Important events

New Volvo FM
The Volvo FM was launched in Europe on March 19, 2013 – with the ground-breaking innovation Volvo Dynamic Steering as one of its prominent features. Volvo Dynamic Steering combines a conventional hydraulic power steering system with an electronically regulated electric motor fitted to the steering gear. The system gives the driver effortless steering at low speeds as well as excellent directional stability on the open road.

New Volvo FMX
The new Volvo FMX truck was launched at the Bauma trade fair in Munich on April 15, 2013, setting a new standard when it comes to robustness, handling and driver comfort. The truck, which is specially designed for heavy construction duties, boasts an array of updates including a totally redesigned cab interior, new air suspension system and raised ground-clearance. The new Volvo FMX is also equipped with Volvo Dynamic Steering – an innovation designed to improve maneuverability.

Powerful news from Volvo Trucks in North America
The new heavy-haul tractor Volvo VNX, a 13-litre engine running on liquefied natural gas, the introduction of Volvo I-Shift as standard throughout the product range, and services that boost uptime were some of the new features that Volvo Trucks in North America presented at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, USA on March 21, 2013. Volvo VNX is a new heavy-haul tractor for the North American market. It is intended for demanding assignments such as hauling timber and heavy machinery.

Annual General Meeting of AB Volvo
The Annual General Meeting of AB Volvo held on April 4, 2013 approved the Board of Directors’ motion that a dividend of SEK 3.00 per share be paid to the company’s shareholders.

Peter Bijur, Jean-Baptiste Duzan, Hanne de Mora, Anders Nyrén, Olof Persson, Carl-Henric Svanberg, Ravi Venkatesan, Lars Westerberg and Ying Yeh were reelected as members of the AB Volvo Board of Directors. Carl-Henric Svanberg was reelected as Board Chairman.

Carl-Olof By, representing AB Industrivärden, Lars Förberg, representing Violet Partners LP, Håkan Sandberg, representing Svenska Handelsbanken, SHB Pension Fund, SHB Employee Fund, SHB Pensionskassa and Oktogonen, Yngve Slyngstad, representing Norges Bank Investment Management and the Chairman of the Board were elected members of the Election Committee.

A Remuneration Policy for senior executives was adopted in accordance with the Board of Directors’ motion.

The Annual General Meeting adopted an amendment to the Articles of Association concerning the appointment of auditor in accordance with the Board’s proposal. The amendment entails that the appointment of auditor shall apply until the close of the annual general meeting held during the fourth financial year after the appointment of the auditor.

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