The AGM approved a dividend of SEK 10.50 per share. The record day for the dividend is 3 April and the distribution will be made from VPC (the Swedish Securities Centre) on 10 April 2007.
Changes to the Board of Directors
The meeting decided that the Board should consist of eight members. Re-election was agreed of Christer Zetterberg (elected Chairman of the Board), Hugo Andersen, Niclas Gabrán, Anders Ljungh, Dag Sehlin, Stig Vilhelmson and Fields Wicker-Miurin. Mai-Lill Ibsen was elected as new board member. Below is a brief description of her background.
Mai-Lill Ibsen, born 1955. Mai-Lill Ibsen has a solid background in the Norwegian financial sector. In 2005-2006 she was CEO of NOS ASA, the Norwegian clearing house, which recently merged with Imarex. Between 2002 and 2005 she was Head of Citigroup in Norway and 1999-2002 she was deputy CEO and Finance Director in Eksportfinans ASA. Mai-Lill Ibsen has a MSc in finance and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Other assignments: Mai-Lill Ibsen is a member of the boards of Eitzen Chemical ASA, Folketrygdfondet, Norsk Vekst ASA, UNIFOR and Anders Jahre’s foundation. She is a member of the Nomination Committee of the Oslo Stock Exchange and a member of the Finance Committee of Norway’s cancer association. Mai-Lill Ibsen holds no Carnegie shares or warrants.
Remuneration to the Board of Directors
The meeting decided on remuneration to the Board of Directors of SEK 4,100,000, to be allocated among those Directors that are not employed by the Company or any of its subsidiaries.
Remuneration and other terms of employment for senior management
The meeting approved the principles with respect to the company’s policy on remuneration and other terms of employment for senior management proposed by the Board.
The AGM voted for the Nomination Committee’s proposal that the audit assignment is to be performed by Deloitte AB. The audit fees for the entities included are proposed to be paid according to pre-approved current account.
Proposal of share programme 2008
The AGM approved the Board’s proposal regarding the performance based incentive programme. The performance criterion is tied to increase in earnings per share. The programme has a duration of three years with a maximum dilution of 1.2 per cent.
Proposal of nomination process for 2008
Before proposing Board Members, Chairman of the Board and auditors to the AGM in 2008, it is proposed that the Chairman of the Board contact representatives for Carnegie’s largest shareholders in order to establish a nomination committee, consisting of not less than three and not more than five representatives of larger shareholders. The members of the Nomination Committee should be presented no later than six months before the Annual General Meeting 2008. Up to and including January 2008, there is a possibility for new larger shareholders to join in the Nomination Committee, or for existing members to resign from the Committee. The committee’s proposal of Board of Directors, Chairman of the Board and auditors is to be presented no later the one week after the announcement of the year-end report 2007, which is planned for February 2008.
For further information, please contact
Christer Zetterberg, Chairman of the Board, +46 407 35 01
Stig Vilhelmson, CEO, +46 8 676 86 01
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