Notice of Annual General Meeting in Fabege AB (publ)
Shareholders of Fabege AB (publ) are hereby notified of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on Monday, 9 April 2018, at 3:00 pm at Filmstaden Scandinavia, Mall of Scandinavia, Råsta Strandväg 19A Solna, Sweden. Registration for the AGM begins at 2.15 pm.
Notice of Participation
Participation in the AGM is limited to shareholders who are both registered as shareholders in the register of shareholders maintained by Euroclear Sweden AB on Tuesday, 3 April 2018, and who notify Fabege of the intention to attend in person, or be accompanied by an advisor, no later than at 4.00 pm on Tuesday, 3 April 2018. Notice of participation at the AGM may be submitted in one of the following ways:
· In writing to Fabege AB (publ), “Fabeges Årsstämma”, c/o Euroclear Sweden AB, Box 191, SE-101 23 Stockholm, Sweden
· By telephone at +46 8 402 90 68
· Via the Internet at www.fabege.se only in Swedish
When giving notice of participation, the shareholder is to state his or her name, personal ID/corporate registration number, address and telephone number, their shareholding in Fabege and the names of any advisors they wish to attend. Shareholders with shares registered in the name of a trustee must, in order to be entitled to participate in the AGM, temporarily re-register their shares in their own names. Such temporary re-registration must be executed by Tuesday, 3 April 2018. To ensure that this is completed in time, shareholders are advised to notify their trustees to request temporary re-registration well in advance of this date. Shareholders who are represented by proxy shall issue a power of attorney to be enclosed with the notice of participation, along with any registration certificates or other proof of authorisation.
- Opening of the Meeting.
- Election of Chairman for the Meeting.
- Preparation and approval of voting list.
- Approval of the agenda.
- Election of one or two persons to verify the minutes.
- Determination of whether the Meeting has been duly convened.
- Presentation of the Annual Report and the Auditors’ Report, as well as the Consolidated Financial Statements and the Consolidated Auditor’s Report.
- Resolutions regarding
a) the adoption of the Profit and Loss Account and Balance Sheet as well as the Consolidated Profit and Loss Account and Consolidated Balance Sheet,
b) the allocation of the Company’s profit in accordance with the adopted Balance Sheet,
c) discharge from liability of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer, and
d) record date should the Meeting decide on dividend payment.
- Resolution on the number of Directors and, in this connection, a presentation by the Nominating Committee of its work.
- Determination of remuneration to the Board of Directors and auditors.
- Election of Board members and Chairman of the Board.
- Election of auditors.
- Resolution on guidelines for the procedure for appointing the Nominating Committee.
- Resolution on principles for remuneration of Company management.
- Resolution authorising the Board of Directors to decide on acquisition of own shares and transfer of such treasury shares to other parties.
- Resolution on amendment to the articles of association
- Resolution on 2:1 share split
- Other items.
- Closing of the meeting.
The Board of Directors’ motions
Item 8 b) and 8 d) – Dividend and record date
The Board of Directors proposes that the AGM decide to approve a dividend of SEK 4.50 per share for 2016.
The proposed record date for payment of the dividend is 11 April 2018. Should the shareholders attending the AGM approve the said motion, the dividend is scheduled to be distributed by Euroclear Sweden AB on 16 April 2018.
Item 14– Principles for remuneration of company management
Company management is defined as the Chief Executive Officer and other senior executives. All members of the Board are responsible for preparing a draft statement of principles governing remuneration and other terms of employment for company management, and for preparing decisions on the CEO’s remuneration and other terms of employment.
The Board’s motions concerning principles for remuneration and other terms of employment for management are as follows:
Remuneration should be market-based and competitive, and reflect responsibilities and performance that are in the interest of the shareholders. Fixed salary should be reviewed annually. In addition to fixed salary, remuneration may be paid for target-related performance. Variable remuneration may not exceed three months’ salary. Senior executives who receive variable remuneration undertake to make a long-term investment (for a period of at least three years) of at least two-thirds of this salary component after tax in shares in the company. The aim is to encourage participation and commitment by offering senior executives the opportunity to become shareholders in a more structured manner. Variable remuneration to company management must not exceed a maximum total annual cost for the company of around SEK 10m (excluding social security fees), calculated on the basis of the number of persons who currently constitute senior executives. Any other benefits shall constitute only a limited part of the total remuneration.
The company has a profit-sharing fund covering all employees of the company. Allocations to the profit-sharing fund should be based on the achieved return on equity and be subject to a ceiling of two base amount per year per employee.
The retirement age is 65. Pension benefits should be equivalent to the ITP supplementary pension plan for salaried employees in industry and commerce, or be contribution-based with a maximum contribution of 35 per cent of pensionable salary. Termination salary and severance pay must not exceed 24 months in total.
Item 15 – Authorisation for the Board of Directors to decide on acquisition and transfer of treasury shares
The Board of Directors proposes that the Meeting authorise the Board, for a period ending no later than at the next AGM, to on one or more occasions acquire shares in the company and transfer the company’s shares to other parties. Share buybacks are subject to a limit of 10 per cent of the total number of shares outstanding at any time. Acquisitions may be effected on the Nasdaq Exchange Stockholm at a price per share that is within the registered span of share prices at the particular time. All of the treasury shares held by the company at the time of the Board of Directors’ decision may be transferred. The shares may be transferred either on Nasdaq Stockholm or in another manner, disapplying the shareholders’ preferential rights, at a price per share that is within the registered span of share prices at the particular time. Payment for transferred shares may take the form of cash, cash in kind, the offsetting of debt or otherwise be subject to terms and conditions. The reason for the authorisation is to be able to continuously adjust the company’s capital requirements and thus contribute to increasing shareholder value and, in connection with the financing of any property or company acquisitions, to be able to use treasury shares as means of payment.
Items 16 and 17 – Resolution on amendment to the articles of association and 2:1 share split
The Board proposes that the §5 of the articles of association be amended with the meaning that the number of shares shall be a minimum of 133 600 000 and a maximum of 534 400 000. Further the Board proposes a 2:1 split of the company’s shares whereby each share will be divided into two shares. After the split, the company will have a total of 330 783 144 shares. It is proposed that the Board be authorised to set the record date for the split.
Further the Board proposes that §13 be amended with the following new wording: The company’s shares shall be registered in a VPC register under the Swedish Securities Centres and Financial Instruments Accounts Act (1998:1479).
Resolutions proposed by the Nominating Committee
Items 2, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 - Election of Chairman for the AGM, resolutions on the number of Directors etc. and on the remuneration of Directors and auditors, the election of a Board of Directors and Chairman of the Board, election of auditors as well as resolution on guidelines for appointing the Nominating Committee.
In accordance with the principles adopted by Fabege’s 2017 Annual General Meeting, the following persons have been appointed to the Nominating Committee: Bo Forsén (Backahill AB), Thomas Ehlin (Fjärde AP-fonden), Eva Gottfridsdotter-Nilsson (Länsförsäkringar fondförvaltning) and Mats Qviberg (Investment AB Öresund). Bo Forsén has served as the Committee’s chairman. The four owner representatives jointly represent 25 per cent of the votes in Fabege, 31 January 2018.
The Nominating Committee proposes that the 2018 Annual General Meeting resolve:
- to elect Mats Qviberg as chairman of the AGM,
- to appoint eight Directors without deputies,
- to re-elect the ordinary Directors Anette Asklin, Anna Engebretsen, Eva Eriksson, Märtha Josefsson, Jan Litborn, Pär Nuder and Mats Qviberg,
- to elect Per-Ingemar Persson as Director
- to elect Jan Litborn as Chairman of the Board,
- to re-elect the registered auditing firm of Deloitte AB as auditor, with authorized public accountant Kent Åkerlund as auditor-in-charge,
- to approve the payment of Director fees in a total amount of SEK 2,190,000 to be divided as follows: SEK 500,000 to the Chairman of the Board, SEK 220,000 to each non-executive Director and SEK 150,000 for work in the Audit Committee,
- to approve the payment of auditors’ fees in accordance with the approved invoices, and
- that the Nominating Committee prior to the 2019 AGM shall be appointed no later than six months before the 2019 AGM, at which representatives of the four largest shareholders will primarily being offered membership. The Chairman of the Nominating Committee shall be the member representing the largest shareholder.
More information about the Noiminating Committees proposed Directors and auditor is available on the company’s website, www.fabege.com.
Shareholders’ entitlement to request information
Shareholders are entitled at the AGM to request information concerning conditions that could impact on assessments of an item on the agenda and conditions that could impact on assessments of the company’s financial position. The Board of Directors and the CEO must disclose such information assuming that the Board is of the opinion that this is possible without it causing material damage to the company. The disclosure obligation also applies to the company’s relationships with other Group companies, the consolidated financial statements and such conditions described above that concern subsidiaries.
At the time of issuing this AGM notice, there were 165,391,572 shares and votes in the company. The company holds no treasury shares. The Annual Report, Audit Report and a complete set of proposals for the resolutions and a reasoned opinion pursuant to the Companies Act, including audit statements and power of attorney forms, will be available from the company’s office no later than three weeks before the AGM, and sent to shareholders that have requested this, stating their postal address. The documents will also be made available on the company’s website, www.fabege.com. The Board of Directors’ statement pursuant to Chapter 18, Section 4 of the Companies Act (2005:551) relating to the dividend proposal is included in the Directors’ Report. The Company’s Annual Report will be distributed in March to those shareholders who have stated that they wish to receive financial information from the Company.
Stockholm, March 2018
Fabege AB (publ)
Board of Directors
Fabege AB (publ)
For further information, please contact:
Christian Hermelin, CEO of Fabege, phone +46 (0)8-555 148 25, +46 (0)733-87 18 25
Åsa Bergström, Deputy CEO and CFO, phone +46 (0)8-555 148 29, +46 (0)706-66 13 80
Please note – this is an unofficial translation of the Swedish original.
Fabege is a property company focusing on city district development and commercial properties. We develop attractive and sustainable districts with modern offices, housing and a broad range of services - together with strategic partners. Both our perspective and approach to ownership are long term and our passion is creating the right conditions for all those living, working and visiting our areas. We have a presence in a limited number of high-growth submarkets in the Stockholm region. Fabege’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, in the Large Cap segment. For more information, www.fabege.com