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 5 May 2020 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 chairman of the Board of Directors, who will also convene the first meeting of the Nomination Committee.
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 chairman of the Nomination Committee. Members of the Board of Directors may not be the chairman 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 chairman.
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) chairman of the AGM, b) directors’ fees and other compensation for committee work, c) election of directors, d) election of the chairman 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.