Valio Oy's General Meeting was held in Helsinki on 26 April 2023. The meeting confirmed Valio Oy's financial statement and group accounts for 2022 as well as granted discharge to the Board of Directors, Supervisory Board members, and the CEO.
Valio Oy will pay a dividend on stock capital registered on 31 December 2022, eur 113,22 per share.
Authorised Public Accountants PriceWaterhouseCoopers Oy was chosen as the auditor.
Of Valio's 13 shareholders, 8 were represented at the General Meeting.
The number of dairy farmer members in Valio's Supervisory Board was confirmed to be unchanged at 23 members. Supervisory Board positions are divided as follows among the owner-cooperatives: Osuuskunta Maitosuomi 10, Osuuskunta Länsi-Maito 3, Osuuskunta Pohjolan Maito 4 and Osuuskunta Tuottajain Maito 6.
As new members to the Valio Supervisory Board was elected farmer Matti Kivelä from Sysmä, Vesa Seppä from Sastamala and Pekka Halinen from Mikkeli.
Valio's supervisory board gathered after the General Meeting. Esa Kotala, farmer from Lapua, retains his position as the chairman of the Supervisory Board. Farmer Satu Pulkka from Vieremä continues as the vice-chairman. Valio's supervisory board consists of 27 members, four of whom are personnel representatives.
Valio Oy Supervisory Board 2023:
Esa Kotala, farmer, Lapua, chairman
Satu Pulkka, farmer, Vieremä, vice-chairman
Mats Broända, farmer, Kruunupyy
Hannu Gröhn, farmer, Nurmes
Pekka Halinen, farmer, Mikkeli
Arto Heikkinen, farmer, Pyhäntä
Mikko Heikkinen, farmer, Lapinlahti
Jari Hekkala, farmer, Kalajoki
Hannu Hokkanen, farmer, Kangasniemi
Mikko Huuskonen*, process specialist, Suonenjoki
Ari Kantonen, farmer, Taipalsaari
Esa Karjalainen, farmer, Puumala
Ritva Kokkonen*, food worker, Suonenjoki
Matti Kivelä, farmer, Sysmä
Otto Kokkila, farmer, Petäjävesi
Katariina Lampela, farmer, Tervola
Matti Leikkanen, farmer, Sastamala
Lassi Mäkinen, farmer, Lieto
Petri Natunen, farmer, Joroinen
Markus Ojanperä*, production specialist, Riihimäki
Vesa Parvinen, farmer, Parikkala
Ismo Puurunen*, safety manager, Lapinlahti
Jukka Rahja, farmer, Kalajoki
Antti Saari, farmer, Lapua
Vesa Seppä, farmer, Sastamala
Juha Törmä, farmer, Tyrnävä
Päivi Ylä-Outinen, farmer, Lappeenranta
*) Personnel representative