The General Meeting established the dividend proposed by the Board of Directors and the Managing Director amounting to SEK 1.25 per share. Monday 31 March 2003 was established as record day and payment from VPC (the Securities Register Centre) is expected to start on Thursday 3 April 2003.
Amendment of the Articles of Association
The General Meeting decided to amend the Articles of Association so that the board of directors shall, in addition to such members that, in accordance with law, may be nominated by others than the General Meeting of Shareholders, consist of not less than six and not more than ten Directors.
The General Meeting decided to establish a Nomination Committee with the task of preparing the election of Directors, the establishment of fees for the Directors and matters pertaining thereto before the forthcoming Annual General Meetings. Gustaf Douglas, Georg Ehrnrooth and Melker Schörling were elected members of the Nomination Committee regarding the Annual General Meeting 2004.
Stockholm 26 March 2003
ASSA ABLOY AB (publ)
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The ASSA ABLOY Group is the world's leading manufacturer and supplier of locking solutions,
dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience. The Group has about 30,000 employees and annual sales of about EUR3 billion.
ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions and offers mecahnical and electromechanical locks, digital door locks, security doors, entrance automation, hotel security and secure identity solutions, primarily in identity and access management, as well as a number of other related products and services.
Since its formation in 1994, ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company into an international Group with some 47,500 employees operating in more than 70 countries and sales of SEK 76 billion.