Semcon’s Annual General Meeting 2011 for the 2010 financial year (summary)
Semcon’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Wednesday 27 April 2011 at Semcon headquarter in Gothenburg.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) took the following decisions:
The AGM adopted the parent company and consolidated income statements and balance sheets.
The AGM decided in accordance with the board’s proposal to not pay a dividend and that the unappropriated earnings of around SEK 251 million be brought forward.
Discharge from liability
The AGM discharged board members and the CEO from liability for the 2010 financial year.
The AGM decided that the board should remain to consist of six directly elected members. The meeting re-elected Hans-Erik Andersson (chairman of the board), Marianne Brismar, Gunvor Engström, Håkan Larsson and Kjell Nilsson as board members. The AGM elected Joakim Olsson as a new board member. Jorma Halonen was not available for re-election.
Board and auditors’ fees
The AGM decided that the total fee to the directly elected board members be unchanged from last year at SEK 1,200,000, of which SEK 400,000 to the chairman and SEK 200,000 to each of the directly elected board members not already an employee of the company, and that no special fees be paid for work on board committees. The meeting also decided that auditors’ fees should be paid according to invoice.
The AGM re-appointed Deloitte AB as the chartered accounting company until end of next AGM.
Nomination committee’s procedure
The AGM decided on a nomination committee procedure with the same content as before, including that the three largest shareholders on 31 August 2011 will each be invited to nominate a member of the nomination committee. The chairman of the board will also be included.
Guidelines for determining salaries and other remuneration to senior executives
The AGM decided on guidelines to determine salaries and other remuneration to senior executives with the same content as before.
Authorization for the issue of new shares
The AGM authorized the board, until the next AGM, to decide on a new share issue, with deviation from shareholders’ preferential rights, of a maximum 1,811,253 ordinary shares to be used as payment for, or the financing of, an acquisition. The subscription price should correspond to the estimated market value. Payment however may not be made in cash
Authorization to acquire and transfer own shares
The AGM authorized the board, until the next AGM, to decide on the acquisition of the company’s ordinary shares via the stock market within the relevant market price range or via a take-over bid directed at owners of ordinary shares at a price equivalent to the market price, with the addition of no more than 20 per cent, for improving the capital structure and permitting the use of own shares as liquid assets in the event of an acquisition. The company can never hold more than 10 per cent of all the company’s shares. The maximum take-over of shares on each occasion shall be such that the company, after the take-over, holds a maximum of ten per cent of all the company’s shares. The AGM also authorized the board, until the next AGM, to decide on the transfer of the company’s own shares, with deviation for shareholders’ preferential rights and not via the stock market, for the use of the company’s own shares as liquid assets and payment will be at a price corresponding to the estimated market price, however payment may not be made in cash.
The board’s and nomination committee’s proposal
The board’s and nomination committee’s proposals are available in full at: www.semcon.com
Hans-Erik Andersson, Chairman of the Board Semcon AB, +46 (0) 31 721 03 06
Kjell Nilsson, CEO Semcon AB, +46 (0) 31 721 03 06
Semcon is a global company active in the areas of engineering services and product information. The Group has around 2,800 employees with extensive experience from many different industries. We develop technologies, products, plants and information solutions along the entire development chain and also provide many services including quality control, training and methodology development. Semcon boosts customers’ sales and competitive strength by providing them with innovative solutions, design and solid engineering solutions. The Group has sales of SEK 2.1 billion and activities at more than 40 sites in Sweden, Germany, the UK, Brazil, Hungary, India, China, Spain and Russia