Nobia's Annual General Meeting 2003
The Annual General Meeting has approved a dividend for the 2002 financial year of SEK 2.25 per share. The record date for entitlement to the dividend is 28 April 2003 and it is expected to be paid out through the agency of VPC (Swedish Securities Register Centre) on 2 May 2003.
Bodil Eriksson, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications at Axfood AB, was elected as a new member of Nobia's Board. Board members Karsten Bomann Jonsen, Hans Larsson, Wilhelm Laurén, Harald Mix, Thomas Nilsson, Gerhard de Geer and Fredrik Cappelen were re-elected. At a statutory Board meeting, Hans Larsson was re-elected as Chairman of the Board.
The Annual General Meeting approved the warrant scheme proposed by the Board of Directors aimed at around 150 senior executives and key individuals in the Nobia Group who will be given the opportunity to purchase, on market terms, a total maximum of 1,175,000 warrants. The CEO is guaranteed an allocation of 40,000 warrants, other senior executives and key individuals may acquire between 3,000 and 27,000.
The Annual General Meeting decided that a Nominating Committee will be appointed and that this will be done at a meeting convened by the Chairman of the Board during the third quarter with the Company's five largest shareholders. These shareholders will appoint the members of the Nominating Committee. The composition of the Committee will be announced in the Company's Q3 interim report. The Nominating Committee's assignment is to submit proposals for new Board members and auditors, and propose fees for the Board members and auditors to the Annual General Meeting.
Hans Larsson, Chairman of the Board, tel.: +46 (0)8 679 92 04, mobile: +46 (0)70 592 92 55