ICA Gruppen’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) approved the proposed dividend of SEK 11.50 per share for the 2018 financial year. The record date for the dividend was set at Monday 15 April 2019. Dividends are expected to be paid via Euroclear Sweden AB on Thursday, 18 April 2019.
The AGM resolved in favour of re-election of the board members Cecilia Daun Wennborg, Andrea Gisle Joosen, Fredrik Hägglund, Jeanette Jäger, Fredrik Persson, Magnus Moberg, Claes-Göran Sylvén and Anette Wiotti. Lennart Evrell and Bo Sandström was elected as a new board member. Claes-Göran Sylvén was re-elected as Chairman of the Board. Göran Blomberg and Bengt Kjell declined re-election.
Total directors’ fees were set at SEK 6,100,000, of which SEK 1,150,000 to be paid to the Chairman of the Board and SEK 550,000 to each of the other AGM-elected directors. In addition, it was resolved that SEK 1,175,000 shall be allocated for committee work. The auditors’ fees shall be paid in accordance with approved invoice.
The chartered accounting firm KPMG AB was re-elected as auditor. KPMG AB has announced that it will appoint Authorised Public Accountant Thomas Forslund as chief auditor.
The AGM adopted the income statements and balance sheets for the Parent Company and the Group, and granted discharge from liability for the members of ICA Gruppen’s board of directors and CEO for the 2018 financial year.
The AGM resolved in favour of principles for appointment of the Nomination Committee, in accordance with the Nomination Committee’s proposal.
The AGM resolved in favour of principles for remuneration and other terms of employment for senior executives. Remuneration shall comprise a base salary, pension, and two variable remuneration systems in the form of a cash bonus, of which one has a term of one year and the other a term of three years.
At the AGM the CEO Per Strömberg was interviewed by the financial journalist Mia Odabas about ICA Gruppen’s operations. A recorded version of the interview will be available at www.icagruppen.se/arsstamma-2019.