|By Business Wire||
|March 14, 2014 09:15 AM EDT||
The shareholders in Enea AB (publ)(STO:ENEA), corp. id. no. 556209-7146, (the ”Company”), are hereby invited to attend the annual general meeting (“AGM”) to be held on Thursday April 24, 2014, at 4.30 p.m. at the Company’s office at Jan Stenbecks torg 17 in Kista, Stockholm. Registration starts at 3.30 p.m.
Notice of attendance
Shareholders who wish to attend the AGM must be recorded as shareholder in the share register maintained by Euroclear Sweden AB no later than Wednesday April 16, 2014 and notify the Company no later than 5 p.m on Wednesday April 16, 2014. Notice of attendance can be given by post to Enea AB (publ), P.O. Box 1033, 164 21 Kista, by telephone +46 8 50 71 50 05 or by e-mail to [email protected]. Notice of attendance shall contain name, personal- or corporate identification number, number of represented shares, address, telephone no. and assistant, if any, (no more than 2).
Shareholders represented by proxy shall issue a dated proxy. The proxy may be valid for a maximum of five years if so has been specifically stated. If no term of validity is stated, the proxy is valid for one year. The proxy shall be submitted to the Company well ahead of the AGM to the address stated above. Proxies issued by a legal entity must be accompanied by an attested copy of the entity’s registration certificate. The registration certificate must not be older than one year. A proxy form will be kept available at the Company’s website www.enea.com/agm and will also be sent to shareholders who so request and state their address.
In order to be entitled to attend the AGM, shareholder having shares registered in the name of a nominee must request the nominee to temporarily, and by no later than Wednesday April 16, 2014, have the shares re-registered in the share register in their own name. The shareholder shall inform the nominee to that effect well in advance.
Proposed agenda of the AGM
1. Opening of the meeting
2. Election of chairman of the AGM
3. Preparation and approval of the voting list
4. Approval of the agenda of the AGM
5. Election of one or two persons to verify the minutes and count votes (tellers)
6. Determination as to whether the AGM has been properly convened
7. Presentation by the managing director
8. Presentation of the annual report, the consolidated accounts, the auditors’ report and the auditors’ report on the consolidated accounts
9. Resolutions regarding
1. adoption of the income statement and the balance sheet, the consolidated income statement and the consolidated balance sheet
2. the appropriation of the Company’s profit or loss in accordance with the adopted balance sheet
3. discharge of liability for the members of the board of directors and the managing director
10. Determination of the number of board members and deputy members and the number of auditors and deputy auditors
11. Determination of the fees to the board members and the auditors
12. Election of 1. members of the board of directors 2. chairman of the board 3. auditor
13. Resolution on the procedure on appointment of the members of the nominating committee
14. The board’s proposition on authorization for the board to acquire and transfer treasury shares
15. The board’s proposition on guidelines for remuneration to senior management
16. The board’s proposition on authorization for the board to issue new shares for share or business acquisitions
17. The board’s proposition regarding reduction of the share capital and a corresponding “bonus issue” increase of the share capital (cancellation)
18. The board’s proposition to make a share split, redemption of shares and a corresponding “bonus issue” increase of the share capital
19. The board’s proposition on an employee stock purchase plan 2014
20. Closing of the AGM
The board’s proposition on the appropriation of the Company’s profit or loss (item 9 b)
The board proposes that there will be no dividend distributed to the shareholders regarding the financial year 2013. The board instead propose a redemption programme as stated under item 18 of the agenda.
Proposition by the nomination committee (NC) (item 2 and 10-13)
The following persons serve on the nomination committee for the AGM 2014; Per Lindberg, Sverre Bergland (DnB Nor), Robert Andersson (Limhamn Förvaltning AB) and Anders Skarin (chairman of the board in Enea AB). The NC has appointed Per Lindberg as its chairman. The propositions by the NC are supported by shareholders representing approx. 12.2 per cent of the votes.
The NC proposes that Anders Skarin is appointed to chair the AGM 2014.
The NC proposes that the board shall consist of six ordinary members elected by the general meeting without any deputy members and that one auditor is appointed.
According to NC’s proposition, the remuneration to the board shall be a total of SEK 1,600,000 to be allocated with SEK 420,000 to the chairman and SEK 200,000 to the rest of the members elected by the general meeting. The VC also proposes that SEK 180,000 shall be allocated amongst the board members due to contribution and activity in committee work. The NC proposes that the auditor shall receive reasonable compensation as per invoice.
The NC proposes re-election of Åsa Landén Ericsson, Kjell Duveblad, Mats Lindoff, Robert W Andersson and Torbjörn Nilsson as members of the board and Anders Skarin as chairman of the board.
The NC proposes re-election of Öhrlings PricewaterhouseCoopers AB, with the certified accountant Nicklas Renström as mainly responsible for the time being, as auditor for the period until the next AGM.
The NC proposes that a new NC shall consist of representatives of two of the largest shareholders as well as the chairman of the board. The NC may, however, also consist of representatives of three or four of the largest shareholders as well as the chairman of the board, if the chairman of the board notices such an interest amongst the largest shareholders in connection with the formation of the NC. The chairman of the board is assigned to contact the four largest (according to number of votes) shareholders per August 31, 2014 and request them to each appoint a member of the NC. If such shareholder does not wish to appoint a member, additional shareholders (according to number of votes) will be requested to appoint a member of the NC until the NC consists of two members in addition to the chairman of the board. A shareholder representative should be appointed chairman of the NC. The names of the NC members shall be published in the Company’s third quarterly interim report. The period of mandate for the appointed NC shall run until the next NC has been appointed. If a substantial change occurs in the shareholder structure following the constitution of the NC, the NC shall be adjusted in accordance with the principles above. The NC shall prepare and make propositions to the AGM regarding election of the chairman of the AGM, election of the chairman of the board as well as other members of the board, remuneration for the board divided between the chairman and the other members as well as the principles for remuneration, if any, for work in committees, election and compensation of auditors and deputy auditors (if any) and principles for appointment of a new nomination committee. The NC shall have the right to charge the Company with costs for e.g. recruitment consultants and other costs that may arise in order for the NC to carry out its assignment.
The board’s proposition on an authorization for the board to acquire and transfer treasury shares (item 14)
The board proposes that the AGM authorizes the board to acquire and transfer treasury shares according to the following. Acquisitions of shares may only be made on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm (the ”Marketplace”) or in accordance with an offer to all shareholders in the company. Acquisition may only be made of such amount of shares that the Company’s holding of treasury shares at each time does not supersede ten per cent of all shares in the Company. Transfer of shares may be made in other ways than on the Marketplace, including a right to deviate from the shareholders preferential rights and that payment may be made by other means than by cash. A maximum of ten per cent of the total number of the shares in the Company may be transferred. The authorization stated above may be utilized on one or several occasions up until the annual general meeting 2015. Acquisitions of shares on the Marketplace may only be made at a price within the registered price interval at the Marketplace. Transfer of shares in connection with acquisitions of businesses may be made at a market price estimated by the board.
The purpose of the authorization above to acquire and transfer shares is to continuously be able to adjust the capital structure of Enea AB to the capital needs of Enea AB, to enable financing, in whole or in part, in connection with acquisitions of businesses and for securing available shares in previously adopted stock purchase plan the proposed (item 19) employee stock purchase plan 2014.
Decisions following this item on the agenda require support of shareholders representing at least 2/3 of both cast votes as well as the shares represented at the meeting.
The board’s proposition on guidelines for remuneration to senior management (item 15)
Remuneration to the chairman of the board and other members of the board is paid in accordance with the resolution by the AGM. The employee representatives is not granted remuneration. Remuneration for the managing director is decided by the board of directors following a proposition by the remuneration committee. Guidelines for remuneration to senior management are established by the AGM. Market rate terms for salaries and other employment terms is applied to the group management. In addition to fixed yearly salaries, the group management will also receive variable salaries. The variable salaries are based on the earning trend compared to fixed targets and have a maximum in absolute amounts stipulated individually on a yearly basis. Remuneration to certain senior managers within the Enea group of companies may also be paid by way of share related compensation.
Other senior managers in Sweden have pension agreements that fall within the ITP-plan with a stipulated retirement age of 65 and pension premiums related to the salary of the employee. The ITP-plan is principally characterised as being based on beneficial grounds. Pension premiums will be paid regularly.
In case of termination of the managing directors employment, the company will observe a notice period of six months and the managing director a notice period of six months. A severance pay corresponding to six months fixes salaries will apply if the Company terminates the employment. The managing director is entitled to a severance pay corresponding to six months salaries if the ownership in the Company is changed to the extent that there are new majority shareholders. All dismissal pay and severance pay will be reduced in relation to any other earned income. For all other senior management a notice period of 3-12 months applies. The board reserves the right to deviate from the proposed guidelines, if there are particular reasons at hand in a specific case.
The board’s proposition on authorization for the board to issue new shares for share or business acquisitions (item 16)
The board proposes that the AGM authorizes the board for the time period until the AGM 2015, at one or several occasions, to resolve on new share issues with deviation from the shareholders preferential rights and stipulating payment in kind or other conditions set out in chapter 13 section 5 first paragraph item 6 of the Swedish Companies Act and that the board may set the general terms of such new share resolutions. The authorization will however not comprise a right for the board to issue shares against cash payment and with deviation from the shareholders preferential rights. The issue price shall be based on market practice and the number of issued shares may at most equal ten per cent of the number of outstanding shares on the day of this notice.
The reason for the deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights and the right to decide on payment in kind or other conditions stipulated in the Swedish Companies Act is to enable the Company to issue shares in order to acquire shares or businesses.
Decisions following this item on the agenda require support of shareholders representing at least 2/3 of both cast votes as well as the shares represented at the meeting.
The board’s proposition regarding reduction of the share capital and a corresponding “bonus issue” increase of the share capital (item 17)
The Company currently holds a total of 703,750 treasure shares, of which 388,996 shares have been allocated for previously resolved employee stock purchase plans. The board proposes that the AGM resolves to cancel the remaining shares, re-purchased based on previous re-purchase authorization, by reducing the share capital of the Company by SEK 338,769.35 through a cancellation of a total of 314,754 shares, without repayment, for transfer to the Company’s non-restricted reserve.
In order to achieve a time efficient cancellation procedure without the need for permission by the Swedish Companies’ Registration Office or an ordinary court of law, the board proposes that the AGM resolves to restore the Company’s share capital to its original amount by increasing the share capital with SEK 338,769.35 by means of a bonus issue without issuing new shares by transferring the amount of issue from the Company’s non-restricted reserve to the Company’s share capital.
The board’s proposition to make a share split, redemption of shares and a corresponding “bonus issue” increase of the share capital (item 18)
The board proposes that the AGM resolves to execute an automatic redemption programme in accordance with the following proposal. All resolutions are proposed to be conditioned by each other, and to be adopted as one single resolution. A valid decision requires approval of shareholders representing at least two‐thirds of both the votes cast and the shares represented at the AGM.
I. Decision to execute a share split
The board proposes that the AGM resolves to execute a share split, whereby each share in the Company is to be divided into two shares. One of these shares will be a so-called redemption share.
II. Decision to reduce the share capital by automatic redemption of shares
The board proposes that the AGM resolves to reduce the Company’s share capital by SEK 9,177,857 by way of redemption of the redemption shares, i.e. a total of 17,054,478 shares, for repayment to the shareholders. The consideration for each redemption share shall be SEK 3.00. Redemption of treasury shares held by the Company will be without consideration.
III. Decision to increase the share capital by way of a bonus issue
In order to restore the share capital to its original amount, the board proposes an increase of the share capital with SEK 9,177,857 without issuing any new shares by transfer of the issue amount from the company’s non-restricted reserve to the company’s share capital.
Record days etc.
The board proposes that the AGM resolves to authorize the board to set the record day for the share split and redemption respectively as well as the period for trading of redemption shares. The record day for the share split is estimated to May 6, 2014 and the record day for the redemption is estimated to May 26, 2014. The estimated term for trading is from May 8, 2014 up to and including May 21, 2014. Payment of consideration for redemption shares is expected to be made via Euroclear Sweden AB on or around May 30, 2014.
The board’s proposition on an employee stock purchase plan 2014 (item 19)
The board proposes an adoption of an employment stock purchase plan 2014 (the ”Plan”) comprising a maximum of 93 senior managers, other key employees and certain other employees in Enea, active in Sweden. The participants in the Plan will, following a qualification period and conditional upon a personal investment in Enea shares, be given the opportunity to gratuitously receive further shares in Enea, such number of shares being dependant of the number of Enea shares invested in, and, for some participants, subject to certain performance requirements to be fulfilled. The qualification period for the Plan is proposed to be approximately three years.
Participation in the Plan requires that the participant by himself acquires on the Marketplace or in any other way and ties up Enea Shares within the scope of the Plan (”Savings share”). Enea shares that the participant owns before the qualification period and that is tied up within the scope of the Plan will also be accounted for as Savings shares provided that such share is not tied to any other option or stock purchase program or similar program as e.g. the employee stock purchase plan that was decided on the annual general meeting 2012. The participant will gratuitously receive a share in Enea from the Company, or the entity the Company indicates, for each Savings share, following a qualification period of approx. three years (”Matching share”). Due to the fulfilment of specific performance requirements related to Enea’s earnings per share during the financial years 2014-2016, some participants have a right to receive further Enea shares gratuitously for each Savings share (“Performance share”). The threshold value for the Performance shares are set out below:
|Financial year||Threshold value (SEK) Earnings per share||Growth factor Earnings per share||Allotment Performance shares|
|Accumulated 2014-2016||13.95||Maximum allotment of Performance shares (4-5)|
In order to equalize the participants’ interest with the shareholders, the Company will compensate the participants for distributed dividends by increasing the number of shares that each participant receives. Redemption programmes as the one proposed under item 18 on the agenda will be put on par with distribution of dividends. This year’s redemption programme will however not render any compensation, only redemption programmes that may be resolved on shareholders meetings during the term of the Plan. In addition to that, the performance requirements, i.e. the earnings per share, may be adjusted if Enea acquires or sells businesses that substantially influence the level of the earnings per share in the Company. The threshold value will be adjusted so that the performance requirements following such transaction will correspond to the initial requirements.
Allotment of Matching shares and Performance shares within the scope of the Plan will be made during a limited period of time following presentation of the first quarterly statement 2017. A condition for the participant to receive allotment of Matching shares and Performance shares, is that the participant remains an employee of the Enea group during the full qualification period and that the participant, during this period, has kept all Savings shares tied up within the scope of the plan. In addition to this, allotment of Performance shares requires that the performance requirements are fulfilled.
The board will decide during May 2014 on participation in the Plan, assignment to category and the maximum number of Matching shares and Performance shares that each participant may receive. At that time the performance of the employee as well as his or hers position in and importance for the Enea group will be considered.
In addition to allotment up to the minimum guaranteed level (“Guarantee-level”) within the scope of the Plan, a certain degree of allotment above the Guarantee-level (“Maximum-level”) may occur if the interest in the Plan exceeds the Guarantee-level or if not all contemplated participants wishes to participate in part or full. The Maximum-level may amount to a maximum of two times the Guarantee-level.
The Plan is divided into four categories of senior managers, other key employees and certain other employees who will be able to hold, and receive respectively, the following numbers of Savings shares, Matching shares and Performance shares, respectively, per person:
|Category||Savings shares maximum||Matching shares per Savings share||Performance shares per Savings share|
|B (other senior managers, maximum 8 persons)||5,000||1.0x||4.0x|
|C (other key employees, maximum 4 persons)||3,000||1.0x||4.0x|
|D (other employees in Sweden, maximum 80 persons)||500||1.0x|
A decision on participation in the Plan requires that, according to the Company, it may be accomplished with reasonable administrative and financial costs. Prior to allotment of Performance shares, the board shall verify if the allotment is reasonable in relation to the Company’s growth, earnings, financial position and development compared to competitors as well as other considerations. The participants maximum gross value per Matching and Performance share shall be limited to SEK 214.40, i.e. four times the average closing price of the Enea share during February 2014, for which reason the number of Matching shares and Performance shares that are allotted to the participant may be reduced accordingly in order to accomplish said limitation.
In order to carry through the Plan in a cost-effective and flexible way, the board proposes that the financial exposure resulting from the Plan, is secured by way of a customary hedging arrangement for securing liabilities and that the treasury shares acquired by the Company are utilized for this purpose. Such treasury shares that the Company acquired in accordance with the previous year’s decision may also be utilized. The arrangement comprises transfer of shares to the participants in the Plan as well as sale of shares on the stock market or to third parties in order for the Company to enter into share swap agreements or similar arrangements with third parties.
The Plan will comprise, at the Guarantee-level, a maximum of 99,000 Matching shares and a maximum of 243,000 Performance shares, i.e. totalling 342,000 shares. At allotment above the Guarantee-level, the Maximum-level may reach a total of 432,000 shares. In addition to this a number of maximum 68,000 shares may be used for dividend compensation and finally a maximum of 114,000 shares may be used to secure the Company against financial exposures regarding social security contributions etc.
Hence, the maximum number of shares in Enea that comprises the Plan amounts to approximately 614,000 shares corresponding to approximately 3.7 per cent of the outstanding shares and votes. In addition to this, the Plan comprises a further maximum 99,000 Savings shares purchased by the participants themselves and tied up to the Plan.
Transfer of Enea shares under the Plan is proposed to be made by way of transfer of treasury shares acquired within the scope of the board’s general authorization to acquire and transfer treasury shares. The arrangement comprises transfer of shares to participants of the Plan and sale of shares on the Marketplace or to third parties in order to cover costs regarding to social security contributions and similar costs. The Plan may also be secured by way of the Company entering into an equity swap agreement or a similar agreement with a third party. If the transfer of Matching shares and Performance shares respectively under the Plan is deemed unsuitable for the Company, the board may, if it is in the interest of the Company, decide to replace the transfer of shares with disbursement of cash.
A decision to establish the Plan requires support of shareholders representing a majority of more than fifty per cent of cast votes. The decision regarding transfer of shares require support of shareholders representing at least nine tenth of both cast votes as well as the shares represented at the meeting. The decision to secure the Plan by way of entering into an equity swap or similar agreement require support of shareholders representing a majority of more than fifty per cent of cast votes.
The total amount of shares and votes in the Company at the time of the issuance of this notice is 17,054,478 of which the Company has re-purchased and holds 703,750 treasury shares.
The shareholders are reminded of their right to request information from the board and the managing director in accordance with chapter 7 section 32 of the Swedish Companies Act.
The managing director is with full right of substitution proposed to be authorized to make necessary and small adjustments in order to enable registration of the resolutions at the Swedish Companies’ Registration Office.
The annual report and the auditor’s report, a compilation of the proposed board members’ other engagements as well as the board’s complete proposals and other documentation will be available at the Company no later than three weeks prior to the AGM. The documents will also be available at www.enea.com/agm . Copies of the documents will be sent by post to shareholders requesting so and stating their postal address and will also be available at the AGM.
Kista, March 2014
Enea AB (publ)
This English version is an unofficial translation. In case of discrepancies the Swedish version of this document shall prevail.
Enea is a global vendor of Linux and Real-time operating system solutions including middleware, tools, protocols and services. The company is a world leader in developing software platforms for communication-driven products in multiple verticals, with extreme demands on high-availability and performance. Enea’s expertise in operating systems and high availability middleware shortens development cycles, brings down product costs and increases system reliability. The company’s vertical solutions cover telecom handsets and infrastructure, medtech, automotive and mil/aero. Enea has offices in Europe, North America and Asia, and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm AB. For more information please visit enea.com or contact us at [email protected].
Enea®, Enea OSE®, Netbricks®, Polyhedra® and Zealcore® are registered trademarks of Enea AB and its subsidiaries. Enea OSE®ck, Enea OSE® Epsilon, Enea® Element, Enea® Optima, Enea® Optima Log Analyzer, Enea® Black Box Recorder, Enea® LINX, Enea® Accelerator, Polyhedra® Lite, Enea® dSPEED Platform, Enea® System Manager and Embedded for Leaders(TM) are unregistered trademarks of Enea AB or its subsidiaries. Any other company, product or service names mentioned above are the registered or unregistered trademarks of their respective owner. © Enea AB 2014.
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