Gothenburg, March 22, 2001
At the Annual General Meeting in Castellum AB on March 22nd, 2001, the Board of Directors' proposal of a dividend of SEK 5,50 was confirmed. Tuesday March 27th, 2001 was decided as record day for dividend.
The AGM decided to re-elect Jan Kvarnström, Mats Israelsson, Lars-Erik Jansson, Gunnar Larsson, Stig-Arne Larsson and Göran Lindén to the Board of Directors.
Moreover, the AGM decided, in accordance with the Board's proposal, to change the Articles of Association in order to discontinue the facility to issue series C shares, as this was introduced only to enable the programme for the redemption of shares which was concluded during 2000.
The AGM decided to authorize the Board – in order to adjust the company's capital structure – until the next AGM, to purchase own shares corresponding to a maximum of 10 percent of all shares in the company. In addition the AGM decided to authorize the Board, until the next AGM – in order to adjust the company's capital structure – to be able to transfer all own shares held by the company.
At the board meeting following election Mr. Jan Kvarnström was re-elected as chairman. In addition, the board decided to utilize its authority to repurchase own shares by purchases over the stock market. No decision was made regarding transfer of own shares.
For further information, please contact
Lars-Erik Jansson, CEO, phone +46 31 60 74 00 / mobile +46 705-92 06 70
Håkan Hellström, CFO/deputy CEO, phone +46 31 60 74 00 / mobile +46 705-60 74 56