LUND, Sweden, May 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Annual General Meeting of Active Biotech was held on May 15, 2014.
In accordance with the Board of Directors' proposal, it was resolved that no dividend would be paid.
The board members and the managing director were discharged from liability with respect to their management of the company for 2013.
In accordance with the Election Committee's proposal, the Board members Mats Arnhög, Peter Hofvenstam, Rolf Kiessling, Magnhild Sandberg, Peter Sjöstrand and Peter Thelin were re-elected. The Meeting also resolved to re-elect Mats Arnhög as Chairman of the Board. KPMG AB was re-elected as auditors.
Furthermore, in accordance with the Election Committee's proposal, the Meeting resolved that the Election Committee shall be composed of representatives for the three largest owners, as per the end of September, 2014, as well as the Chairman of the Board.
The Meeting approved the Board's proposal concerning guidelines for remuneration to the President and other senior executives. The guidelines essentially conform to the principles applied to date.
In accordance with the Board's proposal, the Meeting resolved to authorize the Board, for a period that does not extend past the date of the next Annual General Meeting, to resolve on the issue of not more than seven million new shares and/or convertibles with the corresponding dilution effect, with or without pre-emptive rights for the company's shareholders.
Lund, May 16, 2014
Active Biotech AB (publ)
President and CEO
Active Biotech AB
(NASDAQ OMX NORDIC: ACTI) is a biotechnology company with focus on autoimmune/inflammatory diseases and cancer. Projects in pivotal phase are laquinimod (NERVENTRA®), an orally administered small molecule with unique immunomodulatory properties for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, tasquinimod for prostate cancer and ANYARA primarily for the treatment of renal cell cancer. In addition, clinical Phase II studies of laquinimod in Crohn's and Lupus have been concluded. The company also has one additional project in clinical development, the orally administered compound paquinimod (57-57) for systemic sclerosis. Please visit www.activebiotech.com for more information.
Active Biotech is obligated to publish the information contained in this press release in accordance with the Swedish Securities Market Act. This information was provided to the media for publication 08:30 a.m. CET on May 16, 2014.
Active Biotech AB (Corp. Reg. No. 556223-9227)
Box 724, SE-220 07 Lund
Tel: +46 46 19 20 00
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Annual General Meeting of Active Biotech AB http://hugin.info/1002/R/1785922/612569.pdf