VPS account. Aker ASA shareholders are required to maintain an account with the Norwegian Central Securities Depository (Verdipapirsentralen —VPS) in which the shares are registered. A VPS client account may be opened with your current bank or at another bank, broker, or financial institution, each of which is a so-called VPS account operator. All changes/transactions in your VPS account must be handled by your account operator. (See VPS’s website: www.vps.no/public/vps_eng )
Aker ASA has chosen DnB Bank as its registrar:
DNB Bank ASA
Postboks 1600 Sentrum
0021 OSLO, NORWAY
Telephone: +47 23 26 80 21
The registrar is the intermediary between the company and individual shareholders regarding the shares they own. Services provided by DnB Bank include:
• Dividend payments by Aker ASA to its shareholders
• Details of your inventory of Aker ASA shares.
• Identification of the financial institution that is your VPS account operator.
Yes. Aker ASA’s LEI code is 5967007LIEEXZXJ10071.