TeliaSonera’s Annual General Meeting, April 6, 2011
Today’s Annual General Meeting of TeliaSonera AB (publ) decided the following:
The Annual General Meeting approved the income statement and balance sheet for 2010.
The Annual General Meeting decided upon a dividend to shareholders of SEK 2.75 per share, and April 11, 2011 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 14, 2011.
The Annual General Meeting discharged the Board of Directors and the CEO from liability for the financial year 2010.
Ordinary members of the Board Maija-Liisa Friman, Ingrid Jonasson Blank, Conny Karlsson, Anders Narvinger, Timo Peltola, Lars Renström, Jon Risfelt and Per-Arne Sandström were reelected. Anders Narvinger was elected as Chairman of the Board.
The following Board remuneration was approved for the Board of Directors: to the Chairman, SEK 1,100,000 (1,000,000) and to the other board members, elected by the Annual General Meeting, SEK 450,000 (425,000) each. In addition, 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, and remuneration to the Chairman of the Board’s Remuneration Committee with SEK 55,000 (40,000) and of SEK 35,000 (20,000) 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 re-elected until the end of the Annual General Meeting 2012. Remuneration to the auditors shall be paid as per invoice.
Kristina Ekengren (Swedish State), Kari Järvinen (Finnish State via Solidium Oy), Thomas Eriksson (Swedbank Robur funds), Per Frennberg (Alecta) together with
Anders Narvinger (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 2012 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 2011/2014 and hedging arrangements for the program. The program may include approximately 100 key persons.
The Annual General Meeting decided to approve the proposal from the Board of Directors regarding reduction of the share capital by maximum SEK 513,195,107.20 by cancellation of maximum 160,373,471 shares that have been acquired by the company within the repurchase program, executed during the spring, 2011.
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 6.30 p.m. CET on April 6, 2011.
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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 2010, net sales amounted to SEK 107 billion, EBITDA to SEK 37.7 billion and earnings per share to SEK 4.73. The TeliaSonera share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at www.teliasonera.com