The nomination committee in Karnov Group
Pursuant to the Code, Swedish companies whose shares are admitted to trading on a regulated market in Sweden are to have a nomination committee. The annual general meeting on 10 May 2022 resolved to adopt the below instruction for the nomination committee, which shall apply until further notice.
Instruction for the nomination committee
The Nomination Committee shall be composed of the representatives of the three largest
shareholders (or group of shareholders) in terms of voting rights listed in the shareholders’
register maintained by Euroclear Sweden AB as of the last business day of August, and the
chairperson of the Board of Directors, who will also convene the first meeting of the Nomination
Board members may be members of the Nomination Committee but may not constitute a
majority thereof. If more than one Board member is a member of the Nomination Committee, no
more than one of those members may be dependent of a major shareholder of the Company.
The member representing the largest shareholder in terms of voting rights shall be appointed
chairperson of the Nomination Committee, unless the Nomination Committee resolves
otherwise. Members of the Board of Directors may not be the chairperson of the Nomination
Committee. If the member representing the largest shareholder in terms of voting rights is a
Board member, the Nomination Committee shall appoint another member as chairperson.
In the event that a member leaves the Nomination Committee prior to the work of the committee
having been completed, a representative from the same shareholder (or group of shareholders)
may replace the leaving member, if deemed necessary by the Nomination Committee. In the
event that a shareholder (or group of shareholders) represented in the Nomination Committee
has reduced its holding of shares in the Company, the representative from such shareholder (or
group of shareholders) may resign and, if deemed appropriate by the Nomination Committee, a
representative from the shareholder next in line in terms of size may be provided an opportunity
to enter. If the shareholding in the Company is otherwise significantly changed before the
Nomination Committee’s work has been completed, a change in the composition of the
Nomination Committee may take place, in such way that the Nomination Committee deems
appropriate. Changes in the composition of the Nomination Committee shall be made public as
soon as possible.
The composition of the Nomination Committee is to be announced no later than six months
before the AGM.
The Nomination Committee is tasked with, ahead of the AGM, submitting proposals for a)
chairperson of the AGM, b) directors’ fees and other compensation for committee work, c)
election of directors, d) election of the chairperson of the Board of Directors, e) election of the
auditor and auditor’s fees, f) changes in the instructions for the Nomination Committee, if
applicable, and g) other matters that according to the Swedish Corporate Governance Code, are
to be handled by the Nomination committee.
In its evaluation of the Board of Directors’ appraisal, and in its proposal, the Nomination
Committee shall consider that the Board of Directors is to have a composition appropriate to the
Company’s operations, phase of development and other relevant circumstances. The Board
members elected by the general meeting are collectively to exhibit diversity and breadth of
qualifications, experience and background. The Nomination Committee is to strive for gender
balance on the Board of Directors of the Company.
Remuneration shall not to be paid to the members of the Nomination Committee. The Company
is to pay any necessary expenses that the Nomination Committee may incur in its work.
The term of office for the Nomination Committee ends when the composition of the following
Nomination Committee has been announced.