Release from the Annual General Meeting of Rederi AB TransAtlantic
At the Annual General Meeting of Rederi AB TransAtlantic (publ) on April 24, 2013, it was resolved, in accordance with the proposal from the Board of Directors and the President that no dividend will be paid to the shareholders; instead, all profits at the disposal of the Annual General Meeting will be carried forward.
The Group’s and the Parent Company’s income statement for the financial year January 1 –December 31, 2012 and the balance sheet as per December 31, 2012, were adopted. The Board members and the President were discharged from liability for the 2012 financial year.
Christen Sveaas, Folke Patriksson, Henning E. Jensen, Håkan Larsson and Magnus Sonnorp were re-elected as Board members. As earlier, Christer Lindgren represents the SEKO Seafarers trade union on the Board. Christen Sveaas was re-elected as Chairman of the Board and Folke Patriksson was re-elected as Deputy Chairman.
The Annual General Meeting resolved, in accordance with the proposal of the Nomination Committee, to elect the authorized audit firm of Ernst & Young Aktiebolag as auditor, with a mandate period ending with the 2014 Annual General Meeting. Ernst & Young Aktiebolag intends to appoint the authorized public accountant Staffan Landén as auditor in charge.
The fee to Board members elected by the Annual General Meeting was established at SEK 800,000 for the time until the end of the next Annual General Meeting to be distributed among the Board members with SEK 200,000 each, except for to Henning E. Jensen, who is also the President of Rederi AB TransAtlantic, that had announced at the Annual General Meeting that he gives up his Board remuneration. The Chairman of the Board had announced at the Annual General Meeting that he gives up half of the Board remuneration of SEK 400,000 proposed by the Nomination Committee.
The Annual General Meeting resolved, in accordance with the proposal of the Nomination Committee, that the company shall have a Nomination Committee consisting of four members. The members shall comprise of representatives of each of the three largest shareholders or owner groups at the end of the third quarter 2013, besides the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Guidelines for remuneration of senior executives were adopted in accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors.
For further information, please contact:
Head of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, Carina Dietmann, ph: +46 31 763 2334.
Rederi AB TransAtlantic (RABT) is a leading Swedish shipping company with headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden and additional offices in Europe. The company is organized into two business areas: Viking Supply Ships and Industrial Shipping. Viking Supply Ships, operating within offshore and icebreaking, is also a wholly owned subsidiary of RABT. The Industrial Shipping business area consists of three divisions: Bulk, Container and RoRo. The Group has about 800 employees and the turnover in 2012 was MSEK 3,274. The company’s B-shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Small Cap segment. www.rabt.se
TransAtlantic is obliged to make this information public according to the Financial Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act (Sw: lagen om värdepappersmarknaden and lagen om handel med finansiella instrument). The information was submitted for publication on April 25, 2013 at 08.30 am.