The Election Committee of Castellum, appointed in accordance with the resolution taken by the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting 2015, consists of Johan Strandberg (Chairman) representing SEB Fonder, Rutger van der Lubbe representing Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP, Björn Franzon representing the Szombatfalvy family and Global Challenges Foundation, and Charlotte Strömberg, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Castellum.
The proposed Board members:
- Charlotte Strömberg, Chairman (re-election)
- Per Berggren (re-election)
- Anna-Karin Hatt (re-election)
- Christer Jacobson (re-election)
- Nina Linander (re-election)
- Johan Skoglund (re-election)
- Christina Karlsson Kazeem (new election)
The Board member Jan Åke Jonsson has declined re-election.
Christina Karlsson Kazeem, born in 1965, holds a MSc from the Royal Institute of Technology KTH and since 2012 Christina is the CEO of the B2B firm, Hilanders, with offices in Stockholm and Shanghai. Since the fall of 2015 she is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tomorrow China, with registered office in Hongkong and headquarters in Shanghai. The companies are part of the communication group Intellecta AB (publ) and offer trademark development and strategic communication for a global market to several of the leading export companies in Sweden. Before that, Christina Karlsson Kazeem was market communication manager at Niscayah Group. Between 1999 and 2012 she held several leading positions at digital companies such as Razorfish and Creuna. During the years 1991 to 1998 she was working within city planning and development at the Traffic and Public Transport Authority and Property Management Administration at the City of Stockholm.
The Board of Directors of Castellum has continuously been renewed but with maintained continuity. Based on, inter alia, the evaluation report of the Board of Directors’ work, which the Election Committee has considered, the Election Committee is of the opinion that the existing Board of Directors of Castellum is a well-functioning body. As a result of the Election Committee’s proposal for Board of Directors, the continuous renewal process will proceed within the Board of Directors. At the same time the Board of Directors is being reinforced with important competence as described below and the gender balance of the Board of Directors is maintained.
The Election Committee considers that the Board of Castellum as a whole, is competent and has extensive experience regarding real property matters in a broad sense, sustainability matters, infrastructure matters and city planning, capital market matters and financing matters, customer relations, insight in transformation trends at both private and public players and regarding board work in general. In efforts to find a successor to Jan Åke Jonsson in the Board, a candidate profile has been prepared in relation to a candidate with good understanding of customer relations and changes in customer behavior, trend analysis, digital conversion and modernization of traditional business operations and within international organizations, and concerning communication and marketing.
The Election Committee considers that Christina Karlsson Kazeem has the competence and experience described above as desirable for a new Board member of Castellum. The fact that she also has been working with matters concerning urban trends, infrastructure projects and city planning is an advantage. Further, the Election Committee considers that Christina Karlsson Kazeem together with the other proposed Board members will constitute a Board of Directors, which all in all has the versatility and competence, experience and background required with respect to Castellum’s business, development phase and other circumstances. The Election Committee’s proposal implies that four out of seven Board members of the company will be women. Further information about the proposed Board members can be found on www.castellum.se.
Remuneration to the members of the Board of Directors is proposed to be the following (2015 remuneration within brackets).
- The Chairman of the Board of Directors: SEK 720,000 (SEK 640,000).
- Each of the other members of the Board of Directors: SEK 315,000 (SEK 300,000).
- Member of the Board of Directors’ Remuneration Committee, including the Chairman: SEK 30,000 (SEK 30,000).
- Chairman of the Board of Directors’ Audit and Finance Committee: SEK 50,000 (SEK 50,000).
- Each of the other members of the Board of Directors’ Audit and Finance Committee: SEK 50,000 (SEK 35,000).
The proposed Board remuneration, including remuneration for committee work, accordingly amounts to SEK 2,820,000 (SEK 2,650,000) provided that the number of committee members remains unchanged.
The Election Committee proposes that a new Election Committee is established in preparation for the Annual General Meeting to be held in 2017. For this purpose the Chairman of the Board of Directors will contact the three largest ownership registered or otherwise known shareholders as per the last share trading day in August 2016 and invite them each to appoint one member. The three members appointed constitute, together with the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the Election Committee. The Election Committee appoints a Chairman amongst its members.
The Election Committee’s complete proposal, including the motivated statement and the report on how the Election Committee has performed its tasks, can be found on www.castellum.se.
Castellum AB (publ) discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act.
For further information, please contact
Johan Strandberg, Chairman of the Election Committee, mobile +46 705-54 38 86
Charlotte Strömberg, Chairman of the Board of Directors, mobile +46 702-77 04 03
Castellum is one of the major listed real estate companies in Sweden. The fair value of the real estate portfolio amounts to approx. SEK 41 billion, and comprises premises for office, retail, warehouse and industrial purposes with a total lettable area of approx 3.4 million sq.m. The real estate portfolio is owned and managed by six wholly owned subsidiaries with strong local roots in five growth regions: Greater Gothenburg, the Öresund Region, Greater Stockholm, Mälardalen and Eastern Götaland.
Castellum sustainability performance has, during 2015, been awarded with two top distinctions. The World Green Building Council’s award Business Leadership in Sustainability and “Green Star 2015” by GRESB which means that Castellum is one of the highest ranking companies in the world in the real estate sector.
Castellum is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm AB Large Cap.
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