Statement from Annual General Meeting of Knowit ABPublished 29 Apr 2014
Knowit AB (publ) has this day held its Annual General Meeting and resolved upon the following:
Board of Directors The AGM re-elected Mats Olsson, (chairman), Carl-Olof By, Cecilia Lager, Jon Risfelt, Pekka Seitola and Ben Wrede, and election of Camilla Monefeldt Kirstein, as Board of Directors.
Auditor Öhrlings PricewaterhouseCoopers AB was re-elected until the end of the AGM 2015, with Anna-Clara af Ekenstam as principal auditor.
Dividend The AGM resolved upon a dividend of SEK 3.25 per share for the fiscal year 2013, with the record date of May 5, 2014. The dividend is expected to be issued on May 8, 2014.
Nomination committee for the AGM 2015 For the AGM 2015, the Nomination Committee shall consist of one representative for each of the three largest registered shareholders in terms of votes, on September 30, 2014, and the Chairman of the Board, who shall convene the first meeting of the committee. The names of the members of the Nomination Committee with information about which shareholders they represent will be announced in conjunction with the Company's third quarter report 2014.
Guidelines for remuneration to senior executives The AGM resolved on guidelines for remuneration to senior executives. Remuneration will consist of fixed salary, a variable component as well as pension and other benefits.
The variable compensation is on condition that the Company does not show a loss for the year the compensation refers to. Variable compensation will be maximized and never exceed the fixed portion. Variable compensation shall not be pensionable.
Authorization for the Board to approve new share issues The AGM authorized the Board to, on one more occasions prior to the next AGM, approve an increase in share capital up to a maximum of SEK 500,000 through one or more issues up to a combined maximum of 500,000 shares. The issue can be made waiving shareholders' preferential rights and/or with conditions for non-cash issue and/or setoff or otherwise with provisions. The reason for allowing waiving shareholders' preferential rights is to enable the Board to create conditions under which it can acquire other companies.
Resolution on offset share issues The AGM resolved, in accordance with the suggestions of the Board, to authorize a new issue of at most 750,000 shares that, waiving shareholders’ preferential rights, may be subscribed by the sellers of the shares in Reaktor AS, Norway, and shares in subsidiaries within the Reaktor AS Group, and the sellers of the shares in Amende AS, Norway, as consideration for part of the acquisition of the aforementioned company. Each respective sellers payment for shares subscribed shall be performed through offset of all or part of the seller’s claims on consideration. Oversubscription is not allowed.
Subscription shall take place no later than May 23, 2014. The Board shall, however, have the right to determine if subscription of newly issued shares shall not be carried out, if the Board determines that the set issue price is unfavorable to the Company.
Decrease of the share capital The AGM decided that the share capital of the Company shall be decreased by SEK 48,734 through the withdrawal of the 48,734 shares repurchased by the Company and that this decrease in share capital be used for transfer to a fund.