Essity’s Annual General Meeting 2019

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Today’s Annual General Meeting of Essity was held at Stockholm Waterfront Congress Center in Stockholm, Sweden.

The Meeting approved the income statement and balance sheet and the consolidated income statement and consolidated balance sheet for 2018.

The Annual General Meeting decided on a dividend of SEK 5.75 per share for the 2018 fiscal year. The record date for the dividend is Monday, April 8, 2019. Payment through Euroclear Sweden AB is planned for Thursday, April 11, 2019.

The Board of Directors and the CEO were granted discharge from liability for the 2018 fiscal year.

Board members Ewa Björling, Pär Boman, Maija-Liisa Friman, Annemarie Gardshol, Magnus Groth, Bert Nordberg, Louise Svanberg, Lars Rebien Sørensen and Barbara Milian Thoralfsson were re-elected. Pär Boman was re-elected Chairman of the Board.

The registered accounting firm Ernst & Young AB was appointed the company´s auditor for a mandate period until the end of the Annual General Meeting 2020.

Minutes from the Annual General Meeting will be available on the company website,, within two weeks.

The speech held by President and CEO Magnus Groth at the Meeting is available on the company website

For further information, please contact:

Per Lorentz, Vice President Corporate Communications, +46 8 788 52 51,
Johan Karlsson, Vice President Investor Relations, +46 8 788 51 30,

Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company dedicated to improving well-being through products and solutions, essentials for everyday life. The name Essity stems from the words essentials and necessities. Our sustainable business model creates value for people and nature. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other strong brands, such as JOBST, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 47,000 employees and net sales in 2018 amounted to approximately SEK 118.5bn (EUR 11.6bn). The headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. More information at