The Annual General Meeting (7 March 2019), decided upon the following authorisations;
Authorisation to repurchase the Company’s own shares
The Board of Directors was authorised to resolve to repurchase a maximum of 57,000,000 of the Company’s own shares. The authorisation to repurchase the Company’s own shares shall be valid until the close of the next Annual General Meeting, however no longer than for 18 months from the authorisation of the shareholders’ meeting.
Authorisation to issue shares
The Board of Directors was authorised to resolve to issue shares in the Company as follows:
The Board may issue either new shares or transfer own shares held by the Company. The maximum amount of shares to be so issued shall not exceed 57,000,000. The shares can be issued for consideration or without consideration. They can also be issued in deviation from the shareholders’ pre-emptive rights by way of a directed issue if there is a weighty financial reason for the Company to do so.
The authorisation for the Board of Directors to issue shares shall be valid for three years from the authorisation of the shareholders’ meeting and it cancels the authorisation given by the General Meeting on 8 March 2018 to distribute the Company’s own shares.