Getinge’s governance and development activities are governed by decisions in a number of company bodies, with the General Meeting as the highest decision-making body. At the General Meeting, shareholders exercise their voting rights in accordance with Swedish corporate legislation and Getinge’s Articles of Association. The General Meeting elects the Board of Directors and auditors. The other tasks of the General Meeting also include adopting the company’s balance sheets and income statements, deciding on the allocations of earnings in the company and deciding on discharging the members of the Board and the CEO from liability. The General Meeting also decides on remuneration to the Board of Directors and auditors fees and guidelines for remuneration to senior executives.