Below is a summary of the main resolutions by the Annual General Meeting of Avanza Bank Holding AB (publ). The meeting, chaired by Sven Hagströmer, was held today in Stockholm.
Profit and loss statements and balance sheets
The Annual General Meeting resolved to approve the profit and loss statement and the balance sheet for the parent company and the Group, for the financial year 2021.
The Annual General Meeting decided to authorise a dividend per share of nine kronor and twenty öre (SEK 9.20). The record date for the dividend was set at 4 April 2022. The dividend is expected to be paid out via Euroclear Sweden AB on 7 April 2022.
Discharge from liability
The Annual General Meeting resolved to discharge from liability for all the members of the board and the managing director during 2021.
Amendment of the articles of association
The Annual General Meeting resolved to amend Section 6 of the articles of association, meaning that the board of directors shall consist of at least five (5) and no more than ten (10) board members elected by the general meeting. The Annual General Meeting also resolved to amend Section 1 of the articles of association (Swedish registered version), where “firma” (Eng. firm) is replaced by “företagsnamn” (Eng. company name).
Number of directors of the board
The Annual General Meeting resolved that the board shall consist of ten board members without deputy board members.
Remuneration to the directors of the board and auditor
The Annual General Meeting resolved that remuneration of SEK 383,000 shall be paid to the chairman of the board Sven Hagströmer and each of the directors of the board Jonas Hagströmer and Magnus Dybeck, and that remuneration of SEK 478,000 shall be paid to each of the other directors of the board with a recommendation to invest one third of the net remuneration in shares in Avanza Bank Holding AB. In addition, the Annual General Meeting resolved that for work in the audit, risk and capital committee, remuneration of SEK 234,000 shall be paid to the chairman and SEK 104,000 to each of the members in the committee, remuneration of SEK 56,500 to each of the members in the credit committee, remuneration of SEK 46,000 to each of the members in the remuneration committee and remuneration of SEK 46,000 to each of the members in the IT committee.
The Annual General Meeting resolved that remuneration to the auditor shall be paid according to approved account.
Election to the Board of Directors
Magnus Dybeck, Catharina Eklöf, Jonas Hagströmer, Sven Hagströmer, Mattias Miksche, Johan Roos, Hans Toll and Leemon Wu were re-elected as board members, and Sven Hagströmer as Chairman of the Board. Linda Hellström and Sofia Sundström were elected as new board members. Viktor Fritzén had declined re-election.
Election of Auditors
KPMG was re-elected as the Auditor of the company. Mårten Asplund is Chief Auditor.
Authorization to acquire the company's own shares
The Annual General Meeting authorised the Board of Directors to implement the acquisition of own shares up to a maximum of 10 percent of the shares in Avanza Bank Holding AB. The authorisation is valid until the next Annual General Meeting.
The Annual General Meeting approved the board’s proposal regarding remuneration report.
For further information please contact:
Sven Hagströmer, Chairman of the Board of Avanza
+46 70 728 81 92
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 over 1.7 million customers with over SEK 700 billion in total savings capital. This is equivalent to 7.0 per cent of the Swedish savings market. Avanza is largest in terms of number of transactions among Swedish banks on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. During the last twelve years Avanza has won SKI’s (Swedish Quality Index) award, “Year’s Most Satisfied Savings Customers”. For more information visit: avanza.se/ir