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Nomination committee’s proposal concerning Board of Directors and Chair of Avanza Bank Holding AB (publ)

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Ahead of the Annual General Meeting of Avanza Bank Holding AB (publ) on 30 March 2021, the Nomination Committee is hereby publishing its proposal regarding the Board Chair and other Board Members.

The Nominating Committee proposes:

  • that the Board consist of nine members,
  • re-election of Magnus Dybeck, Catharina Eklöf, Viktor Fritzén, Jonas Hagströmer, Sven Hagströmer, Mattias Miksche, Johan Roos and Hans Toll,
  • election of new member Leemon Wu, and
  • that Sven Hagströmer is re-elected Chairman.

Board member Birgitta Klasén has declined re-election.

Leemon Wu was born in 1975 and holds an M.Sc. Business Administration and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics. She is currently Chief Investment Officer for Moor Holding and board member of, among others, Avanza Fonder, Rovio and Acast. Previous positions include, among others, portfolio manager at C Worldwide Asset Management and analyst within Banking & Finance at Carnegie Investment Bank. The nomination committee considers that Leemon Wu's experience as a board member in the subsidiary Avanza Fonder and in portfolio management, equity research and digital business models will provide a valuable addition to Avanza's board of directors. As of today, Leemon Wu (including family) owns 8,800 shares in Avanza.

The Nomination Committee’s other proposals for the Annual General Meeting of Avanza Bank Holding AB will be stated in the notice convening the meeting that will be published later in February 2021.

The Nomination Committee for the 2021 Annual General Meeting is as follows:

Erik Törnberg, Chairman of the Nomination Committee, representing Creades AB, chairman of the board of directors Sven Hagströmer, representing the Hagströmer family and companies, Moritz Sitte representing Baillie Gifford & Co, as well as Sean Barrett, representing HMI Capital Management, L.P.

For further information, please contact:
Erik Törnberg, Chairman of the Nomination Committee
+46 70-462 45 01

Avanza is a digital platform for savings and investments, founded in 1999. The Parent Company, Avanza Bank Holding AB (publ), is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Avanza’s customer promise is a better return on your savings than with any other bank or pension provider in Sweden. Services include saving in shares, funds, savings accounts, mortgages and a strong pension offering. Avanza has more than 1 million customers with over SEK 500 billion in total savings capital. This is equivalent to 5.4 per cent of the Swedish savings market. Avanza is largest in terms of number of transactions among Swedish banks on the Stockholm Stock Exchange including First North. Avanza has won SKI’s (Swedish Quality Index) award, “Year’s Most Satisfied Savings Customers” for the last eleven years. For more information visit: