I. General provisions
The business name of the Company shall be: Apator Spółka Akcyjna. The Company may use the abbreviation of Apator S.A. and use the distinguishing mark.
The Company's registered office is in the city of Toruń.
The company shall operate in the Republic of Poland and abroad.
The Company may establish and operate branches, subsidiaries, establishments, offices and other establishments in Poland and abroad.
The Company’s duration is unlimited.
- The aim of the Company is to perform the activity aimed at performance of the strategy of Grupa Apator defining the interest of Grupa Apator.
- The Capital Group Apator should be understood as the Company, its legal successors and subsidiaries of Apator SA (within the meaning of the Accounting Act).
- The interests of the Company shall be defined by its objective as defined in paragraph 1 above.
- The main subject of the Company's business activity is:
- Manufacture of instruments and appliances for measuring, testing and navigation, PKD 26.51.Z.
- The remaining objects of the Company shall be:
- Manufacture of electricity distribution and control apparatus, PKD 27.12.Z,
- Manufacture of other plastic products, PKD 22.29.Z,
- Manufacture of other technical ceramic products, PKD 23.44.Z,
- Manufacture of metal structures and their parts, PKD 25.11.Z,
- Mechanical processing of metal elements, PKD 25.62.Z,
- Manufacture of electronic printed circuits, PKD 26.12.Z,
- Manufacture of computers and peripheral equipment, PKD 26.20.Z,
- Manufacture of telecommunications equipment, PKD 26.30.Z,
- Manufacture of consumer electronics, PKD 26.40.Z,
- Manufacture of watches and clocks, PKD 26.52.Z,
- Manufacture of installation equipment, PKD 27.33.Z,
- Manufacture of other electrical equipment, PKD 27.90.Z,
- Manufacture of office machinery and equipment, except computers and peripheral equipment, PAC 28.23.Z,
- Repair and maintenance of machinery, PKD 33.12.Z,
- Repair and maintenance of electronic and optical devices, PKD 33.13.Z,
- Repair and maintenance of electrical equipment, PKD 33.14.Z,
- Installation of industrial machinery, equipment and equipment, PKD 33.20.Z,
- Production of electricity, PKD 35.11.Z,
- Transmission of electricity, PKD 35.12.Z,
- Distribution of electricity, PKD 35.13.Z,
- Electricity trading, PKD 35.14.Z,
- Disassembly of used goods, PKD 38.31.Z,
- Recovery of raw materials from segregated materials, PKD 38.32.Z,
- Execution of electrical installations, PKD 43.21.Z,
- Wholesale of computers, peripherals and software, PKD 46.51.Z,
- Wholesale of electronic and telecommunications equipment and parts thereof, PKD 46.52.Z,
- Wholesale of other semi-finished products, PKD 46.76.Z,
- Wholesale of wastes and scrap, PKD 46.77.Z,
- Wholesale of unspecial products, PKD 46.90.Z,
- Retail sale of computers, peripherals and software in special shops, PKD 47.41.Z,
- Retail sale of telecommunication equipment in special shops, PKD 47.42.Z,
- Others in land passenger transport not classified, PKD 49.39.Z,
- In road transport of goods, PKD 49.41.Z
- Storage other goods, PKD 52.10.B
- Service supporting land transport, PKD 52.21.Z,
- Management of camping sites and short-stay accommodation, PKD 55.20. Z,
- Other gastronomic service, PKD 56.29.Z,
- Other software processing, PKD 58.29.Z,
- Wire telecommunication activity, PKD 61.10.Z,
- Wire telecommunication activity excluding satellite communication, PKD 61.20.Z,
- Satellite communication activity, PKD 61.30.Z,
- Other telecommunication activity, PKD 61.90.Z,
- Software management, PKD 62.01.Z,
- Information technology consulting, PKD 62.02.Z,
- Information technology equipment management, PKD 62.03.Z,
- Other information technology , PKD 62.09.Z,
- Data processing, hosting and similar activity, PKD 63.11.Z,
- Website management, PKD 63.12.Z,
- Other information technology services not classified, PKD 63.99.Z,
- Sale and purchase of property at own account, PKD 68.10.Z,
- Renting or management of own or rented real estate, PKD 68.20.Z,
- Book and accounting activity; tax advising, PKD 69.20Z,
- Other advising regarding business activity and management, PKD 70.22.Z,
- Engineering activity and related to it technical advising, PKD 71.12Z,
- Other technical research and analysis, PKD 71.20.B,
- Research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering, PKD 72.19.Z,
- Advertising agency activity, PKD 73.11.Z,
- Market and public opinion research, PKD 73.20.Z,
- Special design activity, PKD 74.10.Z,
- Other professional, scientific and technical activities not classified, PKD 74.90Z,
- Lease and renting of office machines and equipment including computers, PKD 77.33.Z,
- Lease and renting of other office machines and equipment and property not classified, PKD 77.39.Z,
- Renting of intellectual property, PKD 77.40.Z,
- Other activity regarding of employees availability, PKD 78.30.Z,
- Call centres operation, PKD 82.20.Z,
- Activity regarding the arrangement of fairs, exhibitions and congresses, PKD 82.30.Z,
- Other not school activities not classified, PKD 85.59.B,
- Repair and maintenance of computers and peripherals, PKD 95.11.Z,
- Repair and maintenance of telecommunication equipment, PKD 95.12.Z,
- Repair and maintenance of electronic equipment of general use, PKD 95.21.Z,
- Activity of head offices and holdings excluding financial holdings, PKD 70.10.Z.
- If taking to run business or running business within the scope of established above frame of activity of the Company requires an appropriate permission or concession for the commencement or running such a business to be obtained, it is allowed to be run after the receipt of such a permission or concession.
II. Capital of the Company, shareholders and shares
The share capital of the Company amounts to 3,280,632.80 PLN (three million two hundred eighty thousand six hundred thirty two 80/100 PLN) and is divided into 7,337,001 (seven million three hundred thirty seven thousand one) A series registered shares and 25,469,327 (twenty five million four hundred sixty nine thousand three hundred twenty seven) A, B and C series bearer shares with a nominal value of 0.10 PLN (ten groszy) each.
- The conversion of A Series Registered Shares into A Series Bearer Shares is made based on application of the shareholders in January every year. The Executive Board is obligated to establish additional date of conversion within 90 days in case of application submitted during the year for the conversion over 100.000 (one hundred thousand) registered shares.
- The conversion of bearer shares into registered shares is not allowed.
Each share has got 1 (one) voting right except A Series Registered Shares where each share has got 4 (four) voting rights. The conversion of registered shares into bearer shares causes the loose of their privilege during voting.
- A Series Registered Shares can be sold by shareholders and their legal successors only to shareholders possessing A Series Registered Shares. Selling A Series Registered Shares to other persons than shareholders possessing A Series Registered Shares requires the consent of the Management Board.
- The shareholders who are going to sell their A Series Registered Shares to other persons than shareholders possessing A Series Registered Shares should submit an application in writing to the Management Board with the request for the permission for that legal action.
- The Management Board will consider the application with the request for permission to sell A Series Registered Shares and take a decision to permit or not permit within 60 days from the date of submission of the application guiding by the interest of the Company.
- If the Management Board does not consent to transfer the shares it should within 60 days:
- If the Management Board does not take a position within 60 days from the date of the written request for approval of the disposal of shares, the disposal of shares is not subject to any restrictions.
- Registered shares and bearer shares are allowed to be redeemed with consent of the shareholder to acquire them by the Company.
- Acquisition of shares by the Company in order to their redemption requires separate resolutions of the General Shareholders Meeting.
- Acquisition of own shares of the Company should be made in such a manner to avoid to give any privilege to any shareholders group.
III. Capital and funds
- The Company makes capitals and funds:
- share capital,
- reserve capital.
- Based on the resolution of the General Shareholders Meeting other funds are allowed to be made and used in accordance with obligatory regulations.
- Share capital is to reimburse fixed assets, intangibles and legal assets and current assets and it also serves to finance the shares of home and foreign companies.
- Share capital can be raised or reduced based on resolution of the General Shareholders Meeting. Share capital can be raised from reserved capital or other funds made on profit.
- Reserved capital is made of annual profit write offs in the amount at least 8% (eight percent) in order to reimburse the losses indicated in financial report for the financial year. Write offs are made until reserve capital does not reach 1/3 (one third) of share capital. Renewal of the write off on the profit to reserve capital is allowed when this capital has been partly used.
- The profit of the Company in the last financial year is allocated to feed capitals and funds of the Company and dividends in the amount decided by the General Shareholders Meeting and for other purposes specified in resolutions of the General Shareholders Meeting. The General Shareholders Meeting is allowed to make the decision concerning contingent payment only in case when possible meeting of conditions are fulfilled before the day of the establishment of the right to dividend.
- The Management Board is authorized to make advance payment the shareholders towards expected dividend on the rules defined in the Polish Commercial Companies Code.
IV. The Management of the Company
- The management of the Company consists of:
- the General Meeting,
- the Supervisory Board,
- the Management Board.
The General Meeting:
- There are ordinary and extraordinary General Meetings. An Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders shall be convened annually, at the latest by the end of June.
- The General Shareholders Meeting is called by the announcement in the manner specified in the Polish Commercial Companies Code prior the date at least 26 (twenty six) days of the General Shareholders Meeting to be held.
- The General Shareholders Meeting is called by the Management Board. The Supervisory Board may convene an Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders if the Management Board fails to convene it within the time limit specified in the Articles of Association, and an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders if it considers it advisable to do so. Shareholders representing at least half of the share capital or at least half of the total number of votes in the Company may convene an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders appointing the Chairperson of the Meeting.
- A shareholder or shareholders representing at least 1/20 (one twentieth) of the share capital may request that an Extraordinary General Meeting be convened and that certain matters be placed on the agenda of this Meeting. The request to convene the Extraordinary General Meeting should be submitted to the Management Board in writing or in the electronic form.
- A shareholder or shareholders representing at least 1/20 (one twentieth) of the share capital may request that certain matters be placed on the agenda of the next General Meeting. The request should be submitted to the Management Board not later than 21 (twenty-one) days before the scheduled date of the Meeting. The Management Board shall immediately, but no later than 18 (eighteen) days prior to the scheduled date of the General Meeting, announce changes to the agenda introduced at the request of shareholders. The announcement shall be made in the manner appropriate for convening the General Meeting.
- A shareholder or shareholders representing at least 1/20 (one twentieth) of the share capital may, prior to the date of the General Meeting, submit to the Company, in writing or by electronic means, draft resolutions concerning the matters included in the agenda of the General Meeting or matters which are to be included in the agenda. The Company shall immediately publish draft resolutions on its website. Each shareholder may propose draft resolutions concerning the matters introduced in the agenda during the General Meeting.
- The request to convene the General Meeting and place certain issues on its agenda, submitted by authorized entities, should include a justification and draft resolutions.
- A resolution not to consider an issue placed on the agenda may be adopted only if there are significant reasons for adopting such a resolution. A request to that effect should be justified.
- Only persons who are shareholders of the Company 16 (sixteen) days before the date of the General Meeting have the right to participate in the General Meeting.
- Before each General Meeting, a list of shareholders entitled to participate in the General Meeting is prepared. The list signed by the Management Board shall be displayed at the premises of the Company's Management Board for 3 (three) weekdays prior to the General Meeting. At the General Meeting, a list of present participants should be drawn up, specifying the number of shares represented by each of them and the number of votes to which they are entitled, signed by the Chairman of the Meeting.
- A shareholder may participate in the General Meeting and exercise the right to vote in person or by proxy. The power of attorney should be granted in writing or in electronic form.
- The General Meeting is capable of adopting binding resolutions regardless of the number of shares represented at the General Meeting, unless the provisions of the Commercial Companies Code provide otherwise.
- The General Meeting shall be chaired by one of the persons elected each time and entitled to participate in the Meeting. The election of the Chairman of the Meeting shall take place before any actions are commenced. Until the election of the Chairman of the Meeting, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board or, in case of his absence, the Vice-Chairman or another Member of the Board shall preside over the Meeting.
- Resolutions are adopted by an absolute majority of votes, unless the provisions of this Statute or the Commercial Companies Code provide otherwise.
The exclusive competence of the General Meeting shall include:
- examination and approval of the Management Board's reports on the Company's activity and on the activity of the capital group for the previous financial year,
- consideration and approval of individual financial statements and consolidated financial statements for the previous financial year,
- consideration and approval of reports on the activities of the Supervisory Board,
- making all decisions concerning claims for compensation for damage caused during the establishment of the Company or during the exercise of management or supervision,
- adoption of resolutions on the distribution of profit or coverage of losses,
- determining the date of shareholders' right to dividend and the date of dividend payment, taking into account the rule that the period between the date of establishing the right to dividend and the date of dividend payment cannot be longer than 15 (fifteen) business days,
- granting discharge to members of the Company's governing bodies for the performance of their duties,
- increasing or decreasing the share capital,
- resolution on redemption of shares and other securities,
- issue of shares and other securities,
- determining the number of Members of the Supervisory Board,
- appointment and dismissal of Supervisory Board Members and determination of their remuneration,
- adopting resolutions on the merger, division, transformation or dissolution of the Company,
- adoption of resolutions on the sale or lease of the enterprise or its organized part and establishing a limited property right on them,
- amendment of the Statutes,
- adoption of the Regulations of the Supervisory Board,
- adoption of the Regulations of General Meetings of Shareholders,
- adopting remuneration policy for Members of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board,
- providing opinions on the remuneration report presented by the Supervisory Board.
- Voting at the General Meeting is open, unless the provisions of the Commercial Companies Code provide otherwise.
- General Meetings are held in Toruń or Ostaszewo in the Łysomice commune in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship, in accordance with the Regulations of General Meetings. Amendments to the Regulations adopted by the General Meeting shall enter into force as of the next General Meeting.
Resolutions of the General Meeting are binding for all shareholders.
The Supervisory Board
- The Supervisory Board consists of 5 (five) to 7 (seven) members appointed by the General Shareholders Meeting for the period of 5 (five) years. Members of the The Supervisory Board are appointed for the common tenure. Reduction of number of the members of The Supervisory Board during tenure to not less than 5 (five) members does not cause the necessity to complete the makeup of The Supervisory Board.
- The members of the The Supervisory Board should have appropriate professional knowledge and experience.
- The members of the Supervisory Board are obliged not to compete however the prohibition does not concern the entities of Apator Group. The member of the Supervisory Board is not allowed to deal with the interests of competitive party and to participate as the member in competitive entity or in other competitive capital entity in case of possession at least 10% shares in it or the right to appoint at least one member of the Management Board.
- Members of the Supervisory Board can not be: Member of the Management Board, Proxy, Chief Accountant, Legal Adviser or Advocate employed by the company, persons who are directly subordinated to a Member of the Management Board. In addition, Members of the Supervisory Board may not be Members of the Management Board of a subsidiary company.
- The members of the Supervisory Board should perform their duties personally. Members of the Supervisory Board should consider first of all both the interest of the Company and the interest of entire Apator Group.
- The adoption of the resolutions by the Supervisory Board in writing or by use of direct means of communication on distance is permissible. The resolution is valid when all the members of the Supervisory Board were advised about the content of the resolution of the Supervisory Board. The adoption of the resolutions in the mode presented does not concern the appointment of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board and the Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, nomination of members of the Management Board and dismissal or suspension of member of the Management Board.
- Resolutions, including resolutions in writing or by means of instantaneous communications, shall be adopted by an absolute majority of votes cast in favour:
- at five person makeup of the Supervisory Board - at least three members,
- at over five person makeup of the Supervisory Board - at least 4 four members,
- The Supervisory Board Meeting is held once a quarter or more often when it is required based on invitation of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board. The Management Board or member of the Supervisory Board is allowed to demand to convene the Supervisory Board Meeting giving suggested agenda of the meeting. In such a case the Chairman of the Supervisory Board convenes the meeting within two weeks of the date of submission of the motion. If the Chairman of the Supervisory Board does not convene the Supervisory Board Meeting in required date then applicant is allowed to convene by itself giving the date, place and suggested agenda of the debates.
- The supervisory board exercises permanent supervision over all areas of the activities of the company. The Supervisory Board is not allowed to make binding orders to the Management Board concerning the Company. The Supervisory Board performs its duties collectively, however, it may delegate its Members to independently perform supervisory activities.
- The Supervisory Board is allowed to study all the documents of the Company, to require from the Management Board and employees of the Company, the reports and clarifications in all matters and make revision concerning the status of property of the Company.
- The Supervisory Board settles all matters that under the law and hereby the Statutes are not restricted to the exclusive competence of the General Shareholders Meeting and they are not in the scope of activity of the Management Board.
The competence of the Supervisory Board covers:
- assessment of the report of the Management Board on the activity of the Company and Capital Group for the last financial year and submission the report on the assessment in writing to the General Shareholders Meeting,
- assessment of separate financial statement and consolidated financial statement for the last financial year in respect of their conformity with books, documentation and facts of the case and submission the report on assessment in writing to the General Shareholders Meeting,
- preparation of the concise assessment of the situation of the Company taking into account the assessment of the systems of internal inspection, risk management, compliance and the function of internal audit and submission the report to the General Shareholders Meeting,
- preparing and presenting to the General Meeting a report on remuneration of the Members of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board,
- specifying the remuneration policy for Members of the Executive Board and Supervisory Board within the limits set by the General Meeting,
- making decisions on temporary withdrawal from the application of the remuneration policy of the Members of the Executive Board and Supervisory Board within the scope indicated in the remuneration policy,
- assessment of the conclusions of the Management Board regarding the distribution of the profit or coverage of loss,
- consideration and giving opinions of any other matters to be the subject of the resolution of the General Shareholders Meeting,
- nomination of statutory auditor for the auditing of financial statement,
- approval of the long term strategy of the Company and Apator Group and changes in them,
- approval of annual and long term financial plans of the Company and Apator Group and changes in them,
- adoption of the resolutions of purchase and disposal of shares in other entities,
- adoption of the resolutions of establishment and liquidation of entities with total or partial share of the Company
- adoption the resolutions regarding purchase and disposal of property, perpetual usufruct or share in property,
- consent on disposal of a right or assume the obligations by the Company except matters restricted to the competence of General Shareholders Meeting of the value exceeding PLN 20 million,
- granting consent to incurring expenditure on research and development works with a value exceeding PLN 1.5 million,
- giving consent to conclude transactions with a related entity of the Company with a value exceeding 5% of the total assets determined on the basis of the last approved financial statement of the Company,
- adoption of a resolution on determining the number of Members of the Management Board of the Company,
- appointing the President of the Management Board and then, at his request, other Members of the Management Board, dismissing Members of the Management Board, suspending all or individual Members of the Management Board from their duties for important reasons, as well as delegating Members of the Supervisory Board to temporarily perform the duties of Members of the Management Board,
- representing the Company in the agreement between the Company and a Member of the Management Board, as well as in the dispute between the Company and a Member of the Management Board,
- resolution of conflicts of interest of Management Board Members,
- adoption of the Regulations of the Management Board,
- adopting the Audit Committee Regulations and agreeing to hire and dismiss the head of the internal audit,
- adoption of resolutions on other matters at the request of the President of the Management Board.
- Members of the Supervisory Board shall receive as remuneration the amounts determined by the General Meeting of Shareholders. Apart from the remuneration, Members of the Supervisory Board shall be entitled to reimbursement of justified costs incurred in connection with the performance of their duties.
- Minutes of the meeting of the Supervisory Board shall be drawn up and signed by the members of the Supervisory Board present at the meeting.
- At its first meeting, the Supervisory Board shall elect a Chairman and a Deputy Chairman from among its members.
- The Supervisory Board shall act in accordance with the Regulations of the Supervisory Board.
- Pursuant to an appropriate resolution, the Supervisory Board may establish committees from among its members appointed to resolve matters of a specific type or category, including the Audit Committee. In a resolution, the Supervisory Board shall define the rules of operation of the committee, its composition and detailed competences.
The Management Board
- The Management Board consists of 1 (one) to 6 (six) members nominated for 3 (three) years by the Supervisory Board for the common tenure. The Supervisory Board first makes the appointment of the President of Management Board and next based on its proposal other members of the Management Board.
- The Management Board manages all the activity of the Company, represents the Company, manages its real estate and all issues not reserved to other bodies, it is responsible for the proper bookkeeping in the Company and strictly respects for the regulations of the Statutes, Regulations of the Management Board and Resolutions of the Management of the Company.
- The Management Board acts pursuant to accepted long term strategy of the Company and Apator Group and it should both take into consideration the interest of the Company and Apator Group.
- The works of the Management Board are managed by the President of the Management Board.
- Resolutions shall be adopted by an absolute majority of votes. In case of equal number of votes, the vote of the President of the Management Board is decisive. The resolutions can be adopted in ordinary mode and in writing as well or by use of means of direct, remote communication. If resolutions are adopted in writing or using means of direct remote communication, all Members of the Management Board must be notified of the content of the resolution.
- To receive summonses and other deliveries it is sufficient if the delivery is made by one of the Members of the Management Board.
- Members of the Management Board are obliged to participate in meetings of the Supervisory Board at the request of the Supervisory Board.
- Two Members of the Management Board acting jointly, a Member of the Management Board acting jointly with a Proxy or two Proxies acting jointly are authorised to make statements regarding the Company's property rights and obligations and signatures.
- Each member of the Management Board has the right and obligation to conduct the affairs of the Company, not exceeding the scope of ordinary activities of the Company.
- The proxy appoints the Management Board by unanimous resolution. A granted power of attorney may be revoked by any Member of the Management Board independently.
- The Company's employees are subject to the management of the Management Board, and in particular the Management Board accepts and dismisses employees and determines their remuneration in accordance with applicable regulations.
- The members of the Executive Board and Proxies are bound by the non-competition clause and this clause does not apply to the companies of Grupa Apator. A Member of the Management Board and a Proxy may not engage in competitive business or participate in a competitive company as a partner in a civil partnership, partnership or as a member of a body of a capital company or in any other competitive legal entity as a member of a body. This prohibition also covers participation in a competitive capital company in the event that it holds at least 10% of shares or stocks or has the right to appoint at least one Member of the Management Board.
Members of the Management Board may be dismissed at any time by the Supervisory Board or the General Meeting of Shareholders. It does not prejudice their claims under the employment contract.
- Members of the Management Board as well as employees of the Company who are guilty of neglecting any obligations imposed on them by law, the Articles of Association or the By-laws shall be liable to the Company for any damage caused by such negligence. Members of the Management Board and employees are not liable to third parties for liabilities incurred on behalf of the Company.
V. Company accounts, certified auditors
The Company keeps its accounting records in accordance with the applicable legal regulations.
The financial year shall coincide with the calendar year.
The Management Board prepares the Management Board's reports on the Company's and the capital group's activities, individual financial statements and consolidated financial statements for a given financial year and submits them to the Supervisory Board for evaluation and the General Meeting of Shareholders for consideration and approval.
The entity authorized to audit the Company's financial statements is elected by the Supervisory Board in a manner ensuring its independence in the performance of the tasks entrusted to it.
VI. Final provisions
In matters not regulated by this Statute, the provisions of the Commercial Companies Code and other normative acts binding on the Company shall apply.