MTG’s Annual General Meeting 2017
MTG today announced that the Annual General Meeting which was held today in Stockholm, voted to support all of the resolutions that the Board and Nomination Committee proposed to the Meeting.
The Annual General Meeting adopted the Income Statement and Balance Sheet, as well as the consolidated financial statements and the Auditor’s report on the consolidated financial statements for 2016.
The Annual General Meeting discharged the board and the CEO from liability for 2016.
The Annual General Meeting resolved to re-elect board members Joakim Andersson, David Chance, Simon Duffy, Donata Hopfen and John Lagerling and elect Natalie Tydeman as new member of the board. The Annual General Meeting also re-elected David Chance as Chairman of the board.
The Meeting approved the payment of an annual ordinary dividend of SEK 12.00 per share to shareholders at the record date of Thursday 11 May 2017. The dividend payment is expected to be made on Tuesday 16 May 2017.
The Meeting resolved to approve the proposal for remuneration to the Board and auditor and procedures for the Nomination Committee, as well as the guidelines for the remuneration to senior executives.
The Meeting resolved to adopt a long-term performance-based and share related incentive plan (“the Plan”) for approximately 85 senior executives and other key employees within the MTG Group. The participants will be granted rights to receive MTG Class B shares free of charge subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan being fulfilled. Vesting will occur after release of the interim report for the first quarter 2020. The maximum numbers of MTG Class B shares which may vest under the Plan are limited to 500,000, representing approximately 0.8 per cent of the outstanding shares and 0.5 per cent of the outstanding votes.
The Meeting also resolved to authorise the Board of Directors to pass a resolution on one or more occasions for the period up until the next Annual General Meeting to repurchase so many Class A and/or Class B shares that MTG’s holding does not at any time exceed 10 per cent of the total number of issued MTG shares.
At a statutory meeting of the Board of Directors following the Meeting, the Audit and Remuneration Committees were appointed. Simon Duffy was appointed as Chairman of the Audit Committee, with Joakim Andersson, Donata Hopfen and Natalie Tydeman appointed as Committee members. Joakim Andersson was appointed as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, with David Chance and John Lagerling appointed as Committee members.
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MTG (Modern Times Group MTG AB (publ.)) is a leading international digital entertainment group and we are shaping the future of entertainment by connecting consumers with the content that they love in as many ways as possible. Our brands span TV, radio and next generation entertainment experiences in esports, digital video networks and online gaming. Born in Sweden, our shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (‘MTGA’ and ‘MTGB’). This information is information that MTG is obliged to make public pursuant to the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at CET 15:20 on 9 May 2017.