Notice to attend the Annual General Meeting

The shareholders of Nordic Entertainment Group AB (publ) (NENT) are hereby invited to the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 22 May 2019 at 10.00 a.m. CET at the company’s premises (Studio 2), Ringvägen 52 in Stockholm.

NOTICE TO ATTEND ETC.

Shareholders who wish to attend the Annual General Meeting shall

  • be entered in the share register maintained by Euroclear Sweden on Thursday 16 May 2019; and
  • give notice of their attendance no later than Thursday 16 May 2019. Notification is to be made on the company's website at https://www.nentgroup.com/about/corporate-governance/general-meetings, by telephone to +46 (0) 771 246 400 or by mail to Computershare AB "AGM, NENT", P.O. Box 610, SE-182 16 Danderyd, Sweden.

Shareholders shall in their notice to attend state name, personal identification number or company registration number, address, phone number and advisors, if applicable. Shareholders whose shares are registered in the names of nominees must temporarily re-register such shares in their own name in order to be entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting. In order for such re-registration to be completed on Thursday 16 May 2019 the shareholder must inform their nominees well before that day. Shareholders attending by a proxy or a representative should send documents of authorisation to the mail address above, well before the Annual General Meeting. A template proxy form is available on the company's website https://www.nentgroup.com/about/corporate-governance/general-meetings. Shareholders cannot vote or, in other way, attend the Annual General Meeting by remote access. 

USE OF PERSONAL DATA

In connection with the notice of attendance, NENT will process the shareholders’ personal data, which is requested above. The personal data gathered from the share register, notice of attendance at the Annual General Meeting and information about proxies and advisors will be used for registration, preparation of the voting list for the Annual General Meeting and, when applicable, the meeting minutes. The personal data will only be used for the Annual General Meeting. For additional information regarding NENT’s processing of personal data and your rights, please see NENT’s website https://www.nentgroup.com/investors/share.

PROPOSED AGENDA

  1. Opening of the Annual General Meeting.
  2. Election of Chairman of the Annual General Meeting.
  3. Preparation and approval of the voting list.
  4. Approval of the agenda.
  5. Election of one or two persons to check and verify the minutes.
  6. Determination of whether the Annual General Meeting has been duly convened.
  7. Remarks by the Chairman of the Board.
  8. Presentation by the Chief Executive Officer.
  9. Presentation of the Annual Report and the Auditor's Report.
  10. Resolution on the adoption of the Income Statement and the Balance Sheet.
  11. Resolution on the treatment of the company's earnings as stated in the adopted Balance Sheet, and record day.
  12. Resolution on the discharge of liability of the Board and the Chief Executive Officer.
  13. Determination of the number of members of the Board.
  14. Determination of the remuneration to the members of the Board and the auditor.
  15. Election of Board members;
    (a) Anders Borg (re-election, proposed by the Nomination Committee).

    (b) David Chance (re-election, proposed by the Nomination Committee).

    (c) Henrik Clausen (re-election, proposed by the Nomination Committee).

    (d) Simon Duffy (re-election, proposed by the Nomination Committee).
    (e) Kristina Schauman (re-election, proposed by the Nomination Committee).
    (f) Natalie Tydeman (re-election, proposed by the Nomination Committee).
  16. Election of the Chairman of the Board.
  17. Determination of the number of Auditors and election of Auditor.
  18. Approval of the procedure of the Nomination Committee.
  19. Resolution regarding guidelines for remuneration to the senior executives.
  20. Resolutions regarding 2019 Long Term Incentive Plan, comprising:
    (a) Adoption of a long-term incentive plan 2019.

    (b) Amendment of the articles of association.

    (c) Authorisation for the Board to issue Class C Shares.

    (d) Authorisation to resolve to repurchase own Class C Shares.

    (e) Transfer of own Class B Shares.

    (f) Swap Agreement with third party in relation to LTIP 2019.
  21. Resolutions regarding bonus issue comprising:
    (a) Amendments to the Articles of Association.

    (b) Bonus issue.
  22. Closing of the Annual General Meeting.

RESOLUTIONS PROPOSED BY THE NOMINATION COMMITTEE 

The extraordinary general meeting of NENT held on 5 March 2019 resolved to elect a Nomination Committee ahead of the 2019 Annual General Meeting consisting of representatives of three of the parent company MTG’s largest shareholders (since the ownership structure of NENT will be the same as MTG’s immediately after the split); Nordea Funds, Swedbank Robur and Lannebo Funds.

Election of Chairman of the Annual General Meeting (item 2) 

The Nomination Committee proposes that Tone Myhre-Jensen, Cederquist and member of the Swedish Bar Association, is elected to be the Chairman of the Annual General Meeting.

Determination of the number of members of the Board and election of the members of the Board and the Chairman of the Board (items 13, 15 (a)-(f) and 16) 

The Nomination Committee proposes that the Board shall consist of six members.

The Nomination Committee proposes that, for the period until the close of the next Annual General Meeting, Anders Borg, David Chance, Henrik Clausen, Simon Duffy, Kristina Schauman and Natalie Tydeman shall be re-elected as members of the Board.

The Nomination Committee proposes that David Chance is re-elected as Chairman of the Board.

Determination of the remuneration to the members of the Board and the auditor (item 14) 

The Nomination Committee proposes remuneration to the Board with a total amount of SEK 4,690,000.

The proposed remuneration for ordinary Board work for the period until the end of the next Annual General Meeting amounts to a total of SEK 3,950,000 and shall be allocated in accordance with the following:

  • SEK 1,450,000 to the Chairman of the Board, and
  • SEK 500,000 to each of the five other members of the Board.

The proposed remuneration for work within the committees of the Board for the period until the end of the next Annual General Meeting amounts to a total of SEK 740,000 and shall be allocated in accordance with the following:

  • SEK 235,000 to the Chairman of the Audit Committee and SEK 130,000 to each of the other two members, and
  • SEK 140,000 to the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and SEK 52,500 to each of the other two members.

The Nomination Committee proposes that remuneration to the auditor shall be paid in accordance with approved invoices.

Determination of the number of Auditors and election of Auditor (item 17)  

In accordance with the Audit Committee’s recommendation, the Nomination Committee proposes that the company shall have one registered accounting firm as auditor, and that the registered accounting firm KPMG AB shall be re-elected as auditor until the close of the 2020 Annual General Meeting. KPMG AB has informed NENT that the authorised public accountant Joakim Thilstedt will continue as auditor-in-charge if KPMG AB is re-elected as auditor.

Approval of the procedure of the Nomination Committee (item 18) 

The Nomination Committee proposes that the work of preparing proposals to the 2020 Annual General Meeting regarding the Board and auditor, in the case that an auditor should be elected, and their remuneration, Chairman of the Annual General Meeting and the procedure for the Nomination Committee shall be performed by a Nomination Committee. This procedure shall apply until the General Meeting resolves to change the procedure for appointing the Nomination Committee.

The Nomination Committee will be formed during September in consultation with the largest shareholders of the company as of the last business day in August. The Committee shall consist of at least three members appointed by the largest shareholders of the company who have wished to appoint a member. The Chairman of the Board will also be a member of the Nomination Committee, and will act as its convenor. The members of the Nomination Committee will appoint the Committee’s Chairman at their first meeting.

The Nomination Committee is appointed for a term of office commencing at the time of its formation and ending when a new Committee is formed. If a member resigns during the Committee term, the Committee may choose to appoint a new member. The shareholder that appointed the resigning member shall in such case be asked to appoint a new member, provided that the shareholder still is one of the largest shareholders in the company. If that shareholder declines participation on the Nomination Committee, the Committee may choose to ask the next largest qualified shareholder to participate (the Chairman shall however continue to contact the shareholders that are next in line if required to form a Nomination Committee composed of three members, including the Chairman of the Board). In the event of changes to the ownership structure of the company, the Committee may choose to amend its composition in order to ensure that the Committee appropriately reflects the ownership of the company. However, unless there are special circumstances, the composition of the Nomination Committee may remain unchanged following changes in the ownership structure of the company that are either minor or occur less than three months prior to the Annual General Meeting.

The Nomination Committee shall have the right to upon request receive personnel resources such as secretarial services from the company, and to charge the company with costs for recruitment consultants and related travel if deemed necessary.

RESOLUTIONS PROPOSED BY THE BOARD

Dividend and record day (item 11)

The Board proposes a dividend of SEK 6.50 per share to be paid out to the shareholders in two equal instalments of SEK 3.25 each. The record dates shall be on Friday 24 May 2019 for the first dividend payment and Friday 11 October 2019 for the second dividend payment.

If the Annual General Meeting resolves in accordance with the proposal, the last trading day in the NENT share including the right to receive the first dividend payment will be Wednesday 22 May 2019, and the first trading day in the NENT share not including a right to receive the first dividend payment will be Thursday 23 May 2019. The last trading day in the NENT share including the right to receive the second dividend payment will be Wednesday 9 October 2019, and the first trading day in the NENT share not including a right to receive the second dividend payment will be Thursday 10 October 2019.

The dividend is expected to be distributed to the shareholders on Wednesday 29 May 2019 and on Wednesday 16 October 2019, respectively.

Guidelines for remuneration to the senior executives (item 19)

NENT’s remuneration policy is designed to drive and reward company and individual performance, be market competitive to attract and retain key talent, and to incentivise creation of long-term shareholder value by requiring executives to build and maintain significant shareholding in NENT.

Total remuneration may consist of fixed salary, variable components in the form of short-term (‘STI’) and long-term incentive (‘LTI’) plans, pension and other benefits/allowances.

  • Fixed salary shall be fair and competitive based on the individual executive’s responsibilities and performance.
  • The STI shall be based on fulfilment of established targets for the Group and in the senior executives’ area of responsibility. The result shall be linked to measurable targets (qualitative, quantitative, general, individual). The targets within each area of responsibility are defined to promote NENT’s development in the short and long-term. The maximum payment under the STI shall generally not exceed 100 percent of the senior executives’ fixed salary.
  • The LTI shall be linked to certain pre-determined financial and/or share or share-price related performance criteria and shall ensure a long-term commitment to the development of NENT and align the senior executives’ incentives with the interest of shareholders.
  • By way of exception, additional one-off arrangements can be made on a case by case basis when deemed necessary, subject to Board approval. Each such arrangement shall be capped and never exceed two (2) times the individual's annual base salary.
  • All benefits/allowances including pensions follow the competitive market practice in the applicable country of executives’ employment or residence.
  • The maximum notice period in any senior executive’s contract is twelve months during which time salary payment will continue.

The Board of Directors shall be entitled to deviate from these guidelines if special reasons for doing so exist in any individual case.

2019 Long Term Incentive Plan (item 20) 

Resolution regarding the Board’s proposal to implement a long-term incentive plan 2019 (item 20 (a))

The Board proposes that the Annual General Meeting resolves to adopt a long-term incentive plan (“LTIP 2019”) for the Group Executive Management (GEM), other senior executives and key employees within NENT. LTIP 2019 is proposed to comprise no more than 500,000 Class B Shares in NENT. Within the scope of LTIP 2019, the participants will be granted Performance Share Awards, which after a three-year vesting period entitle them to Class B Shares. Vesting of Performance Share Awards is conditional upon the achievement of performance conditions and subject to continued employment throughout the vesting period, with certain customary exceptions. To further incentivise creation of long-term shareholder value, the CEO and members of GEM are required to build and maintain a significant shareholding in NENT.

Rationale for the proposal

In preparation for the split with MTG and becoming listed as an independent company, the Remuneration Committee undertook a comprehensive review of the remuneration policies and practices. It was concluded that the remuneration policy for NENT would be designed to (i) increase transparency to be more effective, (ii) increase flexibility to better suit the fast-moving industry and (iii) increase long-term shareholder alignment through a share-based LTIP and a strengthened share ownership requirement for the CEO and GEM. As a consequence, the share deferral feature that existed in previous short-term incentive plans has been removed as it caused undesired insider trading complexity and was not aligned with wider Nordic market practice.

LTIP 2019 is a key component of NENT’s remuneration policy. In order to allow for a broader participation across NENT and to align award levels with market practice, award levels at grant have been reduced and split into five tiers. To provide clarity and line-of-sight for a broader group of participants, the plan focusses on two strategically important operational performance targets, which are outlined in more detail below. The performance targets are measured over a one-year performance period to allow the Board flexibility to quickly respond and adjust to changing market conditions.

The purpose of LTIP 2019 is to attract, motivate and retain key talent within NENT and to align participants’ interests with those of the shareholders. Through LTIP 2019, the participants’ remuneration and allotment of shares is tied to the group’s business performance and profitable growth objectives. In summary, the Board believes that the implementation of LTIP 2019 will have a positive effect on the group’s value growth and will ensure the participants’ long-term commitment to the company. Consequently, the Board believes that LTIP 2019 is beneficial to the shareholders as well as the group.

Allotment of Performance Share Awards

LTIP 2019 is proposed to include approximately 100 senior executives and key employees in NENT divided into five tiers: the CEO (“Tier 1”), other members of GEM (“Tier 2-3”), and two additional tiers for other senior executives and key employees (“Tier 4-5”). The number of Performance Share Awards granted shall be based on maximum award values for each tier expressed as a percentage of 2019 base salary. The proposed 2019 maximum award values are; 125% for Tier 1, 75% for Tier 2, 60% for Tier 3, 50% for Tier 4 and 30% for Tier 5.

Each maximum award value shall thereafter be converted into a maximum number of Performance Share Awards, based on the following calculation: the volume-weighted average of the market price of NENT’s Class B Shares on Nasdaq Stockholm during the five trading days immediately following the publication of the company’s interim report for the first quarter 2019, reduced by the present value of estimated dividend payments for the period until Class B Shares are vested under the Performance Share Awards. 

Performance conditions

The number of Performance Share Awards that vest in 2022 is dependent on the achievement of two equally weighted NENT targets; (i) organic sales growth (organic sales growth refers to growth excluding the effects of acquisitions/divestments and adjusted for currency effects), and (ii) operating income (operating income before Items Affecting Comparability (IAC) may be adjusted for extraordinary or non-budgeted items or events not related to the ordinary course of business including acquisitions/divestments) for the 2019 financial year. Threshold and maximum target levels will be established by the Board at grant. If the minimum threshold level is achieved, 25% of the Performance Share Awards will vest. If the maximum level is achieved, 100% of the Performance Share Awards will vest. For target achievement between the threshold and maximum level, the vesting outcome will be measured linearly. The threshold and maximum target levels and the actual outcome resolved by the Board in 2020 will be fully disclosed in the annual report for 2019.

The participants’ maximum profit per Performance Share Award in LTIP 2019 is limited to four times the volume-weighted average of the market price of NENT’s Class B Shares on Nasdaq Stockholm during the five trading days immediately following the publication of the company’s interim report for the first quarter 2019 (the “Share Price Cap”). If the value of NENT’s Class B Share exceeds the Share Price Cap at vesting, the number of Class B Shares that each right entitles the participant to receive at vesting will be reduced correspondingly.

Share ownership requirement

To ensure that senior executives build and maintain a significant shareholding in NENT, vesting is conditional on a share ownership requirement for the CEO and the full GEM population, comprising 17 executives. The CEO and members of GEM are required to accumulate NENT shares toward target ownership levels that are based on a percentage of net salary. For the CEO, the target ownership level has been increased to 150% and, for the members of GEM, amounts to 75% and 50% depending on tier. For current GEM members, 33% of the requirement must be met each year over three years. For externally appointed GEM members, 20% of the requirement must be met each year over five years.

Conditions for the Performance Share Awards

Following the vesting period, each vested Performance Share Award entitles the participant to receive one Class B Share free of charge. However, vesting is conditional upon that the participant, with certain customary exceptions, at the time of the publication of NENT’s interim report for the first quarter of 2022 still is employed by the NENT Group.

In addition to the conditions above, the following terms shall apply for the Performance Share Awards:

  • granted free of charge after the Annual General Meeting 2019;
  • may not be transferred or pledged; and
  • can be granted by the company or any other company within the group.

Scope and cost of LTIP 2019

The maximum number of Class B Shares which may be delivered under LTIP 2019 is limited to 500,000, representing approximately 0.7% of the outstanding shares and 0.7% of the outstanding votes in the company.

The total cost of LTIP 2019 is estimated to amount to no more than SEK 86 million, which corresponds to approximately 0.7% of total employment cost for 2018. The cost will be distributed over the years 2019-2022. The total cost includes salary costs of SEK 66 million, social security costs of SEK 19 million and administration costs of SEK 1 million. The calculation of total salary costs is based on the maximum number of Performance Share Awards being delivered to participants, calculated at grant with a reduction of the present value of estimated dividends during a three-year period, an annual attrition rate of 10% and a share price at grant of SEK 220. The calculation of social security costs is based on a 10% annual share price increase and an average annual social security tax rate of 19%.

The costs are expected to have a limited effect on NENT’s key ratios.

Delivery of Class B Shares under LTIP 2019

To ensure delivery of Class B Shares under LTIP 2019, the Board proposes that the Annual General

Meeting resolves to issue a new class of shares (Class C Shares) with the sole purpose of facilitating the delivery of Class B Shares to participants in incentive programs. With authorisation from the Annual General Meeting, the Board will resolve on a directed issue of Class C Shares to a third party and subsequently repurchase the Class C Shares from the third party. The Class C Shares will then be held by the company, where after the appropriate number of Class C Shares will be reclassified into Class B Shares and subsequently be delivered to the participants under LTIP 2019 (items 20 (b)-(e)).

Resolution in accordance with items 20 (c)-(e) require approval of at least nine tenths (9/10) of the shares represented and votes cast at the general meeting. In the event that the required majority under item
20 (c)-(e) below is not reached, the company intends to enter into an agreement with a third party, under which the third party shall, in its own name, buy and transfer Class B Shares in the company to the participants in accordance with LTIP 2019.

Preparation and administration of LTIP 2019

In accordance with guidelines provided by the Board, the incentive program has been prepared by the Remuneration Committee in consultation with external advisors.

The Board or the Remuneration Committee shall be responsible for preparing the detailed terms and conditions of LTIP 2019, in accordance with the terms and guidelines resolved on by the Annual General Meeting. It is further proposed that the Board shall be entitled to make other adjustments, if it so deems appropriate, should changes occur in the NENT Group or its operating environment that would entail that the adopted conditions for LTIP 2019 no longer are in line with its purpose. Any such adjustments shall only be made in order to fulfil the main objectives of the LTIP 2019.

Amendment of the articles of association (item 20 (b))


In order to secure delivery of Class B Shares to the participants in LTIP 2019 (item 20 (a) above), the Board proposes that a new class of shares, named Class C Shares, is introduced. The new Class C Shares shall be issued solely for the purpose of securing delivery of Class B Shares to the participants in share-based incentive programs as resolved by the shareholders. The Class C Shares shall carry one vote per share and shall not be entitled to dividends. Further, the Class C Shares shall be redeemable upon a resolution by the Board. The Class C Shares shall also be convertible into Class B Shares upon a resolution by the Board.

Thus, the Board proposes that the Annual General Meeting resolves that § 5 in the articles of association shall be amended whereby a new share class is introduced (Class C Shares). The Class C Shares may, upon decision of the Board of Directors, be reclassified into Class B Shares.

Current wording  Proposed wording 
§ 5
Shares
The shares shall be issued in two series, designated Class A and Class B. Class A shares may be issued in a maximum number of 200,000,000 and Class B in a maximum number of 200,000,000. Each Class A share entitles the holder to ten voting rights and each Class B share to one voting right.
 
In the event that the Company decides to issue new Class A or Class B shares by means of a cash issue or through an issue offsetting debt, owners of Class A and Class B shares shall have preferential rights to subscription for new shares of the same type in relation to the number of shares already held (primary preferential rights). Shares not subscribed for on the basis of primary preferential rights shall be offered for subscription to all shareholders (subsidiary preferential rights). If the number of shares offered in this manner is insufficient for subscription based on subsidiary preferential rights, the shares shall be distributed in relation to the number of shares already held and, when this is not possible, by drawing of lots.
 
In the event that the Company decides that new shares of either Class A or B alone shall be issued through a cash issue or through an issue of offsetting debt, all shareholders, irrespective of whether they own Class A or Class B shares, shall have preferential rights to the subscription of new shares in relation to the number of shares already held.
 
What is set out above with regard to preferential rights shall apply mutatis mutandis in the event of issues of warrants and convertible debentures and shall not limit the right to resolve upon an issue with deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights.
 
If the share capital is increased by a bonus issue, where new shares are issued, new shares of Class A and Class B shall be issued in relation to the number of shares of the same classes already held. In such cases, old shares of a specific class shall entitle to new shares of the same class. This shall not entail any restrictions on the possibility of issuing new shares of a new class by means of a bonus issue, following the required amendment to the articles of association.
 
Shares of Class A shall be subject to reclassification to shares of Class B. Owners of shares of Class A shall be entitled to, during January and July each year (“the Reclassification Periods”), to request that all or part of their shares of Class A shall be reclassified to shares of Class B. A request for reclassification shall be made by written notification and must have been received by the company’s Board of Directors no later than on the last day during the relevant Reclassification Period. Such request shall state (i) the number of class A shares that the shareholder wishes to reclassify or (ii) the percentage of the total number of votes in the company that the shareholder wishes to hold, after reclassification has been completed of all Class A shares requested for reclassification during the relevant Reclassification Period. When making a request in accordance with alternative (ii) above, the shareholder shall also state the total number of shares of Class A and shares of Class B that the shareholder holds at the time of the request.
 
By the end of each Reclassification Period, the Board of Directors shall consider the question of reclassification. Immediately thereafter, the Board of Directors shall report the reclassification to the Swedish Companies Register (Sw. Bolagsverket) for registration. The reclassification is effected when it has been registered and the reclassification been noted in the CSD Register.
The company may issue shares of three classes, Class A, Class B and Class C. Class A shares may be issued in a maximum number of 200,000,000 and Class B in a maximum number of 200,000,000 and Series C in a maximum number of 200,000,000. Each share of Class A shall carry ten votes, and each share of Class B and C, respectively, shall carry one vote. Shares of either class may be issued up to an amount corresponding to the entire share capital.
 
Owners of Class C shares are not entitled to dividends. Upon the company’s liquidation, Class C shares carry equivalent right to the company’s assets as other shares, however not to an amount exceeding the quota value of the share.
 
In the event of new issues of shares of Class A, Class B and Class C where payment is not to be made in kind, owners of shares of Class A, Class B and Class C shall enjoy pre-emption rights to subscribe for new shares of the same class pro rata to the number of shares previously held by them (primary pre-emption right). Shares which are not subscribed for pursuant to the primary pre-emption rights shall be offered to all shareholders (secondary pre-emption right). If the shares thus offered are not sufficient for the subscription pursuant to the secondary pre-emption rights, the shares shall be allocated between the subscribers pro rata to the number of shares previously held and, to the extent such allocation cannot be effected, by the drawing of lots.
 
In the event of new issues of shares of Class A, Class B or Class C where payment is not to be made in kind, all shareholders shall, irrespective of whether their shares are of Class A, Class B or Class C, have pre-emption rights to subscribe for new shares pro rata to the number of shares previously held by them.
 
The stipulations regarding preferential rights shall apply mutatis mutandis for new issues of warrants and convertible debt and shall not infringe on the possibility to resolve on an issue in which the preferential rights of shareholders are waived.
 
If the share capital is increased by a bonus issue, where new shares are issued, new shares of Class A and Class B shall be issued in relation to the number of shares of the same classes already held. In such cases, old shares of a specific class shall entitle to new shares of the same class. Class C shares do not carry rights to participate in bonus issues. Following a requisite amendment in the Articles of Association, the aforementioned stipulation shall not infringe on the possibility to issue shares of a new class by a bonus issue.
 
Reduction of share capital, which in any case shall not fall below the minimum share capital, may, upon the request of an owner of Class C shares and a resolution by the company’s board of directors or the general meeting, take place through redemption of Class C shares. A request from an owner of Class C shares shall be made in writing to the board of directors and the board shall process the request promptly. When a resolution on reduction has been passed, an amount corresponding to the reduction amount shall be transferred to the company’s reserve fund, if required funds are available. The redemption amount per Class C share shall correspond to the quota value of such shares.

 
Following notice of the redemption resolution, holders of shares shall promptly receive payment for the shares, or, if authorisation from the Swedish Companies Registration Office or a court is required, following notice that the final decision has been registered.

 
Class C shares held by the company may, upon decision of the board of directors be reclassified into Class B Shares. Immediately thereafter, the board of directors shall report the reclassification to the Swedish Companies Registration Office for registration. The reclassification is effected then it has been registered and the reclassification been noted in the Swedish Central Securities Depository.
 
Shares of Class A shall be subject to reclassification to shares of Class B. Owners of shares of Class A shall be entitled to, during January and July each year (“the Reclassification Periods”), to request that all or part of their shares of Class A shall be reclassified to shares of Class B. A request for reclassification shall be made by written notification and must have been received by the company’s Board of Directors no later than on the last day during the relevant Reclassification Period. Such request shall state (i) the number of Class A shares that the shareholder wishes to reclassify or (ii) the percentage of the total number of votes in the company that the shareholder wishes to hold, after reclassification has been completed of all Class A shares requested for reclassification during the relevant Reclassification Period. When making a request in accordance with alternative (ii) above, the shareholder shall also state the total number of shares of Class A and shares of Class B that the shareholder holds at the time of the request.
 
By the end of each Reclassification Period, the Board of Directors shall consider the question of reclassification. Immediately thereafter, the Board of Directors shall report the reclassification to the Swedish Companies Register (Sw. Bolagsverket) for registration. The reclassification is effected when it has been registered and the reclassification been noted in the CSD Register. 

Authorisation for the Board to issue Class C Shares (item 20 (c)) 

The Board proposes that the Annual General Meeting resolves to authorise the Board, during the period until the next Annual General Meeting, to resolve to issue not more than 500,000 Class C Shares at the quota value. With deviation from the shareholders' preferential rights, a third party shall be entitled to subscribe for the new Class C Shares at a subscription price corresponding to the quota value of the shares. The purpose of the authorisation and the reason for the deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights in connection with the issue of shares is to ensure delivery of shares to participants in LTIP 2019.

Authorisation to resolve to repurchase own Class C Shares (item 20 (d)) 

The Board proposes that the Annual General Meeting resolves to authorise the Board, during the period

until the next Annual General Meeting, on one or more occasions, to repurchase its own Class C Shares. The repurchase may only be effected through a public offer directed to all holders of Class C Shares and shall comprise all outstanding Class C Shares. The purchase may be affected at a purchase price corresponding to the quota value of the shares. Payment for the Class C shares shall be made in cash. The purpose of the repurchase authorisation is to ensure the company’s compliance with its obligations under LTIP 2019.

Transfer of own Class B Shares (item 20 (e)) 

The Board proposes that the Annual General Meeting resolves that Class C Shares that the company purchases by virtue of the authorisation to repurchase its own Class C Shares in accordance with item 20 (d) above, following reclassification into Class B Shares, may be transferred to participants in LTIP 2019 in accordance with the approved terms.

The Board further proposes that the Annual General Meeting resolves that a maximum of 500,000 Class B Shares may be transferred to participants in accordance with the terms of LTIP 2019.

Swap Agreement with third party in relation to LTIP 2019 (item 20 (f)) 

In the event that the required majority for approval is not reached under item 20 (c)-(e) above, the financial exposure of LTIP 2019 shall be hedged by the company entering into a swap agreement with a third party, under which the third party shall, in its own name, acquire and transfer shares of Class B Shares in NENT to participants in LTIP 2019. The interest cost for such a swap agreement is estimated to SEK 1 million per year based on the current interest levels and a share price of SEK 220.

Amendments to the Articles of Association (item 21 (a)) and bonus issue (item 21 (b)) 

Amendments to the Articles of Association (item 21 (a))

With reference to the Board of Directors’ proposal to resolve on a bonus issue in accordance with item 21 (b) below, the Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting resolves upon the following amendments to the Articles of Association: 

Current wording  Proposed wording 
§ 4
Share capital and number of shares
The share capital shall be not less than SEK 500,000 and not more than SEK 2,000,000. The number of shares shall be not less than 50,000,000 and not more than 200,000,000.  The share capital shall be not less than SEK 100,000,000 and not more than SEK 400,000,000. The number of shares shall be not less than 50,000,000 and not more than 200,000,000. 

Bonus issue (item 21 (b))

The Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting resolves upon a bonus issue, entailing an increase in the share capital of SEK 134,184,488. The amount by which the share capital is to be increased shall be transferred to the share capital from unrestricted equity. No new shares will be issued.



MISCELLANEOUS 

Authorisation

The Board, or such person that the Board may appoint, shall be authorised to make the minor adjustments in the resolutions adopted by the Annual General Meeting as may be required in connection with registration with the Swedish Companies Registration Office and Euroclear Sweden.

Shares and votes 

There are a total number of 67,342,244 shares in the company, whereof 545,662 Class A shares and 66,796,582 Class B shares. The total number of votes for all issued shares in NENT is 72,253,202. As per the date of this notice is disclosed, NENT holds no own shares.

Special majority requirements and conditions with respect to the proposed resolutions in items 20-21

Hedging arrangement under the LTIP, including amendment of the Articles of Association

The resolutions under item 20 (b)-(d) are valid only if supported by shareholders holding not less than two thirds (2/3) of both the votes cast and the shares represented at the Annual General Meeting. The resolution under item 20 (e) is valid only if supported by shareholders holding not less than nine tenths (9/10) of both the votes cast and the shares represented at the Annual General Meeting. Resolution in accordance with items 20 (c)-(e) are proposed to be conditional upon one another and are therefore proposed to be adopted in connection with each other. As a result, the resolution in accordance with items 20 (c)-(e) require approval of at least nine tenths (9/10) of the shares represented and votes cast at the general meeting.

Bonus issue, including amendment of the Articles of Association

The resolution under item 21 (a) is valid only if supported by shareholders holding not less than two thirds (2/3) of both the votes cast and the shares represented at the Annual General Meeting. The resolutions pursuant to item 21 (a) and (b) are proposed to be conditional upon one another and are therefore proposed to be adopted in connection with each other. As a result, the resolution in accordance with items 21 (a) and (b) require approval of at least two thirds (2/3) of the shares represented and votes cast at the general meeting.

Documentation

The Nomination Committee's motivated statement explaining its proposals regarding the Board and information on the proposed members of the Board will be made available today at the company's website https://www.nentgroup.com/about/corporate-governance/general-meetings.

The accounting documents, the reasoned statement of the Board pursuant to Ch 18 Sec 4 and Ch 19 Sec 22 of the Swedish Companies Act and the proposed wording of the Articles of Association are available at the company’s website https://www.nentgroup.com/about/corporate-governance/general-meetings, at the company's premises at Ringvägen 52 in Stockholm and will be sent to those shareholders who so request and state their postal address or email address. The documentation can be ordered by telephone at +46 (0) 771-246 400 or in writing at the address Computershare AB "AGM, NENT", P.O. Box 610, SE-182 16 Danderyd, Sweden. The accounting documents will be available no later than 30 April 2019.

Information at the Annual General Meeting

The Board and the CEO shall, if any shareholder so requests and the Board believes that it can be done without material harm to the company, provide information regarding circumstances that may affect the assessment of an item on the agenda, circumstances that can affect the assessment of the company's or its subsidiaries' financial situation and the company's relation to other companies within the group.

Stockholm, April 2019
NORDIC ENTERTAINMENT GROUP AB (PUBL)
THE BOARD



Other information

Schedule for the Annual General Meeting:

The doors open for shareholders at 9.00 a.m. CET.

The Annual General Meeting commences at 10.00 a.m. CET.

Interpretation

As a service to the shareholders, simultaneous interpretation from Swedish to English as well as from English to Swedish will be provided. This service may be requested when attendance to the Annual General Meeting is notified.



NOTES TO EDITORS

Nordic Entertainment Group AB (publ) (NENT Group) is the Nordic region’s leading entertainment provider. We entertain millions of people every day with our streaming services, TV channels and radio stations, and our production companies create content that is experienced around the world. We make life more entertaining by telling stories, touching lives and expanding worlds – from live sports, movies and series to music and original shows. Headquartered in Stockholm, NENT Group is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (‘NENT A’ and ‘NENT B’).

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press@nentgroup.com (or Tobias Gyhlénius, Head of Public Relations; +46 73 699 27 09)
investors@nentgroup.com (or Stefan Lycke, Head of Investor Relations; +46 73 699 27 14)

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