TeliaSonera’s Annual General Meeting, April 3, 2013
Today’s Annual General Meeting of TeliaSonera AB (publ) decided the following:
The Annual General Meeting approved the income statement and balance sheet for 2012.
The Annual General Meeting decided upon a dividend to shareholders of SEK 2.85 per share, and April 8, 2013 was decided as the record date for the dividend. With this record date, it is estimated that the dividend will be sent out from Euroclear on April 11, 2013.
The Annual General Meeting discharged the Board of Directors and the CEO from liability for the financial year 2012.
Ordinary members of the Board Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo and Per-Arne Sandström were re-elected. Marie Ehrling, Mats Jansson, Mikko Kosonen, Nina Linander, Martin Lorentzon and Kersti Strandqvist were elected as new ordinary board members. Marie Ehrling was elected as Chairman of the Board and Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo was elected Vice-Chairman of the Board.
The following Board remuneration was approved for the Board of Directors: to the Chairman, SEK 1,200,000 (1,100,000) and 750,000 to the Vice-Chairman (450,000) and to all other board members that not are employed by the company SEK 450,000 each (unchanged). In addition, the following remuneration was approved for work in Board Committees: Remuneration to the Chairman of the Board's Audit Committee of SEK 150,000 (unchanged) and of SEK 100,000 (unchanged) to each of the other members of the Audit Committee, remuneration to the Chairman of the proposed Sustainability and Ethics Committee of SEK 150,000 and of SEK 100,000 to each of the other members of the Sustainability and Ethics Committee and remuneration to the Chairman of the Board’s Remuneration Committee with SEK 65,000 (55,000) and of SEK 45,000 (35,000) to each of the other members of the Remuneration Committee, were approved.
It was decided that the number of auditors shall be one and PricewaterhouseCoopers AB was reelected until the end of the Annual General Meeting 2014. Remuneration to the auditors shall be paid as per invoice.
Magnus Skåninger (Swedish State), Kari Järvinen (Finnish State via Solidium Oy), Jan Andersson (Swedbank Robur Fonder), Per Frennberg (Alecta) and Marie Ehrling (Chairman of the Board of Directors) were elected to the Nomination Committee.
The Annual General Meeting decided to approve the proposal from the Board of Directors regarding guidelines for remuneration to the executive management.
The Annual General Meeting authorized the Board of Directors to carry out acquisitions of own shares at one or more occasions prior to the Annual General Meeting 2014 on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm and/or Nasdaq OMX Helsinki or in accordance with an offer to acquire shares directed to all shareholders, whereby a maximum of 10 percent of all shares in the company may be acquired.
The Annual General Meeting decided to implement a long-term incentive program 2013/2016 and hedging arrangements for the program. The program may include approximately 100 key persons.
TeliaSonera AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instrument Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 8.00 p.m. CET on April 3 2013.
Statements made in the press release relating to future status or circumstances, including future performance and other trend projections are forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements due to many factors, many of which are outside the control of TeliaSonera.
TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey, and in Spain. TeliaSonera helps people and companies communicate in an easy, efficient and environmentally friendly way. Our ambition is to be number one or two in all our markets, providing the best customer experience, high quality networks and cost efficient operations. TeliaSonera is also the leading European wholesale provider with a wholly-owned international carrier network. In 2012, net sales amounted to SEK 105 billion, EBITDA to SEK 36.1 billion and earnings per share to SEK 4,59. The TeliaSonera share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at www.teliasonera.com