Transmode announces dividend proposal for the AGM 2014
| Source:Transmode Holding AB
Stockholm, Sweden - 14 January 2014 - Transmode, a global supplier of packet
optical networking solutions, is announcing today that the Board of Directors
has decided to propose a total dividend of 6.50 SEK per share to its Annual
General Meeting (AGM) 2014, corresponding to SEK 180,626,394 in total.
In accordance with its dividend policy, see below, Transmode's Board of
Directors has decided to propose a dividend of SEK 1.80 per share to its AGM,
corresponding to SEK 50,019,617 in total, for the financial year 2013.
As a result of the company's strong cash position (preliminary over SEK 430 m on
31 December 2013), the company not having any interest-bearing liabilities and
its business being self-financed, the Board of Directors is also proposing that
the AGM approves an extra dividend of SEK 4.70 per share, corresponding to SEK
130,606,777 in total, for the financial year 2013.
Accordingly, the Board of Directors is proposing a total dividend of SEK 6.50
per share to the AGM, corresponding to SEK 180,626,394 in total. Transmode's AGM
will be held on 10 April 2014.
The Board of Directors' and the CEO's opinion is that after the proposed
dividend, the company will still be in a very strong financial and cash position
that will enable it to fulfill its future commitments and operational and
strategic plans, in terms of investment in product development and market
The dividend policy approved by Transmode's Board of Directors states that
Transmode's target is to propose a yearly dividend over time of between 25 -
50% of Transmode's profit for the previous financial year. According to the
dividend policy, when proposing a dividend for a financial year, the Board of
Directors should consider Transmode's investment requirement, financial needs,
liquidity requirements and its financial targets.
See also a separate press release on today's date, 14 January 2014, regarding
Transmode's preliminary sales for the fourth quarter.
The information in this press release is mandatory for Transmode AB (publ) to
publish pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act (Sw. lagen om
värdepappersmarknaden). The information was submitted for publication at 08:01
a.m. CET on 14 January 2014.
This is a translation of the Swedish original. In case of any inconsistency
between the Swedish and English version, the Swedish version shall apply.
For more information please contact:
Vice President Marketing & Communications
Transmode Systems AB
Telephone: +46 8 506 882 71
Transmode is a global provider of packet optical networking solutions that
enable fixed line and mobile network operators to cost effectively address the
capacity needs created by the rapid growth in video and data traffic. These
solutions are important building blocks in next-generation high-speed optical
networks that support services such as broadband backhaul, mobile data backhaul,
video delivery services and cloud computing. Transmode's solutions are designed
to increase the capacity, flexibility and functionality of metro and regional
networks and are based on Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) and transport
technologies such as Ethernet. Transmode's Native Packet Optical 2.0
architecture gives customers key advantages such as cost efficient Ethernet
services, ultra-low latency, low power consumption and future proof network
Transmode is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX
Stockholm Exchange (TRMO). Since 2000, the company has installed more than
40,000 systems for over 500 fixed and mobile network operators, service
providers, large enterprises and public institutions in over 45 countries across
For additional information about Transmode, please visit www.transmode.com.
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