Annual General Meeting of AB Volvo
|At the Annual General Meeting of AB Volvo held on April 4, 2007, the Board’s proposal was approved to pay an ordinary dividend to the shareholders of SEK 25 per share and to carry out a 6:1 share split with automatic redemption of the sixth share for SEK 25 per share. The share split was carried out on April 26, which meant that the number of ordinary shares was fivefold. Payment for the redeemed shares is expected to take place on May 28.
Peter Bijur, Per-Olof Eriksson, Tom Hedelius, Leif Johansson, Finn Johnsson, Philippe Klein, Louis Schweitzer and Ying Yeh were reelected members of the Board of AB Volvo and Lars Westerberg newly elected. Finn Johnsson was elected Board Chairman.
PricewaterhouseCoopers AB was elected as auditors for an additional three-year period.
The Board’s Chairman Finn Johnsson, Carl-Olof By, representing Svenska Handelsbanken and others, Lars Förberg, representing Violet Partners, Björn Lindh, representing SEB funds/Trygg Försäkring and Thierry Moulonguet, representing Renault s.a.s. were elected as members of the Election Committee.
The Meeting resolved to establish a new share-based incentive program for 2007 for senior executives in the Volvo Group. The program mainly involves that a maximum of 2,590,000 Series B shares in the Company could be allotted to a maximum of 240 senior executives, including members of Group Management, during the first six months of 2008. The allotment shall depend on the degree of fulfillment of certain financial goals for the 2007 fiscal year and which are set by the Board. If these goals are fulfilled in their entirely and if the price of the Volvo B share at the time of allotment is SEK 114.80, the costs for the program will amount to about SEK 353 M. So that Volvo shall be able to meet its commitment in accordance with the program, with limited cash flow effect, the Meeting further resolved that Volvo may transfer own shares (treasury stock) to the participants in the program.