Citycon Oyj to hold Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Espoo, Finland, 2018-Feb-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The shareholders of Citycon Oyj are hereby invited to the Annual General Meeting to be held on Tuesday, 20 March 2018 at 12.00 noon at Finlandia Hall (Veranda 4 hall), at the address Mannerheimintie 13, Helsinki, Finland (entrance through doors M4 and K4). The reception of participants who have registered for the meeting and the distribution of voting tickets will commence at 11.00 a.m.

A. Matters on the Agenda of the General Meeting

1. Opening of the Meeting

2. Calling the Meeting to Order

3. Election of Persons to Scrutinize the Minutes and to Supervise the Counting of Votes

4. Recording the Legality of the Meeting

5. Recording the Attendance and Adopting the List of Votes

6. Presentation of the Financial Statements and the Report of the Board of Directors for the Year 2017
– Review by the CEO

7. Presentation of the Auditor’s Report

8. Adoption of the Financial Statements

9. Resolution on the Use of the Profit Shown on the Balance Sheet as well as Authorization of the Board of Directors to Decide on the Distribution of Dividend and Assets from the Invested Unrestricted Equity Fund
The Board of Directors proposes that based on the balance sheet to be adopted for the financial period ended on 31 December 2017, no dividend is distributed by a resolution of the Annual General Meeting.

Nonetheless, the Board of Directors proposes that the Board of Directors be authorized to decide in its discretion on the distribution of dividend and assets from the invested unrestricted equity fund in the manner set forth below.

Based on this authorization, the maximum amount of dividend to be distributed shall not exceed EUR 0.01 per share and the maximum amount of equity repayment distributed from the invested unrestricted equity fund shall not exceed EUR 0.12 per share.

The authorization is valid until the opening of the next Annual General Meeting.

Unless the Board of Directors decides otherwise for a justified reason, the authorization will be used to distribute dividend and/or equity repayment four times during the period of validity of the authorization. In this case, the Board of Directors will make separate resolutions on each distribution of the dividend and/or equity repayment so that the preliminary record and payment dates will be as stated below. Citycon shall make separate announcements of such Board resolutions.

Preliminary payment date Preliminary record date
29 March 2018 22 March 2018
29 June 2018 21 June 2018
28 September 2018 20 September 2018
28 December 2018 14 December 2018

The dividend and/or equity repayment based on the resolution of the Board of Directors will be paid to a shareholder registered in the company’s shareholders’ register maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd on the record date of the dividend and/or equity repayment.

10. Resolution on the Discharge of the Members of the Board of Directors and the CEO from Liability

11. Resolution on the Remuneration of the Members of the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors proposes on the recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee that the remuneration of members of the Board of Directors would remain the same and the Chairman of the Board of Directors be paid an annual fee of EUR 160,000, the Deputy Chairmen EUR 70,000 and the ordinary members of the Board EUR 50,000. The Chairmen of the Board of Directors’ Committees would be paid an additional annual fee of EUR 5,000.

It is proposed that the Chairmen of the meetings of the Board’s Committees shall be paid a meeting fee of EUR 800 and other Board and Committee members EUR 600 per meeting, with the exception of the Chairman of the Board, who shall be paid no meeting fees.

The members of the Board of Directors shall be compensated for accrued travel and lodging expenses as well as other potential costs related to Board and Committee work.

12. Resolution on the Number of Members of the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors proposes on the recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee that the number of members of the Board of Directors shall be nine.

13. Election of the Members of the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors proposes on the recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee that of the current members of the Board of Directors Chaim Katzman, Bernd Knobloch, Arnold de Haan, Kirsi Komi, David Lukes, Andrea Orlandi, Per-Anders Ovin and Ariella Zochovitzky be re-elected, and that Ofer Stark be elected as a new member to the Board of Directors. The members of the Board of Directors will be elected for a term that will continue until the close of the next Annual General Meeting. Of the current Board members, Rachel Lavine and Claes Ottosson will leave the Board of Directors.

All candidates have given their consent to the election.

All candidates for the Board of Directors have been presented on the company’s website citycon.com/agm2018. In addition, information on the proposed new member of the Board of Directors is available at the end of this notice.

14. Resolution on the Remuneration of the Auditor
The Board of Directors proposes on the recommendation of the Audit and Governance Committee that the audit fee be paid in accordance with the auditor’s invoice approved by the company.

15. Election of the Auditor
On the recommendation of the Audit and Governance Committee, the Board of Directors proposes that the company’s present auditor Ernst & Young Oy, a firm of authorized public accountants, be re-elected as the auditor. Ernst & Young Oy has announced that APA Mikko Rytilahti would act as the auditor with principal responsibility.

16. Proposal by the Board of Directors to amend the Articles of Association
The Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting would resolve to amend the Articles of Association, and especially Articles 2, 4, 8, 9 and 11 of the Articles of Association in the manner described below.

The Board proposes that Article 2 of the Articles of Association be amended to read as follows:

2 § The Company is engaged in buying, selling, owning and managing real estate, buildings, premises or any parts thereof as well as shares and interests in companies entitling to the above-mentioned. The Company is also engaged in leasing and developing of real estate, buildings and premises as well as providing management and management related services for real estate, buildings and premises. The Company can also engage in other operations related to the business operations specified in this section.

The Board proposes that the following amendments are made to Articles 8 and 9 of the Articles of Association:

8 § The General Meeting shall elect one (1) auditor to examine the administration and accounts of the Company. The auditor shall be an authorized audit firm.

9 § The Company’s Annual General Meeting shall be held annually within six (6) months of the expiration of the financial period on a date determined by the Board of Directors.

In addition, the Board proposes that the following additions are made to Articles 4 and 11 of the Articles of Association:

4 § Such Committees prepare designated items for the Board of Directors and resolve on operative matters as may be instructed by the Board of Directors from time to time.

11 § The General Meetings may be held, in addition to the Company’s domicile Helsinki, in Espoo (Finland), Stockholm (Sweden), Oslo (Norway) or Copenhagen (Denmark) as may be resolved by the Board of Directors.

Otherwise, the Board proposes that linguistic corrections are made to the Articles of Association.

The Articles of Association is proposed to be amended to reflect the new Auditing Act and the needs of Citycon Oyj’s Nordic business.

17. Authorizing the Board of Directors to Decide on the Issuance of Shares as well as the Issuance of Special Rights Entitling to Shares

The Board of Directors proposes that the Board of Directors be authorized to decide on the issuance of shares as well as the issuance of special rights entitling to shares referred to in Chapter 10 Section 1 of the Finnish Companies Act by one or several decisions in the manner described below.

The number of shares to be issued shall not exceed 85 million shares, which corresponds to approximately 9.55 percent of all the current shares in the company. Shares potentially issued by virtue of the special rights entitling to shares are included in the aforesaid maximum number of shares.

The Board of Directors decides on all the conditions of the issuance of shares and special rights entitling to shares. The authorization concerns both the issuance of new shares as well as the transfer of own shares held by the company. The issuance of shares and special rights entitling to shares may be carried out in deviation from the shareholders’ pre-emptive rights by way of a directed issue.

The authorization is valid until the close of next Annual General Meeting, however, no longer than until 30 June 2019.

18. Authorizing the Board of Directors to Decide on the Repurchase and/or on the Acceptance as Pledge of the Company’s Own Shares
The Board of Directors proposes that the Board of Directors be authorized to decide on the repurchase and/or on the acceptance as pledge of the company’s own shares in one or several tranches as follows.

The number of own shares to be repurchased and/or accepted as pledge shall not exceed 50 million shares, which corresponds to approximately 5.61 per cent of all the current shares in the company. Only the unrestricted equity of the company can be used to repurchase own shares on the basis of the authorization.

Own shares can be repurchased at a price formed in public trading on the date of the repurchase or at a price otherwise formed on the market.

The Board of Directors decides how own shares will be repurchased and/or accepted as pledge. Own shares can be repurchased for instance by using derivatives. Own shares can be repurchased otherwise than in proportion to the shareholdings of the shareholders (directed repurchase).

The authorization is valid until the close of next Annual General Meeting, however, no longer than until 30 June 2019.

19. Closing of the Meeting

B. Documents of the General Meeting
Citycon Oyj’s Financial Statements, the Report of the Board of Directors and the Auditor’s Report, the proposals for the decisions on the agenda of the Annual General Meeting, and this notice are available on the company’s website citycon.com/agm2018 not later than 27 February 2018. Said documents will also be available at the venue of the meeting. Minutes of the Annual General Meeting will be available on the aforementioned website as of 3 April 2018 at the latest.

C. Instructions for the Participants in the General Meeting

1. Shareholders registered in the shareholders’ register
Each shareholder, who is registered in the company’s shareholders’ register maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd on Thursday, 8 March 2018 has the right to participate in the general meeting. A shareholder, whose shares are registered on his/her personal Finnish book-entry account, is registered in the company’s shareholders’ register.

A shareholder, who is registered in the company’s shareholders’ register and wants to participate in the general meeting, shall register for the meeting by giving a prior notice of participation not later than 15 March 2018 at 4.00 p.m. The notice has to be received by the company before the end of the registration period. Such notice can be given
– on the company’s website citycon.com/agm2018,
– by e-mail to legal@citycon.com,
– by telephone +358 20 766 4400 from Mondays to Fridays between 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m., or
– by mail addressed to Citycon Oyj, AGM, Suomenlahdentie 1, FI-02230 Espoo, Finland.

In connection with the registration, a shareholder is requested to notify his/her name, personal identification number or business-ID, telephone number as well as the name of a possible assistant or proxy representative, and the personal identification number of the proxy representative. The personal data given to Citycon Oyj is used only in connection with the general meeting and with the processing of related registrations.

The shareholder, his/her authorized representative or proxy representative shall, where necessary, be able to prove his/her identity and/or right of representation.

2. Holders of nominee registered shares
A holder of nominee registered shares has the right to participate in the general meeting by virtue of such shares, based on which (s)he on the record date of the general meeting, i.e. on 8 March 2018, would be entitled to be registered in the company’s shareholders’ register maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd. In addition, the right to participate in the general meeting requires that the shareholder has, on the basis of such shares, been temporarily registered in the shareholders’ register maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd not later than 15 March 2018 at 10.00 a.m. As regards nominee registered shares this constitutes due registration for the general meeting.

A holder of nominee registered shares is advised to request without delay necessary instructions regarding the temporary registration in the company’s shareholders’ register, the issuing of proxy documents and registration for the general meeting from his/her custodian bank. The account management organization of the custodian bank shall register a holder of nominee registered shares, who wants to participate in the general meeting, to be temporarily entered in the company’s shareholders’ register at the latest by the time stated above. Further information on these matters can also be found on the company’s website citycon.com/agm2018.

3. Proxy representative and proxy documents
A shareholder may participate in the general meeting and exercise his/her rights at the meeting by way of proxy representation. A proxy representative shall produce a dated proxy document or otherwise in a reliable manner demonstrate his/her right to represent the shareholder at the general meeting. When a shareholder participates in the general meeting by means of several proxy representatives representing the shareholder with shares at different securities accounts, the shares by which each proxy representative represents the shareholder shall be identified in connection with the registration for the general meeting. Proxy templates are available on the company’s website citycon.com/agm2018.

Possible proxy documents are requested to be submitted to the company by the end of the registration period.

4. Further instructions/information
Pursuant to Chapter 5, Section 25 of the Finnish Companies Act, a shareholder who is present at the general meeting has the right to request information with respect to the matters to be considered at the meeting.

Further information on matters pertaining to general meeting and on shareholder’s rights is available on the company’s website citycon.com/general-meeting.

On the date of publication of this notice, 23 February 2018, Citycon Oyj has 889,992,628 shares and votes. The company holds 24,767 of the company’s own shares on the date of publication of the notice.

CITYCON OYJ
Board of Directors

Information on the proposed new member of the Board of Directors

Ofer Stark
Born 1972
Israel and US citizen
Main occupation: Architect, entrepreneur

MEDIA CONTACT
Sanna Kostiainen
COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, FINLAND
+358 400 712 072
sanna.kostiainen (at) citycon.com

RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS AB to hold Annual General Meeting on Thursday, December 21, 2017

STOCKHOLM, 2017-Nov-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The shareholders of RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS AB (publ) are hereby summoned to the Annual General Meeting on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at Drottninggatan 33 in Stockholm.

Participation, etc
To be entitled to participate in the Meeting, the shareholders must

–        be recorded in the register of shareholders maintained by Euroclear Sweden AB no later than on Friday, December 15, 2017

–        notify the Company of their intention to attend the Meeting no later than Monday December 18, 2017, under the address RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS AB, Box 161 42, SE-103 23 Stockholm, or by calling +46 (0)8-410 520 00 or by emailing: ann-charlotte.rudels@rnb.se. When notifying the Company, information concerning the number of shares, name, personal registration number, address, telephone number and any attending advisors must be included.

Trustee-registered shares
Shareholders who have trustee-registered shares must temporarily register the shares in their own name to be entitled to attend the meeting. Such registration must be effected at Euroclear Sweden AB on Friday, December 15, 2017. Shareholders must, in good time before this date request their trustee to make such a re-registration.

Number of shares and votes
The Company has a total of 33 912 176 shares carrying one vote each.  

Proposed agenda

1 Opening of the Meeting.

2 Election of Chairman of the Meeting.

3 Preparation and approval of the voting list.

4 Approval of the agenda.

5 Election of one or two minute-checkers to sign the minutes.

6 Determination of whether the Meeting has been duly convened.

7 Address by the President.

8 Presentation of the Annual Report and the Auditors’ Report as well as the Consolidated Accounts and the Auditors’ Report on the Consolidated Accounts for the September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017 fiscal year.

9 Adoption of the Income Statement and Balance Sheet and the Consolidated Income Statement and Consolidated Balance Sheet.

10 Resolution concerning disposition of the Company’s profits in accordance with the adopted balance sheet.

11 Resolution concerning discharge from liability of the Board of Directors and of the President.

12 Determination of the number of Board members and the number of auditors and deputy auditors.

13 Determination of the remuneration to be paid to the Board of Directors and auditors.

14 Election of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Board.

15 Election of Auditors.

16 Proposal regarding principles for remuneration and other conditions of employment for company management.

17 Motion regarding resolution on the principles for appointing the Nomination Committee.

18 Closing of the Meeting.

Draft resolutions

Election of Chairman of the Meeting (Item 2)
The Annual General Meeting on December 21, 2016 passed a resolution on the principles for the appointment of the Nomination Committee, etc. The Nomination Committee’s proposal is supported by shareholders representing 47,3 percent of the share capital and votes in the company.
The Nomination Committee proposes that Laszlo Kriss be elected Chairman of the Meeting.

Resolution concerning the disposition of the Company’s profit/loss in accordance with the adopted balance sheet (Item 10)
The Board of Directors proposes a distribution of SEK 0.30 per share to be paid for the September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017 fiscal year, and Wednesday, December 27, 2017 as the record day for distribution and that the remaining earnings be carried forward.

Election of Board members, remuneration, etc (Items 12, 13 and 14)
The Nomination Committee proposes:
– that the Board of Directors comprise six members,
– that the number of auditors be one without any deputy auditors,
– that fees totaling SEK 1,361,250 be paid to the Board of Directors as follows: SEK 376,250 to the Chairman of the Board, SEK 172,000 to each non-executive Board member, with a special fee of SEK 75,000 to be paid to the Chairman of the Audit Committee and SEK 25,000 to each of the other two members of the Audit Committee,
– that Auditor’s fees be paid in accordance with approved invoices,
– that Laszlo Kriss, Per Thunell, Monika Elling, Sara Wimmercranz and Michael Lemner be re-elected as Board members and that Joel Lindeman be elected as new member.

Election of Auditor (Item 15)
The Nomination Committee proposes that Ernst & Young be elected as the Company’s auditor for the period ending at the close of the 2017/2018 fiscal year. The auditing firm intends to appoint Authorized Public Accountant Johan Eklund as the Auditor in Charge.

Proposal regarding principles for remuneration and other conditions of employment for company management (Item 16)
The board proposes that the AGM resolves to follow the guidelines for remuneration and other conditions of employment for company management stipulated in the appended proposal.

Proposal concerning principles for appointing the Nomination Committee (Item 17)
The Board proposes that the AGM resolve to comply with the principles for appointing the Nomination Committee stipulated in the appended proposal.

The Annual Report documentation according to Item 8 above, including the Auditors’ Report pursuant to Chapter 8, Section 54 of the Swedish Companies Act, will be available at the company’s offices at Drottninggatan 33, Stockholm and on the Company’s website www.rnb.se no later than November 30, 2017 and will be sent to shareholders who so request and who submit their postal address. Shareholders are reminded of their right pursuant to Chapter 7, Section 32 of the Swedish Companies Act to request information from the Board of Directors and President. Information on all the members nominated to RNB’s Board of Directors and the Nomination Committee’s statement supporting the proposal concerning the election of Board members is available on the Company’s website as of November 23, 2017.

The form for power of attorney is available for downloading at: www.rnb.se.

SOURCE: RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS AB (publ)

CONTACT

Magnus Håkansson, by e-mail, magnus.hakansson@rnb.se or by phone, +46 8 410 520 02

KappAhl to hold Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 5 December 2017

Mölndal, Sweden, 2017-Nov-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — KappAhl AB’s (publ) Annual General Meeting will be held at 10.00 am on Tuesday 5 December 2017 at KappAhl’s head office, Idrottsvägen 14, Mölndal, Sweden. Notification to participate should be made, preferably by 12 o’clock noon, on Wednesday 29 November 2017. 

At the Annual General Meeting the following matters, inter alia, are proposed to be dealt with:

  • The Board of Directors’ proposal about the resolution regarding the adoption of the income statement and balance sheet, distribution of the company’s result (proposed dividend of 2.00 SEK per share) and a substantially unchanged remuneration policy for the company management.
  • The Nomination Committee’s proposals are that Anders Bülow is appointed chairman of the Annual General Meeting, that seven ordinary board members are appointed, that remuneration will be paid with SEK 400,000 to the chairman of the Board, and with SEK 200,000 to the other members of the Board and that remuneration for committee work is unchanged per board member, that Anders Bülow, Kicki Olivensjö, Pia Rudengren, Susanne Holmberg, Göran Bille and Cecilia Kocken are re-elected as ordinary members of the Board, that Thomas Gustafsson is elected as new ordinary member of the Board and that Anders Bülow through re-election is elected as chairman, and that PwC is re-elected as the accounting firm with Eva Carlsvi as the principally responsible auditor.
  • The Board of Directors’ proposal about a share split and reduction of the share capital through an automatic redemption procedure. Through the redemption procedure approximately SEK 500 million will be transferred to KappAhl’s shareholders, corresponding to SEK 6.50 per share.

The full version of the notice follows is enclosed.

For more information contact:
Charlotte Högberg, Head Corporate Communications. Tel. 46 (0)704-71 56 31, e-mail charlotte.hogberg@kappahl.com

KappAhl was founded in Gothenburg in 1953 and is a leading fashion chain in the Nordic region with 370 KappAhl and Newbie stores, including Shop Online, in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland and Great Britain. Our business idea is to offer value-for-money fashion of our own design to the many people. Sustainability-labeled fashion accounts for 53 per cent of the range. Sales for 2016/2017 totaled SEK 4.9 billion and the company has approx. 4,000 employees in nine countries. KappAhl is quoted on Nasdaq Stockholm. More information at www.kappahl.com

SOURCE: KappAhl

Co-op members vote to tackle modern slavery and packaging waste at its Annual General Meeting

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-May-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Co-op members voted overwhelmingly to champion a better way of doing business by tackling modern slavery and packaging waste at today’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Exchange Hall, Manchester Central.

Members will seek to raise awareness and campaign for greater support for victims of modern slavery in the UK, with the Co-op extending its ‘Bright Future’ partnership with City Hearts to other organisations which support victims.

Members also backed a motion to make 80% of the Co-op’s packaging easy to recycle by 2020 – working towards an ultimate target of 100% easy to recycle packaging.

The Co-op has a proud history of leading the promotion of Fairtrade, and members voted to re-commit to Fairtrade values, suppliers and producers. This vote means it will aim to extend its ingredients policy beyond cocoa, so wherever it uses bananas, tea and coffee in its cakes, desserts and confectionery, it will be sourced on Fairtrade terms – no other retailer does this.

The Co-op also extended its commitment to British produce, announcing that it would source £2.5bn worth of UK farm products over the next three years. It will also become the only retailer to sell 100% British own-brand frozen meat, extending its pledge on fresh meat to freezer food.

In a further commitment, the Co-op will extend its buying season for British fruit and vegetables, add new British flower varieties, and give growers long-term contracts.

Additionally the Co-op revealed that its fundraising to tackle loneliness and isolation in partnership with the Red Cross has topped £6m, significantly ahead of the £3.5m target set just under two years ago. The money raised by the Co-op will help the Red Cross provide vital care and support for thousands of people across the UK.

In further developments, Steve Murrells, Group CEO, was elected as an Executive Director. Allan Leighton and Chris Kelly were re-elected as Independent Non-Executive Directors and Paul Chandler was re-elected as a Member Nominated Director (MND). Gareth Thomas was elected as an MND for the first time.

Ruth Spellman has decided to step down as an MND and the Co-op would like to thank her for her service.

In its Members’ Council elections Nick Crofts, the Council’s President, was re-elected to his seat in the North West constituency and there were 11 new members elected to the 100 strong Council, four of whom are colleagues.

Today’s meeting highlighted the growing engagement of Co-op members with the business, in a year when the Group has seen membership increase by more than 840,000, driven by the launch of the new 5 + 1 membership scheme. The unique scheme offers members 5% back on Co-op branded products and 1% to their local communities. Last month the Co-op made its first payout under the scheme, with over £9m going to over 4,000 good causes.

Allan Leighton, Chair of the Co-op, said: “The commitments we’ve made today to help fight modern slavery, cut packaging waste and back British suppliers are what the Co-op is all about. Working closely with our members, colleagues and communities I am confident that we can continue to champion a better way of doing business.”

The full results of the Co-op AGM voting are as follows:

(1) To receive the Annual Report and Accounts for the 52 weeks ended 31 December 2016

Carried
For – 98.07%
Against – 1.93%

(2) To approve the Directors’ Remuneration Report for the 52 weeks 31 December 2016

Carried
For – 93.3%
Against – 6.7%

(3) To agree changes to the Executive Remuneration Policy

Carried
For – 94.11%
Against – 5.89%

(4) To elect Steve Murrells as an Executive Director

Elected
For – 96.37%
Against – 3.63%

(5) To re-elect Allan Leighton as an Independent Non-Executive Director

Elected
For – 95.52%
Against – 4.48%

(6) To re-elect Chris Kelly as an Independent Non-Executive Director

Elected
For – 96.06%
Against – 3.94%

(7) To re-appoint Ernst & Young LLP as the Society’s auditors

Carried
For – 95.6%
Against – 4.4%

(8) Joint motion from Board and Council – Political Donations

Carried
For – 78.52%
Against – 21.48%

(9) Motion from Members – Pay Gap

Carried
For – 97.45%
Against – 2.55%

(10) Motion from Members – Fairtrade

Carried
For – 98.24%
Against – 1.76%

(11) Joint motion from Board and Council – Modern Slavery

Carried
For – 96.77%
Against – 3.23%

(12) Joint motion from Board and Council – Recycling

Carried
For – 99.05%
Against – 0.95%

Results for the election of Member Nominated Directors

Paul Chandler – elected

Gareth Thomas – elected

Pernilla Bonde – Not elected

Notes to Editors:

About the Co-op Group:

The Co-op is one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives, with interests spanning food, funerals, insurance, electrical and legal services. It has a clear purpose of championing a better way of doing business for you and your communities. Owned by over 4 million members, the Co-op has 3,800 outlets in communities across the UK. It employs around 69,000 people and has an annual turnover of over £9.5 billion.

About the Bright Future programme

In March 2017 the Co-op announced a ground breaking new scheme to help integrate victims of the disturbing UK modern slave trade back into communities, working with City Hearts to develop the Bright Future programme.

The initiative will see the group develop new partnerships with charities who are experienced in supporting survivors of modern slavery, and create 30 new work placement opportunities across its businesses.

Newly elected and re-elected directors’ biographies

Executive Directors

Steve Murrells

Steve became Co-op Group CEO in March 2017 having previously led the Co-op’s Food business since 2012. Steve now has overall responsibility for Co-op Food, Co-op Funeralcare, Co-op Insurance and Co-op Legal Services.

As a senior executive at the Co-op Steve has been a key part of the team which has rebuilt the Co-op, relaunched its membership proposition and returned its iconic blue clover-leaf logo to the high street.

As CEO of Co-op Food, Steve was responsible for the Co-op’s £7bn-turnover food retail arm with its 2,800 strong network of stores and logistics operations which span the whole of the UK. He introduced the Co-op’s new retail strategy which focuses on convenience and turned around the business to grow its market share.

Prior to joining the Co-op Steve has held senior leadership roles in European and UK based food retail businesses, including at One Stop, Sainsbury’s and Tesco. Steve spent three years as CEO of Danish meat company, Tulip, before joining the Co-op.

Independent Non-Executive Directors

Allan Leighton – Chair

Allan has held a series of high profile roles, including Chief Executive of Asda from 1996 to 2000, Non-Executive Chairman of Royal Mail from 2002 to 2009. Allan is currently the Chairman of Matalan Ltd, Entertainment One Ltd, Wagamama and Canal & River Trust and is also Deputy Chairman of Pandora AS.

Chris Kelly

Chris chaired the Group’s independent review which considered the events leading up to the re-capitalisation plan for The Co-operative Bank plc in 2013. He currently chairs the Kings Fund (the health and social care think tank) and the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board. Previous roles include chairing the Committee on Standards in Public Life, the Financial Ombudsman Service and the NSPCC. For many years he was a senior public servant, mostly in HM Treasury but latterly as Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health.

Member Nominated Directors:

Paul Chandler

Paul was chief executive of Traidcraft from 2001 to 2013, and President of the European Fair Trade Association from 2005 to 2012. Drawing on his fair trade experience and early career in Barclays Bank, he is now focusing on promoting responsible practices in business and financial services, alongside a portfolio of charity and community focused roles. Paul is also Chair of the William Leech Foundation and Durham Cathedral Council, a director of Shared Interest, a Fellow of St Chad’s College in Durham University and a trustee of the County Durham Community Foundation, a Trustee of the Bible Society and a Trustee of Interhealth.

Gareth Thomas

As Retail Director for John Lewis for 10 years, Gareth led the business through huge cultural change. After completing a 30 year career at John Lewis, he worked for no financial reward for several years as a Trustee in the not for profit sector, including as Deputy Chairman of Save the Children. He now serves on a number of boards including as a Trustee at TATE; Chairman of Tate Enterprises Ltd; Trustee of the American Museum in Britain; Chairman of Countrywide Farmers plc; Non Executive Director of Share plc Group, and Independent Director of Shoppers Stop, India.

Enquiries:

The Co-operative Group
Jon Church
Tel: 07545 210812
Chris Sonne
Tel: 07770 544 721

Tulchan Communications
Susanna Voyle
Tel: 07980 894557
Jonathan Sibun
Tel: 07779 999683

Source: Co-op uk

H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB announces highlights from its annual general meeting

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Wednesday (10 May) H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB held its annual general meeting under the chairmanship of lawyer Sven Unger. The AGM approved the dividend of SEK 9.75 per share in accordance with the board of directors’ proposal and approved the payment of the dividend in two installments during the year. The record date for the first dividend payment of SEK 4.90 per share is 12 May 2017. The dividend is expected to be paid out by Euroclear Sweden AB on 17 May 2017. The record date for the second dividend payment of SEK 4.85 per share is 14 November 2017. The dividend is expected to be paid out by Euroclear Sweden AB on 17 November 2017.

The annual general meeting adopted the income statement and balance sheet for the parent company and the group. The AGM discharged the members of the board and the chief executive officer from liability for the 2015/2016 financial year.

The regular board members Stina Bergfors, Anders Dahlvig, Lena Patriksson Keller, Stefan Persson, Christian Sievert, Erica Wiking Häger and Niklas Zennström were re-elected by the AGM. Melker Schörling did not stand for re-election. The number of board members was thus reduced to seven people, compared with the previous eight members. Stefan Persson was re-elected as chairman of the board.

The regular members appointed previously by the trade unions are Margareta Welinder and Ingrid Godin, with Alexandra Rosenqvist and Rita Hansson as deputy members.

The AGM approved the proposal from the nomination committee that the board fees be distributed as follows: SEK 1,675,000 to the chairman of the board, SEK 600,000 each to members elected by the AGM, an extra SEK 150,000 to members of the auditing committee and an extra SEK 200,000 to the chairman of the auditing committee.

The AGM resolved to appoint Ernst & Young AB as auditors until the close of the 2018 AGM. The auditor’s fees are to be paid based on approved invoices.

The AGM approved the nomination committee’s proposed principles for the nomination committee and elected the members of the nomination committee for the period up to the appointment of a new nomination committee. The members of the nomination committee are Stefan Persson, Lottie Tham, Liselott Ledin (Alecta), Jan Andersson (Swedbank Robur Fonder) and Anders Oscarsson (AMF and AMF Fonder).

The AGM approved the resolution proposed by the board concerning guidelines for remuneration to senior executives.

Contact:
Camilla Emilsson Falk
+46 8 796 39 95

Source: H&M

APRANGA to hold annual general meeting on 27th April 2017

Vilnius, Lithuania, 2017-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — By the initiative and the decision of the Board of APB “APRANGA” the annual general meeting (hereinafter referred to as the Meeting) of APB “APRANGA” (legal entity code 121933274, registered at Kirtimu str. 51, Vilnius, hereinafter – the Company) shareholders will be held on 27th April 2017 at 10:00 am. Registration starts at 9:00 am. on 27th April 2017.

Meeting place is the Company’s headquarters at Kirtimu str. 51, Vilnius.

The accounting date for the shareholders is 20th April 2017.

The rights accounting day is 12th May 2017. Property rights shall be held by the persons who will be shareholders at the close of the tenth working day after the general shareholders’ meeting having adopted the respective decision.

Meeting agenda:

  1. Consolidated annual report on the activities of the Company in 2016.
  2. Auditor’s report on the Company’s financial statements and annual report.
  3. Approval of the consolidated and Company’s financial statements for the year 2016.
  4. Company’s profit (loss) allocation for the year 2016.
  5. Election of firm of auditors and establishment of the terms of remuneration for audit services.
  6. Approval of Charter of the Audit Committee and approval of composition of the Audit Committee, withdrawal and election of members of the Audit committee, approval of remuneration of the members of the Audit committee.

The Company is not providing the possibility to attend and vote at the Meeting through electronic means of communication.

Draft decisions on each Meeting agenda item, the documents to be submitted to the Meeting and information, which is related to the implementation of the shareholder rights, not later than 21 days prior to the Meeting will be available at the Company’s website http://www.apranga.lt under “Investors”. This information also will be available for the shareholders at the Company’s headquarter at Kirtimu str. 51, Vilnius on working days from 9:00 am. to 16:00 pm. Information shall be provided by telephone: +370 5 2390 843.

Shareholders holding shares that grant at least 1/20 of all votes shall have the right of proposing to supplement the agenda of the Meeting. Draft decisions on the proposed issues shall be submitted together with the proposal or, if the decisions are not needed to be approved, explanations on each proposed issue of the Meeting shall be presented. Proposal to supplement the agenda must be presented in writing sending it by a registered mail to the Company, address: Kirtimu str. 51, LT-02244 Vilnius. The agenda shall be supplemented if the proposal will be received not later than 14 days before the Meeting.

Shareholders holding shares that grant at least 1/20 of all votes shall have the right of proposing draft resolutions on the issues already included or to be included in the agenda of the Meeting, additional candidates to members of the Company board, the audit company. The proposed draft decisions must be presented in writing sending them by a registered mail to the Company, address: Kirtimu str. 51, LT-02244 Vilnius. The shareholders shall also be entitled to propose draft resolutions on the Meeting agenda issues, additional candidates to members of the Company board, the audit company in writing at any time prior to the Meeting or during the Meeting.

Shareholders have a right to submit in advance in written by registered mail to Company questions related with Meeting agenda by indicating shareholder‘s personal identification code and consent to process personal data – personal identification code. The Company must respond if the questions will be received not later than 3 working days before the Meeting. The Company shall not respond personally to shareholder‘s questions if respective information is provided in Company‘s website http://www.apranga.lt.

The persons who are shareholders of the Company at the close of the accounting day of the Meeting (20th April 2017) shall have the right to attend and vote at the Meeting in person or their authorized persons or persons with whom an agreement on the disposal of the voting right in concluded.

The person attending the Meeting and having the right to vote must submit the document confirming person’s identity. The person who is not a shareholder besides this document must submit document confirming the right to vote in the Meeting.

Each shareholder has a right pursuant to the procedure established by laws to authorize other person to attend and vote on his/her behalf at the Meeting. Authorized person must present a proxy issued pursuant to the procedure established by laws. The proxy issued by private person must be notarized. The proxy issued abroad must be translated to Lithuanian and legalized pursuant to the procedure established by laws. The Company does not establish special form of proxy.

The shareholder or its authorized person has a right to vote in advance in written by filling general ballot paper. Upon the shareholder‘s written request the Company at least 10 days before the Meeting shall free of charge send the general ballot paper by registered mail or deliver it personally against acknowledgement of receipt. The filled-in general ballot paper and the document confirming the right to vote must be submitted to Company by sending it by registered mail to the address Kirtimų g. 51, LT-02244 Vilnius or by delivering it to the Company personally not later than on last working day before Meeting.

The total number of the Company’s shares and the number of shares granting voting rights during the Meeting is the same and amounts to 55 291 960.

Rimantas Perveneckas
Apranga Group Director General
+370 5 2390801

CONTACT FOR INVESTORS:
Saulius Bačauskas
APB Apranga Finance and Economics Director
Tel. +370 5 2390 808, +370 5 2390 843
Fax. +370 5 2390 800
E-mail: s.bacauskas@apranga.lt

Source: Apranga/globenewswire

Citycon Oyj to hold Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Helsinki, Finland, 2017-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — The shareholders of Citycon Oyj are hereby invited to the Annual General Meeting to be held on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 at 12.00 noon at Finlandia Hall (Veranda 4 hall), at the address Mannerheimintie 13, Helsinki, Finland (entrance through doors M4 and K4). The reception of participants who have registered for the meeting and the distribution of voting tickets will commence at 11.00 a.m.

A. Matters on the Agenda of the General Meeting

1. Opening of the Meeting

2.Calling the Meeting to Order

3. Election of Persons to Scrutinize the Minutes and to Supervise the Counting of Votes

4. Recording the Legality of the Meeting

5. Recording the Attendance and Adopting the List of Votes

6. Presentation of the Financial Statements and the Report of the Board of Directors for the Year 2016
–  Review by the CEO

7. Presentation of the Auditor’s Report

8. Adoption of the Financial Statements

9. Resolution on the Use of the Profit Shown on the Balance Sheet as well as Authorization of the Board of Directors to Decide on the Distribution of Dividend and Assets from the Invested Unrestricted Equity Fund

The Board of Directors proposes that based on the balance sheet to be adopted for the financial period ended on 31 December 2016 no dividend is distributed by a resolution of the Annual General Meeting.

Nonetheless, the Board of Directors proposes that the Board of Directors be authorized to decide in its discretion on the distribution of dividend and assets from the invested unrestricted equity fund as follows.

Based on this authorization the maximum amount of dividend to be distributed shall not exceed EUR 0.01 per share and the maximum amount of equity repayment distributed from the invested unrestricted equity fund shall not exceed EUR 0.12 per share.

The authorization is valid until the opening of the next Annual General Meeting.

Unless the Board of Directors decides otherwise for a justified reason, the authorization will be used to distribute dividend and/or equity repayment four times during the period of validity of the authorization. In this case, the Board of Directors will make separate resolutions on each distribution of the dividend and/or equity repayment so that the preliminary record and payment dates will be as stated below. Citycon shall make separate announcements of such Board resolutions.

Preliminary payment date Preliminary record date
31 March 2017 24 March 2017
30 June 2017 22 June 2017
29 September 2017 22 September 2017
29 December 2017 14 December 2017

The dividend and/or equity repayment based on a resolution of the Board of Directors will be paid to a shareholder registered in the company’s shareholders’ register maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd on the record date for the dividend and/or equity repayment.

10. Resolution on the Discharge of the Members of the Board of Directors and the CEO from Liability

11. Resolution on the Remuneration of Members of the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors proposes on the recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee that the Chairman of the Board of Directors be paid an annual fee of EUR 160,000, the Deputy Chairmen EUR 70,000 and the ordinary members of the Board EUR 50,000. The Chairmen of the Board of Directors’ Committees would be paid an additional annual fee of EUR 5,000.

In addition, it is proposed that the Chairmen of the meetings of the Board’s Committees shall be paid a meeting fee of EUR 800 and other Board and Committee members EUR 600 per meeting. The Chairman of the Board shall be paid no meeting fees.

The members of the Board of Directors shall be compensated accrued travel and lodging expenses as well as other potential costs related to Board and Committee work.

12. Resolution on the Number of Members of the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors proposes on the recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee that the number of members of the Board of Directors shall be ten.

13. Election of Members of the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors proposes on the recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee that of the current members of the Board of Directors Chaim Katzman, Bernd Knobloch, Arnold de Haan, Kirsi Komi, Rachel Lavine, Andrea Orlandi, Claes Ottosson, Per-Anders Ovin and Ariella Zochovitzky be re-elected, and that David R. Lukes be elected as a new member to the Board of Directors. The members of the Board of Directors will be elected for a term that will continue until the close of the next Annual General Meeting. Of the current Board members, Dor J. Segal will leave the Board of Directors.

All candidates have given their consent to the election.

All candidates have been presented on the company’s website www.citycon.com/agm2017. In addition, information on the proposed new member of the Board of Directors is available at the end of this notice.

14. Resolution on the Remuneration of the Auditor

The Board of Directors proposes on the recommendation of the Audit and Governance Committee that the audit fee be paid according to the auditor’s invoice.

15. Election of the Auditor

On the recommendation of the Audit and Governance Committee, the Board of Directors proposes that the company’s present auditor Ernst & Young Oy, a firm of authorized public accountants, be re-elected as the auditor. Ernst & Young Oy has announced that Mikko Rytilahti, APA would act as the auditor with principal responsibility.

16. Authorizing the Board of Directors to Decide on the Issuance of Shares as well as the Issuance of Special Rights Entitling to Shares

The Board of Directors proposes that the Board of Directors be authorized to decide on the issuance of shares as well as the issuance of special rights entitling to shares referred to in Chapter 10 Section 1 of the Finnish Companies Act by one or several decisions as follows.

The amount of shares to be issued shall not exceed 85 million shares, which corresponds to approximately 9.55 percent of all the current shares in the company. Shares potentially issued by virtue of the special rights entitling to shares are included in the aforesaid maximum number of shares.

The Board of Directors decides on all the conditions of the issuance of shares and special rights entitling to shares. The authorization concerns both the issuance of new shares as well as the transfer of own shares held by the company. The issuance of shares and special rights entitling to shares may be carried out in deviation from the shareholders’ pre-emptive rights by way of a directed issue.

The authorization is valid until the close of next Annual General Meeting, however, no longer than until 30 June 2018.

17. Authorizing the Board of Directors to Decide on the Repurchase and/or on the Acceptance as Pledge of the Company’s Own Shares

The Board of Directors proposes that the Board of Directors be authorized to decide on the repurchase and/or on the acceptance as pledge of the company’s own shares in one or several tranches as follows.

The amount of own shares to be repurchased and/or accepted as pledge shall not exceed 50 million shares, which corresponds to approximately 5.61 per cent of all the current shares in the company. Only the unrestricted equity of the company can be used to repurchase own shares on the basis of the authorization.

Own shares can be repurchased at a price formed in public trading on the date of the repurchase or otherwise at a price formed on the market.

The Board of Directors decides how own shares will be repurchased and/or accepted as pledge. Own shares can be repurchased using, inter alia, derivatives. Own shares can be repurchased otherwise than in proportion to the shareholdings of the shareholders (directed repurchase).

The authorization is valid until the close of next Annual General Meeting, however, no longer than until 30 June 2018.

18.Closing of the Meeting

B. Documents of the General Meeting

Citycon Oyj’s Financial Statements, the Report of the Board of Directors and the Auditor’s Report, the proposals for the decisions on the agenda of the Annual General Meeting, and this notice are available on the company’s website www.citycon.com/agm2017. Said documents will also be available at the venue of the meeting. Minutes of the Annual General Meeting will be available on the aforementioned website as of 5 April 2017 at the latest.

C. Instructions for the Participants in the General Meeting

1. Shareholders registered in the shareholders’ register
Each shareholder, who is registered in the company’s shareholders’ register maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd on Friday, 10 March 2017 has the right to participate in the general meeting. A shareholder, whose shares are registered on his/her personal Finnish book-entry account, is registered in the company’s shareholders’ register.

A shareholder, who is registered in the company’s shareholders’ register and wants to participate in the general meeting, shall register for the meeting by giving a prior notice of participation not later than 17 March 2017 at 4.00 p.m. The notice has to be received by the company before the end of the registration period. Such notice can be given
– on the company’s website www.citycon.com/agm2017,
– by e-mail to legal@citycon.com,
– by telephone +358 20 766 4400 from Mondays to Fridays between 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m., or
– by mail addressed to Citycon Oyj, AGM, Korkeavuorenkatu 35, FI-00130 Helsinki, Finland.

In connection with the registration, a shareholder is requested to notify his/her name, personal identification number or business-ID, telephone number as well as the name of a possible assistant or proxy representative, and the personal identification number of the proxy representative. The personal data given to Citycon Oyj is used only in connection with the general meeting and with the processing of related registrations.

The shareholder, his/her authorized representative or proxy representative shall, where necessary, be able to prove his/her identity and/or right of representation.

2. Holders of nominee registered shares
A holder of nominee registered shares has the right to participate in the general meeting by virtue of such shares, based on which (s)he on the record date of the general meeting, i.e. on 10 March 2017, would be entitled to be registered in the company’s shareholders’ register maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd. In addition, the right to participate in the general meeting requires that the shareholder has, on the basis of such shares, been temporarily registered in the shareholders’ register maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd not later than 17 March 2017 at 10.00 a.m. As regards nominee registered shares this constitutes due registration for the general meeting.

A holder of nominee registered shares is advised to request without delay necessary instructions regarding the temporary registration in the company’s shareholders’ register, the issuing of proxy documents and registration for the general meeting from his/her custodian bank. The account management organization of the custodian bank shall register a holder of nominee registered shares, who wants to participate in the general meeting, to be temporarily entered in the company’s shareholders’ register at the latest by the time stated above. Further information on these matters can also be found on the company’s website www.citycon.com/agm2017.

3. Proxy representative and proxy documents
A shareholder may participate in the general meeting and exercise his/her rights at the meeting by way of proxy representation. A proxy representative shall produce a dated proxy document or otherwise in a reliable manner demonstrate his/her right to represent the shareholder at the general meeting. When a shareholder participates in the general meeting by means of several proxy representatives representing the shareholder with shares at different securities accounts, the shares by which each proxy representative represents the shareholder shall be identified in connection with the registration for the general meeting. Proxy templates are available on the company’s website www.citycon.com/agm2017.

Possible proxy documents are requested to be submitted to the company by the end of the registration period.

4. Further instructions/information
Pursuant to Chapter 5, Section 25 of the Finnish Companies Act, a shareholder who is present at the general meeting has the right to request information with respect to the matters to be considered at the meeting.

Further information on matters pertaining to general meeting and on shareholder’s rights is available on the company’s website www.citycon.com/general-meeting.

On the date of publication of this notice, 9 February 2017, Citycon Oyj has 889,992,628 shares and votes. The company or its subsidiaries do not own shares in the company.

CITYCON OYJ
Board of Directors

Citycon is an owner, developer and manager of urban grocery-anchored shopping centres in the Nordic and Baltic region, managing assets that total approximately EUR 5 billion and with market capitalisation of over EUR 2 billion. Citycon is the No. 1 shopping centre owner in Finland and among the market leaders in Norway, Sweden and Estonia. Citycon has also established a foothold in Denmark. Citycon has investment-grade credit ratings from Moody’s (Baa1) and Standard & Poor’s (BBB). Citycon Oyj’s share is listed in Nasdaq Helsinki.

Media contacts:
Henrica Ginström
Vice President, IR and Communications
+358 50 554 4296
henrica.ginstrom (at) citycon.com

Source: Citycon Oyj

KappAhl to hold Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 6 December 2016

Mölndal, Sweden, 2016-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — KappAhl AB’s (publ) Annual General Meeting will be held at 10.00 am on Tuesday 6 December 2016 at KappAhl’s head office, Idrottsvägen 14, Mölndal, Sweden. Notification to participate should be made, preferably by 12 o’clock noon, on Wednesday 30 November 2015.

At the Annual General Meeting the following matters, inter alia, are proposed to be dealt with:

  • The Board of Directors’ proposal about the resolution regarding the adoption of the income statement and balance sheet, distribution of the Company’s result (proposed dividend of 1.25 SEK per share) and an unchanged remuneration policy for the company management,
  • The Nominations Committee’s proposals are that Anders Bülow is appointed chairman of the Annual General Meeting, that six board members are appointed, that remuneration will be 400.000 SEK to the chairman of the Board, 200.000 SEK to the other members of the Board and that committee fees are unchanged per board member, that Anders Bülow, Kicki Olivensjö, Pia Rudengren and Susanne Holmberg are re-elected as ordinary members of the Board, that Göran Bille and Cecilia Kocken are elected as new ordinary members of the Board and that Anders Bülow through re-election is elected as chairman, and that PwC is elected accounting firm with Eva Carlsvi as chief auditor.

KappAhl, founded in 1953 in Gothenburg, is one of the leading Nordic fashion chains with nearly 380 stores in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Poland as well as Shop Online. Our mission is to offer value-for-money fashion of our own design with wide appeal. About 38 per cent of the range has sustainable fashion labelling. In 2015/2016 sales were SEK 4.7 billion and the number of employees was about 4,000 in nine countries. KappAhl has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 2006. More information is available at www.kappahl.com

PRESS CONTACTS:

Corporate and Investor Relations:
Charlotte Högberg
Head of Corporate Communications
Phone: +46 70 – 471 56 31
charlotte.hogberg@kappahl.com

Fashion and range:
Monika Kostovska
Fashion Press Responsible
Phone: +46 70 – 471 55 56
monika.kostovska@kappahl.com

Source: KappAhl

ASOS Plc. to hold its Annual General Meeting on 1 December 2016

London, 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — ASOS Plc is pleased to confirm that its Annual General Meeting will be held at 12.00 pm on 1 December 2016 at the Company’s registered office at Greater London House, Hampstead Road, London, NW1 7FB.

The Annual Report & Accounts for the year ended 31 August 2016, the Notice of Annual General Meeting and Form of Proxy have now been posted to shareholders.

Copies of the Annual Report & Accounts for the year ended 31 August 2016, the Notice of Annual General Meeting and Form of Proxy are available on request from the Company at its registered office.

They are also available on the Company’s website at:

http://www.asosplc.com/investors

For further information:

ASOS Plc
Greg Feehely
Director of Investor Relations
Tel: 020 7756 1000

Instinctif Partners
Matthew Smallwood/Justine Warren
Tel: 020 7457 2020

J.P. Morgan Cazenove
Michael Wentworth-Stanley/Caroline Thomlinson
Tel: 020 7742 4000

Numis Securities
Alex Ham
Tel: 020 7260 1000

Source: ASOS Plc

 

 

 

The Jean Coutu Group sets its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on Tuesday July 5, 2016

Varennes, Quebec, 2016-Jun-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (the “Corporation” or the “Jean Coutu Group”) wishes to remind the public that its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Tuesday July 5, 2016, at 9:30 am ET at the Head Office of the Corporation, 245 Jean Coutu Street, Varennes, Quebec.

The Meeting will also be webcasted on the corporate website at www.jeancoutu.com.

Representatives of the Jean Coutu Group will meet the press after the Meeting.

What: Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of the Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.

When: Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Where: The Jean Coutu Group Head Office. 245 Jean Coutu Street, Varennes, Quebec

Annual General Meeting starts at 9:30 a.m.
A press meeting will be held following the Meeting (around 10:30 a.m.)

About The Jean Coutu Group
The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. operates a network of 420 franchised drugstores in Canada located in Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario (under the banners of PJC Jean Coutu, PJC Clinique and PJC Santé Beauté) and employs more than 20,000 people. The Jean Coutu Group is one of the most trusted names in Canadian pharmacy retailing.

Contact:

Hélène Bisson
Vice-President, Communications
The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.
(450) 646-9611, Extension 1165
hbisson@jeancoutu.com

Source: The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.

243 shareholders attended Ahold’s AGM in Amsterdam

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2016-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold today held its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) at het Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam. The meeting was attended by 243 shareholders, representing approximately 794 million votes.

Shareholders adopted Ahold’s 2015 financial statements and determined the dividend over 2015 at €0.52 per common share, to be paid on May 4, 2016.

Shareholders in particular also adopted the following proposals on the agenda: the remuneration policy for the Management Board, and the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers Accountants N.V. as external auditor for the financial year 2016.

Click here for more information about the AGM 2016

Cautionary notice

This press release includes forward-looking statements, which do not refer to historical facts but refer to expectations based on management’s current views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those included in such statements. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements as to the remuneration policy of Ahold’s Management Board. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Many of these risks and uncertainties relate to factors that are beyond Ahold’s ability to control or estimate precisely, such as discussed in Ahold’s public filings and other disclosures. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Koninklijke Ahold N.V. does not assume any obligation to update any public information or forward-looking statements in this release to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as may be required by law. Outside the Netherlands, Koninklijke Ahold N.V., being its registered name, presents itself under the name of “Royal Ahold” or simply “Ahold.”