Tue April 8 06:20 pm 2014 in category Stock exchange releases
Nokian Tyres plc Stock Exchange Release 8 April 2014, 6.20 p.m.
Nokian Tyres plc Annual General Meeting, decisions
On 8 April 2014, Nokian Tyres Annual General Meeting accepted the financial statements for 2013 and discharged the Board of Directors and the President and CEO from liability.
The meeting decided that a dividend of EUR 1.45 per share shall be paid for the period ending on 31 December, 2013. The dividend shall be paid to shareholders included in the shareholder list maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd on the record date of 11 April 2014. The dividend payment date is 25 April 2014.
Members of the Board of Directors and Auditor
The meeting decided that the Board of Directors has seven members. Current members Kim Gran, Hille Korhonen, Risto Murto, Hannu Penttilä and Petteri Walldén will continue in the Board of Directors. Two new members were chosen to the Board: Mr Raimo Lind and Ms Inka Mero.
Authorised public accountants KPMG Oy Ab continue as auditors.
Remuneration of the Members of the Board of Directors unchanged
The meeting decided that the fee paid to the Chairman of the Board is EUR 80,000 per year, while that paid to Board members is set at EUR 40,000 per year. With the exception of the President and CEO, members of the Board and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee are also granted an attendance fee of EUR 600 per meeting.
In addition, 50% of the annual fee be paid in cash and 50% in company shares, such that in the period from 9 April to 30 April 2014, EUR 40,000 worth of Nokian Tyres plc shares will be purchased at the stock exchange on behalf of the Chairman of the Board and EUR 20,000 worth of shares on behalf of each Board member. This means that the final remuneration paid to Board members is tied to the company’s share performance. No separate compensation will be paid to the President and CEO for Board work.
Nokian Tyres plc
Antti-Jussi Tähtinen Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Further information: Anne Leskelä, Vice President, CFO, tel. +358 10 401 7481
Distribution: NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, media and www.nokiantyres.com