Eniro convenes Extraordinary General Meeting regarding settlement agreement with the former CEO
Eniro AB (publ) and the company’s former CEO Johan Lindgren have entered into a settlement agreement in which Lindgren waives all claims against the company regarding termination salary and severance pay. The company in turn waives its claims against Lindgren. The settlement agreement is conditional on the approval of the General Meeting. If the settlement agreement is approved, a positive impact on earnings of approx. MSEK 14 is expected.
Eniro’s former CEO Johan Lindgren has in an arbitration proceeding against the company claimed termination salary and severance pay in the total amount of almost MSEK 13, which would result in a cost of approx. MSEK 16.9, including social security contributions, for Eniro, plus interest. Eniro has submitted a counterclaim against Johan Lindgren in the same arbitration proceeding for damages of approx. MSEK 7.6. Pursuant to the settlement agreement, Lindgren waives all claims regarding termination salary and severance pay and Eniro waives its counterclaim for damages. Pursuant to the settlement agreement, Eniro shall pay an amount of MSEK 3.8 to Lindgren for part of his costs in the arbitration proceeding as well as pay social security contributions on such amount. As a result thereof, the arbitration proceeding will be closed. If the settlement agreement is approved by the General Meeting, Eniro will be able to reverse the reserve of approx. MSEK 19.3, which is currently expected to give a positive impact on earnings of approx. MSEK 14.
The settlement agreement is conditional on the approval of the General Meeting. The company has contacted some of its larger shareholders, which are in favour of the settlement agreement. If the General Meeting does not approve the settlement agreement, the arbitration proceeding will be resumed.
”The settlement agreement with Lindgren is better for Eniro’s shareholders than the alternative to continue with the arbitration proceeding”, says the Chairman of the Board of Directors Lars-Johan Jarnheimer. “We do not have to pay any termination salary or severance pay. The company can now focus on the development of its operations instead of on litigation against its former CEO”, Jarnheimer adds.
- Eniro will hold an Extraordinary General Meeting on Friday, 18 December 2015 at 9.00 a.m. (CET) at Summit Solna Business Park, Svetsarvägen 6, Solna, Sweden (see separate notice).
For more information, please contact:
Lars-Johan Jarnheimer, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tel: +46 8 553 310 00
This information is such that Eniro AB (publ) is required to disclose in accordance with the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on November 25, 2015 at 8.00 am (CET).
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