Nomination Committee's proposal for Board and Auditors of Mekonomen AB
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Prior to the Annual General Meeting on 8 April 2014, the Nomination Committee
Mekonomen AB proposes the re-election of Board members Kenneth Bengtsson, Kenny
Bräck, Fredrik Persson, Helena Skåntorp and Marcus Storch, as well as the new
election of Caroline Berg and Christer Åberg. Board members Antonia Ax:son
Johnson and Anders G Carlberg have declined re-election.
Caroline Berg (b. 1968) holds a degree in media and psychology from Middlebury
College in the USA. She has been Vice President, Human Resources and
Communications at Axel Johnson AB and a member of the management team 2006-2014.
Her duties also include responsibility for sustainable business. Caroline Berg
is a member of the board of Axstores AB, Åhléns AB, Axel Johnson International
AB, AxFast AB, Filippa K Group AB, and a deputy director of Martin & Servera AB.
She is also Chairman of the Erik and Göran Ennerfelt Foundation for
International Studies for Young Swedes. Ms. Berg will be elected as Vice
Chairman of the Board of Axel Johnson AB at the company’s Annual General Meeting
in March 2014. In conjunction with this, she will leave the management team.
Christer Åberg (b. 1966) is since 2013 CEO of Orkla Confectionery & Snacks, with
operations in the Nordic and the Baltic regions. From 2009 to 2013 Christer
Åberg was CEO of Arla Foods AB, with operations in Sweden and Finland. He
previously held the post of Managing Director of Atria Scandinavia AB and has
held management positions at Unilever, in the Nordic region and internationally.
Christer Åberg is a member of the board of AB Svenska Spel, SBAB Bank AB and
MECA Scandinavia AB.
Fredrik Persson is proposed for re-election as Chairman of the Board of
The Nomination Committee also proposes the new election of the registered audit
firm PricewaterhouseCoopers AB as the company’s auditors. PricewaterhouseCoopers
AB has stated that, provided that the Nomination Committee’s proposal is
approved by the Annual General Meeting, the audit firm will choose the
authorized public accountant Lennart Danielsson as auditor in charge.
Ahead of the 2014 Annual General Meeting, the Nomination Committee comprised:
Alexandra Mörner, representing the Axel Johnson AB Group, Anna Ohlsson-Leijon
representing SEB funds, Arne Lööw representing the Fourth Swedish National
Pension Fund and Leif Törnvall representing Alecta. Mekonomen’s Chairman,
Fredrik Persson, has been a co-opted member of the Nomination Committee.
The Nomination Committee’s proposals are supported by shareholders who jointly
represent approximately 32,8 per cent of all the votes in the company.
The complete proposal of the Nomination Committee, also including proposals
pertaining to the Chairman of the Annual General Meeting, fees to be paid to the
Board of Directors and auditors, as well as guidelines for the composition of
the Nomination Committee will be stated in the Notification of the Annual
General Meeting. The proposal and the Nomination Committee’s reasoned opinion
with information about the proposed Board members will also be made available at
the company and on the company’s website, www.mekonomen.com, in connection with
the publication of the Notification of the Annual General Meeting.
The Annual General Meeting of Mekonomen AB will be held on Tuesday, 8 April
2014, at 3:00 p.m. at Norra Latin, in Stockholm.
For further information:
Alexandra Mörner, Axel Johnson AB, Chairman of the Nomination Committee: Tel:
+46 (0)8- 701 61 00
Mekonomen AB (publ), Corp. Reg. No. 556392-1971 Box 6077, SE-141 06 Kungens
Kurva, Sweden. Tel: +46 (0)8-464 00 00, Fax: +46 (0)8-464 00 66
The information in this press release is such that Mekonomen is obligated to
publish in accordance with the Securities Market Act. The information was
submitted for publication on 20 February 2014.
Mekonomen makes CarLife easier through a wide and easily accessible range of
affordable and innovative solutions and products for consumers and companies. We
are the leading spare-parts chain in the Nordic region, with proprietary
wholesale operations, about 400 stores and 2,300 workshops operating under the
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