Decisions taken by Avanza's Annual General Meeting

Summary of the main decisions taken by Avanza Bank Holding AB (publ) Annual General Meeting. The meeting, chaired by Sven Hagströmer, was held today in Stockholm.

Dividend

The AGM decided to authorise a dividend per share of ten kronor and fifty öre (10.50 SEK). The record date for the dividend was set at 21 March 2019. The dividend is expected to be paid out via Euroclear Sweden AB on 26 March 2019.

Election to the Board of Directors

Viktor Fritzén, Jonas Hagströmer, Sven Hagströmer, Birgitta Klasén, Mattias Miksche, Hans Toll, and Jacqueline Winberg were re-elected as board members, and Sven Hagströmer as Chairman of the Board. Sophia Bendz had declined re-election.

Election of Auditors

KPMG was elected as the Auditor of the company. Mårten Asplund is Chief Auditor.

Share split and amendment of the articles of association

The Annual General Meeting resolved on the division of shares (so-called split), whereby each existing share is divided into five shares. The Board was authorised to determine the record date for the split. The Annual General Meeting also resolved on a change in the articles of association related to the split. 

Issue of warrants for incentive programme

The Annual General Meeting resolved on a new incentive programme based on warrants. The incentive programme runs for three years. The incentive programme comprises a maximum of 2,250,000 warrants (the number of warrants takes into account the decision on the division of shares) that entitles the holder to subscribe for the same number of shares. If all warrants are exercised it will result in a dilution of maximum 1.5 percent.

Share repurchase programme

The Annual General Meeting authorised the Board of Directors to implement the acquisition of own shares up to a maximum of 10 percent of the shares in Avanza Bank Holding AB. The authorisation is valid until the next Annual General Meeting.

Remuneration policy for executive management

The Annual General Meeting approved the Board’s proposal regarding guidelines for salary and other remuneration to the CEO and other members of the group’s management. Unlike previous years, no variable performance-based remuneration will be paid. 

The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, on 19 March 2019 at 17:15 CET.

For more information, please contact:

Sven Hagströmer, Chairman of the Board of Avanza, Tel. +46 (0)70-728 81 92

Avanza is a digital platform for savings and investments, founded in 1999. The Parent Company, Avanza Bank Holding AB (publ), is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Avanza’s customer promise is a better return on your savings than with any other bank or pension provider in Sweden. Services include saving in shares, funds, savings accounts, mortgages and a strong pension offering. Avanza has more than 850,000 customers with over SEK 300 billion in total savings capital. This is equivalent to 3.8 per cent of the Swedish savings market. Avanza is largest in terms of number of transactions among Swedish banks on the Stockholm Stock Exchange including First North. During the last nine years Avanza has won SKI’s (Swedish Quality Index) award, “Year’s Most Satisfied Savings Customers”. For more information visit: investors.avanza.se/en

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Avanza is a digital platform for savings and investments, founded in 1999. The Parent Company, Avanza Bank Holding AB (publ), is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Avanza’s customer promise is a better return on your savings than with any other bank or pension provider in Sweden. Services include saving in shares, funds, savings accounts, mortgages and a strong pension offering. Avanza has more than 900,000 customers with over SEK 300 billion in total savings capital. This is equivalent to 4.2 per cent of the Swedish savings market. Avanza is largest in terms of number of transactions among Swedish banks on the Stockholm Stock Exchange including First North. During the last nine years Avanza has won SKI’s (Swedish Quality Index) award, “Year’s Most Satisfied Savings Customers”. For more information visit: investors.avanza.se/en