The AGM 2022 resolved to adopt the following principles for the Nomination Committee’s appointment and instructions for the Nomination Committee;
The Nomination Committee ahead of the AGM shall consist of representatives of the five largest shareholders in terms of votes based on a list of owner-registered shareholders from Euroclear Sweden AB or other reliable shareholder information as per 31 August 2022 plus the Chairman of the Board. In addition, a representative of the minority shareholders who is independent of the company and its major shareholders shall be included as a member of the Nomination Committee, if the Chairman of the Board in consultation with a representative of the largest shareholder in terms of voting rights finds it appropriate. The Chairman of the Board shall convene the first meeting of the Nomination Committee.
The member who represents the largest shareholder in terms of voting rights shall be appointed Chairman of the Nomination Committee. As the Code stipulates that the Chairman of the Board or another Board member shall not be the Chairman of the Nomination Committee, Lifco AB deviates from the Code’s recommendations as the Chairman of the Board represents the largest shareholder in terms of votes. If, earlier than two months before the AGM, one or more shareholders who have appointed a Nomination Committee member no longer belong to the five largest shareholders in terms of voting rights, the member/s appointed by this/these owner/s shall make their place/s available and the shareholder/s who is (are) now one of the five largest shareholders in terms of voting rights will be entitled to appoint its/their representative/s. If significant changes have occurred in the ownership conditions of the minority shareholder who has appointed a representative and should the Nomination Committee find this appropriate, another minority shareholder shall be contacted and this shareholder will be entitled to appoint a representative or, alternatively, the Nomination Committee’s work will continue without appointing a new representative of the minority shareholders. If a member leaves the Nomination Committee before its work has been completed and the Nomination Committee finds it desirable to appoint a replacement, such a replacement is to be sought from the same shareholder or, if this shareholder no longer belongs to the largest shareholders in terms of voting rights, from shareholders who are next in turn in respect of size, or if a representative of the minority shareholders is leaving the Nomination Committee, a replacement is to be sought from the same shareholder or another minority shareholder. Changes in the composition of the Nomination Committee must be published immediately.
The composition of the Nomination Committee is to be announced not later than six months before the AGM. No remuneration is to be paid to members of the Nomination Committee. Any necessary overhead expenses for work on the Nomination Committee will be defrayed by the company. The Nomination Committee’s term of office extends until the time that the composition of the following Nomination Committee has been announced. The Nomination Committee must take into account the stipulations of the Swedish Companies Act and the Swedish Corporate Governance Code when conducting its work and making its proposals. The Nomination Committee shall present ahead of the AGM proposals concerning Chairman of the AGM, the number of AGM-elected Board members, Chairman of the Board, other AGM-elected Board members, number of auditors, the auditor/s, Board fees divided among the Chairman and other Board members, as well as remuneration for Committee work, remuneration of the company’s auditor and, when applicable, any changes in the proposals for principles for the Nomination Committee.