Adoption of income statements and balance sheets
The annual general meeting adopted the income statement and the balance sheet as well as the consolidated income statement and the consolidated balance sheet for the financial year 2019.
The annual general meeting resolved that no dividend will be paid to holders of ordinary shares or preference shares.
The adjustment of the dividend compared with the intended dividend, which was communicated in the company’s year-end report, which was published on 20 February 2020 is caused by the current market instability.
Election of board members and determination of remuneration to the board
Karl Perlhagen, Patrik Wahlén, Björn Garat, Louise Nicolin, Christina Tillman, Anna-Karin Celsing and Magnus Sundström were re-elected as board members for the time until the close of the next annual general meeting. Patrik Wahlén was re-elected as the chairman of the board for the same period.
The annual general meeting resolved that a remuneration of SEK 400,000 shall be paid to the chairman of the board and that SEK 200,000 shall be paid to the other board members elected by the general meeting, with the exception of board members that are employed by the company or its subsidiaries. Furthermore it was resolved that SEK 75,000 shall be paid to the board member who is chairman and SEK 50,000 shall be paid to each of the board members who are otherwise members of an audit committee instituted by the board of directors.
Election of auditor and determination of fees to the auditor
The registered accounting firm Ernst & Young Aktiebolag was, in accordance with the nomination committee´s proposal, re-elected as the auditor of the company for the time until the close of the next annual general meeting. Ernst & Young Aktiebolag has informed the company that it intends to let Rickard Andersson proceed as the auditor in charge. The annual general meeting also resolved that fees to the auditor shall be paid against approved invoices.
Authorisation on acquisitions of own ordinary shares and preference shares
The annual general meeting resolved to authorise the board to resolve on acquisitions of own ordinary shares and preference shares. Acquisition of ordinary shares presumes that the company, at the time of the acquisition, have resolved upon and effectuated dividend to the preference shares in accordance with the articles of association.
Acquisitions may be made on Nasdaq Stockholm or in accordance with an offer that either may be directed to all shareholders or to all holders of the share class that the board of directors decides to acquire. The purpose of acquisitions of own shares shall be to enable an optimised capital structure or, as regards acquisitions of preference shares, to enable the use of preference shares as consideration for or as financing of acquisitions of companies or businesses. Acquisitions may only be made of so many shares that the company’s holding of own shares after each such acquisition amounts to a maximum of one tenth of all shares in the company.
Authorisation on transfers of own preference shares
The annual general meeting resolved to authorise the board to resolve on transfers of own preference shares. Transfers of own preference shares may be made on Nasdaq Stockholm and by other means than on Nasdaq Stockholm. Transfers of own preference shares on Nasdaq Stockholm may only be made at a price within the registered price interval at any given time. Transfers of own preference shares by other means than on Nasdaq Stockholm may be made with deviation from the shareholders’ pre-emption rights at a price per share that is not lower than the market price, whereby a market discount in relation to the price of the preference shares on Nasdaq Stockholm may be applied. The rationale for any deviation from the shareholders’ pre-emption rights in connection with transfers of own preference shares that does not take place on Nasdaq Stockholm shall be to enable the company to use own preference shares as consideration for or as financing of acquisitions of companies or businesses.
Authorisation on issue of new preference shares
The annual general meeting resolved to authorise the board to, on one or several occasions before the next annual general meeting, resolve on issues of not more than 320,754 preference shares (corresponding to approximately 20 per cent of the number of preference shares currently outstanding) with or without pre-emption rights for the shareholders. The purpose of the authorisation is, and the rationale for any deviations from the shareholders’ pre-emption rights shall be, to enable the company to use newly issued preference shares as consideration for or as financing of acquisitions of companies or businesses.
The annual general meeting also resolved on:
- Discharge from liability for all board members and the managing director.
- A procedure for the appointment of the members of the nomination committee.
- Guidelines for remuneration to the senior management which are in accordance with Chapter 8 Sections 51-53 of the Swedish Companies Act (2005:551) and the Swedish Corporate Governance Code.
Minutes from the meeting and complete resolutions
The minutes from the annual general meeting, including the complete resolutions, will be made available at the company and on the company’s website, www.volati.se.