The Nomination Committee’s proposals for the Chairman and members of the Board of Directors of Wihlborgs Fastigheter AB
Ahead of the Annual General Meeting of Wihlborgs Fastigheter AB on 25 April 2018, the Nomination Committee hereby announces its proposals regarding the Chairman and other members of the Board.
Given the decision by the Board’s current and long-serving Chairman, Erik Paulsson, to step down from the Board after 14 successful years, the Committee proposes re-election of the following Board members: Tina Andersson, Sara Karlsson, Helen Olausson, Anders Jarl, Per-Ingemar Persson and Johan Qviberg, and the election of a new member Jan Litborn. Furthermore, the Committee proposes that Anders Jarl be elected as Executive Chairman. Anders Jarl is currently CEO of Wihlborgs.
“Since its formation in 2005, Wihlborgs has undergone an extremely strong transformation under Anders Jarl’s stewardship, and his appointment as Chairman will enable Wihlborgs to continue to leverage his skills, experience and contacts in the future, at the same time as the new CEO can continue to develop the company,” says Chairman of the Nomination Committee Bo Forsén.
“Anders and I have worked together closely for many years and know each other well. As a major shareholder, I am keen for Wihlborgs to continue to be driven by its spirit of entrepreneurship. And with Anders as Chairman, I am certain the company will continue to be run in the same spirit,” says Chairman of the Board Erik Paulsson.
“I have gladly accepted the invitation by the Nomination Committee’s to be proposed as Chairman of the Board. This is an excellent opportunity to handover to a new CEO who can continue to develop and modernise the company, at the same time as I can actively contribute my experience and know-how,” says Anders Jarl.
It was decided at the Annual General Meeting of 26 April 2017 that Wihlborgs’ Nomination Committee shall consist of members appointed by the three largest shareholders, who wish to participate, as well as one representative for the minor shareholders.
The Nomination Committee is based on the shareholdings as of 31 August 2017 and comprises: Bo Forsén (Backahill), Chairman; Eva Gottfridsdotter-Nilsson (Länsförsäkringar Fondförvaltning); Hans Ek (SEB Funds); and Krister Eurén (minor shareholders). In total, the Committee represents 20 percent of the shares outstanding.
Born 1956. CEO of Wihlborgs Fastigheter AB
Education: MSc in Engineering from Lund University’s Faculty of Engineering
Other assignments: Board member of Platzer Fastigheter AB
No. of Wihlborgs shares: 518,714 held privately and through companies.
Anders Jarl is dependent in relation to the company and independent in relation to the company’s major shareholders.
Born 1951. Managing Partner and lawyer at the law firm Glimstedt
Education: LL.M. from Stockholm University, studies at Stockholm School of Economics (no degree)
Other assignments: Chairman of Arenabolaget i Solna AB, Råsta Holding AB, and Erlandsson Holding AB, and Board member of Fabege AB, A City Media AB, Consensus Asset Management AB and Anders Hedin Invest AB
No. of Wihlborgs shares: 1,600
Jan Litborn is independent in relation to the company and independent in relation to the company’s major shareholders.
Other Board members
Information about the other Board members proposed for re-election is available at https://www.wihlborgs.se/sv/investor-relations/bolagsstyrning/styrelse/
Wihlborgs Fastigheter AB (publ)
This information is of such a kind that Wihlborgs Fastigheter AB (publ) is legally required to disclose pursuant to the EU’s Market Abuse Regulation and the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication through the agency of the above contact people on 5 February 2018, at 17:45 CET.
For further information, please contact:
Bo Forsén, +46 (0)706 32 86 50
Anders Jarl, Tel: +46 (0)733 71 17 10
Wihlborgs Fastigheter AB (publ) is a property company that focuses on commercial properties in the Öresund region. Its property portfolio is located in Malmö, Helsingborg, Lund and Copenhagen.
In Malmö, Lund and Helsingborg, Wihlborgs is the leading property company.
The book value of the company’s properties totals SEK 37 billion. The annual rental value of the properties is SEK 2.6 billion.
Wihlborgs’ shares are listed on the Large Cap List of Nasdaq Stockholm.