Resolutions at Mekonomen’s 2013 Annual General Meeting

- Dividend to shareholders of SEK 7 per share.

- Fredrik Persson, Marcus Storch, Antonia Ax:son Johnson, Kenny Bräck, Anders G Carlberg, and Helena Skåntorp were re-elected Board members. Kenneth Bengtsson was elected as a new Board member.

- Resolution to allow store and workshop managers in wholly owned subsidiaries to acquire shares in individual store- and workshop companies and thus become partners.

- Resolution authorising the Board of Directors to, on one or more occasions, with or without preferential rights for shareholders, make decisions concerning the issue of a maximum of 3,590,149 new shares during the period until the next Annual General Meeting (AGM).

P rofit and loss account, balance sheet and discharge from liability

The AGM adopted the profit and loss account and the balance sheet, the consolidated profit and loss account and the consolidated balance sheet for the 2012 financial year.

The AGM granted the board members and the CEO discharge from liability for the 2012 financial year.

Dividend

In accordance with the Board of Directors’ motion, the AGM resolved to pay SEK 7 per share to shareholders. The record date for the dividend is 19 April 2013. Payment of the dividend, through Euroclear Sweden AB, is scheduled for 24 April 2013.

Election of the Board of Directors and auditors

In accordance with the proposal by the Nomination Committee, the AGM resolved that the number of Board members will be unchanged at seven ordinary members. Subsequently, the AGM approved the re-election of Fredrik Persson, Marcus Storch, Antonia Ax:son Johnson, Kenny Bräck, Anders G Carlberg and Helena Skåntorp. The AGM elected Kenneth Bengtsson as a new Board member. Fredrik Persson was re-elected Chairman of the Board.

Kenneth Bengtsson was born in 1961 and has been working within the ICA group for more than 30 years, out of which 11 as President and CEO. Kenneth is also chairman of Svenskt Näringsliv ( Confederation of Swedish Enterprise ) and Ahlsell AB.

Wolff Huber had declined re-election.

Deloitte AB was re-elected as Mekonomen’s auditors.

Fees for the Board of Directors and auditors

The AGM resolved that fees will be paid in a total of SEK 1,950,000 (1,700,000), of which SEK 400,000 (400,000) to the Chairman, SEK 300,000 (300,000) to the Deputy Chairman and SEK 250,000 (200,000) to each of the remaining elected Board members.

The AGM resolved that fees to the auditor will be paid according to approved invoicing.

Guidelines for the Nomination Committee’s composition

The guidelines for the Nominating Committee's composition were adopted in accordance with the Nominating Committee's recommendation.

Adoption of principles for remuneration of company management

The AGM adopted principles for remuneration of company management. The remuneration comprises basic salary, variable salary, pension benefits and other benefits and severance conditions.

Employees’ acquisition of shares in subsidiaries

The AGM resolved in accordance with the Board’s proposal that store and workshop managers in wholly owned store and workshop subsidiaries be allowed to acquire a maximum of 9 per cent of the shares in the respective individual store and workshop companies.

Motion for resolution of authorisation pertaining to the new issue of shares

The AGM resolved to authorise the Board of Directors, for the period up to the next AGM, on one or more occasions, with or without preferential rights for shareholders, to decide on the issue of a maximum of 3,590,149 new shares, corresponding to a maximum of 10 per cent of the share capital.

The AGM approved all proposals submitted by the Board of Directors and the Nomination Committee. The motions are described in their entirety in the previously published Notice convening the AGM.

Statutory Board meeting

The Board held its statutory meeting after the AGM and elected Marcus Storch as Deputy Chairman.

For further information, please contact:

Håkan Lundstedt, President and CEO of Mekonomen AB, +46 (0) 8-464 00 00
Fredrik Persson, Chairman of the Board of Mekonomen AB, +46 (0)8-701 61 00

Mekonomen AB (publ), Corp. Reg. No: 556392-1971
Box 6077, SE-141 06 Kungens Kurva, Sweden
Tel: +46 (0)8-464 00 00, Fax: +46 (0)8-464 00 66

       The information in this press release is such that Mekonomen is obligated to publish in accordance with the Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication on 16 April 2013.           

Mekonomen makes CarLife easier through a wide and easily accessible range of affordable and innovative solutions and products for consumers and companies. We are the leading spare-parts chain in the Nordic region, with proprietary wholesale operations, more than 400 stores and more than 2,300 workshops operating under the Mekonomen brands.

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Mekonomen group is the leading spare-part chains in the Nordic region and consists of three subgroups; Meca Scandinavia, Mekonomen Nordic and Sørensen og Balchen. We offer a broad and an easily accessible range of value-for-money and innovative solutions and products for consumers and companies. Within Mekonomen Group operates the leading. Mekonomen Group has approximately 400 stores and over 2,300 workshops.