Pursuant to Art. 4061 § 1 of the Commercial Companies Code, the right to participate in the GM is granted to persons who are the Bank's shareholders 16 days before the date of the GM (Registration Date). An investor who wants to participate in the GM must purchase the company's shares no later than 18 days before the date of the GM, as the settlement of the shares takes place 2 days after the purchase. Then, the shareholder should submit to his brokerage house an appropriate instruction to issue a personal certificate confirming the right to participate in the General Meeting. Applications must be made no later than on the first working day after the Registration Date. Brokerage houses prepare lists of eligible shareholders and submit them to the National Depository for Securities (KDPW).