In accordance with the resolution of the Annual General Meeting 2019 a nomination committee has been appointed. Information regarding the composition of the nomination commitee was publicly announced in a press release November 29, 2019. The committee includes the following members:
- Torbjörn Kronander (largest shareholder and CEO)
- Carl-Erik Ridderstråle (representing Jan-Olof Bruer, second-largest shareholder)
- Jan Särlvik (representing Nordea Investment Funds, the fourth-largest shareholder)
- Jan-Olof Brüer (in his role as Chairman of the Board)
The Nomination Committee represents a total of approximately 43% of the votes and 33% of the shares of the company November 30, 2019.
Carl-Erik Riderstråle, who is representing the company’s second-largest shareholder in terms of votes, will be appointed Chairman of the Nomination Committee. Torbjörn Kronander, the company’s largest shareholder in terms of votes, decided to abstain from the chairmanship due to his role as CEO and President of Sectra AB.
The Nomination Committee prepare proposals to the AGM for:
- election of and fees to the Chairman of the Board and other Board members
- election of and fees to the auditors and deputy auditors
- resolution on principles governing the composition of the Nomination Committee
- Chairman of the AGM
The nomination committee’s proposals to the 2020 AGM were announced July 3, 2020.
September 8, the AGM 2020 resolved to appoint a Nomination Committee in accordance with the following principles and to adopt the following instruction to the Nomination Committee.
The Chairman of the Board shall, not later than November 30 the year before the AGM contact the three largest shareholders in the company (based on the numbers of votes), each of which is then entitled to appoint a member to the Nomination Committee. Should any of the three largest shareholders waive the right to appoint a member to the Nomination Committee, the next shareholder in terms of the largest number of votes shall be offered the opportunity to appoint a member to the Nomination Committee. In addition, the Chairman of the Board is a member of the Nomination Committee. The Chairman of the Board convenes the Nomination Committee to the first meeting.
The member who represents the shareholder with the largest number of votes shall be appointed Chairman of the Nomination Committee. The Nomination Committee’s mandate period extends until a new Nomination Committee is appointed. Should a member resign from the Nomination Committee in advance, an alternate shall be appointed in accordance with the principles above. The composition of the Nomination Committee shall be announced not later than six months prior to the AGM.
The Nomination Committee is composed based on the known shareholding of the company as per October 31 each year. If significant changes occur in ownership after the Nomination Committee is formed, the composition of the Nomination Committee can also be changed in accordance with the principles above. Changes in the Nomination Committee shall be disclosed immediately.
The Nomination Committee shall prepare and to the AGM propose:
- Election of the Chairman of the Board and other members of the Board,
- Board fees divided between the Chairman of the Board and other members as well as any remuneration for committee work,
- Election of and fees to the auditors and deputy auditors (if applicable),
- Resolution regarding any change to the instruction to the Nomination Committee, if the Nomination Committee considers such a change necessary, and
- Chairman of the AGM.
The Nomination Committee shall carry out its assignment in accordance with the Swedish Corporate Governance Code, as applicable from time to time (the “Code”). Accordingly, the members of the Nomination Committee will look after the interests of all shareholders and not disclose what may have taken place during the work in the Nomination Committee. The Nomination Committee shall be responsible for the company receiving any information about the proposed members of the Board etc that the company needs in order for the company to fulfill its obligations under the Code. The company shall, if necessary, assist the Nomination Committee with administration and the Nomination Committee shall be entitled to take on costs for the company for such external advisors that the Nomination Committee considers to be essential in order for it to be able to complete its assignment. No fees are paid to members of the Nomination Committee.
This instruction to the Nomination Committee shall remain in force until the AGM determines differently.
Shareholders who wish to submit proposals may do so in writing to the Nomination Committee by email: email@example.com, or by mail: Sectra AB, Attn. Nomination Committee, Teknikringen 20, SE-583 30 Linköping, Sweden.
In order for a proposal to be addressed, the Nomination Committee must have received it in good time prior to the publication of the notice of the AGM.
The Nomination Committee’s proposals will be presented in the notice of the AGM and made available on the company’s website not earlier than six weeks and not more than four weeks prior to the Meeting date.