The following resolutions were passed at AcadeMediaâs annual general meeting (the âAGMâ) held today, on 26 November 2020 in Stockholm.
Election of the board of directors and auditor
The AGM resolved, in accordance with the proposal from the nomination committee, that the number of board members appointed by the general meeting shall be seven without deputies. Johan Andersson, Anders Bülow, Anki Bystedt, Pia Rudengren, Silvija Seres and Håkan Sörman were re-elected as board members. Ann-Marie Begler was elected as a new board member. Anders Bülow was elected as chairman of the board. The AGM resolved that the number of auditors shall be one without deputies and to re-elect PricewaterhouseCoopers AB as the companyâs auditor, with Patrik Adolfson as auditor in charge, which is in accordance with the audit committeeâs recommendation.
Fees to board members and auditor
The AGM resolved that the fee to the members of the board of directors, for the time until the end of the next annual general meeting, shall be paid out in a total amount of SEK 2,836,000 (2,573,000), divided so that the chairman of the board of directors shall receive SEK 600,000 (600,000) and the other board members who are not employed by the group, shall receive SEK 263,000 (263,000) each, the chairman of the audit committee shall receive SEK 158,000 (158,000) and SEK 79,000 (79,000) for each other member of the audit committee who is not employed by the group, SEK 65,000 (65,000) for the chairman of the remuneration committee and SEK 33,000 (33,000) for each other member of the remuneration committee who is not employed by the group, as well as SEK 105,000 (105,000) for the chairman of the quality committee and SEK 53,000 (53,000) for each other member of the quality committee who is not employed by the group. It was resolved that the auditorâs fees shall be paid as per approved current account.
Adoption of accounts, allocation of the results and discharge from liability
The AGM resolved to adopt the income statement and balance sheet as well as the consolidated income statement and consolidated balance sheet for the group for the financial year 2019/2020. In accordance with the proposal from the board of directors, the AGM resolved that a dividend of 1.50 SEK per share shall be distributed for the financial year 2019/2020 and that the record date for the dividend shall be Monday 30 November 2020. The dividend is expected to be paid out on Thursday 3 December 2020, through the agency of Euroclear Sweden AB. Furthermore, the AGM resolved to discharge the board members and the CEO from liability.
Instruction to the nomination committee
The AGM approved the nomination committeeâs proposed instruction to the nomination committee.
Guidelines for remuneration to executive management
The AGM approved the board of directorsâ proposed guidelines for remuneration to senior executives.
Amendment of the articles of association
The AGM approved the board of directorsâ proposed amendments of the articles of association.
Authorisation for the board of directors to resolve on issues of ordinary shares
The AGM resolved, in accordance with the proposal from the board of directors, to authorise the board of directors to resolve on issues of ordinary shares. The purpose is to increase the financial flexibility of the company and the acting scope of the board of directors. The authorisation allows the board of directors to resolve to increase the companyâs share capital by issue of new ordinary shares at one or several occasions and for the time period until the end of the next annual general meeting, with or without deviation from the shareholdersâ preferential rights and with or without provisions for contribution in kind, set-off or other conditions, to the extent that it corresponds to a dilution of not more than five percent of the number of shares outstanding at the time of the general meetingâs resolution on the proposed authorisation.
At the AGM, at short presentation was given by the CEO Marcus Strömberg. A longer recorded presentation can be viewed at https://corporate.academedia.se/en/corporate-governance/general-meeting/arsstamma-2020/. Here you will also find the underlying proposals to the above resolutions and, at the latest on 10 December, 2020, the minutes from the AGM.
For more information, please contact:
Hanna Clausén, IR contact
Telephone: +46 8 794 42 62
Jennie Thingwall, Legal Counsel
Telephone: +46 76 14 111 59
AcadeMedia creates opportunities for people to develop. The 17,600 employees at our 661 preschools, compulsory schools, upper secondary schools and adult education centres share a common focus on quality and development. Our 182,000 children and students are provided with a high quality education, giving them the best conditions to attain both learning objectives and their full potential as individuals. AcadeMedia is Northern Europeâs largest education company, with locations/facilities/presence in Sweden, Norway and Germany. Our size gives us the capacity to be a robust, long term partner to the communities we serve. More information about AcadeMedia is available on www.academedia.se.