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EB, ELEKTROBIT CORPORATION: NOTICE TO THE GENERAL MEETING

Thu 16th February, 2012 6:05am

STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE

Free for publication on 16 February 2012 at 8.00 a.m.
NOTICE TO THE GENERAL MEETING

Notice is given to the shareholders of Elektrobit Corporation to the Annual General Meeting to be held on Monday 26 March 2012 at 1.00 p.m. at the University of Oulu, Saalastinsali, at the address Pentti Kaiteran katu 1, 90570 Oulu, Finland. The reception of persons who have registered for the General Meeting and the distribution of voting tickets will commence at 12.30 p.m.


A. MATTERS ON THE AGENDA OF THE GENERAL MEETING

At the General Meeting, the following matters will be considered:

1. Opening of the meeting

2. Calling the meeting to order

3. Election of persons to scrutinize the minutes and to supervise the counting of votes

4. Recording the legality of the meeting

5. Recording the attendance at the meeting and adoption of the list of votes

6. Presentation of the annual accounts, the report of the Board of Directors and the auditor's report for the year 2011

- Review by the Chief Executive Officer

7. Adoption of the annual accounts

8. Resolution on the use of the profit shown on the balance sheet and the payment of dividend

The Board of Directors proposes to the General Meeting that no dividend shall be distributed.

9. Resolution on the discharge of the members of the Board of Directors and the CEO from liability

10. Resolution on the remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors

Shareholders who represent approximately 55.8 per cent of the shares in the company propose to the General Meeting that to the members of the Board of Directors to be elected be paid the following monthly remuneration for the term of office ending at the end of the next Annual General Meeting: to the chairman of the Board of Directors EUR 3,500 and to the other members of the Board of Directors EUR 2,000 each. In addition, the members of the Board of Directors are entitled to compensation for attending Board Committee meetings as follows: the chairman of the Committee EUR 600 for each meeting and other Committee members EUR 400 for each meeting. The members of the Board of Directors, who also act as Board members of other companies belonging to the Elektrobit Group, are also entitled to compensation for attending Board meetings of such other group companies as follows: EUR 1,000 for each meeting.

The above-mentioned shareholders furthermore propose that the travel expenses of the members of the Board of Directors be compensated in accordance with the company's travel compensation policy.

11. Resolution on the number of members of the Board of Directors

Shareholders who represent approximately 55.8 per cent of the shares in the company propose to the General Meeting that the number of members of the Board of Directors shall be five (5).

12. Election of members of the Board of Directors

Shareholders who represent approximately 55.8 per cent of the shares in the company propose to the General Meeting that the following persons shall be re-elected members of the Board of Directors for a term of office ending at the end of the next Annual General Meeting following the election: Mr. Jorma Halonen, Mr. Juha Hulkko, Mr. Seppo Laine, Mr Staffan Simberg and Mr. Erkki Veikkolainen. 

13. Resolution on the remuneration of the auditor

Based on the proposal of the Audit and Financial Committee the Board of Directors proposes to the General Meeting that the remuneration for the auditor to be elected will be paid against the auditor's reasonable invoice.

14. Election of auditor

Based on the proposal of the Audit and Financial Committee the Board of Directors proposes to the General Meeting that Ernst & Young Ltd, Authorized Public Accountants, be re-elected auditor of the company for a term of office ending at the end of the next Annual General Meeting. Ernst & Young Ltd has notified that Mr. Jari Karppinen, APA, would act as responsible auditor.

15. Authorizing the Board of Directors to decide on the repurchase of own shares

The Board of Directors proposes to the General Meeting that the Board of Directors be authorized to decide on the repurchase of the company's own shares as follows.

The amount of own shares to be repurchased shall not exceed 12,500,000 shares, which corresponds to approximately 9.66 per cent of all of the shares in the company. Only the unrestricted equity of the company can be used to repurchase own shares on the basis of the authorization.

Own shares can be repurchased at a price formed in public trading on the date of the repurchase or otherwise at a price formed on the market.

The Board of Directors decides how own shares will be repurchased. Own shares can be repurchased using, inter alia, derivatives. Own shares can be repurchased otherwise than in proportion to the shareholdings of the shareholders (directed repurchase).

The authorization cancels the authorization given by the General Meeting on 31 March 2011 to decide on the repurchase of the company's own shares.

The authorization is effective until 30 June 2013.

16. Authorizing the Board of Directors to decide on the issuance of shares as well as the issuance of special rights entitling to shares

The Board of Directors proposes to the General Meeting that the Board of Directors be authorized to decide on the issuance of shares as well as the issuance of other special rights entitling to shares referred to in Chapter 10 Section 1 of the Companies Act as follows.

The amount of shares to be issued shall not exceed 25,000,000 shares, which corresponds to approximately 19.32 per cent of all of the shares in the company.

The Board of Directors decides on all the conditions of the issuance of shares and of special rights entitling to shares. The authorization concerns both the issuance of new shares as well as the transfer of treasury shares. The issuance of shares and of special rights entitling to shares may be carried out in deviation from the shareholders' pre-emptive rights (directed issue).

The authorization cancels the authorization given by the General Meeting on 31 March 2011 to decide on the issuance of shares as well as the issuance of other special rights entitling to shares referred to in Chapter 10 Section 1 of the Companies Act.

The authorization is effective until 30 June 2013.

17. Decision making order

18. Closing of the meeting


B. DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL MEETING

The above-mentioned proposals for the decisions on the matters on the agenda of the General Meeting as well as this notice are available on Elektrobit Corporation's website at www.elektrobit.com. The annual report of Elektrobit Corporation, which includes the company's annual accounts, the report of the board of directors and the auditor's report as well as the company's corporate governance statement, is available on said website no later than 5 March 2012. The proposals for decisions and other documents mentioned above are also available at the General Meeting. Copies of these documents and of this notice will be sent to shareholders upon request. The minutes of the General Meeting will be available on the above-mentioned website as from 9 April 2012 at the latest.


C. INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE GENERAL MEETING

1. Shareholders registered in the shareholders' register

Each shareholder, who is registered on Wednesday 14 March 2012 in the shareholders' register of the company held by Euroclear Finland Ltd, has the right to participate in the General Meeting. A shareholder, whose shares are registered on his/her personal Finnish book-entry account, is registered in the shareholders' register of the company.

A shareholder, who is registered in the shareholders' register of the company and who wants to participate in the General Meeting, shall register for the meeting no later than on Wednesday 21 March 2012 by 10.00 a.m. by giving a prior notice of participation. The notice has to be received by the company before the end of the registration period. Such notice can be given:

a) on the company's website at www.elektrobit.com, as from 17 February 2012 at 10.00 a.m.
b) by telephone +358 40 344 3322 or +358 40 344 5425 on weekdays between 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.
c) by telefax; +358 8 343 032; or
d) by regular mail to the address Elektrobit Oyj, Yhtiökokous, Tutkijantie 8, 90590 Oulu, Finland.

In connection with the registration, a shareholder shall notify his/her name, personal identification number or business identity code, address, telephone number and the name of a possible assistant or proxy representative and the personal identification number of a proxy representative. The personal data given to Elektrobit Corporation is used only in connection with the General Meeting and with the processing of related registrations.

The shareholder, his/her authorized representative or proxy representative shall, where necessary, be able to prove his/her identity and/or right of representation at the General Meeting.

2. Holders of nominee registered shares

A holder of nominee registered shares has the right to participate in the General Meeting by virtue of such shares, based on which he/she on Wednesday 14 March 2012 would be entitled to be registered in the shareholders' register of the company held by Euroclear Finland Ltd. The right to participate in the General Meeting requires, in addition, that the shareholder on the basis of such shares has been registered into the temporary shareholders' register held by Euroclear Finland Ltd at the latest on Wednesday 21 March 2012 by 10.00 a.m. As regards nominee registered shares this constitutes due registration for the General Meeting.

A holder of nominee registered shares is advised to request without delay the necessary instructions regarding registration in the temporary shareholder's register, the issuing of proxy documents and registration for the General Meeting from his/her custodian bank. The account management organization of the custodian bank has to register a holder of nominee registered shares, who wants to participate in the General Meeting, into the temporary shareholders' register of the company at the latest by the time stated above.

Further information on the General Meeting and participation in the General Meeting is available on the company's website www.elektrobit.com.

3. Proxy representative and powers of attorney

A shareholder may participate in the General Meeting and exercise his/her rights at the meeting by way of proxy representation. A proxy representative shall produce a dated proxy document or otherwise in a reliable manner demonstrate his/her right to represent the shareholder. If a shareholder participates in the General Meeting by means of several proxy representatives representing the shareholder with shares at different securities accounts, the shares by which each proxy representative represents the shareholder shall be identified in connection with the registration for the General Meeting.

Possible proxy documents should be delivered in originals to the address Elektrobit Oyj, Yhtiökokous, Tutkijantie 8, 90590 Oulu, Finland, before the end of the registration period.

4. Advance voting

Shareholders, who have a Finnish book-entry account, may vote in advance on certain items on the agenda of the General Meeting through the company's website between 10.00 a.m. on 17 February 2012 and 10.00 a.m. on 21 March 2012. A shareholder voting in advance will not be able to use his/her right according to the Companies Act to request information or a vote, and if matters on the agenda have changed after the beginning of the advance voting period his/her possibility to vote on such items may be restricted, unless he/she is present in the General Meeting in person or by way of proxy representation. The conditions and instructions relating to the electronic advance voting are available on the company's website at www.elektrobit.com. The shareholder's book-entry account number is required for advance voting.

5. Other information

Pursuant to chapter 5, section 25 of the Companies Act, a shareholder who is present at the General Meeting has the right to request information with respect to the matters to be considered at the meeting.

On the date of this notice to the General Meeting 16 February 2012, the total number of shares and votes in Elektrobit Corporation is 129,412,690.


Oulu, February 16, 2012

EB, Elektrobit Corporation
The Board of Directors

Jukka Harju
CEO
Tel. + 358 40 344 5466

Päivi Timonen
Chief Legal Officer, Elektrobit Corporation
Tel. + 358 40 344 2794

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EB, Elektrobit Corporation

EB creates advanced technology and turns it into enriching end-user experiences. EB is specialized in demanding embedded software and hardware solutions for wireless and automotive industries. The net sales for the year 2011 totaled MEUR 162.2. Elektrobit Corporation is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.elektrobit.com




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