SCA’s Extraordinary General Meeting

Today’s Extraordinary General Meeting of SCA was held at the Södra Berget Hotel in Sundsvall, Sweden.   

The Extraordinary General Meeting decided that the number of Board members in SCA (the future forest products company) would amount to nine with no deputies.

Charlotte Bengtsson, Lennart Evrell, Ulf Larsson, Martin Lindqvist and Lotta Lyrå were elected as new Board members.

The newly elected members will join the Board of the future forest products company SCA on the first day of trading in the shares of Essity Aktiebolag (publ) on Nasdaq Stockholm. Accordingly, the Board of Directors of SCA will, as of the above date, consist of Pär Boman (Chairman), Charlotte Bengtsson, Lennart Evrell, Annemarie Gardshol, Ulf Larsson, Martin Lindqvist, Lotta Lyrå, Barbara Milian Thoralfsson and Bert Nordberg.

Board members Ewa Björling, Maija-Liisa Friman, Magnus Groth, Johan Malmquist, Lars Rebien Sörensen and Louise Svanberg have declared that they are not available for election to the Board of the future forest products company SCA, following the listing of Essity Aktiebolag (publ) (formerly with the corporate name of SCA Hygiene AB).

However, following the listing, they will remain as members of the Board of the hygiene and health company Essity Aktiebolag (publ). The Board of Directors of Essity Aktiebolag (publ) consist of Pär Boman (Chairman), Ewa Björling, Maija-Liisa Friman, Annemarie Gardshol, Magnus Groth, Johan Malmquist, Barbara Milian Thoralfsson, Bert Nordberg, Lars Rebien Sörensen and Louise Svanberg.

The above resolutions concerning the number of Board members and the election of new Board members are conditional upon the shares in Essity Aktiebolag (publ) being admitted to trading on Nasdaq Stockholm. In the event the condition is not fulfilled, there will be no change to the Board elected at the Annual General Meeting on April 5, 2017.

The minutes of the Extraordinary General Meeting will be published on the company’s website, www.sca.com, within two weeks.

For additional information please contact:
Johan Karlsson, Vice President Investor Relations, 46 (0)8 788 51 30
Karl Stoltz, Media Relations Manager, 46 (0)8 788 51 55

SCA is a leading global hygiene and forest products company that sustainably develops, produces and sells personal care, tissue and forest products. Through the recently acquired company BSN medical, the Group offers products within wound care, compression therapy and orthopedics. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under many strong brands, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other brands, such as Leukoplast,  Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. As Europe’s largest private forest owner, SCA places considerable emphasis on sustainable forest management. In 2016, the Group had approximately 46,000 employees and sales amounted to approximately SEK 117bn (EUR 12.4bn). SCA was founded in 1929, has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. SCA is dedicated to improving well-being through leading hygiene and health solutions.

More information at www.sca.com .

About Us

The core of SCA’s business is the forest, 2.6 million hectares in northern Sweden. Around this unique resource, we have built a well-developed value chain based on renewable raw material from our own and others’ forests. We offer paper for packaging and print, pulp, wood products, renewable energy, services for forest owners and efficient transport solutions. 2016 the forest products company SCA had approximately 4,000 employees and sales amounted to approximately SEK 15,4 bn (EUR 1,6 bn). SCA was founded in 1929 and has its headquarters in Sundsvall, Sweden. More information at www.sca.com.