Proposal for the election of Board members in D. Carnegie & Co AB
The nomination committee in D. Carnegie & Co AB (Carnegie) today announces its proposal for the election of Board members in Carnegie at the AGM on 17 March 2005. The nomination committee consists of Mats Lagerqvist, Robur (chairman), Anders Lannebo, Lannebo Fonder and Mikael Nordberg, Firstnordic Fonder. Lars Bertmar, Chairman of Carnegie’s Board, has been adjourned to the committee.
The nomination committee has had 6 formal meetings. The work has included a formal evaluation of the work of the Board as well as contacts with Carnegie’s major shareholders. The nomination committee has been informed that all present members of the Board, apart from Mr Vesa Puttonen, will be available for re-election. Mr Puttonen will, however, consider an assignment tied to Carnegie’s Finnish operations. The nomination committee has also been informed that Mr B. Thor Bjorgolfsson, chairman of the Icelandic investment company Burdarás HF, which during 2004 became the largest shareholder in Carnegie after acquiring 20 per cent of the shares outstanding, is available for election to the board. In addition to this, Burdarás HF has also declared that one additional member will be proposed. The nomination committee’s aim – which was established at the AGM in 2004 - is to propose a Board of Directors reflecting different areas of expertise, but also the market position and the different cultures represented in an international investment bank in the Nordic region. The Board of Directors should consist of not less than five and not more than nine members. On this background, and considering the outcome of the evaluation, the nomination committee proposes that all members available for re-election are re-elected, i.e. Lars Bertmar, (Chairman of he Board), Christer Zetterberg (Vice Chairman of the Board), Hugo Andersen, Karin Forseke, Anders Ljungh, Dag Sehlin and Fields Wicker-Miurin. The nomination committee also proposes B. Thor Bjorgolfsson as new board member. For the complete press release please refer to enclosed pdf file. For further information, please contact Mats Lagerqvist, Robur, chairman of the nomination committee, +46 8 5859 2400, or Birgitta Henriksson, Carnegie Investor Relations, +46 8 5886 86 39.