The Annual General Meeting (5 March 2020), 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. Shares may be repurchased also otherwise than in proportion to the shareholders’ holding in the Company. 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 a maximum of 57,000,000 shares in the Company. 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 7 March 2019 to distribute the Company’s own shares.