Annual General Meeting 2013
562 participants, together representing 58.1 % of the total number of shares and 73.8 % of the total number of votes, were present at Getinge’s Annual General Meeting on March 21, 2013, in Halmstad. The entire Board of Directors, the CEO, the CFO and the company’s auditors were present at the meeting.
At the Annual General Meeting, the following was resolved:
Election of Board of Directors
Carl Bennet (Chairman), Johan Bygge, Cecilia Daun Wennborg, Carola Lemne, Johan Malmquist, Johan Stern and Maths Wahlström were re-elected as members of the Board.
Fees to the Board of Directors
It was resolved that remuneration to the Board of Directors shall amount to a total of SEK 3,675,000 excluding remuneration for Committee work, of which SEK 1,050,000 to the Chairman and SEK 525,000 to each of the other Board members elected by the Meeting who are not employees of Getinge Group. In addition hereto, the Meeting resolved that work in the Audit Committee shall be compensated with SEK 240,000 to the Chairman and SEK 120,000 to each of the other members, while work in the Remuneration Committee work shall be compensated with SEK 125,000 to the Chairman and SEK 92,000 to each of the other members.
In accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors and the CEO, the Annual General Meeting resolved to declare a dividend of SEK 4.15 per share. Tuesday 26 March 2013 was determined as record date for dividend.
Guidelines for Remuneration to Senior Executives
The Annual General Meeting approved the proposal of the Board regarding guidelines for remuneration to senior executives, which principally involve the following. Remuneration and other terms and conditions of employment for senior executives shall be based on market conditions and be competitive in all markets where Getinge operates, to ensure that competent and skillful employees can be attracted, motivated and retained. The total remuneration to senior executives shall comprise basic salary, variable remuneration, pensions and other benefits. The variable remuneration shall be limited and connected to predetermined and measurable criteria elaborated with the purpose to promote the long-term added value of the company. The Board shall retain the right to deviate from the guidelines if motivated by particular reasons on an individual basis.