Annual / Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders
Stockholm, May 29, 2012 – Millicom International Cellular S.A. (“Millicom”) (Stockholmsbörsen: MIC) today held its Annual General Meeting and an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in Luxembourg.
The AGM resolved to re-elect Mr Allen Sangines-Krause, Mr Hans Holger Albrecht, Ms Mia Brunell Livfors, Ms Donna Cordner, Mr Paul Donovan, Mr Kim Ignatius and Mr Omari Issa as Non-Executive Directors. Mr Allen Sangines-Krause was re-elected as Chairman of the Board and Mr Kim Ignatius was re-elected as Chairman of the Audit Committee.
The AGM also resolved to set the number of Board Directors at eight and to elect Mr Dionisio Romero Paoletti as a new Non-Executive Director of the Company.
Mr Dionisio Romero Paoletti, aged 46, is Chairman and President of the Romero Group, a Peruvian business group founded in the late 1800s and today comprising numerous companies across a wide range of sectors from consumer products to textiles, logistics, infrastructure, trading and services. The Group also has a controlling interest in Credicorp (BAP), the largest financial conglomerate in Peru which is listed on the New York and Lima Stock Exchanges. Mr Romero Paoletti developed his executive career within several companies in the Romero Group and succeeded his father as Chairman of the Group in 2001. He has served as a Board Member of Credicorp and Banco De Credito del Peru since 2003 and as Chairman since 2009. A complete list of Mr Romero Paoletti’s directorships is available at www.millicom.com. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Brown University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Stanford University.
Mr Romero Paoletti qualifies as Independent of major shareholders and of the Company and its management as defined in the Swedish Code of Corporate Governance.
The meeting resolved to elect Ernst&Young S.à.r.l., Luxembourg as the external auditor of Millicom for a term ending on the day of the 2013 AGM.
An Extraordinary General Meeting, also convened today, resolved to cancel 3,200,000 shares held by Millicom in its own issued share capital.
All other resolutions proposed to Millicom’s AGM and EGM of shareholders today in Luxembourg and set out in the convening notice published on April 27, 2012, were duly passed.
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Millicom International Cellular S.A. is a global telecommunications group with mobile telephony operations in 13 countries in Latin America and Africa. It also operates various combinations of fixed telephony, cable and broadband businesses in five countries in Central America. The Group’s mobile operations have a combined population under license of approximately 270 million people.
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