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General Meeting(s) of Shareholders

As from the AGM2024, Swift makes available to all shareholders a new AGM application available via this link. Shareholders will be informed and get login details via an email from Swift confirms that it is the sender of this email.

The Annual General Meeting of the Company takes place on the second Thursday of June at 11.00 AM in La Hulpe (Belgium).

In accordance with the Belgian Law on Companies and Associations and Swift by-laws, Shareholders are informed of the place, day and hour of the General Meeting at least 30 days before the meeting. Supporting documents, including the agenda are made available on the AGM application no later than 15 days prior to the meeting.

On the application, Shareholders may find:

  • the invitation and agenda, including the proposed resolutions for approval by Shareholders
  • the latest shareholding position of the company
  • the consolidated and statutory financial statements
  • the minutes of the preceding year
  • the Annual Review
  • any other document in support of agenda items.

Access to the application and contact persons

The AGM application is accessible via this link.

Communication related to the general meeting is done via email to the contacts registered by the shareholding institution on It includes the Primary Business Contact but also those individuals with access to the “shareholding application on”. 

Access to the AGM application has been granted to the same individuals. It is therefore of utmost importance that Shareholders ensure that their contact details are kept up-to-date at all times. 

Should you have not received the invitation to the AGM, please contact us immediately at Should you have any questions, please see our instructions on how to register a ‘primary business contact'.

Ordinary General Meetings

An Ordinary General Meeting is an annual meeting during which Shareholders are invited to approve the following items:

  • the statutory annual accounts and allocation of the results
  • the release from liability and appointment of the Board of Directors and the release from liability & appointment (if required) of the financial auditor.
  • the discharge & appointment (if required) of the financial auditor

For resolutions to be adopted, a quorum of at least 50% of Swift shares present or represented, and a majority of votes cast, is required.

Extraordinary General Meetings

There are various reasons for an Extraordinary General Meeting to be called. These mainly include modifications to the Swift By-laws.

For these kinds of resolutions to be adopted a quorum of at least 75% of the Swift shares present or represented, and a quorum of at least 75% of the votes cast, is required.

This Extraordinary General Meeting may take place at the same time and venue as the Ordinary General Meeting.

If one of the quorum requirements, as set out above, is not met at a General Meeting, a second General Meeting shall be called as soon as possible, with at least thirty (30) days’ notice given in writing to Shareholders.

Special General Meetings

Special General Meetings are general meetings called to vote on specific items requiring a specific quorum. At Swift, this mainly include additions or amendments to the eligibility criteria for new Swift users.

For these kinds of resolutions to be adopted a quorum of at least 50% of the Swift shares present or represented, and a quorum of at least 75% of the votes cast, is required.

This Special General Meeting may take place at the same time and venue as the Ordinary.

Attendance at the General Meeting

Every Swift Shareholder being a legal entity, it must appoint  a physical person to be represented and vote at the General Meeting. Such physical person can be a member of the Swift Board of Directors, a National Member Group Chairperson, or any other individual the Shareholder deems fit to act as their representative. Such representative may attend the meeting physically or virtually.

Appointment of representative is done via the Swift AGM application where the contact person for the shareholding institution shall complete a proxy form. The latter clearly identifies the Shareholder's name and address and the name of the physical person acting as representative. Whatever the choice of representation of the Shareholder, the proxy form must be signed by an authorised representative of the Shareholder and returned to Swift through the same AGM application or via email at before the meeting. 

The Shareholder also has the possibility to communicate, via the same application, voting instructions to their representative. With the view to organise the Shareholders’ meeting as efficiently as possible, Shareholders are requested to submit those voting instructions  through the same AGM application or via email to, well in advance of the meeting, and in any case, not less than 24 hours before. Swift will share all relevant information with the representatives prior to the meeting.

The General Meeting is open to the following other attendees: the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer, the secretary and vote tellers, members of Swift management, Swift’s financial auditors, and a Notary to the extent necessary.


In order to be admitted to the General Meeting and to exercise the right to vote, a Shareholder must meet all of the following requirements:

  • The Shareholder must appoint a duly authorised representative via a valid and duly executed proxy form returned to Swift as explained above;
  • The Shareholder must confirm its attendance to Swift at least 24 hours in advance;
  • The Shareholder must be registered as such in the Share Register of the Company;
  • The rights attached to the shares of a Shareholder may not be suspended. In case only the right to vote is suspended, the Shareholder is still allowed to attend the General Meeting without being able to vote; and
  • The Shareholder must be in full compliance with the By-laws and the Corporate Rules.

In addition, a Shareholder's representative attending physically the General Meeting must:

  • register on arrival and identify himself/herself by way of a valid passport, ID card, or driver's license, and
  • sign the list of presence.

Similarly, a Shareholder's representative attending virtually the General Meeting must confirm his/her identity and presence via the AGM application.

In the event that Swift receives a proxy form directly from a Shareholder, Swift will inform the representative and take that proxy form into account.

Representatives must make their own travel and hotel arrangements.

Functioning of the General Meeting
and voting rules

The Chair of the Board of Directors, or in his or her absence the Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors, shall be the Chair of the General Meeting. At the start of the General Meeting, the Secretary and two vote tellers are formally appointed.

For a smooth organisation, General Meeting resolutions are approved taking into consideration the voting instructions received prior the meeting. However, a representative may still request a live vote. In this case, representatives will be requested to log in in the voting tool and vote according to the instructions they received. One paid share equals one vote.


Any representative can take the floor and ask questions related to the items on the agenda of the meeting. Before addressing the meeting, the representative must clearly state his/her name and the name of the Shareholder on behalf of which he/she is speaking.

Minutes of the General Meeting are issued following the meeting. The minutes of the meeting include the number of shares represented and the number of votes cast for and against each proposed resolution. The minutes of the meeting are made available to all Shareholders through the AGM tool.

For any questions related to the General Meeting, please contact