Nomination Committee’s proposal for Board of Mekonomen AB

Prior to the Annual General Meeting on 16 April 2013, the Nomination Committee for Mekonomen AB proposes the re-election of Board members Antonia Ax:son Johnson, Kenny Bräck, Anders G Carlberg, Fredrik Persson, Helena Skåntorp and Marcus Storch, as well as the new election of Kenneth Bengtsson.

Kenneth Bengtsson was born in 1961 and has been active within the ICA organisation for more than 30 years, of which 11 as President and CEO. Kenneth is also Chairman of the Board of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise and Ahlsell AB.

Fredrik Persson is proposed for re-election as Chairman of the Board of Mekonomen AB.

Ahead of the 2013 Annual General Meeting, the Nomination Committee comprised: Göran Ennerfelt, Axel Johnson AB (Chairman), Eva Fraim Påhlman, own shares, Annika Andersson, Swedbank Robur funds, as well as Leif Törnvall, Alecta. Mekonomen’s Chairman, Fredrik Persson, has been a co-opted member of the Nomination Committee.

The Nomination Committee’s proposals are supported by shareholders who jointly represent approximately 36 per cent of all the votes in the company.

The complete proposal of the Nomination Committee, also including proposals pertaining to the Chairman of the Annual General Meeting, fees to be paid to the Board of Directors and auditors, as well as guidelines for the composition of the Nomination Committee will be stated in the Notification of the Annual General Meeting. The proposal and the Nomination Committee’s reasoned opinion with information about the proposed Board members will also be made available at the company and on the company’s website,, in connection with the publication of the Notification of the Annual General Meeting.

The Annual General Meeting of Mekonomen AB will be held on Tuesday, 16 April 2013, at 3:00 p.m. at the Maxim Theatre, Karlaplan 4, in Stockholm.

For further information:
Göran Ennerfelt, Axel Johnson AB, Chairman of the Nomination Committee:
+46 (0)8- 701 61 00

Mekonomen AB (publ), Corp. Reg. No. 556392-1971 Box 6077, SE-141 06 Kungens Kurva, Sweden.
Tel: +46 (0)8-464 00 00, Fax: +46 (0)8-464 00 66

The information in this press release is such that Mekonomen is obligated to publish in accordance with the Securities Market Act.
The information was submitted for publication on 14 February 2013.

Mekonomen makes CarLife easier through a wide and easily accessible range of affordable and innovative solutions and products for consumers and companies. We are the leading spare-parts chain in the Nordic region, with proprietary wholesale operations, more than 400 stores and more than 2,300 workshops operating under the Mekonomen brands.

About Us

Mekonomen operates in the car aftermarket and consists of leading car service chains in Northern Europe with a proprietary wholesale operation, more than 460 branches and over 3,400 affiliated workshops operating under the Group’s brands. Through its branch network, Mekonomen Group offers affordable spare parts and accessories to the affiliated workshops, other workshops, other B2B customers, as well as car owners. Around 90 per cent of sales are business to business, where 80 per cent of the orders are digital. The largest business to business customers are affiliated workshops operating under the Group´s concepts AutoMester, BilXtra, Din Bilpartner, Meca Car Service, Mekonomen Bilverkstad, O.K. Serwis, Speedy and others. The Group operates through four business areas – FTZ with operations in Denmark, Inter-Team with operations in Poland, MECA/Mekonomen with operations in Norway and Sweden and Sørensen og Balchen with operations in Norway.