Essity’s Annual General Meeting 2018

Today’s Annual General Meeting of Essity was held at Stockholm Waterfront Congress Center in Stockholm, Sweden.

The Meeting approved the income statement and balance sheet and the consolidated income statement and consolidated balance sheet for 2017.

The Annual General Meeting decided on a dividend of SEK 5.75 per share for the 2017 fiscal year. The record date for the dividend is Monday, April 16, 2018. Payment through Euroclear Sweden AB is planned for Thursday, April 19, 2018.

The Board of Directors and the CEO were granted discharge from liability for the 2017 fiscal year.

Board members Pär Boman, Ewa Björling, Maija-Liisa Friman, Annemarie Gardshol, Magnus Groth, Bert Nordberg, Lars Rebien Sørensen, Louise Svanberg and Barbara Milian Thoralfsson were re-elected. Pär Boman was re-elected Chairman of the Board.

The registered accounting firm EY AB was appointed the company´s auditor for a mandate period until the end of the Annual General Meeting 2019.

Minutes from the Annual General Meeting will be available on the company website, www.essity.com, within two weeks.

The speech held by President and CEO Magnus Groth at the Meeting is available on the company website, www.essity.com.

For further information, please contact:

Karl Stoltz, Media Relations Manager, +46 8 788 51 55, karl.stoltz@essity.com
Johan Karlsson, Vice President Investor Relations, +46 8 788 51 30, johan.ir.karlsson@essity.com

Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company dedicated to improving well-being through our products and solutions, essentials for everyday life. The name Essity stems from the words essentials and necessities. Our sustainable business model creates value for people and nature. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other strong brands, such as Jobst, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 48,000 employees and net sales in 2017 amounted to approximately SEK 109bn (EUR 11.3bn). The headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. More information at www.essity.com.

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Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company dedicated to improving well-being through our products and solutions, essentials for everyday life. The name Essity stems from the words essentials and necessities. Our sustainable business model creates value for people and nature. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other strong brands, such as Jobst, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 48,000 employees and net sales in 2017 amounted to approximately SEK 109bn (EUR 11.3bn). The headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. More information at www.essity.com.