Sanitec Posts Results of Its 2014 Annual General Meeting [Professional Services Close - Up]
(Professional Services Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Sanitec Corp. announced that its Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday, May 13, in Stockholm, Sweden.
In a release on May 13, the Company noted distributions of funds:
The annual general meeting adopted the financial statements and consolidated financial statements for the financial period from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2013. The meeting resolved in accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors to leave the profit for the period in the shareholders' equity and to distribute EUR 0.22 per share from the reserve for invested unrestricted equity to the shareholders. The record date for the distribution was set to be Friday, May 16, and the payments will be made on Tuesday, June 3, to shareholders registered with Euroclear Finland Oy and on or about Wednesday, June 4, to shareholders registered with Euroclear Sweden AB. The last day of trading of the Sanitec share on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm including right to the distribution, is Tuesday, May 13.
Discharge from liability
The meeting discharged the members of the Board and the President and CEO from liability for the financial period from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 2013.
Board of Directors
The meeting resolved that the Board of Directors shall comprise of eight members and elected Joakim Rubin as a new member and re- elected Fredrik Cappelen, Adrian Barden, Johan Bygge, Caspar Callerstrom, Margareta Lehmann, Pekka Lettijeff and Ulf Mattsson as the members and Fredrik Cappelen as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. The meeting resolved on directors' remuneration in accordance with the proposal of the largest shareholder of the company.
The meeting resolved to appoint the accounting firm KPMG Oy Ab as the company's auditor for the period until the close of the Annual General Meeting 2015. KPMG Oy Ab had informed that authorised public accountant Virpi Halonen will continue as auditor in charge.
The meeting resolved that Sanitec should have a Nomination Committee consisting of the Chairman of the Board of Directors and one representative for each of the four largest shareholders in terms of number of votes as at the last day of August. The names of the four shareholder representatives and the names of the shareholders whom they represent shall be made public as soon as they have been appointed, but no later than six months before the Annual General Meeting 2015.
Guidelines for remuneration to senior executives
The meeting resolved guidelines for remuneration to senior executives in accordance with the proposal from the Board of Directors.
Articles of association
The meeting resolved to amend the language of the articles of association of the company from Finnish into Swedish. Upon registration of the new articles, the name of the company will be in Swedish Sanitec Abp, in Finnish Sanitec Oyj and in English Sanitec Corp.
Performance Share Plan 2014
The meeting resolved, in accordance with the proposal from the Board of Directors, to introduce a share based incentive plan. A maximum of 340,000 shares in Sanitec may be allocated under Performance Share Plan 2014, representing 0.34 percent of the outstanding shares and votes in Sanitec Corp. In connection with the share based incentive plan, and within limits thereof, the meeting authorised the Board of Directors to resolve on directed acquisition and transfer of own shares in one or several occasion(s). The authorisations shall stay in force until 30 June 2015 and 12 May 2018, respectively.
The President and CEO's presentation from the meeting will be published at www.sanitec.com.
Sanitec is a company focusing on bathroom ceramics in Europe. In 2013, net sales amounted to EUR 702 million. Its production network includes 18 production facilities throughout Europe and currently Sanitec employs approximately 6,200 people. Its head office is located in Helsinki, Finland.
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