Investor AB supports Electrolux proposal to split the Group
As announced yesterday, Electrolux Board of Directors has initiated work in order to propose that a shareholders meeting decides to separate its professional appliances business, Electrolux Professional, into a new company and to distribute it to the shareholders of AB Electrolux in 2020. As the largest owner of Electrolux, Investor supports this proposal.
“We believe that the intended split will further sharpen focus and add customer value both in Electrolux core consumer business and in the professional appliances business. A separation will create two strong platforms with good prospects for profitable growth and long-term value creation. Upon completion of the split both companies will be listed core investments within Investor”, comments Johan Forssell, Investor’s President and CEO.
Investor is Electrolux largest owner, holding 16.4 per cent of the capital and 28.3 per cent of the votes.
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Viveka Hirdman-Ryrberg, Head of Corporate Communication and Sustainability,
Phone +46 70 550 3500
Magnus Dalhammar, Head of Investor Relations,
Phone +46 73 524 2130
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