Kesko’s board to propose €1.40 per share dividend for 2013 to the Annual General Meeting

Helsinki, Finland, 2014-2-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko Corporation’s Board has decided to propose to the Annual General Meeting to be convened for 7 April 2014 that the dividend payable for the year 2013 be €1.40 per share. The Board’s Audit Committee proposes that the firm of auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy, Authorised Public Accountants, be elected as the auditor of the company.

Kesko Corporation’s shareholders are invited to the Annual General Meeting to be held in Messukeskus Helsinki, Conference Centre, Messuaukio 1, Helsinki, on Monday, 7 April 2014, starting at 13.00. In addition to the business specified for the Annual General Meeting in Article 10 of the Articles of Association, the following proposals of the Board and its Audit Committee will be handled by the Meeting:

Distributions of profits

The Board proposes that a dividend of €1.40 per share be paid for the year 2013 on the basis of the adopted balance sheet. The dividend would be paid to shareholders registered in the company’s register of shareholders kept by Euroclear Finland Ltd on the record date for the payment of dividend, 10 April 2014. No dividend is paid on own shares held as treasury shares by the company on the record date for the payment of dividend. The Board proposes that the dividend pay date be 17 April 2014.

Auditor, auditor’s fee and basis for reimbursement of expenses

The Board’s Audit Committee proposes that the firm of auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy, Authorised Public Accountants be elected as the company’s auditor. If the said company is elected as auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy has announced that APA Johan Kronberg shall be the auditor with principal responsibility. The Board’s Audit Committee proposes that the auditor’s fee and expenses be reimbursed according to invoice approved by the company.

Donations for charitable purposes

The Board proposes that that it be authorised to decide on the donations in a total maximum of €300,000 for charitable or corresponding purposes until the Annual General Meeting to be held in 2015, and to decide on the donation recipients, purposes of use and other terms of the donations.

Available documents

The proposals of the Board and its Audit Committee are available on the company’s website at www.kesko.fi/sijoittajat. Financial statements documents will be made available for shareholders on the company’s website on week 10. Copies of the documents will be sent to shareholders on request. They will also be available at the General Meeting.

Notice of General Meeting

The notice of the General Meeting will be published separately at a later date on the company’s website and as a stock exchange release.

Further information is available from Senior Vice President, Group General Counsel Anne Leppälä-Nilsson, tel. +358 105 322 347.

Kesko Corporation

Merja Haverinen
Vice President, Group Communications

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