Extraordinary general meeting removes both Ghosn and his co-accused Greg Kelly as directors of the automaker.

Both Carlos Ghosn, former Nissan chairman and CEO, and Greg Kelly have been removed from the company's board of directors after a shareholder vote.

Ghosn and Kelly were arrested in mid-November 2018 not long after they touched down in Japan for business meetings. Ghosn has been charged for under-reporting his pay, and misusing company funds and expense accounts.

Both Ghosn and Kelly insist they are innocent. Kelly is currently free on bail, while Ghosn was re-arrested last week on fresh charges after posting bail of over $12 million.

Shortly after their initial arrest Nissan, stripped both men of their titles as representative directors, and ousted Ghosn as chairman. The two men remained on the company's board, though, as a shareholder vote is required to remove and elect members to the board.

The meeting also confirmed the election of Jean-Dominique Senard, the chairman of Renault, to Nissan's board. He is expected to become the Japanese automaker's vice chairman and one of its representative directors.

To start the extraordinary meeting, Hiroto Saikawa, Nissan's CEO, bowed in apology. He pledged to reform the company's governance, and resisted calls to step down.

Prior to his re-arrest, a judge denied Ghosn's request to attend the extraordinary general meeting.