Annual General Meeting of AB SKF
2016 March 31, 17:30 CEST
Gothenburg, 31 March 2016: The
Annual General Meeting of Aktiebolaget SKF, parent company of the
SKF Group, was held in Gothenburg on Thursday, 31 March 2016, under
the chairmanship of Mr Leif Östling.
The income statements and the balance sheets were adopted, together with the Board’s proposal for distribution of dividend. A dividend of SEK 5.50 per share was approved. To be entitled to receive the dividend, shareholders must be recorded in the share register on 4 April 2016.
The Meeting resolved that the Board’s fee for 2016 is to be in accordance with the following:
a) a firm allotment of SEK 7,294,000 to be distributed with SEK 1,950,000 to the Chairman of the Board, and with SEK 668,000 to each other Board member elected by the General Meeting and not employed by the company; and
b) an allotment for committee work of SEK 883,000 to be distributed with SEK 226,000 to the chairman of the Audit Committee, with SEK 161,000 to each of the other members of the Audit Committee, with SEK 129,000 to the chairman of the Remuneration Committee and with SEK 103,000 to each of the other members of the Remuneration Committee.
A prerequisite for obtaining an allotment is that the Board member is elected by the General Meeting and is not employed by the company.
The following Board members were re-elected: Mr Leif Östling, Ms Lena Treschow Torell, Mr Peter Grafoner, Mr Lars Wedenborn, Mr Joe Loughrey, Mr Baba Kalyani, Mr Hock Goh, Ms Marie Bredberg, Ms Nancy Gougarty and Mr Alrik Danielson.
Mr Leif Östling was elected Chairman of the Board.
The Meeting approved the Board’s proposal regarding principles of remuneration for Group Management and the Board’s proposal for a resolution on SKF’s Performance Share Programme 2016. The programme covers not more than 225 senior managers and key employees in the SKF Group with an opportunity to be allotted, free of charge, SKF B shares. Under the programme, not more than 1,000,000 shares, corresponding to around 0.2% of the total number of outstanding shares, may be allotted. The number of shares that may be allotted must be related to the average TVA development during 2016-2018 compared to the actual TVA in 2015.
The Meeting approved the proposal presented regarding the Nomination Committee.
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