PRF: Resolutions of the annual General Meeting of shareholders of AS Premia Foods

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Tallinn, Estonia, 2014-05-29 10:02 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  

 

The annual General Meeting of shareholders (the General Meeting) of AS Premia Foods (registry code 11560713, address Betooni 4, 11415 Tallinn, Republic of Estonia; Premia) was held today, on 29 May 2014, starting at 10.00 A.M. in the conference hall “Sigma” of the hotel „Radisson Blu Olümpia“ (address Liivalaia 33, 10118 Tallinn, Estonia).

The General Meeting started at 10.00 A.M. and ended at 10.25 A.M. Altogether 27 shareholders whose shares represent 30 583 232 votes, representing 79,06% of the share capital of Premia, participated at the General Meeting. Therefore, the General Meeting of Premia was eligible to adopt resolutions in respect of the items on the agenda of the General Meeting.

The agenda of the annual General Meeting was the following:

1.         Approving Annual Report for 2013;

2.         Resolving Distribution of Profit;

3.         Appointing Auditor for Financial Year of 2014 and Determining Auditor’s Remuneration;

4.         Resolving Acquisition of Own Shares and Determining Terms of Buy-Back Programme.

The following resolutions were passed at the General Meeting:

1.      Approving Annual Report for 2013

The General Meeting resolved to approve the annual report of Premia for 2013 in the form submitted to the General Meeting.

Tabulation of votes:

In favour: 30,577,732 votes 99.98% of the votes represented at the General Meeting  
Against:     0 votes 0% of the votes represented at the General Meeting  
Impartial: 0 votes 0% of the votes represented at the General Meeting  
Did not vote: 5,500 votes 0.02% of the votes represented at the General Meeting  
Invalid: 0 votes 0% of the votes represented at the General Meeting  

2.     Resolving Distribution of Profit

The General Meeting resolved to pay dividends on the account of the accounting year’s profit in the amount of 386,829 euro, i.e. 0.01 euro per share. The list of shareholders entitled to receive dividends will be determined as of 29.08.2014 at 23.59 and the date of payment of dividends will be on 04.09.2014 at the latest. The net profit of the accounting financial year, which exceeds the amount of payable dividends, shall be allocated to the retained earnings

Tabulation of votes:

In favour: 30,583,232 votes 100% of the votes represented at the General Meeting  
Against:     0 votes 0% of the votes represented at the General Meeting  
Impartial: 0 votes 0% of the votes represented at the General Meeting  
Did not vote: 0 votes 0% of the votes represented at the General Meeting  
Invalid: 0 votes 0% of the votes represented at the General Meeting  

3.     Appointing Auditor for Financial Year of 2014 and Determining Auditor’s Remuneration

The General Meeting resolved to appoint AS PricewaterhouseCoopers (10142876) as the auditor of AS Premia Foods for the financial year 2014 and to determine the remuneration of the auditor pursuant to the agreement to be executed with the auditor.

In favour: 30,582,932 votes 99.999% of the votes represented at the General Meeting  
Against:     0 votes 0% of the votes represented at the General Meeting  
Impartial: 300 votes 0.001% of the votes represented at the General Meeting  
Did not vote: 0 votes 0% of the votes represented at the General Meeting  
Invalid: 0 votes 0% of the votes represented at the General Meeting  

4.     Resolving Acquisition of Own Shares and Determining Terms of Buy-Back Programme

The General Meeting resolved to resolve the acquisition of own shares and determine the terms of buy-back programme as follows:

a)         the sole purpose of the acquisition of own shares is the reduction of share capital;

b)         Premia shall have a right to buy back own shares either by means of a single transaction or several transactions carried out on a regulated market or over the counter starting from the moment this resolution of the General Meeting is made public and until 31.05.2017;

c)         the maximum amount of the shares that may be bought back is 500,000;

d)         the maximum price at which the shares may be bought back is 0.96 euro per share;

e)         the acquired own shares shall be acquired on the account of the assets exceeding the registered share capital, the reserve capital and the share premium; 

f)          the aggregate of the nominal values of the own shares acquired within the buy-back programme and of the previously acquired own shares of Premia shall not exceed 10% of Premia’s share capital;

g)         to authorize the Management Board of Premia in the cases of extreme low liquidity on the regulated market to exceed the limit of 25% of the average daily volume of the shares in any one day on the regulated market which is provided for in Art 5 subsection 2 of the Commission Regulation (EC) No 2273/2003 and to buy back own shares within one day in the amount which does not exceed 50% of the average daily volume;  

h)         the buy-back of own shares shall be carried out in accordance with the Commission Regulation (EC) No 2273/2003 dated 22 December 2003 implementing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards exemptions for buy-back programmes and stabilisation of financial instruments;

i)           the buy-back programme of own shares shall be carried out by the Management Board of Premia. If the Management Board considers it necessary, the Management Board may execute an agreement for carrying out the own share buy-back program in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in this resolution with a competent credit institution or investment firm.

In favour: 30,567,832 votes 99.95% of the votes represented at the General Meeting  
Against:     10,500 votes 0.03% of the votes represented at the General Meeting  
Impartial: 4,900 votes 0.02% of the votes represented at the General Meeting  
Did not vote: 0 votes 0% of the votes represented at the General Meeting  
Invalid: 0 votes 0% of the votes represented at the General Meeting  

The resolutions were adopted at the General Meeting following the procedure for passing of resolutions set forth in laws and in the Articles of Association of Premia.

         Additional information:
         Katre Kõvask
         AS Premia Foods
         Chairman of the Management Board
         T: +372 6 033 800
         katre.kovask@premia.ee
         www.premiafoods.eu