Decisions of the Annual General Meeting and the Board of Directors of Tikkurila

Tikkurila Oyj
Stock Exchange Release
April 6, 2016 at 3:45 p.m. (CET+1)

Matters relating to the Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Tikkurila Oyj approved today the Financial Statements for 2015 and decided to discharge the members of the Board of Directors and the President and CEO from liability. The Annual General Meeting approved a EUR 0.80 dividend per share for the financial year 2015. The rest will be retained and carried further in the company's unrestricted equity. The dividend will be paid to a shareholder who is registered in the company's shareholder register maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd on the dividend record date, April 8, 2016. The dividend will be paid on April 15, 2016.

The Annual General Meeting decided that the Board of Directors consists of six members. Eeva Ahdekivi, Harri Kerminen, Jari Paasikivi, Riitta Mynttinen, Pia Rudengren and Petteri Walldén were re-elected as members of the Board of Directors until the end of the next Annual General Meeting.

The Annual General Meeting decided that the annual remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors will stay at the current level. The annual remuneration to the members of the Board of Directors will be as follows: EUR 64,000 for the Chairman, EUR 40,000 for the Vice Chairman and the Chairman of the Audit Committee, and EUR 32,000 for other members of the Board of Directors. Approximately 40 percent of the annual remuneration will be paid in Tikkurila Oyj's shares acquired from the market and the rest in cash. The shares will be acquired directly on behalf of the Board members within two weeks from the release of the business review for January 1 - March 31, 2016. Furthermore, a meeting fee for each meeting of the Board and its Committees (excluding decisions without a meeting) will be paid to the members of the Board of Directors as follows: EUR 600 for meetings held in the home state of a member and EUR 1,200 for meetings held outside the home state of a member. If a member participates in a meeting via telephone or video connection the remuneration will be EUR 600. Travel expenses will be paid according to the travel policy of the company.

The Annual General Meeting decided that the Auditor's fees will be paid against an invoice approved by the company. KPMG Oy Ab was re-elected as the company's auditor until the end of the next Annual General Meeting, with APA Toni Aaltonen nominated by KPMG as the principal auditor.

Amendment to section 3 of the Articles of Association and to the tasks for the Nomination Board

The Annual General Meeting decided to remove a statement in the company's Articles of Association on the election of the Chairman and Vice Chairman among the Board members by the Board of Directors. The purpose of the change is to enable the general meeting to elect the Chairman and Vice Chairman. In addition, the tasks of the Nomination Board will be amended so that the task of the Nomination Board will be to prepare and present a proposal for the election of Chairman, Vice Chairman and other members of the Board of Directors as well as for the remuneration of the said Board members. Previously the Nomination Board prepared the proposal concerning the members and remuneration of the Board of Directors.

Authorization to repurchase own shares and to decide on the issuance of shares

The Annual General Meeting authorized the Board of Directors to decide upon the repurchase of a maximum of 4,400,000 company's own shares. The shares may be repurchased to be used for financing or implementing possible mergers and acquisitions, developing the company's equity structure, improving the liquidity of the company's shares or to be used for the payment of the annual fees payable to the members of the Board of Directors or for implementing the share-based incentive programs of the company. The repurchase authorization will be valid until the end of the next Annual General Meeting, however, no longer than until June 30, 2017.

The Annual General Meeting authorized the Board of Directors to decide to transfer company's own shares held by the company or to issue new shares limited to a maximum of 4,400,000 shares. The company's own shares held by the company may be transferred and the new shares may be issued either against payment or without payment The new shares may be issued and the company's own shares held by the company may be transferred to the company's shareholders in proportion to their current shareholdings in the company or deviating from the shareholders' pre-emptive right through a directed share issue, if the company has a weighty financial reason to do so, such as financing or implementing mergers and acquisitions, developing the company's equity structure, improving the liquidity of the company's shares, to be used for the payment of the annual fees payable to the members of the Board of Directors or for implementing the share-based incentive programs of the company. The authorization will be valid until the end of the next Annual General Meeting, however, no longer than until June 30, 2017.

The minutes of the Annual General Meeting will be available on Tikkurila's website as of April 20, 2016, at the latest.

Decisions by the Board of Directors

In its meeting held today, the Board of Directors of Tikkurila elected from among its members Jari Paasikivi as Chairman and Petteri Walldén as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Eeva Ahdekivi was re-elected as Chairman and Riitta Mynttinen and Pia Rudengren as members of the Audit Committee. Jari Paasikivi was re-elected as Chairman and Harri Kerminen and Petteri Walldén as members of the Remuneration Committee.


Tikkurila Oyj
Antti Kiuru, Group Vice President, Legal


For further information, please contact:
Antti Kiuru, Group Vice President, Legal, tel. +358 400 686 488, antti.kiuru@tikkurila.com


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