Wed March 11 02:55 pm 2009 in category Stock exchange releases
Nokian Tyres plc Stock Exchange Announcement 11.3.2009 3:00 p.m.

Annual General Meeting Call




The shareholders of Nokian Tyres plc are called to the Annual General Meeting to be held in the Small Auditorium of Tampere Hall at Yliopistonkatu 55, Tampere, Finland on Thursday 2 April 2009 at 4:00 p.m. Registration of attendants and the distribution of ballots will begin at 3:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting.

The agenda for the Annual General Meeting is as follows:

Matters to be discussed at the Annual General Meeting under section 13 of the Articles of Association.

- The Board’s proposal for payment of dividend

The Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting that a dividend of EUR 0.40 per share be paid for the financial year ended on 31 December 2008. Dividend will be paid to shareholders who, on the record date, 7 April 2009, were registered in the company's shareholder register, maintained by the Euroclear Finland Oy (Finnish Central Securities Depository Ltd). The proposed dividend payment date is 21 April 2009.

- Members of the Board of Directors

The Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Nokian Tyres’ Board of Directors will propose to the Annual General Meeting that seven members would be nominated for the next period of one year, i.e. the present Board Members (Kim Gran, Hille Korhonen, Hannu Penttilä, Petteri Walldén, Aleksey Vlasov and Kai Öistämö) would be re-elected and Mr. Yasuhiko Tanokashira, SVP Finance & Administration, Bridgestone Europe would be elected as a new Member of the Board of Nokian Tyres.

All candidates excluding Kim Gran and Yasuhiko Tanokashira are independent of the company.

The Nomination and Remuneration Committee will propose that the remuneration of the Board members would remain unchanged.

- Auditor

The Board of Directors will propose that KPMG Oy Ab would be elected as Auditor of Nokian Tyres.

Attending the Annual General Meeting

Shareholders registered by no later than 23 March 2009 in the company’s shareholder register, which is maintained by the Euroclear Finland Oy (Finnish Central Securities Depository Ltd), are entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting.

Shareholders who wish to attend must register by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, 27 March 2009 either in writing to Nokian Tyres plc, P.O. Box 20, FIN-37101 Nokia, by phone at +358 10 401 7641, by fax at +358 10 401 7799, by e-mail to yhtiokokous@nokiantyres.com, or by internet www.nokiantyres.com/annual_general_meeting_2009. Registrations must arrive before the end of the registration period. Any powers of attorney should be delivered to the above address in connection with the registration.

Documents on display and Annual Report

The Financial Statements and the Board proposals referred to above, with Appendices, will be available at the company headquarters at Pirkkalaistie 7, 37100 Nokia, for one week before the Annual General Meeting. Copies of these documents will be sent to shareholders on request. The proposals of the Board of Directors are also available on the Internet at www.nokiantyres.com. Annual Reports will be sent to major shareholders during the week starting 23 March 2009.

Nokian Tyres plc

Raila Hietala-Hellman
Vice President, Corporate Communications

For further information, contact:
Anne Leskelä
Vice President, CFO & IR
tel. +358 10 401 7481.

DISTRIBUTION: NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, media and www.nokiantyres.com