Bulletin from the annual general meeting in Volati AB (publ) 2018

At the annual general meeting in Volati AB (publ) today on 16 May 2018, income statements and balance sheets for 2017 were adopted and it was resolved on, among other things, dividends of SEK 0.50 per ordinary share and SEK 40.00 per preference share, re-elections of all board members, elections of Anna-Karin Celsing and Magnus Sundström as new board members and Patrik Wahlén as the new chairman of the board as well as an election of Ernst & Young Aktiebolag as the new auditor. In addition, the annual general meeting resolved on authorisations for the board to resolve on acquisitions and transfers of own shares and new issuances of preference shares as well as an approval of that the company’s indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Volati 2 AB transfers four per cent of the shares in its wholly-owned subsidiary Volati 1 Holding AB to the chairman and managing director of Ettikettoprintcom.

Adoption of income statements and balance sheets

The annual general meeting adopted the income statement and the balance sheet as well as the consolidated income statement and the consolidated balance sheet for the financial year 2017.

Dividends

The annual general meeting resolved on a dividend of SEK 0.50 per ordinary share. The record date for the ordinary share dividend is 18 May 2018 and the payment from Euroclear Sweden AB is expected to be made on 23 May 2018.

In addition, the annual general meeting resolved on a dividend of SEK 40.00 per preference share to be paid quarterly in an amount of SEK 10.00 per preference share. The record dates for the preference share dividend are 5 August 2018, 5 November 2018, 5 February 2019 and 5 May 2019, or the previous banking day in accordance with the company’s articles of association. 

Election of board members and determination of remuneration to the board

Karl Perlhagen, Patrik Wahlén, Björn Garat, Louise Nicolin and Christina Tillman were re-elected as board members and Anna-Karin Celsing and Magnus Sundström were elected as new board members for the time until the close of the next annual general meeting. Patrik Wahlén was elected as the new chairman of the board for the same period.

The annual general meeting resolved that a remuneration of SEK 400,000 shall be paid to the chairman of the board and that SEK 200,000 shall be paid to the other board members elected by the general meeting, with the exception of board members that are employed by the company or its subsidiaries.

Election of auditor and determination of fees to the auditor

The registered accounting firm Ernst & Young Aktiebolag was, in accordance with the nomination committee´s proposal, elected as the new auditor of the company for the time until the close of the next annual general meeting. Ernst & Young Aktiebolag has informed the company that it intends to appoint Rickard Andersson as the auditor in charge. The annual general meeting also resolved that fees to the auditor shall be paid against approved invoices.

Authorisation on acquisitions of own ordinary shares and preference shares

The annual general meeting resolved to authorise the board to resolve on acquisitions of own ordinary shares and preference shares.

Acquisitions may be made on Nasdaq Stockholm or in accordance with an offer that either may be directed to all shareholders or to all holders of the share class that the board of directors decides to acquire. The purpose of acquisitions of own shares shall be to enable an optimised capital structure or, as regards acquisitions of preference shares, to enable the use of preference shares as consideration for or as financing of acquisitions of companies or businesses. Acquisitions may only be made of so many shares that the company’s holding of own shares after each such acquisition amounts to a maximum of one tenth of all shares in the company.

Authorisation on transfers of own preference shares

The annual general meeting resolved to authorise the board to resolve on transfers of own preference shares. Transfers of own preference shares may be made on Nasdaq Stockholm and by other means than on Nasdaq Stockholm. Transfers of own preference shares on Nasdaq Stockholm may only be made at a price within the registered price interval at any given time. Transfers of own preference shares by other means than on Nasdaq Stockholm may be made with deviation from the shareholders’ pre-emption rights at a price per share that is not lower than the market price, whereby a market discount in relation to the price of the preference shares on Nasdaq Stockholm may be applied. The rationale for any deviation from the shareholders’ pre-emption rights in connection with transfers of own preference shares that does not take place on Nasdaq Stockholm shall be to enable the company to use own preference shares as consideration for or as financing of acquisitions of companies or businesses.

Authorisation on issue of new preference shares 

The annual general meeting resolved to authorise the board to, on one or several occasions before the next annual general meeting, resolve on issues of not more than 320,754 preference shares (corresponding to approximately 20 per cent of the number of preference shares currently outstanding) with or without pre-emption rights for the shareholders. The purpose of the authorisation is, and the rationale for any deviations from the shareholders’ pre-emption rights shall be, to enable the company to use newly issued preference shares as consideration for or as financing of acquisitions of companies or businesses. 

Transfer of four per cent of the shares in the subsidiary Volati 1 Holding AB (indirect parent company to Ettikettoprintcom AB) to the chairman and managing director of Ettikettoprintcom

The annual general meeting resolved to approve that the company’s indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Volati 2 AB transfers four per cent of the shares in its wholly-owned subsidiary Volati 1 Holding AB to the chairman and managing director of Ettikettoprintcom AB Rickard Ahlin (or a company wholly-owned by him). The transaction is a part of Volati’s business model, which is to create a mutual interest with key employees within its business units by way of co-investments. The purchase price will be SEK 750,000, which corresponds to the market value of the shares on a cash and debt free basis.

Other resolutions

The annual general meeting also resolved on:

  • Discharge from liability for all board members and the managing director.
  • A procedure for the appointment of the members of the nomination committee which is identical to the procedure that was approved by the annual general meeting 2017.
  • Guidelines for remuneration to the senior management which are identical to the guidelines that were approved by the annual general meeting 2017.

Minutes from the meeting and complete resolutions

The minutes from the annual general meeting, including the complete resolutions, will be made available at the company and on the company’s website, www.volati.se.

Mårten Andersson, CEO Volati AB, +46 72-735 42 84, marten.andersson@volati.se

Volati AB (publ) 

Engelbrektsplan 1, 114 34 Stockholm, Sweden

Phone: +46 8-21 68 40  

About Volati

Volati is a Swedish industrial group formed in 2003, organised in four business areas: Trading, Consumer, Akademibokhandeln and Industry. Volati acquires mainly companies with proven business models, leading market positions and strong cash flows at reasonable valuations, and develops these with an emphasis on long-term value creation. Volati’s strategy is to build on the identity and entrepreneurial spirit of the companies, adding leadership, expertise, processes and financial resources. Volati has operations in 16 countries, with a total of about 1,900 employees and annual sales of approximately SEK 5.6 billion. Volati’s common share and preference share are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Further information is available at www.volati.se

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