Nokian Tyres' Annual General Meeting on April 2, 2020 deciced on the following authorizations:
Authorization to repurchase the company’s own shares
The Board of Directors was authorized to resolve to repurchase a maximum of 13,800,000 shares in the Company by using funds in the unrestricted shareholders’ equity. The proposed number of shares corresponds to approximately 9.9% of all shares in the Company at the time of the proposal.
The shares may be repurchased in order to improve the capital structure of the Company, to carry out acquisitions or other arrangements related to the Company’s business, to be transferred for other purposes, or to be cancelled, to be used in the Company’s incentive plans or, if according to the Board of Directors’ comprehension, it is in the interest of shareholders.
The price paid for the shares repurchased under the authorization shall be based on the market price of the Company’s share in public trading. The minimum price to be paid would be the lowest market price of the share quoted in public trading during the authorization period and the maximum price the highest market price quoted during the authorization period.
The Company’s own shares can be repurchased otherwise than in proportion to the shareholdings of the shareholders (directed repurchase).
The authorization will be effective until the next AGM, however at most until June 30, 2021.
Authorization to issue shares and grant special rights entitling to shares
The Board of Directors was authorized to make a decision to offer no more than 13,800,000 shares through a share issue, or by granting special rights under chapter 10, section 1 of the Finnish Limited Liability Companies Act that entitle to shares (including convertible bonds), on one or more occasions.
The Board may decide to issue new shares or shares held by the Company. The maximum number of shares included in the proposed authorization accounts for approximately 9.9% of all shares in the Company. The authorization includes the right to issue shares or special rights through private offering, in other words to deviate from the shareholders’ pre-emptive right subject to provisions of the law.
Under the authorization, the Board of Directors will be entitled to decide on the terms and conditions of a share issue, or the granting of special rights under chapter 10, section 1 of the Finnish Limited Liability Companies Act, including the recipients of shares or special rights entitling to shares, and the compensation to be paid. It is proposed that this authorization be exercised for purposes determined by the Board of Directors.
The subscription price of new shares shall be recognized under unrestricted equity reserve. The consideration payable for the Company’s own shares shall be recognized under unrestricted equity reserve.
The authorization will be effective until the next AGM, however at most until June 30, 2021. This authorization will invalidate all other Board authorizations regarding share issues and special rights.