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At the Annual General Meeting of AarhusKarlshamn AB (publ) on 15 May 2012 the following was resolved:
Board of Directors and directors’ and auditors’ feeThe number of directors will be eight. The Meeting re-elected Melker Schörling, Carl Bek-Nielsen, Martin Bek-Nielsen, Mikael Ekdahl, Märit Beckeman, Ulrik Svensson, Arne Frank and Harald Sauthoff as directors. Melker Schörling was re-elected Chairman of the Board and Carl Bek-Nielsen was re-elected Deputy Chairman of the Board. The fees to the Board of Directors shall amount to a total of SEK 2,775,000 (including fees for committee work). The Meeting resolved that the auditor shall be remunerated according to agreement.
At the subsequent statutory board meeting it was resolved to elect Mikael Ekdahl and Martin Bek-Nielsen as members of the Remuneration Committee, Mikael Ekdahl being chairman of the committee. Ulrik Svensson, Mikael Ekdahl, Martin Bek-Nielsen and Harald Sauthoff were elected members of the Audit Committee, Ulrik Svensson being chairman of the committee.
DividendIn accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors, the Meeting resolved to declare a dividend of SEK 4.75 per share. Monday 21 May 2012 was determined as record day for the payment of dividend. Payment from Euroclear Sweden AB is expected to commence on Thursday 24 May 2012.
Nomination CommitteeMikael Ekdahl (BNS Holding), Carl Bek-Nielsen (BNS Holding), Henrik Didner (Didner & Gerge fonder) and Åsa Nisell (Swedbank Robur fonder) were re-elected and Lars Åke Bokenberger (AMF Fonder) new elected as members of the Nomination Committee for the period up to the Annual General Meeting 2013, and Mikael Ekdahl was appointed Chairman of the Nomination Committee.
Guidelines for remuneration to senior executivesThe Meeting approved the Board of Directors’ proposal, principally entailing that salaries and other terms of remuneration for the management shall be competitive and in accordance with market terms. In addition to fixed basic salary, the management may also receive variable remuneration with a pre-determined cap. The Board of Directors shall be
entitled to deviate from the guidelines if, in an individual case, there are particular grounds for such deviation.
Comments from the CEO:CEO and President Arne Frank reported on the company’s operations during the year 2011 and commented on the continuing work within the Group. The presentation can be found in its entirety on the company’s web site www.aak.com.
For further information, kindly contactArne FrankPresident and CEO Phone: +46 (0)40 627 83 00
Anders ByströmChief Financial Officer (CFO)Phone: +46 (0)40 627 83 00
Fredrik Nilsson Head of Investor Relations Phone: + 46 (0)40 627 83 34 or Mobile: + 46 (0)708 952 221
The information is that which AarhusKarlshamn AB (publ) is obliged to publish under the provisions of the Stock Exchange and Clearing Operations Act and/or the Trading in Financial Instruments Act. The information was released to the media for publication on 15 May 2012 at 5 pm CET.
AarhusKarlshamn is the world’s leading producer of high value-added speciality vegetable fats. These fats are characterized by a high technological content and are used as substitute for butter-fat and cocoa butter, transfree solutions for fillings in chocolate and confectionery products, and in the cosmetics industry. AarhusKarlshamn has production facilities in Denmark, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden, Great Britain, Uruguay and the US. The company is organised in three Business Areas; Food Ingredients, Chocolate and Confectionery Fats and Technical Products & Feed. Further information on AarhusKarlshamn can be found on the company’s website www.aak.com.
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