Report from the Annual General Meeting 2018 of AQ Group AB (publ)
AQ Group AB (publ) held its Annual General Meeting on April 26, 2018 at Culturen, 4:e teatern, Sintervägen 4, Västerås. The AGM adopted all resolutions as proposed by the Board of Directors.
The most important resolutions were:
The board's proposal of a dividend of SEK 2.75 SEK per share was adopted. Reconciliation date for the dividend will be Monday, April 30, 2018. Dividends will be paid out by Euroclear Sweden AB's on Friday, May 4, 2018.
Number of board members
The AGM decided that the board, until the next AGM, shall consist of seven elected members and no alternates. Thus, an increase of one member.
Election of Board of Directors, Chairman and Auditor
The AGM adopted the proposal of the nomination committee and re-elected the Board members Gunilla Spongh, Lars Wrebo, Ulf Gundemark, Patrik Nolåker and Per-Olof Andersson. Annika Johansson-Rosengren and Claes Mellgren was elected as new members of the Board. Patrik Nolåker was elected as new Chairman of the Board. KPMG, with its chief auditor Helena Arvidsson Älgne, was selected as auditor until the 2021 AGM.
Fees to the Board of Directors and Committees
The AGM dedided that the remuneration to the Chairman of the Board shall amount to SEK 400,000 and SEK 160,000 to each of the other AGM elected board members. For the chairman of the Audit Committee, the remuneration is SEK 70,000 and to the other members of the Audit Committee, SEK 40,000. For the chairman of the Remuneration Committee, the remuneration is SEK 50,000 and to the other members of the Remuneration Committee, SEK 30,000.
For further information, please contact:
Patrik Nolåker, Chairman of the Board, + 46 70 417 85 01
Claes Mellgren, CEO, +46 70 592 83 38
AQ Group is required to make the information in this press release public in accordance with the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was released by CEO Claes Mellgren for publication at 08:00 hours CET on April 27, 2018.
AQ in brief
AQ is a leading supplier to demanding industrial customers and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm’s main market.
The Group consists mainly of operating companies each of which develop their special skills and in cooperation with other companies, striving to provide cost effective solutions in close cooperation with the customer.
The Group headquarter is in Västerås, Sweden. AQ has, on December 31, 2017, in total about 5,500 employees in Sweden, Bulgaria, China, Estonia, Hungary, India, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, Serbia and Thailand.
In 2017 AQ had net sales of about SEK 4.0 billion and the group has since its start in 1994 shown profit every quarter.
AQ has the highest credit rating AAA according to Bisnode.