The Annual General Meeting of AB Fagerhult (publ) was held on 29 April 2021 (the "AGM"). In light of the ongoing Covid-19 virus and the authorities' regulations the AGM was carried out through advance postal voting pursuant to temporary legislation.
A presentation by the company's CEO, Bodil Sonesson, is available on www.fagerhultgroup.com.
All resolutions were made in accordance with the proposals of the Board of Directors or the Nomination Committee. Complete information regarding the proposals to the AGM is available on the company's website, www.fagerhultgroup.com.
Income statement and balance sheets
The AGM adopted the income statement and the balance sheet for the parent company as well as the consolidated income statement and the consolidated balance sheet for the financial year 2020.
The AGM resolved to pay a dividend to the shareholders of SEK 0.50 per share. The record date for receiving dividend was set to 3 May 2021 and the dividend is expected to be distributed by Euroclear Sweden AB on 6 May 2021.
Discharge from liability
The members of the Board of Directors and the CEO were discharged from liability for their administration of the company during the financial year 2020.
The AGM resolved on fees to the members of the Board of Directors and to the Chairman of the Board of Directors, as well as fees for work in the committees of the Board of Directors as follows:
- SEK 950,000 to the Chairman of the Board of Directors;
- SEK 370,000 each to the other members of the Board of Directors elected by the AGM and not employed in the Fagerhult Group; and
- SEK 125,000 to the Chairman of the Audit Committee and SEK 75,000 each to the other members of the Audit Committee.
The AGM resolved that the company's auditor's fees will be paid based on current account.
Board of Directors
The AGM elected members of the Board of Directors. Jan Svensson, Eric Douglas, Cecilia Fasth, Morten Falkenberg, Annica Bresky and Teresa Enander were re-elected as members of the Board of Directors.
Jan Svensson was re-elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Eric Douglas was re-elected as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.
The AGM re-elected the auditing firm Öhrlings PriceWaterhouseCoopers AB as auditor for the period until the close of the annual general meeting 2022 and the auditing firm has announced that Authorized Public Accountant Peter Nyllinge will continue to serve as chief auditor.
Principles for the composition of the Nomination Committee
The principles for the composition of the Nomination Committee were adopted. The adopted principles are in line with the principles adopted and in force during 2019 and 2020.
Principles for remuneration to senior management
The principles for remuneration to senior management were adopted.
Remuneration Report for 2020
The AGM approved the Board of Director's report regarding compensation pursuant to Chapter 8, Section 53a of the Swedish Companies Act.
2021 Performance-based Share-Savings Plan
The AGM resolved to approve a performance-based share-savings plan (the "2021 Performance-based Share-Savings Plan"). The AGM also resolved to approve the delivery and hedging measures proposed by the
Board of Directors for the 2021 Performance-based Share-Savings Plan.
The program includes up to 80 senior executives in the Fagerhult Group. The participant in the program must acquire shares in Fagerhult at market price to a value between 2.5 percent and 12 percent of the participant's annual base salary. Each acquired share entitles the participant to four performance share rights after a three-year vesting period and each performance share right then entitles to a free share on the conditions set out below.
Following the publication of Fagerhult's interim report for the first quarter of 2024, the participants in the program will be allotted shares in Fagerhult, provided continued employment and that the investment in Fagerhult shares has lasted in its entirety during the same period. In order for the allotment of shares to take place, it is also required that a financial performance target related to earnings per share for the Fagerhult Group during the financial years 2021-2023 is achieved.
The maximum number of shares in Fagerhult that can be issued in accordance with the 2021 Performance-based Share-Savings Plan is limited to 1,161,280, which corresponds to approximately 0.66 percent of the outstanding shares and votes.
Earnings per allotted share are limited to a maximum amount of SEK 150, which corresponds to approximately three times the volume-weighted average share price for Fagerhult shares on Nasdaq Stockholm during February 2021.
The Board of Directors has estimated the average value of each performance share right at approximately SEK 55. The total estimated value of the performance share rights amounts to approximately SEK 9.6 million which corresponds to approximately 0.12 percent of Fagerhult's market capitalization as of March 15, 2021.
The cost of the 2021 Performance-based Share-Savings Plan in the form of personnel costs is estimated to amount to approximately SEK 3 million, which corresponds to approximately 0.13 percent of Fagerhult's total personnel costs during the financial year 2020.
The main motives for establishing the 2021 Performance-based Share-Savings Plan are to strengthen the company's ability to recruit and retain employees, spread and increase shareholding among employees and create a group-wide focus for the employees concerned.
Authorisations to the Board regarding acquisition and disposal of own shares
In order to secure the company's commitments under the 2021 Performance-based Share-Savings Plan, the AGM resolved to authorize the Board of Directors to, on one or more occasions during the period until the next annual general meeting, acquire own shares on Nasdaq Stockholm to the extent the company holds total shares amounts to a maximum of one tenth of all shares in the company. Acquisitions according to the authorization must take place at a price within the price interval registered at any given time. The AGM further resolved to authorize the Board of Directors to transfer a maximum of 1,161,280 repurchased shares free of charge to participants in the 2021 Performance-based Share-Savings Plan who are entitled to receive allotment of shares in accordance with the terms of the program.Minutes with complete resolutions from the AGM and with details on the advance postal voting results will be made available on the company's website, www.fagerhultgroup.com, no later than 11 May 2021. The AGM Calling Notice detailing in full all of the above proposals is available on www.fagerhultgroup.com and a copy of the Minutes, except the voting list, will be sent upon request to shareholders.
Habo, 29 April 2021
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The Fagerhult Group is one of Europe's leading lighting companies with 4,200 employees in 28 countries and a turnover of 6.800 MSEK in 2020. We consist of 13 brands organized into four business areas - Collection, Premium, Professional and Infrastructure.
All our brands produce high-quality professional lighting solutions and we work mainly on specifications together with our partners. Together we cover almost every professional lighting application and our presence is worldwide.
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