Merkur is a financial institute organised as a co-operative and is primarily owned by its members. Merkur’s co-operative capital corresponds with shares in a normal bank and is drawn from individuals, organisations, institutions and others who purchase a share of the capital. As of September 2009, Merkur's nearly 3,000 members control capital of around 111 million kroner.
All members have access to the annual general meeting (AGM) where each member has a vote. At the AGM, members also elect a board of representatives, which in turn elects and appoints the board of directors.
One share costs 1,000 Danish kroner and can be purchased by any individual or others, irrespective of whether they are a customer in Merkur or not. Merkur aims to have as wide-ranging ownership as possible, encouraging all our customers to become co-operative members if possible.
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